Vacation in Florida: We discover the Sunshine State!

We are completely excited in the south of the USA. Where has it taken us everywhere?

Welcome to Miami! During our vacation in Florida we enjoyed the ambience of the metropolis! Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer
Welcome to Miami! During our vacation in Florida we enjoyed the ambience of the metropolis! Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer

[contains unpaid advertising] It's off to the Sunshine State, because Florida is awesome in winter! With plenty of sunshine, warm temperatures and 20 degrees, palm trees, beach and ocean, a Florida vacation in late December and early January is just the thing for the cold season. Therefore, we made our way to the south of the USA and have experienced some adventures there!

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After we landed in Miami, we rested for a while on Hollywood Beach and enjoyed the style of the eighties with roller skates, restaurants and the great beach life of Miami. Of course, a visit to the notorious Miami Beach was not missing. Especially the dazzling metropolis Of course, we thoroughly examined the tropical and Latin American influences.

Florida is just incredibly diverse

From then on, we explored all of southern Florida with our rental car. We spent a lot of time on Key Biscaine, an island off the center of Miami. Only a few minutes away from the city center a lot of nature and beautiful beaches to admire, But of course that's not all: Of course, we were also driven by car on the Florida Keys and have discovered the self-proclaimed shell republic from back to front. From Key Lago to Key West we went exploring.

And of course we have that, too Dive on the Florida Keys tried out. This area of ​​the USA is already a very special place, because the group of islands, which are connected by a highway, is not only unique in the sea, but also offers an ambience that is second to none. That's why we were barely able to get away from Key West. The island at the end of the Keys is a small world unto itself: The architecture, the friendly people and the memory of Ernest Hemingway have completely thrilled us. We could just spend a full vacation on the Keys!

Florida is simply famous for its beaches - it's where you spend most of your time! Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer
Florida is simply famous for its beaches - it's where you spend most of your time! Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer

Then it went to Naples on the Gulf of Mexico

But not only the East Coast and especially Miami have inspired us. The second half our journey We spent on the west side on the Gulf of Mexico in Naples. The town of Naples in the very south on the edge of the Everglades is simply fantastic, to be very relaxed and informal to relax and unwind, Sure, it's not cheap there, because the billionaire density there is one of the highest in the US. Nevertheless, you can find there with some research and cheap accommodations. We had a lot of fun there as we did in Miami: shopping in outlets, exploring the cities of Ford Meyers, Tampa and the protected island of Sanibel Island.


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On the whole, we've enjoyed South Florida at least as well as Miami. Because the area is relatively quiet and in Naples you can just stay wonderful. We spent a lot of time on the beach there or were in our favorite pizzeria Valento's food. At our Airbnb host we were able to sit and fish all day at the lake, or just ride the canoe across the lake. Of course, we also did a tour along the Tamiami Trail into the Everglades to the Alligators.

After three weeks criss-crossing Florida, it was back to Miami. Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer
After three weeks criss-crossing Florida, it was back to Miami. Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer

Florida holidays are just fantastic

Since our Florida-Travel We have become not only big US fans, but also Florida fans. Because the tropical state at the southern end of the US is so varied and diverse that you can hardly experience anything in the few weeks holiday there. Whether diving on the Keys, a visit to the Space Center Cape Kaneveral, in Disney World, Miami Beach or one of the countless other famous beaches such as Daytona Beach, on the Keys or up north. With a single stay, the sunny state is hard to find. Therefore, we will come back under warranty soon to experience more great adventures in Florida.

On my travel blog JUST-WANDERLUST.com you will find all information and travel reports about Florida and our USA trips!

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About Sascha Tobias Tegtmeyer 95 Article
As a journalist, passionate diver and ambitious stand up paddler, I've become more and more specialized in water sports topics. For several years as an online editor, content and SEO manager for the year Top Special Verlag in Hamburg, I edited the leading diving portal TAUCHEN.de editorially and am at home in the water sports industry. My passion is the sea and all the activities that can be practiced on, in, on and under water. To give this child a name, I created www.just-wanderlust.com - for all people who love the sea - love to travel and water sports like diving, surfing, stand up paddling.