Top ten things to do on holiday in Florida

It's not just about sunbathing y'know (although that's nice too...)

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Top 10 Things to Do in Florida


Florida is one of the top holiday destinations for Brits in search of sun, sea and sand.

The Sunshine State offers a huge range of things for holidaymakers to enjoy besides sunbathing, as this video shows.

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And here are five more of our favourite tips for anyone taking a Florida holiday anytime soon...

1. Take a tour of a citrus plant to pick up souvenirs, visit the packing house and walk through the citrus groves to hand-pick oranges, grapefruits, lemons and tangerines. Joshua Citrus and Mixon Fruit Farms offer tours of their groves.

2. Don't miss Florida's hidden beaches. Go off the beaten path and discover the excellent small-town beaches of North Florida. Grayton Beach, Pensacola Beach and St. Augustine Beach are some of the most picturesque spots to lay down your beach towel.

3. Don't miss the sunset. Florida is one of the best places in the world to watch the sun go down. There are many magical spots, but some of the most unforgettable sunsets in the state can be found at Cedar Key pier, from the Blue Parrot Cafe in St George's Island and at Fort De Soto Park.

4. Discover Florida's lighthouses. With more than 1,100 miles of coastline, there are many lighthouses dotted around the state. Lighthousefriends.com has a list of the easily accessible, photogenic and even haunted lighthouses to visit in Florida.

5. Travelling for the theme parks? Tuesdays to Thursdays are the quietest days of the week and you should arrive early to avoid the crowds. Do the most popular rides in the morning and use peak times in the early afternoon for eating, shopping and shows.

Best things to see in the USA (according to TripAdvisor)

Best things to see in the USA (according to TripAdvisor)