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If you and your mates fancy a rave somewhere a little bit different, away from the usual Club Med scene, then there’s no reason why you can’t party the summer away in the sunny state of Florida.

With so many clubs out in Ibiza and Ayia Napa however, don’t think for a moment that you’ll be missing out after seeing what Florida has to offer!

Getting There

Although many presume that a holiday to Florida, due to its location across the pond, is far more expensive than a trip to the Mediterranean, the truth is that you can pick up direct flights to Florida from the UK relatively easy with companies such as Florida4less, who are specialist Florida travel agents.

Staying Over

It’s no secret that Florida plays host to a great amount of luxury hotels, but the truth is that there is so much more out there. Whether you fancy renting a villa or staying in a hostel, you can save a good few pennies by booking self-serviced accommodation.

If you really fancy a hostel, you can find information and reviews on any Florida hostel at Hostelworld.com

Finding Festivals

The UK is simply teeming with festivals in the summer, but Florida is no different with Fort Rock in Fort Myers, Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville and Purple Hatter’s Ball in Live Oak.

Also, if you fancy getting messy at a few beach parties, the coasts of Florida are simply awash with ravers during the summertime. Here is a short list of parties either by or on the beach during the heat of the summer.

Getting Into The Right Clubs

If you plan on heading out to the state during spring break, you will find a great selection of like-minded people within the vast trophy of clubs that Florida has to offer:


For those who wish to visit Disney World during the day, and dance away at night, the city offers a great many nightclubs including Roxy, The Beacham and Howl at the Moon.

Fort Lauderdale

As a city that was once known as the party capital of the United States, it is no surprise that the city still holds some of the best nightclubs in the world. If you happen to be in the area, Scandals Saloon, Exit 66 and The Manor Complex are all worth checking out.


Miami is no stranger to partying, whether at night or in the day, and thanks to this party hard philosophy, the city has some of the best clubs in the South of Florida.

If you’re Miami bound, be sure to check out Mokai, LIV and The Vagabond.

Tampa Bay

Situated on the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay plays host to some of the hottest night clubs on the west coast of Florida. If you’re lucky enough to be there, Hyde Park Café, Mangroves (which is unapologetically classy) and The Honey Pot are all worth investigating.