Florida

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Famous for its beaches, theme parks, and sunshine, Florida has drawn visitors for over a century. In addition, the state features vibrant cities, lush wilderness filled with wildlife, and classic roadside attractions


Highlights from Florida

  • Theme Parks - escapist entertainment on a grand scale. Major parks include Walt Disney World, Sea World, and Universal near Orlando; and Busch Gardens near Tampa.
  • Miami and Miami Beach - world famous hot spots for white sand beaches, art deco architecture, celebrities, and decadent nightlife.
  • Kennedy Space Center - Home of the US space program, where men were sent to the moon
  • Everglades National Park - Vast jungle swamps and sawgrass plains filled with alligators and other wildlife
  • Key West - Laid back, funky town at the far end of the Florida Keys where anything goes
  • St. Augustine - Oldest continuously occupied city in the United States, with many historic sites
Hints and Tips for Florida
  • Lodging demand is heaviest, and prices highest, during March and May to September in the northern part of the state, and October to April in the southern part
  • Theme parks are most crowded in March, June to August, late November, and late December. They are least crowded in early November, early December, January, and early February
  • Except near Miami, budget hotels are ubiquitous
  • The state has good transport connections, although a car is useful for rural areas
  • Sun protection is required year round
  • Mosquitoes are merciless outside major cities

Blogs from Florida

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