A Slice of Florida

  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 20 August 2015
  • Revised 30 August 2023
A Slice of Florida
  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 20 August 2015
  • Revised 30 August 2023
A Slice of Florida
  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 20 August 2015
  • Revised 30 August 2023
Florida’s perpetual sunshine, charming weather and golden beaches attract bundles of tourists throughout the year. It’s what’s under the surface of Florida that makes it such a diverse place to visit. Scratch a little deeper and the rich culture comes to life. Here at Ocean Florida we have partnered with Visit Florida to tell you a little bit more of what the Sunshine State has to offer.


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There is no other holiday destination quite like Kissimmee to take your family and friends. Kissimme is renowned for offering the most luxurious villas to bring everyone together under one roof for a magical home from home experience. There is always something for everyone in Kissimmee.  Attend some of the best concerts Florida has to offer or grab a taste of the Wild West and visit the famous Silver Spurs Rodeo. Experience the culture of the Kissimmee ranching heritage and watch bronco bucking, barrel racing, team roping and bull riding.

Kissimmee is the gateway to the amazing world of native Florida. Witness the incredible beauty of large area swamps, lakes and streams. Indulge your curious side and venture out in the Florida Everglades and float through wetlands on an attractive lake tour. Observe some of nature’s most incredible wildlife, from tropical birds, turtles and even alligators!

Kissimmee is situated close to Walt Disney World Resort, SeaWorld and other exciting theme parks, so you and the family are never far away from the action.

Not only is Kissimmee full of culture but it is also rich with history. Kissimmee has undergone a revival in recent years. What was once a town rooted in cattle and citrus is now renowned for boutique dining, energetic nightlife and stunning shops.



miami skyline

What more can be said about one of the most popular vacation spots in the world? From enticing scenery, endless shopping opportunities and sprawling nightlife it’s hard to imagine a reason why anyone wouldn’t want to visit Miami.  On average Miami enjoys over 3 thousand hours of sunshine a year. That means even in winter Miami is sunny.

As most warm weather beach towns are Miami is both laid-back and easy going. It’s good to know then that there are a lot of beaches to relax on. From North Shore Park Beach, Crandon Park Beach and Golden Beach there’s always a place to be. However there is a lot more to do on the beaches of Miami than swimming and sunbathing. Miami has some of the best water sports facilities in the world. You can kayak, jet ski, scuba dive, wind surf and even deep-sea fish.

The nightlife in Miami offers something for all ages. You can dine at some of the finest restaurants and shows. Regular celebrity appearances and endless warm weather makes for an exciting atmosphere that means Miami has just what you need to unwind.


Experience Jungle Island, an amazing facility where you can witness all kinds of tropical birds in their natural habitat. Jungle Island is a beautiful, accessible venue to bring children and adults of all ages. Another great destination is Monkey Jungle. Monkey Jungle is a unique wildlife park for all ages. Visitors can experience up close encounters with the monkeys in a 30-acre jungle park.

Sarasota and Bradenton


When you visit Sarasota and Bradenton you’ll find the possibilities for fun are limitless.  Enjoy taking advantage of the magnificent amenities and indulge your adventurous side by taking a scenic helicopter tour of Sarasota. However If you like to keep your feet on the ground than you can take a scooter, Segway or kayak tour. Like Miami there are numerous facilities for water sports including surfing, skiing and parasailing.

Shopping is practically a competitive sport in Sarasota and Bradenton. With shopping districts like Siesta Key, Sarasota Main Street, Southside Village and St. Armand’s Circle you are bound to pick up a few bargains on your way.

The endless array of activities and places to visit are bound to make you hungry. Sarasota and Bradenton has some of the most vibrant and unique restaurants that offers everything from steak to lobster and a variety of pizzas. However If you’re feeling rather adventurous you can try out authentic Amish and Mennonite food.

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When the day comes to an end you can look forward to cosying into bed in one of many lovely hotels Sarasota and Bradenton has to offer. The next morning step out on the balcony and start your adventure again while watching the sun rise over the Gulf.

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