Travel enthusiasts describe St Augustine as an ancient town. Originally founded by the Spanish in 1565, and continuously occupied since, this charismatic community beautifully celebrates its heritage. Castillo de San Marcos is only one example of the picturesque historical landmarks you can enjoy during your visit.
A stroll down one of the many colonially-influenced cobbled streets will delight at any time of year, and you can always be guaranteed a warm breeze blowing in from offshore.
This persistently popular coastal town also holds the world record for the most consecutive days of sunshine in a year — 361. There’s simply no reason not to take a detour here.
The name alone gives you an idea of what to expect. With a range of eclectic events like film, jazz and strawberry festivals throughout the year, plus a wide array of activities around the harbor, there’s plenty to see and do. And there’s never a bad time of day to take a dip in the refreshingly cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Gulf of Mexico's deep turquoise color set against the bright white sands of Longboat, Lido and Siesta bays will capture your attention as soon as you approach stylish Sarasota.
John Ringling brought his famous circus to town, and you will find that creativity permeates every crevice of this waterside settlement. As you weave your way around extravagant mansions, ornate theaters and spacious high-rises, you will admire this bastion of the arts.
Named after Princess Ameila, daughter of George II, this temperate seaport settlement boasts miles of pristine beaches as well as an abundance of wildlife.
Sometimes referred to as the ‘Isle of Eight Flags’ Amelia’s rich heritage presents a veritable treasure trove of antiquities to unearth. Make a beeline for the Museum of History (located in the Nassau County Jail) if you want to brush up on everything from the island’s pirates to present day attractions.
Don’t be put off by the toothy animal inhabitants of America’s most famous wetland reserve. The Everglades are the perfect place to go on a snap happy safari, where glimpses of alligators, manatees and panthers provide a thrilling addition to the popular airboat rides.
The dry season from December to April is the best trime time to visit because the humidity is low and there’s less chance of getting drenched in a sub-tropical rainstorm. Don’t forget the insect repellent; the mosquitos can be terrible.