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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.