Staying in Florida
Hotels in the heart of sultry Miami
It may not be the state capital (that title goes to Tallahassee) but Miami is the hottest spot in this sunny southern state. With a distinct Cuban sway and Hollywood appeal, Miami is a fun town to explore and enliven the senses.
In South Beach you will find a selection of artsy boutique hotels, with plenty of fantastic Florida accommodation options along Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. Across the causeway in Downtown your choices expand even further with the InterContinental, Hyatt Regency and Mandarin Oriental. Why not indulge in a little luxury at the 5-star Four Seasons in the heart of Downtown Miami?
An overload of family fun in Orlando
The juiciest part of Florida's Orange County is undoubtedly Orlando. Home to Walt Disney World, SeaWorld Adventure Park, Universal Orlando Resort and Wet 'N Wild among a handful of quirky lesser-known theme parks, Orlando is the ultimate family holiday destination.
Whether you prefer to rent a self-contained apartment with room for the whole family, or stay with Mickey, Minnie and the gang at a theme park resort on Epcot Resort Boulevard, the choice is yours. If you've scored a hotel deal and have squirrelled away some extra spending money, be sure to hit the outlet malls on Vineland Avenue or International Drive!
Feel Fort Lauderdale's coastal charms
Just north of Miami, Fort Lauderdale is a favourite summer escape for Americans, with dozens of beaches to its name and iconic canals dotted with gondolas. Between Las Olas and Sunrise Boulevards you will find The Strip – a popular patch of Fort Lauderdale Beach packed full with condos, bars and cafes right on the shoreline.
There are plenty of places to stay in Fort Lauderdale, from beachfront hostels geared towards "spring breakers" to dedicated gay and lesbian resorts. Enjoy the open atmosphere of the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, stay close to prime shopping opportunities at the Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach or bunk down at the Best Western Plus.