Destination guide

Visit sunny Florida, USA

Are you ready for sand, surf, and a fun-filled tropical getaway? Travel to Florida, the southernmost state in the United States, and experience summer all year round. Florida features numerous beaches, theme parks, and bustling cities for you to explore during your time in the warming sun that shines brightly even in the middle of winter. Get the most out of your getaway and book a Florida vacation rental. With a pristine home away from home, you can rest easy in between your exciting Florida adventures and truly enjoy all this wonderful state has to offer.

Activities

Fun in the sun in Florida

With gorgeous sandy beaches all around this peninsula of a state, you’ll find plenty of opportunity to swim and surf in the Atlantic. You can venture out into the ocean yourself with a guided tour and experience the thrill of a speedboat, a classy riverboat dinner, and witness dolphins in spots like Clearwater Bay. Don’t let the fun end when the sun goes down, though. A host of cities in Florida, like Miami and Panama City, have a vibrant nightlife with dancing and nightclubs for you to take part in.

Weather

Florida sun all year long

Bring your sunscreen, because in Florida, it’s summer all year long. In northern Florida, you’ll find a humid subtropical climate, but southern Florida is a true tropical paradise. In the south, winter lows don’t usually descend beyond 60 degrees, so travel in the winter months to still enjoy summer fun. It can get hot in the summer, averaging around 80 degrees in the Keys with highs in the lower 90s. It also rains significantly more in the summer, so a winter getaway is perfect if you want to enjoy warm and sunny days.

Natural features

Explore the tropical paradise of Florida

The ideal of Florida is a sandy beach with clear ocean waves softly crashing the shore. Palm fronds blow next to a comfortable lounge chair as the sun shines on this earthly paradise. Many places in Florida, like the Florida Keys in the south, truly are stunningly picturesque. In the surrounding water, you can find bottlenose dolphins, pilot whales, and North Atlantic right whales. In fact, Florida’s east coast is the only known calving area for the northern right whale. You might also see the Florida scrub jay, an impressive blue bird only found in Florida.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Florida?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Florida. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Orlando: 39,027 vacation rentals
  • Anna Maria Island: 3,787 vacation rentals
  • St Augustine Beach: 2,037 vacation rentals
  • Miami Beach: 4,356 vacation rentals
  • Seaside: 925 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Florida! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Florida?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Florida:

  • Orlando: 39,027 rentals
  • St Augustine Beach: 2,037 rentals
  • Miami Beach: 4,356 rentals
  • Cocoa Beach: 982 rentals
  • Key Largo: 1,136 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Florida?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Florida are:

  • Orlando International Airport (MCO): 13,514 vacation rentals
  • Florida Keys Marathon Airport (MTH): 1,048 vacation rentals
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL): 6,224 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Florida?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Florida. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Disney World: 39,787 rentals
  • Orange County Convention Center: 15,731 rentals
  • Gasparilla Island: 1,295 rentals
  • Universal Studios: 38,342 rentals
  • Kissimmee Lakefront Park: 36,062 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Florida listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Florida

Orlando
39,027 vacation rentals
St Augustine Beach
2,037 vacation rentals
Miami Beach
4,356 vacation rentals
Cocoa Beach
982 vacation rentals
Key Largo
1,136 vacation rentals
Treasure Island
5,128 vacation rentals
Mexico Beach
212 vacation rentals
Longboat Key
7,203 vacation rentals
Boca Raton
1,865 vacation rentals
Saint Augustine
2,722 vacation rentals
Panama City
6,989 vacation rentals
Madeira Beach
5,268 vacation rentals
Daytona Beach
2,475 vacation rentals
Sarasota
6,648 vacation rentals
Perdido Key
6,249 vacation rentals
Melbourne Beach
633 vacation rentals
Bradenton Beach
3,769 vacation rentals
Alys Beach
6,714 vacation rentals
Tampa
1,723 vacation rentals
Tallahassee
151 vacation rentals