If the success of your vacation hinges on the presence of glorious sunshine, beautiful scenery, and fun experiences, you will relish the opportunity to embark on a road trip across the state of Florida. From the well-known tourist havens of Miami and Disney World to the hidden gems of Santa Rosa Beach and Gasparilla Island, Florida has something to offer everyone. Read on to uncover how Florida could be your ideal vacation destination.

Your Mode Of Transport           Like any road trip, you’ll need to figure out how you want to travel. The options are endless. You may, of course, choose to save a bit of cash and use your own vehicle. You can do your maintenance checks, fill her up with gas, grab your keys and away you go. However, you may want to make your holiday just that little bit extra special. Explore options such as the all American Cadillac a la Thelma and Louise or if retro is more your thing, hire a 1950s VW camper van. These have oodles of space and are great if you’re planning on taking surfboards to experience to swell of the Florida coastline.

Plot Your Rest Points           You’ll want an element of spontaneity in your vacation, but it’s vital that any road trip is at least semi planned regarding where you’ll be having your stopovers. Think about resting your head at well-established chains such as Days Inn and Suites which are ideally located between major tourist destinations. You’ll be able to get a good night’s sleep and a free breakfast to set you up for the day before you get in your car and head off to the next point on your map.

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Where To Go           Florida is big. Very big. There is no way that you can travel around the entire state in a week, a fortnight or even a month. Do your research and think about what’s most important to you in a vacation. If you are passionate about the coast, no road trip would be complete without experiencing the Keys. Stunning vistas and seascapes welcome you as you cross the causeways and bridges.

If you dare to venture to the Everglades, you’ll be able to seek out the elusive crocodiles, manatees, and panthers. You could find yourself out on the swampy water learning about the history of the park while soaking up some rays. For the ultimate wildlife lover, there is the chance to get up close and personal with dolphins in the beautiful town of Naples.

For those adventurers who like their vacations a little bit off the beaten track and away from the tourist trail, consider venturing to the wonderfully named Weeki Wachee Springs State Park to experience an event just as wacky as the name of the place where it’s held. The Mermaid Show is a random underwater play of the Hans Christian Andersen fable complete with shimmering fish tales and waterproof mascara.

Florida is a vacation destination that doesn’t disappoint. If you’re keen to embark on an unforgettable road trip, it’s time to start planning your vacation to the sunshine state.
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Written by Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers is the founder of TGIFguide. She uses her innate skills as a natural “connector” to serve businesses, brands and individuals in the LA area and beyond.