Welcome to Florida

Seaside Fantasy

Maybe there's no mystery to what makes the Florida peninsula so intoxicating. Beaches as fine and sweet as powdered sugar, warm waters, rustling mangroves: all conspire to melt our workaday selves. We come to Florida to let go – of worries and winter, of inhibitions, even of reality. Some desire a beachside getaway of swimming, seafood and sunsets. Others seek the hedonism of South Beach, spring break or Key West. Some want birding and wildlife spotting, with gators, manatees and the elusive spoonbill. Others will lose themselves within the fantasy realms of Walt Disney World® and Orlando's other theme parks.

Sexy Swamps

Within Florida's semitropical wilderness, alligators prowl the waterways, spoonbills strut through ponds, manatees winter in springs and sea turtles nest in summer. Osprey and eagles, dolphins and tarpon, coral-reef forests, oceans of saw grass: despite the best (or worst!) efforts of 21st-century humans, vast portions of Florida remain untamed. In a nation where natural beauty is often measured by topography, flat Florida is underappreciated by outdoors fanatics, but here you can paddle a kayak over the back of a sleeping Jurassic-era alligator, and meet loggerhead turtles and manatees underwater, eye to eye.

Tropical Mosaic

While many know Florida for beaches and theme parks, few understand that this is one of the most populous states in the country, a bellwether for the American experiment. And that experiment – and this state – is more diverse than ever. From rural hunters and trappers in the geographically northern, culturally Southern climes, to Jewish transplants sitting side by side with Latin arrivals from every Spanish-speaking nation in the world, it's hard to beat Florida when it comes to experiencing the human weft and weave at its most colorful and vibrant.

Culture By the Coast

Tan, tropical Florida is smarter and more culturally savvy than its appearance suggests. This state, particularly South Florida, has a reputation for attracting eccentrics and idiosyncratic types from across the US, Latin America and Europe. Many of these folks, and their descendants, have gone on to create or provide patronage for the arts, as evidenced by enormous concert spaces in Miami, a glut of museums on the Gulf Coast, and a long, literary tradition – Florida has produced more than its fair share of great American authors.

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$118.98 Day Trips & Excursions

Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport from Orlando

Your Kennedy Space Center tour begins after an approximate 45-minute drive from Orlando. From the Visitor Complex, view rockets from all eras of space exploration in the Rocket Garden, and see an actual Gemini program capsule on display in Early Space Exploration. Walk beneath a massive Saturn V rocket, one of the most powerful ever built, at the Apollo/Saturn V Center and relive Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon and experience the thunderous rumble of a rocket lift-off! Continue with two IMAX space movies viewed on five-story screens – IMAX® A Beautiful Planet and Journey To Space 3D, which takes you on a virtual trip to the International Space Station. Check out the Astronaut Encounter to hear actual astronauts discuss their experiences and get photos of these heroes. Finish your day by boarding a full-size Space Shuttle mock-up and strap in for a virtual launch into space on the Shuttle Launch Experience. Orbit the earth in this awesome simulation replicating the sights, sounds and feelings of an authentic shuttle launch. Tour Options: Ugrade your tour to have lunch with an actual astronaut! Sit down for a meal with a member of NASA's Astronaut Corps and ask everything you ever wanted to know about what it's like to be in space. Or choose Space Pass Plus, which combines all of the above with a guided tour to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), NASA Causeway and A/B Camera Stop and a look at the countdown clock at Press Site, a crawler transporter used to move Apollo moon rockets and the Operations and Checkout building. Finally, relax aboard the bus as you enjoy return transport to Orlando. Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit Don't miss the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit, where more than 60 interactive experiences highlight the people, passion and patriotism behind NASA’s Space Shuttle program, which launched the Hubble Space Telescope and built the International Space Station. See what it's like to be a real astronaut! Take the helm at the shuttle cockpit; experience the sensation of floating in space; explore a replica of the ISS; and experience the sights, sounds and sensations of a shuttle launch! Travelers can take a private guided tour of the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit for no additional charge. (not available with the Space Pass Plus)

$67.99 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Miami Tour with Biscayne Bay Cruise, Everglades Airboat Ride

After pickup from your Miami hotel in the morning, you’ll take a narrated open top double decker bus tour to see Miami's highlights including the historic Art Deco District and South Beach, a lively beach side area brimming with restaurants and hotels. Explore downtown Miami, a skyscraper-filled metropolis, and continue to Cuban-influenced Little Havana. Other interesting sites include the Gianni Versace Mansion, Madonna’s former house on Brickell Avenue and the secret spot where Michael Jackson filmed his ‘Thriller’ music video! You'll have time to enjoy a meal break in Little Havana before embarking on the next part of your adventure. After your sightseeing double decker bus tour, you’ll be taken to Biscayne Bay to board a boat for a 90-minute sightseeing Miami boat tour. Learn about the history and culture of Miami as you cruise past millionaire's row and various islands. Pass the Port of Miami, see celebrity houses dotting the coast and admire the Miami skyline. Up next is the third part of your Miami experience: an Everglades Airboat Safari Tour! Take a 45-minute drive to Everglades National Park for a thrilling 45-minute airboat ride through lush marshlands. With the help of your on-board naturalist guides, spot wildlife including alligators, turtles, snakes, fish and exotic birds, and learn about the animals and their environment during the wildlife show that follows. An onsite store provides refreshments for purchase. Round-trip transportation to the Everglades included. No additional cost After your tour, you’ll be taken back to your hotel.

$58.99 Food, Wine & Nightlife

South Beach Miami Food and Latin American Culture Walking Tour

Our tour received the highest ratings and reviews on Tripadvisor for the past 8 years! At our high acclaimed South Beach Food and Culture Walking Tour, you'll explore the Art Deco district of South Beach on foot and stop at various locations for a diverse cultural menu. You'll begin with a guided historical, cultural and architectural walking tour of South Beach’s most iconic Art Deco properties. With its festive curves and sunburst motifs, Art Deco architecture seems like it was tailor-made for South Beach, where the style is alive and well. South Beach’s Art Deco buildings and pastel colors immediately conjure images of sun-filled vacations and days cruising along Ocean Drive. As you’re admiring the architecture, you’ll learn about the preservation efforts that have made the style such an iconic part of the city. Along the way, you’ll taste a variety of cuisines that make South Beach such an internationally acclaimed food region. Experience the fascinating tastes, sounds and aromas of the city's best restaurants. Think of the tour as a multi-course meal with each course taking place at a different location. You'll visit 5 restaurants and talented kitchens, where you’ll savor delectable dishes. The tour serves the following cuisines: • Peruvian • Italian • Colombian • Mediterranean  • Cuban  • Spanish

$165 Kid Friendly

Small-Group Everglades Adventure from Fort Lauderdale

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Big Cypress National Preserve, Ochopee, FloridaA wildlife drive through the pine savannas and cypress forests of Big Cypress National Preserve.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Everglades Day Safari, Davie, Broward County, FloridaTours offered by Everglades Day SafariStop At: Everglades National Park, Florida City, FloridaTour through the Everglades National ParkDuration: 1 hourStop At: Smallwood Store, Chokoloskee, FloridaBrief visit to Smallwood Store MuseumDuration: 15 minutes

$58.99 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Miami Little Havana Food and 2-Hour Walking Tour with Tastings

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Miami Culinary ToursTour with one of our top guides!Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesStop At: El Pub RestaurantAuthentic Cuban cuisine at one of the few restaurants that is still managed by the same family through generations. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Ball & Chain, Miami, FloridaGreat atmosphere and very authentic décor serving the best mojitos in town! Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Cubaocho Museum and Performing Arts Center, Miami, FloridaCubaocho Museum and Performing Art Center is a great stop for art lovers. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Yisell BakeryBaking the most delicious pastelitos de guava in MiamiDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Havana Classic Cigar, Miami, FloridaCigar factory making hand crafted cigars Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Domino Park, Miami, FloridaAlso known as "Domino Park," Maximo Gomez Park is a Little Havana landmark, and meeting spot for older Cubans, at any time of day you will find residents sipping coffee, playing Dominoes and chatting with their friends. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Azucar Ice CreamAzucar Ice Cream Company creates artisanal gourmet ice creams and sorbets in Cuban and tropical flavors in the heart of Miami's Little Havana neighborhood.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Agustin Gainza Arts and Tavern, Miami, FloridaMeeting point Duration: 5 minutes

$59.95 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

All You Can Eat BBQ Dinner and Show at Tropical Isle with Sightseeing Cruise

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Jungle Queen Tour - Fort LauderdaleThe Jungle Queen departs the Bahia Mar Yachting Center and takes you on a fully narrated cruise down the "Venice of America," Fort Lauderdale's New River, sailing through Millionaire's Row with homes of the Rich and Famous, spectacular Mega Yachts, and sights beyond belief.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jungle Queen DinnerWhen you arrive at our tropical isle, you'll be treated to an All-You-Can-Eat Dinner featuring barbeque baby back ribs, barbeque chicken, peel & eat shrimp and all the fixing’s and to boot we offer live entertainment during dinnerDuration: 1 hourStop At: Jungle Queen DinnerAfter dinner you will be treated to an entertaining and laugh out loud variety show featuring comedian, jugglers, ventriloquists, singing, magicians and our world famous Polynesian Revue.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jungle Queen Tour - Fort LauderdaleAfter Dinner and Show at our Tropical Isle, you will take a leisurely cruise back to our Home Port at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center.Duration: 1 hour