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Reasons to go to Florida in 2013

                       Reasons to go to Florida in 2013

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, January 4, 2013

LONDON, January 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The state of Florida is known for being doused in enviable sunshine for much
of the year, but it offers a whole lot more than simply a desirable climate.
Whether you're an enthusiastic painter, a devoted fan of extreme sports, an
archaeologist at heart, ardent shopper or eager to sit on white-knuckle
rollercoasters, holidays to Florida can tickle the most diverse and bizarre of
fancies.

Here, leading travel experts at Thomas Cook cast their professional eye over
some of the best reasons to visit Florida in the coming year:

Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Studios

A huge attraction for tourists, the kids-paradise of Walt Disney World Resort
has been around since the 1960s and offers theme-park rides, entertainment and
magical hotels as the characters from the legendary films and cartoons come to
life.

Becoming an internationally renowned experience in its own right, Universal
Studios is another must-see location for families and film-buffs alike.
Featuring rides based on classic Universal films such as Jurassic Park and
Jaws, the theme park provides year-round entertainment for all ages.

Ranger Guided Walk on Bolen Bluff Trail

For USA holidays 2013 , Florida should certainly be a contender, particularly
if you want to witness the many great events that are lined up for the
forthcoming year; such as the Ranger Guided Walk on Bolen Bluff Trail.

Held on 30 March 2013, participating in this guided walk will enable you and
your family to witness Florida scenery at its most stunning and learn all
about the Prairie's incredible history and wildlife.

In fact, it's here at the Bolen Bluff Trail where Paynes Prairie wild bison
are most commonly seen.

Wild Azalea Festival

On 16 March 2013, the 13 ^th annual Wild Azalea Festival will be hosted by the
Nature and Heritage Tourism Center, the Stephen Foster Folk Center State Park
and the Special Events Committee for the Town of White Springs.

If you're looking for a memorable Florida event with a difference then helping
the town of White Springs celebrate the spring bloom of wild azaleas certainly
promises to fulfil aspirations for an authentic holiday in Florida. The
festival's highlights include dessert tasting, musical performances galore and
the Suwannee River Duck Race.

Florida Everglades National Park

Known for being the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States this
enormous 1.5 million acre park features stunning wildlife and rare plant
species. The kids will find plenty to occupy them with hiking, camping and
canoe trails on offer as well as incredible opportunities for relaxing and
enjoying the great outdoors.

Thomas Cook offers cheap holidays across numerous destinations to ensure you
can visit holiday hotspots such as Florida at a time that suits you. With a
great year-round calendar of events for all the family, sun holidays don't get
much more exciting than those in the archetypal home of sunshine, Florida.

Contact: Thomas Cook Press Office: Nick Sandham, Senior PR Manager Thomas Cook
UK & Ireland, Tel: +44(0)1733-416748, Email: pressoffice@thomascook.com