For a diverse holiday to Florida, combine the excitement and adventure of Orlando with a trip to the idyllic beaches of St. Petersburg and Clearwater.
Begin your trip with a dose of adrenalin in the city of Orlando. Known as the theme park capital of the world, this lively town is home to over a dozen thrilling attractions. And with plenty of excellent restaurants, shopping opportunities and sports to play, Orlando proves itself to be a dream family destination, with tons to do for all the family. Theme parks such as Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World have rides and activities that cater for all ages. The Kennedy Space Centre, a quick drive away in Cape Canaveral is another attraction for all the family to enjoy.
After an action packed trip to Orlando, you may be seeking a restful retreat. And where better to relax than on the idyllic shores of St. Petersburg and Clearwater, which are located in the spectacular Gulf of Mexico? Home to glistening white sand beaches, sparkling blue water and diverse wildlife, this is the place to be for a trip of indulgence. The region is home to plenty of luxurious resorts, allowing you to enjoy the comforts of a lavish hotel room and a refreshing swimming pool.
- Experience some of the best theme parks in the world in Orlando
- Relax on the white sand beaches of St Pete and Clearwater
- Shop till you drop at St Petersburg’s artisan market
- Embrace the fantastic shopping and dining opportunities in Orlando
Start your Journey
In the city of Orlando, the fun never ends. Guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a theme park to visit, and there are many to suit different tastes. Big theme park fan? Then you may want to sample several.
Enjoy the magic and enchantment of Disney World, one of the city’s most popular attractions. The theme park is home to several different parks, including the Magic Kingdom for exhilarating rides, as well as water parks for sky high slides.
Another top destination is Universal Orlando. This complex is also home to separate attractions, including Universal Studios and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. In the latter, Potter fans can explore sets that resemble the scenes straight out of the blockbuster films. Walk the streets of Diagon Alley and pose in front of the Hogwarts Express train - you’ll feel like you’re a character from the films yourself.
Away from the theme parks, there are also plenty of delicious dining and exciting shopping opportunities to keep you entertained in Orlando.
St. Pete/ Clearwater
Featuring 35 miles of beautiful coastline across St. Petersburg and Clearwater, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to relax on stunning beaches in the region. Split your time between the two idyllic cities and you’re bound to discover the perfect stretch of sand for you.
If you’re seeking an Old Florida atmosphere, check out Pass a Grille beach. Or for more buzz, you can’t go wrong with Corey Avenue. The district is chock full of fantastic restaurants, trendy art galleries and boutique shops.
Rest on one of the many pale sand beaches of Clearwater, or head to The Drunken Clam to sip on a refreshing fruity cocktail for pure bliss.
To break up the beach trips, shopping and dining head to Downtown St. Petersburg. Here you can explore the various museums and art galleries for a slice of culture. Be sure to visit on a Saturday morning to browse the outdoor market for local gifts and souvenirs.
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