Florida condos at Atlantic Beach Estate

The Atlantic Beach Estate in northeastern Florida

Florida is an exciting destination for many reasons. There are so many things to see and do, but you can miss a lot if your vacation is not well planned. Most tourists make the trip to visit Disney World or one of the other theme parks, or they head south to take advantage of the warm weather. Some folks, though, want to take a unique vacation in Florida. Here are two trip ideas that won't leave you sitting on a crowded beach or stuck in a theme park wearing mouse ears.

A Florida Nature Vacation

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Florida can be a perfect destination if you are looking for a vacation that is filled with a combination of leisurely nature walks and exciting excursions. Planning a nature vacation in Florida will require a bit of research beforehand (depending on the activities you are interested in). For instance, if you would like to try horseback riding, why not stay in the heart of horse country in Central Florida? BG Equestrian Resort is ideal for beginners and experienced riders alike. Here you can have a lesson before your first ride or spend the day on horseback exploring the beautiful scenery inside the 100-acre estate. This resort is conveniently located in Ocala, Florida. This means you can be close to nature without being far from the city and its array of fine and casual dining options.


Another popular activity for nature seekers is exploring the breathtaking Florida Everglades. You can't get any closer to nature than being deep within the 'Glades. There are many resorts to choose from, including the Marco Beach Ocean Resort or the Port of the Islands – Everglades Adventure Resort, which also provides guided nature tours. These resorts will surely appease the nature seeker in you.

Small beach town vacation on the Atlantic Coast

Interior Atlantic Beach Estate

Looking for a vacation with beautiful beaches that feature endless white sands as opposed to thousands of tourists? You can get in the most beach time on your Florida vacation by staying in Atlantic Beach. Atlantic Beach is a charming small town just outside of Jacksonville. The Atlantic Beach Estate is where you will find the most comfort, luxury and style. This estate was designed in the late 1950s by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who is best known for his luxurious style, which is incorporated with clean and creative interior designs.

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With your condo just a few steps from the endless panoramic views of the ocean, this is the perfect location if you are looking to bask in the sun on a beautiful white sand beach all day. After that, you can spend the evening in the village, which features boutiques, bars, restaurants and art galleries. This resort does require a three-day minimum stay, so there will be plenty of time to check out the world-class golf courses nearby. If you are looking to get in the water, you can enjoy watersports such as kayaking and surfing.

Whatever the reason for your Florida vacation, make sure it is a memorable one by staying at a venue that can provide you with everything you are looking for. As you can tell from the two examples we just gave you, this state is about more than theme parks and beach parties. Florida really has it all.

Your Turn

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