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Tips on Traveling To Florida

Added: Jun 07, 2017
Category: Tips & Tricks

A vacation to the sunshine state can be a luxurious retreat, but it can also be a major financial dent if not planned smartly. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when traveling to Florida.

1. The Suitable Time to Visit

Most families with kids visit Florida during the summer season, when the weather is warm and humid. Orlando’s theme park and Florida’s sunshine are at full boom during this season. If you want to go hiking or camping, then fall season is good to go, however, the rates would be very high during this season. Shoulder season is economical and peaceful. As the parks and beaches are less crowded, you are likely to receive 20–30% discounts everywhere.

2. Stay in a Vacation Rental

Hotels are generally priced on the expensive side in Florida. However, a vacation rental condominium or home is priced reasonably with comfortable amenities such as indoor pool, secluded beach, backyard and kitchenette to make your stay comfortable and economical.

3. Look Out for Discounted Vouchers and Books

Most hotel lobbies, public spaces, restaurants have racks of free tourism booklets, featuring discount vouchers. Ask for special discounts for seniors, kids, students, military and auto clubs. You can also book a vacation package that offer best value for money. The Gulf Beaches of Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce provide discount books. You can get Magicard with up to $500 discounts from Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

4. Keep Handy Guide for Attractions and Themes

Florida is home to a wide range of bedazzling tourist destinations. You don’t want to go home with regrets of not visiting some important places. Make a list of priority places and create a checklist. You can get handy guides to create a schedule for visiting important places in Florida during your stay.

5. Travel Wisely

$2.05/day state highway fund surcharge applies to all travelers. The car rental company may not inform you about the total bill and add it up once you board in. Make sure to ask the rental company about your total bill. Aside car rental, you can also ride local buses or use I-Ride. Florida offers economic carpooling also. Download carpool apps, especially if you are traveling alone or with a few friends.

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