Snap a photo of the sunrise from the sands of Canaveral National Seashore. Then grab breakfast at a cozy café in Historic Cocoa Village. Speed through the St. John River marshlands on an exhilarating airboat ride. Cruise from Orlando and kayak past giraffes at the Brevard Zoo, or climb to the top of Exploration Tower for panoramic views of the port.
This isn’t vacation days spent. This is bragging rights earned. With one-of-a-kind ways to thrill and chill, all in the same day. Like conquering the tallest waterslide in North America, and snapping a shot from 400 feet up in a helium balloon.
Cozumel blends Mexican culture with Caribbean vibes. You can explore its Maya roots in Tulum, or discover a secret world of sea life as you snorkel beneath the waves in Chankanaab. And there’s no better way to close out a day of adventure than with an ice cold michelada and a beachside massage at Playa Mia.
Roatan is a swath of volcanic coastline, dense rainforest, and sandy shores. You could snorkel for days through the second largest barrier reef in the world. Or wander endlessly over pine-forested hills and jungle trails. Its secluded beaches and lively West End villages offer the perfect mix of peace and pizazz.
Past meets present in Costa Maya. Venture into the jungle for a glimpse of Maya history at the Chacchoben and Kohunlich ruins. Or kick back in the village of Mahahual, where you can hit the beach and sip micheladas— a spicy beer cocktail. The best of both worlds awaits.
Head an hour west to Orlando’s theme park heaven to brave thrill rides, catch spectacular shows, and meet a friendly cast of characters. Outside the parks you can browse renowned art museums and lunch along ritzy Park Avenue. Or hit off-the-path attractions like the Orlando Science Center, Gatorland and the Orlando Eye.