two coasts. Theme parks. Sun. No wonder tourism is Florida's #1
industry. Florida is a great destination for honeymooners who
don't want to leave the continental U.S., for those who want a
Disney honeymoon, or for those who are curious about the Sunshine
State. Orlando offers the world's best theme parks.
-- the epicenter of Florida tourism, Orlando lies in the center
of the state. The Gulf coast is 90+ minutes away to the west (Tampa/St.
Pete), while the Atlantic is about that far to the east (Daytona
Beach and vicinity). If you've never been to Walt Disney World,
don't underestimate it's size, or it's fun potential. And, YES,
honeymooners can have a romantic week in Orlando. The key is in
selecting the right hotel and in balancing park time with time
alone. Disney also offers world-class dining in some of the most
romantic settings. Destination
Lauderdale -- lying on the Atlantic north of Miami,
Ft. Lauderdale offers a convenient airport and cruise port. For
those cruising out of Ft. Lauderdale, stay a night or two prior
to your cruise in Ft. Lauderdale. Opt to pay a little more to
stay on the beach instead of at the airport, and you can enjoy
that unique Ft. Lauderdale flair. Destination
Beach -- Miami is a big, culturally diverse city. Miami
Beach is a long stretch of tall condos and high-rises. If
nightlife is what you're craving, this is your spot. Miami's home
to THE major cruise port, and a one or two night pre-cruise stay
can be a fun way to begin your honeymoon. Nearby are the Everglades,
definitely worth a visit.
Keys -- trailing off the southern tip of Florida like
a stingray's tail are the Florida keys. You can drive the entire
distance from Miami to Key West, or opt to stay at one of the
other many keys along the route. Key West offers an airport, though
I recommend flying into Miami and renting a convertible for those
who are planning a week trip (the adventure becomes half the fun).
Key West can be expensive, but what great sunsets, dive spots,
strolls, and Key Lime Pie! You can visit Key West also on a cruise
ship offering this island in their itinerary.
Pete -- on the West side of the Florida peninsula lies
Tampa Bay. Tampa is the "mainland" city, while Clearwater
and St. Petersburg are beach cities to the West of the bay. The
beaches here are clean, fun, and near a major city. There's a
fun mix of Cuban, Greek (sponge divers settled here), and Florida
cultural elements, and there's some great resorts and restaurants
as well. Disney World (lying to the West of Orlando) is an easy
drive for a day trip, and Busch Gardens is in Tampa as well. Tampa
also offers great golf and spa resorts.
Call us at
800-957-8600 to discuss your honeymoon arrangements, or request
a quote today!
The Colony Texas
972-625-6200 or 800-957-8600
the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex, near Frisco, Little Elm, and
Plano. We service clients across the country.