Do you want to visit a few different places in Florida, but you don’t want the hassle of driving your own vehicle? You might not have considered the possibility of traveling by bus or train. The tips below can help you plan your journey.
Start in the northern part of the state and take a trip all the way to the south on a bus from Gainesville, FL to Miami. In Gainesville, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for nature, nightclubs or great restaurants. This is a college town, so there’s plenty to do if you want to sample the nightlife, but if you’re looking for quieter pursuits, it’s hard to beat the Florida Museum of Natural History, which includes a butterfly rainforest. This is a great place to be reminded that there’s more to Florida than just the beautiful beaches.
There’s so many things to do in Florida that it’s hard to choose just a few cities to visit, but no trip will be complete without a stop in Orlando, home to the Magic Kingdom and other sections of the Walt Disney World theme park, including Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot Center and many more. There’s also plenty to see and do at Universal Orlando.
The middle of the state has many unappreciated charms, but sooner or later, you’ll want to hit the beaches and St. Petersburg can be a great place to do so. These west coast beaches are known for their sunshine and beauty and are deservedly award-winning, and you’ll find it hard to tear yourself away, but when you do, there is plenty more to do there and in nearby Clearwater, including the Salvador Dali Museum and many restaurants and shops to visit.
One of the ways the web has changed the world is showing people all the different travel opportunities that they otherwise may never have known about. While Miami is not a secret city, there is so much more to experience than just the beach. There’s no place in America that’s quite like Miami, a vibrant, eclectic city that can make you feel like you’re in the tropics without leaving the country. South Beach is where you’ll go to find the high-end glamor that the city is famous for, but you also won’t want to miss the food and the atmosphere of Little Havana and Little Haiti. If you’re after a quieter beach experience, you can’t go wrong with the North Beach area.
Key West and the Everglades
You may struggle to tear yourself away from Miami once you’ve arrived there, but if you can’t get enough of Florida, there’s much more to see, including the Everglades and Key West further south. The Everglades has been designated a World Heritage Site, and there are many opportunities to take tours and explore other parts of this amazing wilderness. Keep going even further south to Key West, as far south as you can go while remaining in the contiguous United States. Although it’s an island, you can drive to Key West, which is particularly known for its snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities and the chance to visit the former home of famous American writer Ernest Hemingway.