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Often referred to as the Sunshine State, Florida is one of the United States of America’s most popular holiday destinations. From Miami and the Everglades to Orlando, the theme park capital of the world, there are seemingly endless things for tourists to see and do in Florida. Take a dip at South Beach, Key West or Palm Beach, watch a rocket launch from Kennedy Space Center or take an airport ride through the unique ecosystem of the Everglades. The kids (and big kids) will delight in a visit to Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World or Legoland, while party animals can dance until dawn in the famous nightclubs of Miami. Just be sure to line your stomach first, and you’re in luck – Florida is home to a huge range of incredible restaurants. Southern and Cuban food is popular, but whatever you order be sure to finish with a plate of key lime pie. If you choose a self-catering Florida villa or apartment you can also take advantage of the state’s wonderful farmers’ markets. Stock up on fresh, seasonal produce and you’ll not only save money on dining out, but shop amongst the locals for a true taste of Florida life.
When to go to Florida
Famed for its climate, Florida welcomes long, hot summers (sometimes up to half the year long!) and mild winters. To avoid the high humidity and accompanying thunderstorms, however, time your Florida travel for between November and May.
Getting to and around Florida
Most tourists arrive in Florida via flights to one of the state’s many airports, including Orlando International Airport, Miami International Airport, Tampa International Airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Once in Florida, renting a car is probably your best transport option, although buses, trains and ferries are available.