Home to innumerable attractions, both glitzy and unusual, the state of Florida is an incredible destination of both the wacky and the wonderful. Its collection of boisterous cities, glittering beaches and incredible landscapes are guaranteed to leave an unforgettable impression on every visitor.
The state of Florida is a large peninsula in the south eastern section of the United States, and has been nicknamed the ‘Sunshine State’ due to its nearly constant sultry heat and brilliant sunshine. Considered subtropical in many regions of the state, the most southern portion of Florida is truly tropical and a fantastic holiday destination.
Florida benefits from an array of some of the most renowned and well-developed cities in the world coupled with unforgiving sunshine and Caribbean climate.
A popular winter destination with sun-starved Northerners for over a century, Florida has gained popularity for more than just its collection of chic cities, spectacular attractions and glorious temperatures. Known around the world for its glitzy attractions and raucous beach communities, the true Florida is a gem of nature, rugged landscapes and undiscovered beauty just waiting to be explored.
The most southern state in the US besides Hawaii, Florida is a mix of cultures: the northern section of the state retains a strong tie to its southern surroundings while the further south you travel within the state the more can be experienced a strong blend of American and Latin American cultures.
Families will enjoy the slew of kid-orientated attractions such as Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios in Orlando and Busch Gardens in Tampa. Young or old though, there is something for every age in the Sunshine State, making it an all-round favourite for family holidays, groups of friends and lone travellers alike.
The Everglades is a must-see for naturalists, a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site that is exceptionally beautiful. Home to wide variety of indigenous species, the Everglades protect the American crocodile, Florida panther and West Indian manatee and forbid the collecting of plants and animals, with the exception of sea shells.
Florida plays host to the biggest must-attend boat shows in America, including the Miami Yacht Show, the Palm Beach International Boat Show and the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Dubbed the 'Monaco of Florida', the Miami Yacht Show is gaining increased recognition on the global stage as one of the largest and most significant shows for yachts and superyachts. Meanwhile, nearby Fort Lauderdale has consolidated its strong yachting reputation to match, with the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show recently extending its display to include a dedicated Superyacht Village.
The main entry points into Florida are Orlando, Miami, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airports while the largest ports are in Port Canaveral, Tampa, Miami, Pinellas County as well as an array of areas throughout South Florida.