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 friends trip, vacation 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 cozy vacation 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 center:

  • 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 center:

  • 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 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 center. 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 traveling 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 around South Florida?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 88,831 holiday lettings near South Florida. From 30,557 Houses to 16,117 Villas, find unique self catering accommodation 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:

  • The Bahamas: 2,412 holiday homes
  • Orlando: 38,252 holiday homes
  • Dade City: 786 holiday homes
  • Delray Beach: 1,165 holiday homes
  • Boca Raton: 1,844 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in South Florida! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations 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 lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Orlando: 38,252 holiday lettings
  • Dade City: 786 holiday lettings
  • Delray Beach: 1,165 holiday lettings
  • Boca Raton: 1,844 holiday lettings
  • North Miami: 6,658 holiday lettings

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 self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in South Florida are:

  • Naples Municipal Airport (APF): 6,669 self catering accommodations
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO): 12,592 self catering accommodations
  • Palm Beach Co Park Airport (LNA): 2,085 self catering accommodations

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

Explore destinations around South Florida

38,252 holiday rentals
Dade City
786 holiday rentals
Delray Beach
1,165 holiday rentals
Boca Raton
1,844 holiday rentals
North Miami
6,658 holiday rentals
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Cocoa Beach
960 holiday rentals
Miami Beach
4,211 holiday rentals
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Fort Myers
7,890 holiday rentals
Saint Petersburg
8,968 holiday rentals
West Palm Beach
1,675 holiday rentals
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Plant City
1,547 holiday rentals
Palm Beach Gardens
1,206 holiday rentals
Key Largo
1,154 holiday rentals
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Miami Gardens
6,947 holiday rentals
Melbourne Beach
619 holiday rentals
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