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Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively South Florida

Enjoy the live music and other features of South Florida. Renowned for its beaches, seaside and bars, this city welcomes all visitors. For a bit of culture, visit Arcadia Opera House Museum, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens or Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Activities and attractions in South Florida

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that South Florida has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bird Gardens of Naples (26 mi / 41.8 km)
  • Clewiston Country Club (26.2 mi / 42.2 km)
  • Valencia Golf and Country Club (26.6 mi / 42.9 km)
  • Mirror Lake Golf Course (29.1 mi / 46.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in South Florida

South Florida is famous for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, South Florida is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Sugarland Park (26.6 mi / 42.9 km)
  • Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary (26.7 mi / 42.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around South Florida

Fly into Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.), the closest airport, located 36.7 mi (59 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Naples, FL (APF-Naples Municipal), which is 41.3 mi (66.5 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Okeechobee Station, Pompano Beach Station and Fort Lauderdale Cypress Creek Station are the main stations that serve the city. It's easy to get around South Florida by catching a ride on the metro at Palmetto Station, Okeechobee Station or Hialeah Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around South Florida?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 82,764 holiday lettings around South Florida. From 9,857 villas to 30,985 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in South Florida?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in South Florida. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Orlando: 27,894 holiday homes
  • Kissimmee: 26,672 holiday homes
  • Lindfields: 2,718 holiday homes
  • Davenport: 26,929 holiday homes
  • Champions Gate: 3,753 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in South Florida! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in South Florida?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in South Florida with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Orlando: 27,894 holiday lettings
  • Kissimmee: 26,672 holiday lettings
  • Davenport: 26,929 holiday lettings
  • Miami: 5,133 holiday lettings
  • Miami Beach: 5,880 holiday lettings

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to South Florida?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in South Florida are:

  • Florida Keys Marathon Airport (MTH): 1,206 self catering accommodations
  • Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB): 540 self catering accommodations
  • Miami International Airport (MIA): 7,009 self catering accommodations

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in South Florida?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in South Florida. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Disney World: 28,236 holiday rentals
  • Universal Studios: 27,317 holiday rentals
  • Reunion Resort Golf Course: 28,418 holiday rentals
  • Osceola County Stadium: 27,504 holiday rentals
  • Waterford Lakes Town Center: 1,938 holiday rentals

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

Explore destinations around South Florida

Orlando
27,894 holiday rentals
Kissimmee
26,672 holiday rentals
Davenport
26,929 holiday rentals
Miami
5,133 holiday rentals
Miami Beach
5,880 holiday rentals
Clermont
20,433 holiday rentals
Fort Lauderdale
5,873 holiday rentals
Naples
7,473 holiday rentals
Haines City
20,337 holiday rentals
Clearwater
6,590 holiday rentals
Holmes Beach
3,794 holiday rentals
Tampa
2,094 holiday rentals
Lake Buena Vista
27,461 holiday rentals
Cocoa Beach
1,128 holiday rentals
Anna Maria
3,627 holiday rentals
Cape Coral
7,640 holiday rentals
Bradenton
6,534 holiday rentals
Marco Island
2,806 holiday rentals
Bradenton Beach
3,962 holiday rentals
Siesta Key
4,590 holiday rentals