Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively South Florida

Enjoy the live music and other features of South Florida. Renowned for its beaches, seaside and bars, this city welcomes all visitors. For a bit of culture, visit Arcadia Opera House Museum, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens or Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in South Florida

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that South Florida has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bird Gardens of Naples (26 mi / 41.8 km)
  • Clewiston Country Club (26.2 mi / 42.2 km)
  • Valencia Golf and Country Club (26.6 mi / 42.9 km)
  • Mirror Lake Golf Course (29.1 mi / 46.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in South Florida

South Florida is famous for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, South Florida is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Sugarland Park (26.6 mi / 42.9 km)
  • Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary (26.7 mi / 42.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around South Florida

Fly into Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.), the closest airport, located 36.7 mi (59 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Naples, FL (APF-Naples Municipal), which is 41.3 mi (66.5 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Okeechobee Station, Pompano Beach Station and Fort Lauderdale Cypress Creek Station are the main stations that serve the city. It's easy to get around South Florida by catching a ride on the metro at Palmetto Station, Okeechobee Station or Hialeah Station.

Where to stay near South Florida?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 96,839 holiday rentals near South Florida. From 34,479 Houses to 16,951 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near South Florida is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in South Florida?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in South Florida. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Orlando: 40,013 holiday rentals
  • Miami: 6,658 holiday rentals
  • Kissimmee: 39,458 holiday rentals
  • Four Corners: 28,690 holiday rentals
  • Walt Disney World: 41,125 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in South Florida! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in South Florida?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in South Florida with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Orlando: 40,013 holiday homes
  • Miami: 6,658 holiday homes
  • Kissimmee: 39,458 holiday homes
  • Four Corners: 28,690 holiday homes
  • Miami Beach: 5,267 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to South Florida?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in South Florida are:

  • Orlando International Airport (MCO): 13,849 holiday houses
  • Miami, FL (OPF-Opa Locka Executive): 7,462 holiday houses
  • Miami International Airport (MIA): 6,156 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in South Florida?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in South Florida. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Walt Disney World: 41,125 holiday rentals
  • St Nicholas Boat Line: 2,896 holiday rentals
  • Brunswick Harbor Lanes: 1,313 holiday rentals
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports: 32,982 holiday rentals
  • Canopy Walkway and Boylston Nature Trail: 4,875 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Florida listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around South Florida

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39,458 holiday rentals
Four Corners
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Marco Island
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Madeira Beach
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Lake Buena Vista
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Delray Beach
1,204 holiday rentals
Bonita Springs
5,113 holiday rentals
Apollo Beach
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Cocoa Beach
1,063 holiday rentals
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Melbourne Beach
678 holiday rentals
Cape Canaveral
874 holiday rentals