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8 Reasons Why You Should Visit Florida In 2020

Florida is a diverse state that has so much going on that there really is something for everyone, whether you're a family wanting to give the kids the holiday of a lifetime, a couple looking for a romantic break, or a group of friends wanting to spend some quality time together and make amazing memories.

You don't need an excuse to go on holiday, but if you ever need to justify why you want to visit Florida over any other destination or return there for the umpteenth time in 2020 and experience a completely different holiday, we've got your back!

To Visit The Number 1 Beach In The US

Clearwater Beach at sunset, the number 1 beach in the US

With beautiful white sand and clear, shallow water, it's no surprise Clearwater Beach was rated the number 1 beach in America for the 2nd year in a row in TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice® awards for Beaches. The award-winning beach is the perfect place to relax in the sun. Alternatively, take a walk along the palm tree-lined boulevard, where you can find an array of things to eat in one of the many snack bars, cafes or rooftop bars offering dinner and cocktails.

To Swim With Manatees

Manatees swimming in their natural habitat in a Florida river

Crystal River is the place to be when it comes to swimming with manatees in winter as more than 400 of the gentle giants migrate here to escape the cold waters of the Gulf of Mexico. As they're in their natural habitat here, you can legally embark on a swim tour through the river, providing you have been briefed on all of the dos and don’ts of interacting with the animals.

To Party With Pirates At The Gasparilla Parade

Featuring a four-mile-long parade whilst dressed up as pirates, untold Gasparilla treasures, live music, food and other entertainment, Tampa Bay's annual historic festival will be in full swing on 25 January. The lively celebration, named after a pirate who terrorised and captured the City of Tampa in the late 18th century, kicks off a series of other events, with festivities continuing over a period of two months.

To Celebrate Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights Turning 30

Between 10 September and 31 October 2020, you'll be able to face your deepest fears at Universal Studios Florida's Halloween Horror Nights and experience elaborately-themed haunted houses, sinister scare zones featuring hundreds of street performers, world-class entertainment and exhilarating rides and attractions. Now in its landmark 30th terrifying year, expect the scares to be more intense than ever before.

To Enjoy Free Travel In The Keys Until 2021

Cars on bridge driving through Florida Keys

Dubbed the best way to get around Key West, the Duval Loop is a free hop-on-hop-off bus service that provides easy access to restaurants, galleries, gift shops and theatres.

To Celebrate The 50th Year Since The First Moon Landing

Rocket Garden at the  Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida

What better time to explore The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex than the anniversary of NASA's Apollo Program?! Not only will you get to see interesting exhibits like the Rocket Garden and US Astronaut Hall of Fame, watch rocket launches live from the viewing area and check out locations used in various Hollywood blockbusters and documentaries including Apollo 13, Moonraker and Space Cowboys, but you'll also get the chance to win prizes on all milestone Apollo launch dates.

To Shop Until You Drop At The Brand New ONE DAYTONA

ONE DAYTONA, an impressive 300,000 square feet of premier retail, dining and entertainment, is a destination unto itself - especially if you count the onsite luxury apartments and two Marriott hotels!

To Experience The 2 New Rides Coming To Walt Disney World®

2020 will see the introduction of two brand new rides at Walt Disney World® and you could be one of the first people to try them out if you're holiday nearby! The new attractions include:

  • Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway | Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Opening spring 2020, this ride will take guests on a journey through the wonderful world of Disney’s iconic mouse. It's the first to include Mikey and all his friends.

  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure | Epcot: Opening summer 2020, this “trackless” ride takes guests into the heart of Gustav’s kitchen with a 4D experience they won’t forget. The objective is to become tiny as a mouse and try not to get caught!

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