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 features

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 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 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 near South Florida?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 97,142 house rentals near South Florida. From 34,484 Houses to 16,930 Villas, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near South Florida for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Orlando: 40,109 vacation rentals
  • Kissimmee: 39,221 vacation rentals
  • Fort Lauderdale: 5,587 vacation rentals
  • Naples: 7,703 vacation rentals
  • Disney World: 40,935 vacation rentals

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

What are the main cities to discover in South Florida?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South Florida:

  • Orlando: 40,109 rentals
  • Kissimmee: 39,221 rentals
  • Fort Lauderdale: 5,587 rentals
  • Naples: 7,703 rentals
  • Davenport: 39,610 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to South Florida?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in South Florida are:

  • Orlando International Airport (MCO): 13,566 home rentals
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL): 6,968 home rentals
  • Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM): 41,009 home rentals

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

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in South Florida. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Disney World: 40,935 vacation homes
  • Universal Studios: 40,216 vacation homes
  • John's Pass Village & Boardwalk: 7,841 vacation homes
  • Del Tura Golf and Country Club: 4,036 vacation homes
  • Providence Golf & Country Club: 892 vacation homes

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.

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