is a vacationer’s paradise. Where else can you find so many beaches,
great weather and theme parks packed into one place. In at least one way it makes little difference when you visit: warm
sunshine and blue skies are almost always a fact of life. Florida does, however,
split into two climatic zones: subtropical in the south and warm
temperate in the north. Orlando and points south have very mild winters (October
to April), with warm temperatures and low humidity.
Brochure images of tanning flesh and Mickey Mouse give an inaccurate and
incomplete picture of FLORIDA
. Although the aptly nicknamed "Sunshine
State" is indeed devoted to the tourist trade, it's also among the
least-understood parts of the US. Away from its overexposed resorts lie forests
and rivers, deserted strands filled with wildlife, vibrant cities and primeval
In many respects Florida is still evolving. Seven hundred people a day move
to the state, now the fourth most populous in the nation.
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Florida has long held the title of "Most Kid Friendly Vacation Destination"
due to an abundance of theme parks and miles of sandy beaches.
The orange blossom state, Florida is home of Walt Disney World,
an amusement park near Orlando, and many other theme parks. The Walt Disney
World Resort with four theme parks, numerous water parks, exquisite florida
hotels, shopping centers are major tourist attractions of the state.
Disney is a great place to visit, whether you love Mickey Mouse
or great rides and attraction, Disney cannot be beat.
Destin, Jacksonville, Key West, Miami, Naples, Tampa, Saint Petersburg,
Hialeah, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tallahassee, Pembroke Pines and Hollywood are
the gem cities of Florida.
If you love hot cities with great dance clubs and a great beach,
then Miami is for you. With wonderful culture and great architecture, Miami is
one of the world’s finest cities. If you love the sea and beautiful marine
biology, check out Key West, with some of the greatest reefs and marine life,
Key West can’t be beat.
Best Of Florida
Ocean Drive, Miami
South Beach's finest Art Deco
showpiece with cosmopolitan cafes, flashy vintage cars and wannabe
Mangrove Mama's , Sugarloaf Key
Quintessential Florida Keys food joint, serving super-fresh conch
fritters and Key Lime pie.
Little Havana, Miami
Lunch on Cuban specialties and cafe con leche in this Hispanic
Funky, anything-goes town, which feels like it's at the end of the world.
Sixteenth century Spanish town packed with historic interest and a handful of lovely beaches.
Walt Disney World, Orlando
Pure entertainment, planned down to the last detail, yet irresistible all the same.
Everglades National Park
Bike or hike through the vast sawgrass plains of the legendary Everglades,
or canoe through alligator-filled mangrove swamps.
Destin is commonly known as ‘The World's Luckiest Fishing Village’.
Jacksonville or J-Ville is dubbed as “Where Florida Begins”. Key West is known as the Southernmost City.
Miami is nicknamed as the “Magic City”. Orlando is widely known as “The Imaginary City”.
Tallahassee is popularly dubbed as “Tally-Ho” or “The Hill” and Tampa is
nicknamed as “The Cigar City”.
The state is also home to the Kennedy Space Center. St. Augustine,
located on the coast of Northern Florida, is the oldest city in the United
States, settled in the sixteenth century by Spain. If you like science,
explore the Kennedy Space center and Cape Canaveral, this has been the site of many space shuttle launches.
There are also cool attractions on site dealing with space. So whether you are in the mood for
night life, a fun time with the family or a great time enjoying nature and the
sea, there is no better place to be than Florida.
Florida is surprisingly compact, and easy to get around by car: crossing
between the east and west coasts takes a couple of hours, and one of the longest
trips - between the western extremity of the Panhandle and Miami - can be done
in a day.
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In central Florida the terrain turns green, though it's no rural
idyll: this is where you'll find Orlando and Walt Disney World,
one of the world's leading tourist destinations. From here it's just a skip
north to the forests of the Panhandle
, Florida's link with the Deep
South, or to the towns and beaches of the west coast
. To the south, and
also easily accessible from Miami, stretches the Everglades
, a swampy
sawgrass plain filled with camera-friendly (but otherwise unfriendly)
Beaches make up over a thousand miles of Florida’s coastline and one of the best,
in fact the very best in the US, is in St Pete
’s - the seven miles of North Beach.
It was nominated the best beach in the nation
Florida is well known for its family-friendly hotels
but you can choose to stay in a regular home.
Top Florida Restaurants:
Victoria & Albert's, Orlando
Pierres, Islamorada, Florida Keys
Mezzanotte, Coconut Grove
Casa Tina, Dunedin
Red Lantern, Coconut Grove
Palm, Bal Harbour
Ortanique on the Mile, Coral Gables
Gelateria Parmalat, Miami Beach
Cafe Chardonnay, Palm Beach Gardens
El Toro Taco, Homestead
is the most exciting beach front we have ever been to with hundreds of different birds, dozens of pelicans diving for fish and a sea full of dolphins, rays and exotic fish. It's also a beautiful, empty, sandy beach.
Naples Beach and the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club is one of the most beautiful places to stay in Florida. The hotel is right on the beach and we have just returned from Christmas there with Virgin Hols
Anna Maria Island
is lovely. It's the old-fashioned Florida, laid-back and relaxing. It's paradise and I can't wait to go back. The sand is blinding, icing sugar white. There are loads of seabirds, fish and dolphins.
The food at Rotten Ralphs is great, set out in a Marina where the dolphins come up to play.
There are also the most amazing sunsets. It's bliss!! Anna Marie Island is an island to explore with completely perfect surroundings.
The blue sky, white sands and amazing sunsets an experience you won't forget!
Visit Cocoa beach
if you like surfing, it's great fun for every one.
If you are going to Florida we definetly recommend swimming with the dolphins at Discovery Cove
: it is worth every penny.
If you are in desperate need of a great vacation, then
come and visit Florida. Florida has it all, great weather, beautiful beaches and
super fun family and
It is our favourite place in the world, there is so much to see and do and it is for all ages.