There is so much to see and do in Florida. In addition to the world-famous Disney and Universal resorts, there are more than 100 attractions in the city and surrounding area. At the nearby Kennedy Space Centre participants can see and hear all about space travel and even meet with astronauts. Smaller towns, such as Mt. Dora and St. Augustine, are fun to explore for their history and unique shopping. Orlando also offers a wide range of sporting events ranging from soccer – hey there, Orlando City Soccer -, to basketball – Go Orlando Magic, to several baseball teams.
Miami plays host to all kinds of sports events throughout the year, including golf, beach volleyball, basketball and football. Sunset cruises along the Intracoastal Waterway are always popular and the world’s third largest barrier reef is located off the coast of Miami. There is a vibrant art community in Miami, and walking tours of Wynwood are very popular with visitors. Ft. Lauderdale and Hollywood are just two of the nearby cities worth seeing and exploring. Ft. Lauderdale is known as the ‘Venice of America’ because of its expansive and intricate canal system.
As a convention destination Orlando has wide ranging facilities to accommodate groups of all sizes.
The Orange County Convention Centre is state of the art and the second – largest in the United States with over seven million square feet of total space.
This is a state that offers amazing wildlife from the Everglades to coral reefs; dynamic cites such as Miami and Fort Lauderdale to the wonders of Orlando and the fantasies of Disney and Universal Studios. This is also a serious convention state with sizeable meeting spaces in Miami and Orlando. From the art deco of Miami Beach to the board walks of the Florida Keys this state is adept at delivering an imaginative incentive programme as it is at hosting large conventions or sporting occasions.
Miami is the main hub not only for Florida but for central and South America. It links east, west and south with a comprehensive network of flight services. Orlando is the second gateway into Florida and can be combined with Miami or can stand alone.
Most of the international chains are represented in the state and the options run from resorts to convention hotels and with a wide range of price offerings. There is simply something for everyone.
Orlando is both the number one location for meetings and conferences in America and it is the theme park capital of the world. With approximately 60 million annual visitors it has the infrastructure to support meetings and events together with incentives.
Miami and Orlando both boast world beating convention centres with Orange County Convention Centre being the second largest in the USA. There are smaller centres for those wanting something cosier.
A wide range of options in house complements the larger centres. As competition is fierce prospective event planners are spoilt for choice.