Florida - whether it is a weekend at Disneyworld or relaxing break in the Florida springs or an island getaway... this state has so much to offer for Florida weekend getaways!
Just steps from the warm water of the Gulf of Mexico and the powder white Anna Maria Island beaches, enjoy the relaxing charm of southwest Florida accommodations at Palm Tree Villas - a poolside hideaway on a pretty side street of old Florida style cottages. In Palm Tree Villas, Anna Maria Island's vacation resort, the soft island breeze will lift your cares away. Indulge in the simple pleasures of life - sun, beach, relaxation - synonymous with Florida tourism, perfected by the guests at Palm Tree Villas!
Discover the casual comforts of home in our immaculately clean, fully equipped, apartment-style vacation villas. Perfect island Florida weekend getaways for couples or families of all ages! Experience the tradition of island hospitality - with an emphasis on gracious personal service.
At Palm Tree Villas you will find everything you need for an enchanting Florida beach vacation. Whether you are looking for quiet Florida weekend getaways or a long relaxing vacation, this Anna Maria Island accommodation is a perfect choice!
Florida is blessed with natural springs that maintain a constant chilly temperature all year. Several of the springs are popular recreation spots - great places to canoe, kayak, swim or tube. And the water in the springs is so clear, it's like immersing yourself in bottled water. Florida's springs: Florida weekend getaways that are literally cool!
Florida offers 17 of what are known as "first magnitude springs." These springs bubble up from subterranean rivers and flow at a rate of 100 cubic feet or more of water per second. In addition to springs of the first magnitude, Florida also boasts 49 springs of the second magnitude, as well as a large number of lesser springs. Eight state parks as well as Ocala National Forest contain springs. All the popular springs are several hours drive from South Florida. They are too far for a day trip, but make an ideal destination for a three-day weekend getaways in Florida.
If you haven't visited Walt Disney World in a while, you'll be amazed at all that has changed - even in just the past couple of years. Here's a quick primer on all that's new at the Happiest Place on Earth in the past year or so.
One of Disney's most popular animated films in recent years was Lilo & Stitch, which tells the tale of "Experiment 626" (a.k.a. Stitch), an alien who escapes his home planet, lands on Earth and gets into lots of mischief with his newfound friend Lilo, a little Hawaiian girl. Now Stitch has his own ride, and the Disney "imagineers" went to work creating the perfect experience to show Stitch's true colors. In the new attraction, guests train to be security guards at a processing center for alien prisoners, when "Experiment 626," an alien of the highest security threat, is beamed in. As expected, pandemonium ensues as Stitch escapes and delights parents and kids with a belch (very realistic smelling), a little spit and other classic Stitch naughtiness while guests are strapped into their chairs. The kids will get a kick out of it, and good news: It is not really scary unless your little ones are afraid of the dark.
Also at Epcot is Mission: Space, a ride that debuted in late 2003. On Mission: Space, riders participate in a simulated takeoff of a NASA shuttle, complete with G-forces and jobs just like astronauts have on board the real shuttle. While many of the astronauts who've taken a spin say it did not exactly replicate a shuttle launch, they said it was the closest thing they'd ever experienced.
In all the parks, the most popular rides are available through a "FastPass" system that allows you to avoid standing in line for hours.