It’s no real secret about Florida’s weather that there are only two main seasons in the year. The first is Summer, and the other is Not Summer.
Yes, it’s the standard joke about the Sunshine State’s generally perceived “lack” of seasonality, but it is definitely true as the calendar clicks over to May. This is the very doorstep of summer, and it’s full speed ahead to an all-out vacation celebration.
You’ve probably heard by now that this corner of the world has already been seeing record numbers of happy vacationers, and that trend looks set to continue into the next couple of months as well, a testament to the incredible, enduring lure of the Orlando area.
Wherever you go, be it Walt Disney World, International Drive, Universal Studios, or the Kennedy Space Center, the message is the same: this is Tourist Central, and the whole world has come out to play!
But, while that is definitely a good thing in general terms – like many parts of the world, Central Florida suffered enormously during the worst of the pandemic, and it has been vital to getting our economic engine going again – it does mean that there might be a few frustrations along the way.
With huge popularity also comes the unavoidable consequence of crowds, and you are inevitably going to find yourself at the end of some long lines as you tour the Magic Kingdom and Co.
But that’s where we come in, and we can be your invaluable companion to alleviate some of that crowd-related stress.
Because we have the ability to take you away from the holiday hordes, the massed ranks of eager theme park throngs. And – whisper it quietly – while it is unarguably fun to ride the rides and see the shows, it’s actually quite nice to get away from them for a day or two as well, to take a break from your vacation.
With that in mind, we have a selection of tours and excursions that are guaranteed to take you away from the frenzy for a while; put you in more of a chill-out mode, and provide a taste of the real Florida that lurks just beyond the bright lights (and surging masses!).
With limited numbers on every tour, you will immediately notice the difference in terms of the vacation ambiance as we dial things back down from “11” and give you a chance to catch your breath again.
You’ll find it at Crystal River, our ever-popular wildlife fiesta that features a chance to snorkel in the crystal-clear waters where the manatee is a perpetual visitor. Just the drive alone will allow you to feel the difference of the unfettered wilds as opposed to the tourist frenzy.
Then, when we take you to Homosassa Springs and out on the Withlacoochee River for an unforgettable airboat experience, you will feel fully refreshed and revitalized, as well as steeped in a genuine Floridian adventure.
Real Florida Adventures‘ adventurous but laid-back theme continues with one of their outstanding Clearwater Beach excursions, where they feature Deep-Sea Fishing in addition to lunch and some blissful beach time.
This is where you can truly cast away any thoughts of being on a rigid schedule and cast a line into the fish-rich waters of the Gulf of Mexico in the company of expert guides who know how to provide all the thrills of angling for The Big One. It’s an authentic get-away-from-it-all opportunity and one that receives five-star feedback every time.
Or devote your whole day to that bliss-out beachy theme and just book the Clearwater – Transport Only option, where YOU get to decide how to enjoy all the sand-laden charms of one of America’s most universally-appreciated coastal destinations.
Another alternative is to sample some of the rural charms that this part of the world has to offer in abundance, in Osceola County. This is where you’ll find Wild Florida and one more journey into the original nature of the state.
Situated in 300 acres of unspoiled wilderness on the shores of pristine Cypress Lake, or, as they like to call it, “the Middle of Nowhere,” this is a chance to revel in the sights and sounds of Florida’s great outdoors, with airboat rides, a drive-through safari park, boardwalk, 14-acre alligator park, and lunch at their rustic Chomp House diner.
You simply won’t find a more realistic setting in which to enjoy the essence of any visit to the Sunshine State, and it makes for a truly memorable, and refreshing, day out.
So, just remember, when the summer queues and crowds really become too much to bear, take this tip: take a Real Florida Adventures tour and they’ll show you the real Florida – without the lines!
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Book Direct and you also receive these EXCLUSIVE extras worth approximately $50!
• Complimentary Theme Park Backpack*
• Reusable rain poncho (up to 4)
• One $10 Planet Hollywood voucher*
• 1 Day I-Ride Trolley Pass (up to 4)
• FREE beer at Tin Roof Orlando* (up to 4)
• One FREE appetizer per booking at a local Orlando Restaurant*
• Discount coupons to local restaurants and attractions
* One per party