Florida Destinations in January

Florida's weather in January can be a flip of the coin between chilly and pleasant, though if you’re looking for destinations in Florida in January, you’ll find that the south of Florida will be your best bet for finding the best weather for a laid-back beach vacation in the sun.

See below for our short list of best destinations in Florida to getaway in January:

Sanibel and Captiva

If you’re looking for a pretty beach spot to relax with the family, you’ll find that Sanibel and Captiva islands are two of the best Florida destinations in January where you can enjoy a fun and relaxing vacation.
Florida Destinations in January
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The beaches in Sanibel and Captiva are pristine and there are many resort areas and family friendly things you can do such as booking a cruise of renting a boat to enjoy a bit of fishing.

Disney World

Disney World Orlando is another of the popular Florida destinations in January for a family vacation because of the fewer crowds, pleasant weather and the opportunity to hit the outdoors without the unpleasant heat of summer.
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If you’ve always wanted to visit Disney World with the kids but were worried about the crowds, you’ll definitely you won’t to worry as you won't have to wait in line for long to get on the attractions. You'll also love camping at the “Fort Wilderness Resort Campground” and enjoy outdoor activities such as horseback riding.

Miami Beach

Miami Beach is another of the Florida destinations in January you can consider for a vacation if you’re looking to do more than just swimming and relaxing along the stunning South Beach Miami.

Downtown Miami is just a stone throw and it’s filled with lots of fun and interesting things to do such as visiting the planetarium at the Miami Science Museum, taking moonlight garden tours at the Vizcaya Museum, and enjoying dolphin shows at Seaquarium. Miami’s nightlife and shopping scene is also amazing and with hot-spots such as Little Havana and Lincoln Road Mall you'll have plenty of opportunities for shopping, dining our and clubbing.

Key West

Key West is without a doubt, one of the best Florida destinations in January for a beach vacation as water temperatures are usually warmer than anywhere else in Florida.

Key West is also a great a spot for relaxing in the sun and enjoying lots of fun activities such as snorkeling, jet-skiing and hiking in the Sand and Sea Nature Center in Bahia Honda. You can also enjoy eco tours and sailing to the nearby islands of Dry Tortugas.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

The John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is another of the Florida destinations in January where you can enjoy an vacation with the family camping outdoors.

You’ll be able to do lots of water activities at John Pennekamp such as canoeing, kayaking and paddle boasting, as well as booking snorkeling, scuba diving, and glass bottom tours to nearby National Marine Sanctuary in Key Largo and Everglades National Park in Homestead.


Marathon is another of the Florida destinations in January where you can enjoy a fun vacation as there are lots of things on offer to suit everyone. If you’re traveling with the kids you can do everything from cycling trips, to petting wildlife at the Crane Museum & Nature Center.

You can also enjoy plenty of sunbathing and snorkeling on the shallow waters of Sombrero Beach, as well as boat fishing along the miles of pristine flats.

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