This year winter officially begins on Wednesday, December 21. If you’re already feeling the winter blues, though, you should think about planning a vacation that’s full of sunshine. One of the best destinations for winter vacations is the Sunshine State. Keep reading to learn more about Florida’s most exciting cities.


If you want to feel like a kid again, then Orlando is the place for you. The city’s most famous attraction is Walt Disney World which opened in 1971. More people visit Disney World than any other vacation resort in the world. Five theme parks, two water parks, and numerous resorts can be found within the complex. There’s more to do in Orlando than just visiting theme parks, though. The city is home to the American Art Museum, the Orlando Magic Basketball team, and some premier golfing destinations. Take a look at this site to learn more about what you can do when you visit “The City Beautiful.”

Miami / Miami Beach

Miami is one of the most exciting cities in Florida. As a result of the number of the cruises that operate at the Port of Miami, the city is known as the “Cruise Capital of the World.” Numerous international banks have offices in Miami, and various world-class research institutes call the city home.

Each year Art Basel, Miami Fashion Week, and the Miami Marathon are held in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach. Fans of Art Deco will want to walk down Ocean Drive. This thoroughfare features a number of buildings that have appeared in many TV shows and movies. At the Bayside Market, not only will you get a great view of Miami’s waterfront you’ll also find many tourist shops, cafes, and restaurants.

Little Havana is a popular neighborhood in Miami. Many Cuban immigrants call the neighborhood home which is why it is named after the capital of Cuba. When you visit make sure you eat at one of the many authentic Cuban restaurants like Puerto Sagua. Another popular option is Exquisito Restaurant—a great spot for breakfast.


If you’re looking to relax, then Naples is the place for you. Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park features some of the best beaches in Florida. Visit the park’s official site to learn more. Another popular location is Naples Pier. The pier stretches one thousand feet over the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a great location to take pictures of the sunset or to fish. Flower lovers will enjoy spending time at the Naples Botanical Garden. The garden features 170 acres of land, so don’t be surprised if you spend an entire day exploring its grounds.