There’s more to your next Florida vacation than a place to stay and a private villa in which you can relax, unwind and enjoy some quality time with your family. It’s important to remember that you will need attraction tickets for all of Florida’s great attractions as well as flights to The Sunshine State from your nearest convenient airport and don’t forget to learn about US Immigration and how to go about abiding by the laws.
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The dollar is the basic unit of American currency. It is divided into 100 cents. The most common bills are $1, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. All bills are green and look very similar – look for the dollar amount and the picture of a different president on each one. Commonly used coins are the penny (1 cent), nickel (5 cents), dime (10 cents) and quarter (25 cents). Foreign currency is not accepted.
You can exchange currency at most major airports, banks, at private exchange offices such as American Express or Thomas Cook, and at some hotels. Foreign currency exchange offices at international airports are usually open until the last international flight comes in, Monday through Saturday. Most banks are open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and some are also open on Saturday mornings.
Travellers cheques are still the safest way to travel with large amounts of money and they are accepted at most locations. Credit cards are widely accepted by hotels, shops, restaurants and car hire companies. Be aware that sales tax (usually 6 to 7 percent) will be added to most prices at shops, restaurants and attractions.
To purchase or consume alcohol in the State of Florida you must be 21 years of age. Proof of age is often requested, so carry photo identification that gives your date of birth. Some grocery stores sell beer and wine (and will also request a photo ID). It is illegal to carry open containers of alcohol in your car or any public area that isn’t zoned for alcohol consumption, and it is illegal to drive while intoxicated. Choose a “designated driver” in your group (someone who will abstain from drinking alcohol) who will be responsible for driving you home.