DAYTONA BEACH • ORLANDO • TAMPA • MIAMI
Hop a bus to Florida
for fun in the sun!
When the weather outside is frightful, we start dreaming of trading gloomy skies for vibrant sunsets. Taking a vacation doesn’t have to break the bank, especially if you consider that bus travel is one of the most economic and efficient ways to wake up to a brand new view. Let’s take a look at some of Florida’s finest attractions that will make you want to book your bus ticket ASAP!
There’s no shortage of things to do in Florida.
Starting in Northern Florida, Jacksonville is the most populated city in Florida and also the largest city by area in the United States. With a massive city to explore once you hop off your bus, where should you begin?
If the main reason that you chose Florida for your bus trip is to see sun and sand, your first stop should be Atlantic Beach. Perfect for walking, hiking, biking and surfing, the miles of coastline are also suitable for pulling out your towel for a seaside nap.
Looking to take a walk on the wild side? The Catty Shack Wildlife Sanctuary is one of Jacksonville’s most visited attractions. The sanctuary provides a home to endangered or injured cats such as lions, tigers, pumas, leopards and lynx, while also allowing the public a chance to see these magnificent cats in action. Grab a ticket for the night feeding and see over 600 pounds of meat devoured in mere minutes.
Speaking of feeding, you’ll need to keep your belly full as well! Stop by Gators BBQ for a taste of slow-cooked perfection. No, alligator isn’t actually on the menu, but a wide variety of smoked brisket, chicken, turkey and ribs, along with sides such as collard greens, fried pickles, and homemade mac and cheese will have you acting like the wild cats you just saw fed!
If you want to have a magical experience, you’re headed in the right direction when your bus unloads in Orlando. Home to Walt Disney World, this city has loads of attractions to choose from, even if choose not to visit the magic kingdom.
You could easily spend several days inside Universal Studios, one of Orlando’s largest attractions, but fans flock from all over the world to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter inside Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park. Walk through the street of London and Diagon Alley that were painstakingly recreated to resemble scenes from the movies as you sip your very first butterbeer for a magical experience sure to bring out the kid in you!
Florida is known for its fresh seafood, and it doesn’t get any fresher than Lee and Ricks Oyster Bar in Orlando. Peel and eat shrimp, raw or steamed oysters, clams, snow crab, and fresh seafood dinners, all served in a restaurant that boasts a 50-foot shucking bar. You know you’re in a temple of seafood when the restaurant has been designed for the maximum amount of oyster shucking possible!
If you are looking for a city filled with a vibrant music, art, fashion and food scene, your bus trip to Miami will take you to the right place.
Colorful art deco buildings dot Miami Beach, which are easy to explore on foot as you tour the city. You can join an official guided walk tour or grab a brochure from the art deco welcome center and meander on your own. If you’re looking to view contemporary art, the Perez Art Museum of Miami hosts a large collection of 20th and 21st century artists from Miami and all across the globe.
Miami’s close proximity to Cuba means that this southern neighbor’s influence is seen in a myriad of ways. Cuban food is a must-have while visiting Miami, and you can’t go wrong at La Carreta, a homestyle Cuban restaurant where you’ll be served food as it was made in grandma’s kitchen. Their ropa vieja, with succulent shredded beef and mojo sauce, is as good as anywhere you’d find on the island.
A warm-weather getaway to Florida is as close as your nearest bus depot. Book your ticket for a bus trip to the sunshine state today!