Dreaming for Florida? Make it a reality with HeyHolidays
One of the largest states in the US, Florida sits on the list of dream destinations for many. From the beauty of the Everglades to the glitz of Miami, no one can complain of having nothing to do here. Many, however, shy away from a trip to this exciting locale - hesitating about budget constraints with accommodation and transportation charges. For all of you restrained by this concept, gear up to make your Florida dream a reality with some beautiful homestays from HeyHolidays.
From an unbelievably affordable pool-home at Windsor Hills to a glamorous villa in Four Corners, our range of 400+ vacation rentals will accommodate you perfectly in well-connected locations. And what better way explore a place than through the eyes of a resident? Our genial hosts at Florida will guide you through some of the most native experiences of the state, from the enticing cuisine to the picture-perfect locales and endearing history. And just to make your trip a little more inexpensive and thrilling, we bring you the top four things to do in Florida - all for free!
Swing to some Music:
This state loves its free concerts with a number of organizations hosting them. The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park is a wonderful one which you must look out for. They are known for popular concerts like the July 4th Celebration in the Park, which are absolutely free. The Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando is another place where you can catch Italian performances every single night; and the view from the hotel at Universal Boulevard is to die for! And if you’re in the mood for something fun, head to the Universal CityWalk for a treat of free performances and karaoke competitions. Don’t forget to get the right amount of rest at our cozy HeyHolidays homestays before you head out each day.
Transcend into History:
Florida has a range of historical sights on offer. Ask your hosts for a guide to some of the best in town and the best schedule to cover them. Delve into the world of art at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, for dose of some of the best historical pieces of art on display. The Harry P. Leu Gardens is another fun place to head to if you are travelling with your kids - you can take them for a free storytelling session on the third Sunday of every month. The place also hosts a house museum from the 1880s. For a closer look at local history, visit the Fort Christmas Historical Park at Orlando which houses historical structures from the Second Seminole Indian War (1835-1842) and also organizes crafts fairs regularly. Vacation rentals at Orlando are ideal for supremely comfortable and budget-friendly accommodation and food choices.
Indulge in some Art:
Art is all around Florida. From the CityArts Factory dedicating seven galleries to hosting a diversity of exhibitions, to the Grand Bohemian Gallery where you can see exquisite artworks from Richard C. Kessler’s collection. The Morse Museum of American Art is yet another art lovers’ destination and is home to some of the best works of Louis Comfort Tiffany, along with housing an interior chapel which was originally designed for the 1893 World’s Colombian Exposition in Chicago. Finally, you cannot afford to miss the Museum of Florida Art which keeps organizing sensational exhibitions around the year. And once you are too weary of walking around, look no further than some gorgeous homestays to hang up your boots.
Add some Amusement:
Florida is home to an exciting number of amusement parks, including the beloved Disneyland. However, if you are looking to have some fun for free, here are a few of the places to be heading to:
- The Legend of Spook Hill for a dose of supernatural (it is crazy fun watching your car roll back even if you are not a believer of the otherworldly!)
- Disney's Boardwalk with musicians, magicians and a 1930s Atlantic coastal village.
- Black Hammock Adventures for a taste of wildlife.
- Walt Disney World Monorail and Water Taxi
- Old Town for a vintage car parade.
There are many more, and you could well be finding yourself lost in the frolic for 3-4 days. And all the excitement calls for some well-deserved rest for which you can take your pick from a wide range of rejuvenating vacation homes.
There’s no dearth of activities to engage in Florida and this is what makes it an inspiring journey for many. So pack those shades, bikinis and sun hats and head out with a camera and notepad to this state of dreams! Don’t forget to book a homestay with HeyHolidays!