People planning a trip to Florida for their summer holidays this year may want to think about hopping on a bus and travelling around the state to see what’s on offer, tourism official have said.
While families may be looking for a restful break, particularly after a long journey involving airport transfers, a tourism agency for Polk Country said travellers should explore Florida’s wild side.
According to the agency, Polk County, which is located in the geographical heart of Florida between Orlando and Tampa, is a secret haven for visitors looking to explore further. Some of the attractions on offer include the Safari Wilderness Ranch.
The ranch, which opened for guided tours earlier this year, should be a hit with animal lovers as it is home to a number of unusual species. These include the scimitar-horned oryx, which is extinct in the wild.
A new water park at Legoland Florida also opened in May and should provide families with hours of fun.
The water park features 50 rides, shows, and a botanic garden, as well as other top family attractions. For those interested in nature, the region also hosts the Polk NatureFest, which will feature airboat eco-tours, nature talks and other activities.
And for sports and outdoor lovers, central Florida offers a number of options including watersports, fishing and birdwatching.
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