Florida Sun Escape
Florida Sun Escape - 7 Days
You will have the time of your life on our 7-day southern adventure! The second leg of our Southern Road Trip, this one-way journey from New Orleans to Miami features big city thrills, the magic of Disney World, the abundant nature of the Everglades and the sun-soaked beaches of Florida.
Day 1 - Gulf Shores:
Let the good times roll, indeed! After a morning beignet, cafe au lait and last chance to soak up atmosphere of the Big Easy, we will board our bus and head to the Gulf Shores in Alabama. A day perfect to decompress and release your inner beach bum, kick back on this breathtaking span of turquoise waters and bleach-blonde sands.
Day 2 - Savannah:
Enter the land of Southern belles, steamboats, and down-home cooking with a day in historic Savannah, Georgia. You'll instantly fall under its spell as you walk along its cobblestone streets and take in its charm. Visit Bonaventure Cemetery and find out why Savannah is considered "America's Most Haunted City" for yourself.
Day 3 - St. Augustine:
First settled in 1565 by the Spanish, St. Augustine is the oldest occupied settlement in the states. Heavily influenced by both the Spanish and British, walking through the city is like seeing a history book come alive. A once thriving port town, St. Augustine was once a target for pirates including Sir Francis Drake. Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of rum, indeed.
Throw on your swimsuit and get ready for a day in the water! Juniper Springs is home to one of the oldest and most popular recreation facilities in Florida. The bubbling spring emerges from underneath a massive shady canopy of palms and native habitat creating the perfect natural swimming pool to frolic and float in. Optional canoe rental is also available or perhaps you'll enjoy a hike on one of the various nature trails around the recreation area bursting with abundant wildlife.
Rise and shine early to get ready for the Happiest Place on Earth! Experience one of Disney's four amazing theme parks for the day including Epcot center, Hollywood Studios, the animal Kingdom or home of Mickey and the gang: the magic kingdom itself. Or if you prefer, spend the day at one of the free themed areas and enjoy many complementary activities the resort has to offer. Check out the famous House of Blues at Downtown Disney or take a futuristic trip around the perimeter on the monorail. Explore the Boardwalk in the evening for a picturesque sunset and water/light show just before reuniting with the group to head out toward your next exciting destination.
Day 6 - Everglades:
It's not a trip to Florida without a stop in the Everglades. This unique region of tropical wetlands is home to a variety of wildlife including the American crocodile. Hop aboard an airboat and take a ride to see these fascinating creatures up close and personal.
Day 7 - South Beach:
Welcome to Miami, the Party Capital of Florida! The last stop on our adventure is South Beach, one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the country. From trendy shops to bronzed physiques and a club scene that goes on all night long, South Beach is the perfect place to end your trip with your new friends.
Hostel accommodations now available through us for the nights in New Orleans :
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