Enjoy two completely different sides of Florida with this twin-centre break. From the bustle of Orlando, to the beaches of Miami it will feel like two different worlds
Orlando and Miami represent two sides of the coin of Florida's diverse landscape. On this twin-centre holiday, you'll feel as though you've had two holidays in one, without even changing state. Start of in Orlando, there the thrilling theme parks and on going entertainment will get your heart racing. Then head down to Miami, where you can opt for the laid back, family-friendly vibe or North Beach, or keep the party going at South Beach.
No trip to Orlando would be complete without heading to the biggest and best theme parks in the world – Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment. From the rides to the entertainment and even the nightlife, you'll never find the time to do it all, so planning ahead is definitely advised!
Shopping in Orlando can be an all day activity – the expansive shopping malls come fully equipped with outdoor areas, salons, bars and restaurants. What's more, this is the home of outlet shopping – if you want to pick up some big brand names at discounted prices this is the place to be.
Orlando's International Drive is an 11 mile road which has been famed for being an entertainment hub for many, many years. The latest development to the area is the ultra modern I-Drive 360, home to the Orlando Eye, a 400ft giant Ferris wheel which offers splendid views over the whole city. The area also has attractions including Sea Life, Madame Tussauds and a selections of restaurants and bars.
Orlando is one of the largest golfing destinations in the world, with more than 170 courses to choose from. Many of the most popular villa communities and hotel resorts have award winning golf courses on-site so getting some tee time in should be a breeze. If golf isn't your thing, there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy a bit of nature, between the airboat rides and nature reserves you're never far away from some open green space.
Miami is famed for it's Art Deco style buildings that adorn the beach. However a more modern art movement is taking place just north of Downtown Miami. Wynwood is a small but lively neighbourhood with graffiti lined streets and over 70 galleries and museums. The area is inhabited by creative companies and innovators which gives the place and electric buzz that can be felt in the streets.
With over 15 popular beach spots, there is something for whatever vibe you're after. For a family-friendly spot, head to Millionaires Row, Normandy Isles, North Beach or the popular Miami Beach. Here you'll find calm waters and incredible activities to keep everyone entertained. If you're looking for something a little livelier try South Beach were you'll find bars, restaurants and an energetic vibe.
As well as being on the beach, Miami has an entrance to the Everglades National Park meaning there are plenty of opportunities to spot some incredible wildlife including alligators, snakes and tropical birds. The Miami Seaquarium at Biscayne Bay is home to sea lions, sea turtles, killer whales and stings rays. You can also enjoy interactions with dolphins at the Dolphin Harbour.
Head to one of the city's stylish roof tops bars and enjoy breathtaking views as you sip a cocktail and mingle with the locals. Then onto a club which range from large lavish spots, to funky underground venues, so you're sure to find something to match your style. For the ultimate recovery, treat yourself to a relaxed brunch with views of the beach the following day.
The Knight Family
We are one of the only UK tour operators to have a team based in Kissimmee, Orlando.
Our friendly team are available to all of our guests travelling to the USA, offering support, help, advice and a friendly face to anyone who needs it. Our team in Kissimmee includes locals, who can give you tips on the best places to shop or dine and British Expats who know the importance of a good cup of tea!
If you are staying in one of our villas, head to our Welcome Centre first where one of the team will give you your keys, directions and all the information you need to make your stay perfect.