When you vacation at your favorite luxury Orlando resort, you have the full smorgasbord of Orlando entertainment and family activities within minutes. Some of the most exciting and well-known theme parks, golf courses, and retail opportunities exist in the heart of the Sunshine State. But when you want the fun, sun and surf also commonly associated with Florida, a trip to the beach is an easy drive from your resort.
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From north to south, Florida averages a width of 160 miles. That means that Orlando’s central location is ideal (approximately an hour’s drive) for venturing to and from the Atlantic beaches on Florida’s east coast. The Bee Line Expressway, Florida Turnpike, and Interstate 4 make arriving at your sandy destination of choice that much easier.
Head East - to the Sea!
- Cocoa Beach - The Ron Jon Surf Shop, Cocoa Beach Pier, and six miles of beach make Cocoa an attractive destination for many luxury Orlando vacation travelers. For a unique experience, you can take a trolley ride around the finer parts of the city and explore its finer restaurants and tropical nightlife. Cocoa Beach is also close to Cape Canaveral (Kennedy Space Center) for those who want to see a rocket launch or a piece of American history.
- New Smyrna Beach – North of Cocoa, New Smyrna Beach features beautiful white sand. Its rocky ledges create wave breaks that make New Smyrna a popular destination for surfers. Many fishermen nationwide prefer New Smyrna Beach as it has a generally relaxing atmosphere compared to some of Florida’s other “party beaches.”
- Daytona Beach – Maybe the granddaddy of Florida’s “party beaches,” Daytona has, in recent years, catered to the luxury vacationer more and more. Home to the world-famous Bike Week and the Daytona 500, and a continuous series of interesting and exciting events. Daytona Beach is also spacious as it includes 23 miles of shoreline. Unique to Daytona Beach is that it allows its patrons to drive onto and through designated areas of the beach.
When the convention ends, the round of golf hits the 18th hole, and you just can’t take one more chorus of “It’s A Small World, After All,” head (no, run) to the beautiful, relaxing, serenity of Florida’s beaches. Listen to the waves crash against one another as you sip your favorite adult beverage and enjoy the cuisine of a tropical fiesta at a marvelous seaside restaurant.