Florida

Beaches on two coasts. Theme parks. Sun. No wonder tourism is Florida's #1 industry. Florida is a great destination for honeymooners who don't want to leave the continental U.S., for those who want a Disney honeymoon, or for those who are curious about the Sunshine State. Orlando offers the world's best theme parks.

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Orlando -- the epicenter of Florida tourism, Orlando lies in the center of the state. The Gulf coast is 90+ minutes away to the west (Tampa/St. Pete), while the Atlantic is about that far to the east (Daytona Beach and vicinity). If you've never been to Walt Disney World, don't underestimate it's size, or it's fun potential. And, YES, honeymooners can have a romantic week in Orlando. The key is in selecting the right hotel and in balancing park time with time alone. Disney also offers world-class dining in some of the most romantic settings.

Walt Disney World -- packages are available to include accommodations inside the park at one of over 25 Walt Disney World Resorts, park passes, optional dining plans, optional flights into Orlando airport, and Magical Express airport-hotel transfers.

Ft. Lauderdale -- lying on the Atlantic north of Miami, Ft. Lauderdale offers a convenient airport and cruise port. For those cruising out of Ft. Lauderdale, stay a night or two prior to your cruise in Ft. Lauderdale. Opt to pay a little more to stay on the beach instead of at the airport, and you can enjoy that unique Ft. Lauderdale flair.

Miami/Miami Beach -- Miami is a big, culturally diverse city. Miami Beach is a long stretch of tall condos and high-rises. If nightlife is what you're craving, this is your spot. Miami's home to THE major cruise port, and a one or two night pre-cruise stay can be a fun way to begin your honeymoon. Nearby are the Everglades, definitely worth a visit.

The Keys -- trailing off the southern tip of Florida like a stingray's tail are the Florida keys. You can drive the entire distance from Miami to Key West, or opt to stay at one of the other many keys along the route. Key West offers an airport, though I recommend flying into Miami and renting a convertible for those who are planning a week trip (the adventure becomes half the fun). Key West can be expensive, but what great sunsets, dive spots, strolls, and Key Lime Pie! You can visit Key West also on a cruise ship offering this island in their itinerary.

Tampa/St. Pete -- on the West side of the Florida peninsula lies Tampa Bay. Tampa is the "mainland" city, while Clearwater and St. Petersburg are beach cities to the West of the bay. The beaches here are clean, fun, and near a major city. There's a fun mix of Cuban, Greek (sponge divers settled here), and Florida cultural elements, and there's some great resorts and restaurants as well. Disney World (lying to the West of Orlando) is an easy drive for a day trip, and Busch Gardens is in Tampa as well. Tampa also offers great golf and spa resorts.

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Expert Family Travel
The Colony Texas
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Located in the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex, near Frisco, Little Elm, and Plano. We service clients across the country.