The Sunshine State is unlike any other, and spending your time in a Florida vacation rental will prove to be just as unique! The state combines a mixture of major metropolitan cities where white sand beaches and nightclubs reign, and The Everglades down on the bayou, where alligators outnumber people. Florida is almost entirely a peninsula and boasts the longest coastline in the United States, bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.
The state's capital, Tallahassee, is in the northernmost part of the state. Go horseback riding or ATV mudding in the Apalachicola National Forest, or get up close and personal with alligators and American bald eagles at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. To the southeast is Jacksonville, where you can get nose-to-nose with a lion at The Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, or simply stretch out and sunbathe on Neptune Beach.
On the eastern coastline, take part in spring break festivities at Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, or watch a rocket launch at the Kennedy Space Center. Conga line your way down to Florida's hottest nightclub's in Miami, watch The Miami Heat battle it out on the basketball court, eat excellent cuisine in Little Haiti, or lounge under palm trees in trendy South Beach.
In the heart of Florida is Orlando, home to Micky and Minnie at The Magic Kingdom and witches and wizards at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando.
The western coastline boasts lighthouses and untouched marine habitat at the Big Bend Seagrasses Aquatic Preserve, along with some spectacular oceanfront Florida vacation rentals, and the some of the world's best roller coasters and wildlife shows at Busch Gardens & Sea World in Tampa.
The Florida Panhandle includes long stretches of visitor-friendly resorts, beachfront Florida vacation rentals, and lively towns like Destin and Panama City. The blue-green waters lapping the sandy shores give this beautiful region its name: the Emerald Coast!
The southern portion of the state is primarily hauntingly beautiful swampland and alligator farms throughout the Everglades, and at the southern-most tip is the Florida Keys, which include strings of tropical islands, posh resorts, and a never-ending beach party on Key West.
Whether you're feeding live alligators, salsa dancing, sipping drinks on the beach, or galavanting through a theme park with the entire family, Florida vacation rentals have it all!