Thursday, 12 May 2011 12:00 AM
If you're planning on taking cheap holidays to Florida, you may have little else planned than lazing on the beach. And with such great weather to be had, who could blame you! However, you'll find that the state is packed with fantastic museums that make for fascinating days out too.
Indeed, if you can drag yourself away from the soft sands you'll find that there's really a museum to suit everyone! The sheer variety on offer is staggering, so whether you're travelling with the kids, friends or just your partner, you should discover a daytrip to please your group.
One of the most fascinating on offer is the John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, which is packed full of interesting artefacts pertaining to the man himself. Among the things you can see during this foray into the past are objects from his campaign trail for presidency in 1960.
You can also peruse a variety of models from the 'space race' - a period when the US and Russia battled to leave the atmosphere first. A replica of the Friendship 7 Project Mercury space capsule is just one of things you can see here.
Situated in St Petersburg, the Dali Museum is another popular place to visit. This is the world's most extensive collection of Salvador Dali's work, featuring 96 oil paintings in addition to prints, drawings and photography.
Here you'll have the chance to see the masterworks appear in the order in which they were completed.
Alternatively, if you're travelling with little ones, setting off for a day of discovery at the Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville is a must.
This fascinating museum is full of things sure to delight young visitors, from an aquarium filled with sea life from Florida's waters to strolling through a larger-than-life model of the human body! Exploring these exhibits, children will have the chance to learn about the world around them.
And if they're keen to find out more about the place they are visiting, they can also stroll through the museum's historical section to bring the past to life.
Wherever you choose to visit during your cheap holidays here, taking a trip to the vast array of museums on offer is well worth it.