The “Sunshine State” as Florida is popularly called, is nicknamed so because of its warm climate. Though sometime temperature goes very high yet mostly it remains pleasant.
The state is situated on a peninsula sandwiched between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida.
This is a perfect holiday destination for people who enjoy sunny weather. The major places to see in Florida are:
Tourist attractions in Florida
Walt Disney World: Walt Disney is a big theme park in Orlando which is a major tourist attraction in Florida. Some of the Disney property here is larger than some cities.
Sebastian Inlet State Park is a popular state park in Florida. You can experience surfing, fishing, skim boarding, snorkeling, swimming and camping facilities. The Sebastian Fishing Museum, The McLarty Treasure Museum, Hammock Trail and lot of wildlife viewing opportunities are there in Sebastian Inlet State Park.
Florida beaches have been the part of many movies and travel guides. The waves on soft sandy beaches of Florida are great for surfing. The beaches are the best places to relax. Every beach here has something unique to offer. They are as special as you are. Siesta Key, Lida Key, Lovers Key, Fort Myers Beach, Fort De Soto, Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island Beaches, Treasure Island, Daytona Beach & Ponce Inlet, St. Augustine Beaches, Playalinda Beach etc. are some popular beaches in Florida.
Sanibel Island: Beautiful tiny Sanibel Island is the perfect place to enjoy romantic or family vacation. This island is made up of two Islands, Captiva and Sanibel.
Amelia Island: This beautiful island has long beaches and many state parks. Besides these there are immense trails for hiking, biking to adventure seekers and for nature lovers can enjoy watching beauty of natural world.
Fairchild Tropical Gardens: This beautiful lush and magnificent place in South Florida is spread in 83 acres. The whole area is planted with exclusive plants and trees. The lovely lily ponds, orchid filled conservatory, floral displays turn your head around. It is a Mango heaven. Every year International Mango festival is held here in July. The 19th International Mango Festival in July 2011 will focus on the Mangos of Hispanola.
Everglades: This natural wonder is one of its kinds in the world. You will see green grass everywhere as far as your eyes can see. These wetlands houses more than 300 species of birds, 11,000 different kinds of plants and the wildlife.
St. Augustine: This oldest European city in the United States is charming and romantic destination. Here you can enjoy a relaxing weekend or an action-packed week.
Living Reefs: The marvelous Coral reefs lying along the shorelines of Keys are indeed a natural wonder. More than 9000 pieces of living coral along with brightly colored fish are found in waters.
Viscaya Museum and Gardens: The exquisite lovely estate in South Florida Viscaya has old historic homes, garden inns and restaurants abound with bars and shops. The Viscaya Museum is a wonderful place to see in Florida.
Kennedy Space Center: Kennedy Space Center gives opportunity for Virtual journey in new Shuttle Launch Experience. It is truly a man made wonder. The I-Max Theater and the graveyard of the old spacecrafts amaze you all the way.