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Why not visit the magnificent USA for your next villa holiday? With 3.79 million square miles to explore, it's one of the largest countries in the world, and is packed with exciting cities and stunning scenery. You can get a taste of both in the Sunshine State of Florida, one of America’s biggest draws.
Thomson’s Villas Collection offers everything from authentic haciendas and swanky pads to fit all sizes – whether there’s two of you or ten. Car hire is included, too, so you can get exploring as soon as you arrive. Or, if you fancy more relaxing and less action, opt for a private pool. The only other decision you’ll have to make is the destination. Pick between Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, Spain or Italy.
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We have over 300 villas to choose from in Florida. If you are looking to treat the kids to a trip to Disneyland, or you fancy a week on a world-class golf course, we have plenty of perfect properties for you. Renting a villa in Florida with a private pool is the perfect alternative to staying in a hotel, offering you flexibility and the option to go self-catered.
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With its mix of year-round sun, huge theme parks and natural wonders such as the Everglades and the Florida Keys, you can see why Florida is so popular with British holidaymakers.
The theme parks are generally the main attraction for those going on an Orlando villa holiday. Disney and Universal are the biggest, along with Sea World. They offer everything from white-knuckle rides to wildlife encounters, as well as shows and entertainment for kids of all ages (including the parents!).
But when you tire of the parks, you can rest and relax around your own private pool before heading off to the extensive shopping malls for up-to-the-minute fashions and bargains in the outlet stores.
There’s also the Kennedy Space Centre for something completely different, Miami for a taste of big city life, and the 90-mile strip of islands that is the Keys for a more bohemian experience.
Sporty types, meanwhile, will enjoy the world-class golf courses and water, as well as the walking and canoeing in the Everglades.
Planning your trip is easy to do. Why not read some of the tips on our villas page to help you along the way.
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Orlando is the centre for most of the villa “action”. Many of the best Orlando villas are located in the Four Corners area close to Disney, or in Kissimmee, which is close to the lake. Being situated close to the Interstate 4 highway also gives you easy access to everything on offer in the area.
For a coastal villa, you can also consider towns such as Clearwater, St Petersburg, Sarasota, and Naples, which are known for their long sandy beaches and warm seas and laid back lifestyle.
Miami offers some real sophistication with its art deco architecture and trendy bars, nightclubs and restaurants. Holiday homes in this area tend to be more luxurious and expensive, and are generally finished to a very high spec.
Outside of Florida, meanwhile, you find villas in America in areas such as New England, California and the Carolinas.
America is full of things to see, do and experience. So what’s the best way to get around on a villa holiday in the USA?
To travel around in the States you really should organise car hire to make the most of your holiday. It’s by far the easiest way to get around, as public transport is often limited and taxis can prove expensive.
Pick up your vehicle on arrival at the airport and use it to get to your holiday home and to explore the nearby beaches, theme parks, shopping centres and national parks. Many villa holidays come complete with vehicle rental; however do check out prices to ensure you are getting the best overall deal.
If you opt for a villa without car hire then you will need to ensure it has easy access to public transport or to the shops and attractions you will want to visit during your stay. You can arrange a transfer to your resort from the airport to make arriving and departing a breeze.
You certainly won’t be bored on a villa holiday in the USA. In fact, you’ll probably be hard pushed to pack everything you want to do into your trip...
Shopping – there is no shortage of shopping options in Florida and the rest of the USA. Orlando alone has numerous malls that between them are home to hundreds of stores. Alternatively, head to the outlet stores on International Drive and Vineland Avenue for serious discounts on premium and high street brands.
The theme park stores are also packed with every kind of merchandise imaginable, all linked to your favourite TV and film characters.
Water sports – the beaches of Florida offer excellent opportunities for everything from deep-sea fishing to windsurfing. You can also try out water skiing, sailing and kayaking on Florida’s many lakes.
Culture – there aren’t any ancient buildings to explore in Florida. However, there is plenty of culture on offer. Check out the art deco splendour of Miami, the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West and the Fort San Carlos in Pensacola. Miami in particular has a thriving arts scene.
Entertainment – Florida theme parks have long opening hours with shows and attractions scheduled throughout the entire day. Check online or locally what’s on while you are there. There are also many places to eat, shop and have fun along Orlando’s International Drive.