Florida vacations for every travel style
Florida is a popular choice among Canadian vacationers looking for a dose of fun, sun and sand. In addition to beautiful beaches and warm weather, Florida also boasts an array of vacation hotspots that are perfect for relaxation-seekers, avid-adventurers and everyone in between.
To help you plan a Floridian getaway that suits your travel style, we put together a list of three of the Sunshine State’s best destinations.
If your idea of a perfect vacation is relaxing on a beautiful beach, then you’ll have a blast in St. Pete/Clearwater. This seaside haven holds the record for the most consecutive days of sunshine (768 days to be precise!) and boasts beautiful beaches including Clearwater Beach, one of Florida’s best shores aptly named for its exceptionally clear waters. The white-sand shores of Clearwater Beach provide an unbeatable setting for sunbathing or building towering sandcastles. After a day of fun in the sun, head over to the famous Pier 60 and enjoy exceptional sunset views.
Where to stay: Located just a short drive from Clearwater Beach, Holiday Inn and Suites Harbourside features an array of family-friendly activities. You can play a fun game of mini-putt, unwind in a pristine pool surrounded by palm trees or dine at a beautiful outdoor patio overlooking the water. In the evening, retire to beautifully-appointed suites complete with a fully equipped kitchen and incredible ocean views.
With popular attractions and a beautiful shoreline, Daytona Beach offers the perfect blend of sun and fun. If you feel the need for speed, you can drive along the Daytona Beach’s iconic shores or visit the Daytona International Speedway, the renowned site of NASCAR’s Daytona 500. If you want to take your getaway to new heights, climb up to the top of the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and take in exceptional panoramic views of the coast.
Where to stay: Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach offers rock star-worthy stays in the heart of Daytona Beach. With an array of top-notch amenities available for you to enjoy, you can relax in a lavish poolside cabana or dine at an oceanfront seafood restaurant while little ones have a blast at the Kids Club. For added relaxation, visit the Rock Spa® and indulge in soothing music-centric treatments.
Fort Lauderdale is a chic oceanfront oasis perfect for family vacations, group getaways and romantic retreats. Here, you can bask in sunshine while you wander along The Strip, a palm-lined promenade featuring an array of outdoor eateries and trendy bars overlooking the ocean or head over to Las Olas Boulevard and browse a selection of beautiful boutiques. For an elevated experience, take a boat tour along the area’s picturesque waterways and admire the mega-mansions nestled along Millionaire’s Row.
Where to stay: B Ocean Fort Lauderdale is a stylish seaside hotel located near the famed Las Olas Boulevard. This ocean-liner themed property features a beautiful beachfront location and top-notch amenities that are sure to enhance your stay. You can soak up the sun on comfortable beach loungers, cool off in a sprawling pool overlooking the ocean or cruise around the vibrant area on complimentary bicycles.
Canadians can Vacation Better in Florida when they book their getaway with Sunwing. Vacationers can look forward to direct flights from three gateways to St. Pete/Clearwater and Daytona Beach and from five gateways to Fort Lauderdale.