If the theme parks of Orlando and glitzy Miami are not appealing, why not bypass them and head for Florida’s unspoiled western coastline around Tampa. The region benefits from an outstanding climate, where the relentless sunshine complements the perfect azure of the Gulf of Mexico to make the beaches exceedingly popular.
Tampa and its surroundings are now increasingly accessible from the United Kingdom, with direct flights circumventing any stopovers in Orlando. The region perhaps offers the best blend of all things Floridian – there are family attractions like the Busch Gardens theme park, but the pace is slower, and the landscape undoubtedly less developed.
For golfers, the resorts at Innisbrook and Saddlebrook may not be of international repute, but rest assured they are home to golf courses to rival almost anything in the state. Two things are certain if you choose Tampa for your next American escape: a warm welcome, and a truly memorable golf holiday.