Family Holidays in Florida

Florida – popularly referred to as ‘the sunshine state’ – is the extreme south-eastern state in the United States. Situated on a large peninsula – Florida is the largest state, east of the Mississippi River, after Georgia, and is ranked 22nd among the 50 US states. With its powdery white sands and bright green waters on its gulf shores on Key West, Pensacola, St. Petersburg, and Tampa – Florida offers an endless variety of things to see and do. 

Florida’s attractions promise a holiday that you will never forget. Florida is categorized into five distinct geographical regions: the Eastern Coast of Florida, the Western Coast, Central Florida, the Panhandle and the Southern Tip with the Keys, each with some unique features to draw visitors from all over the nation as well as from many other parts of the world. Among the sought-after destinations in the Eastern Coast of Florida is the stunning Fort Lauderdale and Daytona Beach, which is famed for its white beaches, outdoor recreation, and obviously the Dayton speedway. Renowned for its beautiful sunsets, the Western Coast of Florida includes such great attractions as Sarasota, Tampa, and St. Petersburg.

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Central Florida is perhaps the most popular of the state’s destinations, with Disney World Resort, which has been rated number one among the amusement theme parks. Situated south of Orlando, Disney World’s highlights are Universal Studios Escape and Sea World, among many others. Filled with tropical land and swamplands, the Southern Tip of Florida is famed for its vibrant cities such as Miami, which is highly favored by visitors for its teeming nightlife, tropical dining, white sand beaches, and other family attractions. Situated off the southern tip of Florida and just 15 miles south of Miami – the Florida Keys is an archipelago with about 1700 islands, and boast of such attractions as Theater of the Sea, Mel Fisher’s Treasure Museum, Key West Aquarium, and Bahia Honda State Park.

A narrow strip of land stretching westward from the top of the peninsula, the Florida Panhandle consists of such hot vacation spots as Destin, Emerald Coast, and Fort Walton Beach areas, along the Gulf of Mexico. Panama City with its 43-km stretch of coastline is also situated here, which is home to an impressive range of tourist attractions such as the Gulf World Marine Park, Zoological and Botanical Park, the Emerald Falls Family Recreation Center. Further, the city highlight includes Spring Break festivities conducted on every March.

Best places to visit in Florida also cover a lot number of historic as well as science museums, art galleries, world-class botanical gardens, national monument, and thriving state parks. Just few among them are Frost Art Museum, Cornell Museum of Art & History, Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science, Boyd Hill Nature Park, DeSoto National Memorial, Eureka Springs Gardens, Alafia River State Park, Anastasia State Park, and Bald Point State Park. Further, the state provides opportunities to enjoy a spectrum of activities from snorkeling and diving to fishing and surfing. Above all, Florida is a top-notch retirement location, welcoming senior citizens from both the nation and the other major parts of the world.

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