Florida Travel Guides & Travel Books

We love travel books. Not only do they help you navigate through Florida, these books also offer a lasting memory as you put it on a bookshelf in your living room or study upon your return.

Travel books offer tips and tricks, places to visit and places best to avoid. For those that are doing research, travel guides are bit easier to use than researching online. They offer a start and often recommend experiences you would have otherwise mised out on.

We always use travel books whereever we go. Even if we visit places that we (think to) know very well, we have never regretted buying a travel guide. Florida is no exception, we have been here multiple times but we will definately buy a book to get more out of the journey south. 

Florida is one of the United States most beloved travel destinations. Some areas and destinations in the state have become known for overtourism. Over the last years, my wife and myself have traveled to Southern Florida on numerous occasions. We know how crowds can make a city busy but also know where to find the quiet places. All our research has been done using the travel books we recommend here.

We are a big fan of Lonely Planet! We use Lonely Planet Travel Guides for basically every destination that we visit. This Lonely Planet Florida is a regional guide. There are also editions for cities like Miami or Orlando. The book comes with full colour maps, highlights, itineraries and what we like the most about the entire Lonely Planet series: reviews for eating, drinking, hidden gems and going out. These books are small enough to handle with ease but big enough to contain all the essential tips and tricks for your perfect trip to Florida.

If you are not interested in the entire state of Florida but only in the deep south, you can also buy this more focused Lonely Planet guide. This book comes with the same colour maps, highlights and itineraries that we are used to from our favourite travel book brand but is more detailed for Miami and the Keys. What is especially useful about Lonely Planet are the reviews for different budgets. The book covers all major areas of Miami and the Keys.

Moon offer travel guides for basically every travel destination around the globe. These books are extremely succesfull as they offer full itineraries that you can use as inspiration for your trip. The books come with strategic advice and give you an overview for top activities and things to do for multiple destinations within Florida. This book is focused on the Gulf Coast but there are other books covering other parts of the State.

Are you traveling with you family? In that case we recommend this Family Guide for Florida by DK Eywitness Travel. Perfect for planning and enjoying a stress-free family holiday, this easy-to-use guide book is packed with insider tips and information on Florida’s best family-friendly activities and attractions.
Explore the magic of Orlando’s theme parks, experience flight simulation at Kennedy Space Center, or build sandcastles on the Gulf Coast beaches. From recommendations of child-friendly restaurants to suggestions for rainy-day activities, this guide book takes the work out of planning a family trip to Florida.

Fodor’s Florida is an extensive and complete travel guide for Sate of Florida. The book comes with a handy pull out map with top attractions that you can’t miss. Most importantly, the book has indispensable planning tools such as major attractions, top itineraries and dining recommendations. Fodor’s local writers vet every recommendation to ensure that you not only make the most of your time, but that you also have all the most up-to-date and essential information you need to plan the perfect trip.

Have you been to Florida before? Or do you want to have another experience than most tourists? This book has got you govered. Weird Florida is a travel guide that includes many hidden gems as well as local legends. This book is highly recommend by those that have bought it. Some of those recommendations also come from those that live in the state. Curious? Read more here.

This in-depth, eclectic travel guide to Florida offers couples everywhere the insider tips, tricks, and recommendations they need to experience the state like a professional. Sites like parks, beaches, hotels, historical locations, Instagram locations, restaurants, and bars are featured throughout the state – from world-renowned attractions to quiet treasures hidden off the beaten path – providing you with a little bit of everything.

By reading up on history of our travel destinations we can better understand the behaviour of those living in the places that we visit. Every place that we visit has its own unique history. Florida has a long and rich history. Although the state’s history is too extensive to cover in a single book, this book does a good job in summarizing centuries of history in an easy to read accessable book.

In all our overviews of travel guides, we include a travel book that is made for children. This Kids for Florida Travel Bookists and reviews hundreds of kid-tested attractions and events throughout the state. Besides all of the details (where, when), the book is best known for its easy-to-read reviews of what is most engaging about each site. And, you’ll discover most of the book explores places besides theme parks. You won’t find this information together in any other resource or on the internet. Great idea for unique, easy day trips or vacations.

Over the years, more and more people started traveling and overtourism became a growing issue. Although the coronavirus pandemic has forced us to change our travel behavior for now, we believe that we will travel again and that the return of crowds is inevitable. This book helps you to Avoid Crowds and is your guide on what (not) to do when it’s busy. The book includes a special chapter on traveling during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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