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FLORIDA TRAVEL GUIDE

Cool down at the beach in Miami, Florida

When it comes to fun, Florida is one of the biggest crowd-pleasers. With a winning combination of year-round sunshine, exotic white sand beaches, the tropical Everglades, Disney resorts and theme parks, there's not much about Florida that doesn't rock. Relax on manicured golf courses or in luxurious spas, or enjoy a wide array of outdoor activities like water sports and fishing. And of course, the dining, nightlife and shopping scenes are enough to keep even the most finicky traveler entertained.

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FLORIDA EVENT

Partygoers at Key West's annual Fantasy Fest

JOIN THE FREAK SHOW
Key West's Annual Fantasy Fest
From October 23 to November 1, Key West will host its annual Fantasy Fest, and this year the theme is "All Hallows Intergalactic Freak Show." Revelers can enjoy 10 days of lively entertainment, such as masquerade balls (including a pet masquerade), costume contests, burlesque shows and more. The event culminates on Halloween with a big parade through downtown and thousands of spectators joining the fun.

Get all the details at the Fantasy Fest official website

TRAVEL FEATURES

Florida's Everglades National Park, one of GAYOT's Top 10 National Parks, is a sanctuary for several endangered species of wildlife

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK
Top 10 US National Parks
See why Everglades, a vast wetlands providing sanctuary to several species of endangered animals, is on GAYOT's list of the country's most breathtaking national parks.

Discover this one-of-a-kind South Florida oasis



A view of the Miami Beach skyline

BUSINESS TRAVEL GUIDE
Miami
A recent explosion of hip restaurants and lounges along the Biscayne/Brickell Corridor has made North America's southernmost major city — or Latin America's northern capital — an increasingly alluring place for business travelers to base their stay. Get all the details on where to eat, sleep and play during your next venture.

Let GAYOT's guide help you plan



A view of Daytona Beach and Main Street Pier

WHERE THE WHEEL IS KING
72 Hours in Daytona
What would Daytona be without the fast and the furious? A quiet, sleepy little town just basking in the sun along an endless beach of 23 miles. And that it is — in between "speedweeks!" Take things fast or slow — it's up to you on this 72-hour getaway.

See how to fill your three days in Daytona



A view of downtown Orlando, Florida

MORE THAN MICKEY MOUSE
72 Hours in Orlando
Central Florida's theme-park reputation is deserved, as it is the world's number-one resort destination. But there's another side beyond the amusement center clamor: designer shopping, great museums, top dining and there's the scenic cruise past lounging alligators and swaying palms.

Explore the lively city of Orlando

RESTAURANTS

The dining room at Johnny V in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

FINE FLORIDA FARE
Restaurants Statewide

Browse GAYOT's extensive restaurant listings in cities throughout the state to find the best dining in Florida. It’s all in the details as you read about some of our favorite cafés, bistros, dining rooms and more.

Bring your appetite and browse the listings

HOTELS

A dining/kitchen area at Jules' Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Florida

TOP 10 EXTREME HOTELS
Jules' Undersea Lodge

Dive right into this Jules Verne-inspired underwater research habitat and hotel, located in the Florida Keys. Earn an Aquanaut certificate while enjoying unlimited diving and partake in gourmet dinners, prepared by the hotel's "mer-chef." For those who like the idea of living in a yellow submarine, this is the next best thing.

Dive in to learn more



The Breakers Palm Beach resort in Florida

RENAISSANCE-STYLE OASIS
The Breakers Palm Beach

A subtropical climate, year-round breezes and a faraway feeling is why The Breakers is the perfect destination for those in search of a true island escape.

Experience the perfect getaway



The three bedroom Oceanfront Residential Guest Room at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale in Florida

LUXURY IN SOUTH FLORIDA
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
This elegant beachfront property features 192 rooms and offers views over the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. Extravagant extras include a skywalk connecting to the beach and a 5,000-bottle wine vault where fine wines are served daily.

Read more in GAYOT's review



A Single Bed Suite at Lido Beach Resort in Sarasota, Florida
BOOK A ROOM
Hotels in Sarasota
Next time you're vacationing in Sarasota, go prepared. These hotel reviews, descriptions and room photos should help you find the ideal accommodations.

Start searching now with GAYOT

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This SoCal city is the second largest in the Golden State and is brimming with attractions. Start exploring with GAYOT's picks for the Top 10 Things to Do in San Diego.
Traveling for work can be stressful, but GAYOT's Top 10 Business Class Airlines help make the journey smooth. From exclusive check-in counters to personal TV screens on board, you'll look forward to your flight.