Whether you plan to spend a day, a week, 2 weeks, or longer in the Sunshine State, you'll need to make many "where," "when," and "how" choices before you leave.

As for the where, well, that's a toughie. It depends on what sort of vacation you're looking for. There's relaxing, adventurous, kitschy, beachy, Mickey, Minnie, and, well, you get the picture. . . .

How to get to Florida? We recommend almost every and any way except hitchhiking. And now to the when: That's the biggest question we get. As Florida shifts from a seasonal to a more year-round destination, there's always a good time to visit. Even during Hurricane Season (June 1-Nov 30), when prices are lower, crowds are thinner, and hurricanes are (knock on wood) often elusive. When temperatures freeze elsewhere, that's when Florida starts sinking further into the ocean, as crowds flock to the state for deep thawing and the state feels, well, heavier. For those who love heat, humidity, and sweating, summertime is the ideal time to visit and saves you a trip to the sauna.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.