Florida Spanish for land of flowers is located on the south-eastern part of the United States. It is a popular state in the US known for its great touristic attractions, beaches and wilderness side. It also has the longest coastline in the USA. The most popular cities of Florida are Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Hialeah, Tallahassee, Fort Lauderdale, Port St. Lucie and Cape Canaveral.
Miami is considered the world’s largest cruise ship port and it is the base of many marine industry transportation. Orlando is the home of many world-famous touristic attractions like Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld Orlando. The city attracts millions of visitors every year making tourism a big contributor to the state’s economy. Tampa is also a great touristic attraction, attracting visitors to its fine beaches and its unique Busch Gardens theme park.
Florida also is the home of many famous sports teams. It has three NFL teams, two MLB teams, two NBA teams, two NHL teams, and one MLS team. The Amway Center in Orlando is the place to attend a competitive basketball game of Orlando Magic. Many world-wide famous players attract viewers to the game. The Miami Heat is another famous basketball team contributing vastly to the state’s famous sport performance.
Cape Canaveral is the city where many great space missions are launched. Kennedy Space Center is open to visitors from all around the world. It offers a unique experience to visitors who want to experience space-like tours, and get the chance to watch space ship launches live. Visitors can also meet astronauts and talk to them about their experiences.
St. Augustine is a historic city that has a lot to offer. Walking around the streets of St. Augustine and visiting the fortresses and historic buildings of the city take the visitors hundreds of years back into the city’s main events and historic accomplishments. Downtown Saint Augustine is full of shops with souvenirs to document an informative recreational experience.
Florida is also known for its "wild" side. Many cities offer rides and boat tours to explore the civilization untouched spots. The everglades is a region of tropical wetlands that gives the visitors the opportunity to get into close-ups with reptiles and wild life animals.
Florida offers a great opportunity to visitors to go enjoy vastly different experiences ranging from enjoying the sunny beaches, to exploring swamps, or simply playing great golf tournaments.
Here are some tips to consider when visiting Florida:
Don't gear up for heavy layers of clothes, even if you are visiting Florida in the middle of the winter season. The average day temperatures do not break the 50's. So, a light jacket will do for those who have a sensitive feel for a cold breeze.
Orlando offers many great dining and entertainment options for families. Sleuth's Mystery Dinner Shows, Medieval Times, Arabian Nights are some of the options to enjoy a show and a meal.
Shopping in Florida is an optimum experience. Take advantage of the great shopping centers, malls and outlets in Orlando and get your shopping spree active. The Premium Outlets Orlando, The Mall at Millenia, and The Florida Mall are some of the great shopping options that you don't want to miss.