If you ask a child to describe his or her view of heaven, the picture they portray will resemble Florida more than any other place. Though it looks as though it has been designed by a God who loves over-enthusiastic kids, Florida can be a lovely destination for adults travelling without kids too.
If you have been to Florida with kids, you will know the routine: all the theme parks, beaches and national parks that are an absolute must-do for kids. But once in a while, you need a holiday for yourself without having to cater to the demanding needs of kids. Florida is a lovely destination for this private vacation. Find out what you can do in Florida without kids.
The world Famous Disney World at Florida
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Disneyland: Walt Disney created this wonderland not just for children; but for all age groups. Give in to the temptation of thrilling rides and enjoy your day here. Though hard to believe, most kids’ rides are much more exciting than adult rides; keep this in mind when you go there. Dine at Victoria & Alberts, a restaurant almost exclusively for adults; make sure you stick to the formal dress code.
SoBe: Whether you are looking for a relaxed people-watching session at the beach, great shopping, interesting history or fun filled nightlife, South Beach has it all. Miami’s South Beach, fondly called SoBe, is a haven for all kinds of tourists; while its Art Deco district is a magnet for art and history lovers, the Lincoln Road Pedestrian Mall is paradise for shopaholics and the Ocean Drive satisfies the scenic aspects of this perfect holiday district. Of course, you can’t avoid the terrific nightlife at SoBe; dance, drink and gawk at celebs till dawn at any of Sooth Beach’s celebrated night haunts.
Forever Florida Ecosafari: This is a park too; but the Forever Florida experience is worlds apart from the other theme park attractions you find in Orlando. Enjoy a ride on an open all-terrain vehicle to explore the 4700 acres ranch space where you can sight gators, bald eagles, bears and deer or try your hand at horseback riding safari for that authentic ranch experience. These are not all; here is your chance to be Tarzan for a day with the Zipline Safari, the Cypress Canopy cycle and other adventure rides that make this place seem like a grown-up’s version of Disneyland.
Zoom away at Daytona Beach: If wheels make you squeal, the Daytona Beach is a perfect holiday spot for you. Watch exciting races in the International Speedway, visit the Harley Davidson store, take your pick from a variety of motorsports activities ranging from simulators to go-karting or enjoy a helicopter ride to view Florida from the skies. Look out for events like the Bike Week and Biketoberfest when you plan your travel to multiply your fun.
Fishing: Now, here is one activity that you just can’t get to do if you visit Florida with kids. No child would be willing to waste a day waiting for the fish to bite when they have characters to meet and dates with dolphins. Florida Keys, Tampa Bay and Nassau River offer plenty of scope for fishing. If you are into deep sea fishing, try it out at Fort Lauderdale, the Keys and Daytona Beach.
So, now who said a holiday in Florida is just for kids? Anyone young at heart can enjoy this oversized playground.
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