Pensacola, Panama City Beach, Tallahassee, St Augustine 14 nights from £1399 pp inc flightsBased on: 2 adults, 2 children travelling Summer Holidays 2021 Want to travel Summer Holidays 2022 instead? Book today for just £1819pp
Pensacola, Panama City Beach, Tallahassee, St AugustineBased on: 2 adults, 2 children travelling Summer Holidays 2021 Want to travel Summer Holidays 2022 instead? Book today for just £1819pp
14 nights from £1399 pp inc flights
Journey on the path less trodden through Florida, with stop offs at 4 exciting city destinations. An opportunity to sample the authentic taste of the Sunshine State, soak up the way of life, learn about the culture and discover the history. This is a unique look at this famous holiday destination from a total new perspective, interactive and experiential. Time to get engaged and submerse yourself and your culture kids in all things Florida, from the unbeatable NFL atmosphere to adventures on a pirate ship cruise, delve into historical artefacts, and get up close and personal with the quintessential Florida mascot – the alligator!
Explore stunning beaches, satisfy your tastebuds and discover local charms here in Pensacola. Separated from the Gulf of Mexico by Santa Rosa Island, Pensacola is a popular holiday destination thanks to its protected beaches and historic museum complex containing original 19th-century buildings. With cultural attractions and lovely natural offerings, Pensacola offers a little slice of something for everyone
Experience the laidback culture of the Sunshine State with a stay at Holiday Inn Resort - where all rooms have a beachfront view! Enjoy a lazy river pool on the Pensacola beach, complete with waterfalls, two hot tubs, and poolside fire pits. Enjoy a cocktail or a light bite at the Riptides Sports Grill & Beachfront Tiki Bar. This resort hotel is within walking distance of several dining options at the Boardwalk, along with fishing, paddle boarding and more.
Pensacola invites you to explore and experience more than 450 years of history, come play at the Pensacola Children’s Museum, a historical museum geared for kids. Two floors of hands-on learning fun. Visit the Panton Trading Post, the Lavalle Cottage, the Fort, the Native American Village and the Kiddie Corral. Designed to have interactive, imaginative and educational play for all ages.
Take to the skies at The National Naval Aviation Museum – the largest Naval Aviation Museum in the world and one of the most-visited museums in Florida. Immerse yourself in the culture and share the excitement of this rich history. See more than 150 beautifully restored aircrafts representing navy, marine corps and coast guard aviation. These historic and one-of-a-kind aircrafts are displayed both inside the Museum’s nearly 350,000 square feet space and outside on its 37-acre grounds.
Explore the vast white sands of Gulf Islands National Seashore as you escape to Florida’s stunning coastline. With seashore that stretches across 160 miles, there’s plenty to explore here. In fact, there are places to stop all along the coast – meaning it’s easy to find your very own private beach area
It’s time to head 2.5 hours East to the coast to Panama City Beach! No matter what kind of beach holiday you're dreaming about, Panama City Beach has you covered. With 27-miles of beautiful beaches to choose from, you'll be sure to find a different experience at each stop along the way. Explore as much as you can including delicious food and if you love long walks along the beach, you won't find a better place for it! Stay at Hampton Inn where you’ll be a quick shuffle from the beach and next to Gulf World Marine Park and less than a mile from Pier Park shopping. Start your day off with a free hot breakfast each morning too!
Immerse yourself in the laidback culture of Panama City Beach. A trip away from home is more than a chance to relax, why not challenge yourself with new adventures like parasailing or jet skiing. Frolic in the waves or gather everyone for a bike ride along the beachfront. Whether you yearn for fresh-caught fish, hanker for barbecue or crave the heat of a hearty gumbo, you’ll find all this and more at Panama City Beach to really experience true Floridian culture.
Enjoy the freedom of the sea on the finest ship that has ever sailed the waters – the Sea Dragon. Drift back in time to carefree pirate days on an exciting, scenic 2-hour pirate activity cruise that includes dolphin sightings, great music and non-stop pirate activities for the kids. The pirate souvenirs included make for a day you’ll never forget. Sit back and relax as your children laugh and play under the watchful eye of Capt. ‘fearless’ Phil.
We all know Florida is famous for its championship golf courses, and at Coconut Creek park, you’ll find two tropical 18-hole mini-golf courses. Each course is uniquely designed to challenge every player, no matter the skill level. Work your way through waterfalls, a rocky cave and more! Once you’re done, enjoy other on-site activities like Monkey Ring toss or the Gran Maze, a maze the size of a football pitch that will challenge your navigational skills to find the four checkpoints.
Stay in the capital of the Sunshine State - Tallahassee, home to larger-than-life festivals, electrifying nightlife and award-winning cuisine. Discover undeniably pretty landscapes and unexpected local experiences across over 700 miles of trails and outdoor adventures. Comfort Suites Tallahassee Downtown hotel is conveniently located at the heart of Florida’s capital, just down the street from the Florida State Capitol Building and a variety of restaurants and shops, so you can sink your teeth into the rich culture and history of this fantastic State. Don’t forget to try their famous waffles for breakfast, before you head out in the morning.
Visit Mission San Luis and be transported to 1703. Your destination is a community where Apalachee Indians and newcomers from Spain lived together. Hear the ring of the blacksmith's hammer, smell traditional foods being cooked, and walk the plaza where the Apalachees played their traditional ball games. Visit the exhibit gallery where the history of this 17th-century western capital of Spanish Florida is interpreted. See replicated archaeological profiles and Apalachee and Spanish artifacts discovered over decades of archaeology.
Since 1845 the Historic Capitol has symbolised Florida state government. The Historic Capitol stands as an icon at the centre of Florida’s Capitol complex. Under the stained-glass dome, political history and tradition come alive in the exhibits. Serving to illuminate the past, present and future connections between the people of Florida and their political institutions. Through photographs and audio-visual displays, visitors experience the people and events that have shaped Florida today.
Travel back to the 1820’s when the town of St. Marks, Florida, was considered an important port of entry. Serving as a port for the planting region of Middle Florida and some counties of South Georgia. Growers hauled agricultural products down to the port town in wagons and by 1829 a tower was constructed to help navigate through the shallow waters and thus, St. Marks lighthouse.
Where better to spend the last week of your holiday than St. Augustine? St Augustine lays claim to being the oldest city in the U.S. and is known for its Spanish colonial architecture as well as Atlantic Ocean beaches like sandy St. Augustine Beach and tranquil Crescent Beach. Take photos as you experience history, building memories in the oldest city in the United States. With so much to do here, it no surprise you will need longer.
Stay in comfort and style at the Hilton Garden Inn, just one block away from the beach and steps from ample restaurants. Visit famous landmarks from here, with Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine historic district and Flagler College only ten minutes away.
All aboard Ripley’s Red Train Tours, in operation since 1953, St. Augustine’s original sightseeing tour. Take in the sights and charm of the nation’s oldest city. Hop aboard a one hour guided tour, to more than 100 points of historical interest, every hour. Stop at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, which is the oldest masonry fortification in the U.S. interpreting more than 450 years of cultural intersections.
This National Natural Landmark has attracted curious visitors since the 1880s. Among North Florida’s sandy terrain and pine forests, you will find a bowl-shaped cavity 120-ft deep down to a miniature rain forest. Lush vegetation thrives in the shade of the walls even in a dry summer. Visitors can feed their curiosity and learn more about the sinkhole through interpretive displays. A great place to escape the lights and noise of the city and truly experience nature.
Thrilling discoveries await at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, a story more than 100 years in the making. It began in the late 19th century as a small exhibition of Florida’s famous reptiles and soon became a quintessential Florida attraction. Venture into the exotic realm of awe-inspiring alligators, breath-taking birds and playful primates. if you’re feeling brave, you can zip-line across the Alligator lagoon on Crocodile Crossing!
History mingles with modern life in St. Augustine where you can shop, dine, and walk the shores where Spanish explorers first set foot hundreds of years ago. St. Augustine beaches are both secluded and unspoiled, with more than 40 miles of scenic, well-preserved coastline. Parks in the area gives you the option to park off the beach and walk, swim or sunbathe along the miles of white sand beaches.
End your week with a day trip to Jacksonville, a natural paradise. Look to discover the undiscovered, reconnect with family and be inspired by the city’s cultural offerings. Visit Clara White Mission, founded more than 100 years ago, dedicated to serving the needs of the less fortunate in the community. And cheer on the Jacksonville Jaguars at an NFL game to finish, the electric atmosphere sparks excitement even if you’re not a massive sports fan.
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