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What to do During Your Downtime on Your Florida Golf Vacation

Seeking the opportunity to get away from the drag of everyday life and improve your golf game while you’re at it? Do you want to combine the improvement of your golf skills with a vacation you and your family will never forget? Stay at the Club at Boca Pointe, Mission Inn Resort, or at one of Bird Golf’s other luxury Florida golf resort locations. Florida is absolutely the most popular choice for a golf vacation in the United States, and it’s easy to see why. Many PGA pros and events, as well as several top of the line golf courses, call the Sunshine State home. It’s a great place for amateur golfers to escape to in hopes of honing their skills.

In addition to its quality as a luxury golf getaway, Florida is a favorite vacation spot for its non-golf attractions. There’s plenty for tourists to see and enjoy, no matter what part of Florida you choose to visit. Select the luxury golf resort that appeals to you—but make sure you get off the green and take advantage of everything else Florida has to offer.

Theme Parks

Orlando, Florida is the theme park capital of the United States, famous for its wide variety of options. Whether you’re traveling with a family that includes small children or teens and you need something to appeal to them for the day or you just want to get away and experience something different on your own, finding a great theme park suited to your interests is a great way to go. Consider:

  • Disney World. Fans of the beloved children’s movies are sure to find a magical time here, no matter how old you are!
  • Sea World. Creatures of the deep await you. Interact with stingrays or take in a dolphin show.
  • Universal Studios. Exciting thrill rides and virtual reality experiences are sure to grab the teens in your group, and everyone will enjoy stepping into the recreated worlds of some of their favorite films.

Botanical Gardens

Florida is known for its plant life, so if a slower paced getaway is right for your group, take a day to wander around the nearest botanical garden. These gardens are truly a treat for the senses, offering up a delectable bouquet of sights, smells, and even sounds. You’ll return feeling rested and ready for your next day of golf. Consider visiting:

  • Harry P. Leu Gardens. Featuring both temperate and tropical plants, this garden is open to the public and features beautiful blooms all year long.
  • Naples Botanical Garden. Experience the garden’s educational programs and contribute to its conservationist efforts.
  • Florida Botanical Gardens. This preserve features an aquatic habitat and even some volunteer opportunities you may have an opportunity to partake in.


Of course, no trip to Florida would be complete without a trip to the beach. Your golf resort is probably nearer to the beach than your home is, but that doesn’t mean you can just walk right out into the water. You may have a drive if you want to visit a beach, and that means you have a choice of which part of the coast you want to visit. So where should you go?

  • Destin. Florida’s favorite beach town is sunny and affordable, featuring white sands and frequent sunshine.
  • St. Petersburg. In addition to miles of beautiful beach on the coastline here, St. Petersburg is a reasonably sized city. If you want to divide your time between laying out and doing some shopping, this might be the place for you.
  • Sanibel Island. People visit this island for peace and quiet and to collect seashells, and partiers tend to give it a wide berth. If you’re looking for a place to spend the day with young children, this could be the answer.

Plan your golf getaway today and get started soaking up the sun and the benefits of a Florida golf resort!