Posted November 17th, 2015 By Yummy Jobs
Our Top 10 Things to do in Florida!
So you've secured one of our programs in Florida... maybe one of the Disney International Programs, our Swan and Dolphin Internship, or perhaps a summer program with the Loews Hotels at the Universal Orlando Resort? Then congratulations! We are sure you are busy packing the essentials and writing your bucket list for your adventures. There are so many things to do and explore in Florida during your days off, check out some of the below for some inspiration!
1. Walt Disney World Resort
We don’t feel like we need to explain this place to most of you, however for those who have no idea what Walt Disney Wold is then here is a brief introduction; It is located in Lake Buena Vista near Orlando and is by far arguably the world’s largest and most-visited theme park resort. The centrepieces of Walt Disney World are the four main theme parks: The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Each park is individually themed and has rides and attractions for people of all ages. If you are partaking in one of our amazing Disney International programs then you will have free access to these parks, so whether that’s going with a meal with friends to one of the amazing restaurants on property, spending your day off playing in the parks or just going resort hopping to experience the verity of shops and cafés, you are guaranteed to have a magical time!
2. Universal Studios Resort
Universal Orlando Resort is the top ranked challenger to Disney, especially for those with a higher tolerance to thrill rides! The resort consists of two theme parks: The original Universal Studios Florida and the second theme park, Islands of Adventure. Other attractions include CityWalk which as a large area full of restaurants, shops and bars. We suggest going to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter here as it really is an amazing experience and a must do for any die hard Potter fans. Again for anyone partaking in our Loews Resort programs you have free access to the parks to explore them in your free time.
Miami is such a fantastic city to visit as it truly offers something for everyone! The trendy nightlife of South Beach, ornamented by the architectural wonders of the Art Deco district. The bustle of Calle Ocho and the highly caffeinated energy of Little Havana. The luxurious hotels of Miami and the Seemingly endless shopping opportunities in modern shopping malls. If you are a big fan of sports then why not try your hand at deep-sea fishing, golf or even tennis. There is also the opportunity to be a spectator at Major league football, basketball, hockey and baseball.
4. Kennedy Space Centre
Kennedy Space Centre is a must for anyone who has even the slightest interest in Space! It has been the launch site for every US human space flight since 1968 and currently operates as a launch site for unmanned rockets. It is also one of Florida’s tourist attractions and the Kennedy Space Centre Visitor Complex offers museums, movies, a rocket garden and bus tours of important shuttle preparation and launch facilities. Watching a rocket launch is one of those once in a lifetime experiences so why not try and catch one by checking out NASA’s schedule. Before a rocket launch, the Visitor Complex also sells “launch passes” but keep in mind that for safety reasons, the closest approach available is at least 4 miles away, and often much further.
5. Clearwater Beach
Clearwater Beach is a hot favourite here at YummyJobs.com, with many of us spending great days sunning ourselves here on our programs. It offers a dynamic mix of entertainment, natural beauty, and outdoor activities both on land and at sea. It is ideally situated on Florida's stunning West Coast meaning that it is so close to most of our Work & travel programs. Its stunning setting offers miles of white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters making it one of Americas most visited beaches. So we invite you to soak up the fun and sun of Clearwater's outstanding coastline!
6. Everglades Tours
To put in plainly the Everglades might appear as a big swamp but it has so much to offer. It has an incredibly unique ecosystem, a subtropical wilderness that supports a wide variety of creatures So for any animal lovers this is a great place to view amazing creatures such as alligators, bottlenose dolphins, manatees and bald eagles. there are endless opportunities in the everglades for hiking, bicycling, canoeing, kayaking, boating, camping and fishing. But we recommend going on one of the many hover boat tours that run from a variety of different locations.
7. Busch Gardens
Located in the vibrant city of Tampa; Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is an African themed adventure park where you can explore exotic terrain; get up close to wildlife and experience world class wild rides. It’s a great thing to do if you are spending a few days in the Tampa area!
8. Castillo de San Marcos
For any history buffs like myself this fort is a must see! Located in the city of St. Augustine, The Castillo de San Marcos site is the oldest masonry fort in the United States built in the late 1600s. Its unique diamond-shaped rampart at each corner maximized firepower, and 14 feet thick walls reduced its vulnerability to attack. St Augustine itself is a small city that is known as the oldest European settlement in the United States, it’s a great city to escape from the modern intensity of Orlando.
9. Key West
Key West is known as the southernmost city in the continental United States and is interestingly located closer to Havana (Cuba) than to Miami. One million tourists that visit the island each year for its spectacular scenery and crystal clear waters. the town has retained some of its sense of individualism and isolation, somewhat detached from the rest of Florida. Tourist attractions on Key West include Ernest Hemingway’s former home, the Southernmost Point, the lighthouse and wide variety of restaurants and bars.
10. Overseas Highway
The Overseas Highway is an incredible road also known as U.S. Highway 1. It connects the Florida Keys with the mainland and stretches 127.5 miles into the Gulf of Mexico. This could arguably be the most picturesque highway in the world, whilst driving observe Seascapes as colourful as any artist's palette and watch the sea change colour in front of your eyes from turquoise to blue to deep green. The Seven Mile Bridge has been featured in films such as True Lies, 2 Fast 2 Furious, and Mission Impossible III so if you are somebody that loves partaking in Movie tourism then this is a great spot for you too.