Florida

Cities and Places of Interest in the State of Florida

 

The official nickname of the state of Florida is the Sunshine State. Because of great weather all year round, the sun, the ocean or the Gulf of Mexico, the palm trees and the beaches, a lot of residents of the state of Florida like to compare their lives to a permanent vacation. Florida is a great choice for people interested in water sports, sunbathing, theme parks, shopping, and dining.

If you are interested in history, then you should visit Saint Augustine, Florida, which is the oldest city in the United States. Spanish admiral Pedro Menendez de Aviles founded the city in 1565. The city is well-known for its Spanish colonial architecture, the beaches, and a wildlife sanctuary, while

theme parks are mostly located around Orlando. There are over ten large theme parks in the Greater Orlando area, including Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s water parks and Universal Orlando Resort. The parks compete with each other. This means that they are constantly introducing new experiences, attractions and technological innovations.

For nightlife, you want to go with Miami and South Beach, specifically. South Beach is a neighborhood in the city of Miami Beach. Miami Beach consists of a number of barrier islands located between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. South Beach, the Port of Miami and the downtown of the city of Miami also form what is known to be the commercial center of the southern part of the state.

Daytona Beach is famous for Bike Week, a motorcycle event that happens in the city every year. It lasts for ten days, actually, and attracts around half-a-million visitors from all over the world.

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