For those looking for fun-filled holidays in the sun, there are few better choices than Florida The sunshine state has become known for theme parks, beaches and lively nightlife. Although Florida is certainly worth going to for these things, there is a thriving cultural scene that you should discover when holidaying here. There are some incredible museums, art galleries and interesting attractions, which you should consider visiting when here. It’s a good idea to check out fun indoor activities are around in case you’re faced with a rainy day. Even if you enjoy sunny weather throughout your holiday, consider coming to one of these brilliant museums when on all inclusive holidays to Florida.
You can’t go to Florida without visiting the Kennedy Space Center, where many of the NASA Space Shuttles take off. The Centre is no further than 15 miles from Daytona Beach, Miami and Orlando, so is easy to get to from most major holiday destinations. Here you can wander around a museum about Space and if lucky see a space launch. The next launch is on 24th February, so if you’re in Florida at this time, or unsure about when to time your package holidays to Florida, book at this time to coincide with this special event.
There is an excellent art scene in Florida, particularly in Miami and around the west coast of the state. The newly re-opened Salvador Dali Museum in St Petersburg, near Tampa, is a highlight. This has the most comprehensive collection of the surrealist painters works including 100 watercolours, 95 oil paintings among hundreds of sketches, sculptures and photos. For those that want to see more than one type of art, head to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. This massive museum is the biggest in the state, with 21 galleries with work by American and European artists. This was the mansion of Ringling, of circus fame, and you can see a fascinating circus exhibition here too. Try to make a visit to these museums part of your all inclusive holidays, if you’re visiting the west coast of Florida.
There are some surprisingly impressive historic museums to be found all over the state. The Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden, is an excellent museum which is entirely devoted to the culture of Japan. For those that want to find out more about one of Florida’s most famous sons, visit the John Gorrie State Museum in Apalachicola. Here you can see one of the replicas of the fridge he created in 1851. These museums can be found close to Tampa, so if you’re visiting Busch Gardens theme park, come to one of the fascinating museums in the area.
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