With over 34 million visitors each year, Orlando is the undisputed theme park capital of the world. But if you are after more fun and adventure after visiting the theme parks at Disneyworld, Universal Orlando Resort and Seaworld, you should try the sensational Busch Gardens in Tampa, the world famous Daytona International Speedway and exploring the Everglades national park.
Donít Miss a Space Shuttle launchÖ
Cape Canaveral on Floridaís ëSpace Coastí is the only place in the West where people are launched into space. Being there when the Space Shuttle blasts into space is a truly incredible experience water slide rentals in Mississippi.
Donít Miss Floridaís largest and fastest roller coasterÖ
Is Busch Gardens, Tampa
Prepare for the thrill of your life on Sheikra, Floridaís tallest roller coaster and the worldís tallest dive coaster. 70mph of pure adrenaline-pumping excitement. Travel 200 feet up and then plunge to the depths of an underground tunnel, with water!
Donít Miss Bush Gardens ZooÖ
With over 2600 animals, the zoo at Busch Gardens is one of Americaís top zoos
# 2. Culture
Look beyond the more obvious tourist attractions and you will be surprised at what you find.
There is an abundance of architecture, museums, forts, art galleries.
Donít Miss Historic WrecksÖ
Pensacola has fascinating wrecks to explore. This includes the 500-foot World War 1 battleship USS Massachusetts, the Russian freighter San Pablo and an A-7 Corsair aircraft that fell off the deck of the USS Lexington.
Donít Miss Art Deco BuildingsÖ
Take a stroll down Ocean Drive, Miami, and enjoy South Beachís Art deco buildings. Painted pink, lavender and turquoise, they line the palm-fringed walkway.
Donít Miss a Driving TourÖ
If you have a car whilst visiting Miami, do yourself a favour, and take a driving tour of Coral gables. Coral Gables Driving Tour isnít just one of the countryís richest neighbourhoods, itís a separate city within Greater Miami. Known as ëThe City Beautifulí for good reason, its elegant homes line winding avenues shaded by banyans and live oaks. This driving tour winds its way along the lush peaceful lanes and is both relaxing and cultural.
Along the tour are these beautiful sights:
1. The Granada Entrance ñ a replica of the gate to Granada in Spain.
2. The Country Club Prado Entrance ñ complete with ornamental pillars.
3. Alhambra water Tower ñ built in 1925.
4. Coral Way ñ lined by live oaks and Spanish-style houses.
5. Venetian Pool ñ a beautiful public swimming pool.
6. Coral Gables Congregational Church ñ built in Spanish Baroque style.
7. Biltmore Hotel ñ one of the most stunning hotels in the country, beautifully restored to its 1920s century grandeur.
8. The Lowe Art Museum ñ contains European and Native American Art.
9. French City Village ñ one of several international villages built to add variety to the city.
10. Dutch South African Village.
11. French Country Village.
12. Chinese Village.
13. French Normandy Village.
14. Coral Gables City Hall
15. Miracle Mile ñ the districtís most important shopping street.
Other Bits of Culture:
– Hemingwayís House in Key West, where the novelist lived from 1931-1940.
– Little Havana in Miami ñ 3.5 square miles of Cuban culture and life.
– The Ringling Museum of Art and Ringling Museum (Sarasota).
– Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island ñ a charming Victorian resort.
– Salvador Dali Museum, St Petersburg.
Where To Stay
Choose your home away from home. If you are after home comforts, fully equipped Orlando and Gulf Coast homes can be rented directed from the owners at http://www.milkriver.co.uk and http://www.worldwidevillas.net They have their own separate pools and are set in private communities and offer you and your family the freedom to do what you want and the space to do it in.