Florida
   
Vacation 2 USA

Travel & Tourism
 Calendars
 Camping
 Cookbooks
 Cycling
 Fishing
 Flights
 Golf
 Guide Books
 Hiking
 History
 Hotels
 Luggage
 Rental Cars
 Skiing
 Top Attractions
 US Flag
 Links

Cities
 Atlanta
 Baltimore
 Boston
 Chicago
 Dallas
 Detroit
 Denver
 Honolulu
 Houston
 Las Vegas
 Los Angeles
 Miami
 New Orleans
 New York
 Orlando
 Philadelphia
 Phoenix
 Pittsburgh
 San Antonio
 San Diego
 San Francisco
 Seattle
 Tampa
 Washington D.C.

Attractions & Resorts
 The Alamo
 Alcatraz
 Broadway Theatre
 Busch Gardens Africa
 Disneyland Resort
 Empire State Building
 Fisherman's Wharf
 Gateway Arch
 Golden Gate Bridge
 Grand Canyon
 Jefferson Memorial
 Kennedy Space Center
 Lincoln Memorial
 Mount Rushmore
 Napa Valley
 Niagara Falls
 Statue of Liberty
 Walt Disney World
 Washington Monument
 White House
 Yellowstone
 Yosemite
 More US Attractions

Destinations
 Alabama
 Alaska
 American Samoa
 Arizona
 Arkansas
 California
 Colorado
 Connecticut
 Delaware
 Florida
 Georgia
 Guam
 Hawaii
 Idaho
 Illinois
 Indiana
 Iowa
 Kansas
 Kentucky
 Louisiana
 Maine
 Maryland
 Massachusetts
 Michigan
 Minnesota
 Mississippi
 Missouri
 Montana
 Nebraska
 Nevada
 New Hampshire
 New Jersey
 New Mexico
 New York
 North Carolina
 North Dakota
 Northern Mariana Islands
 Ohio
 Oklahoma
 Oregon
 Pennsylvania
 Puerto Rico
 Rhode Island
 South Carolina
 South Dakota
 Tennessee
 Texas
 Utah
 Vermont
 Virgin Islands
 Virginia
 Washington
 Washington D.C.
 West Virginia
 Wisconsin
 Wyoming
 
   














































   
Vacation 2 USA   >   Florida

   
 

Florida Flag

Florida


Florida is a state located in the southeastern United States. The majority of the state is a large peninsula that extends southwards from the North American continent, with the Atlantic Ocean on its East, and the Gulf of Mexico on the West.

Florida's largest city is Jacksonville and the state capital is Tallahassee. Some of the other cities in the Florida include Boca Raton, Clearwater, Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Gulfport, Miami, Miami Beach, Orlando, St. Petersburg and Tampa.

Miami, Florida

Known for its subtropical climate and its beautiful beaches, Florida is a popular tourist destination. There are many tourist attractions in Florida including:
  1. Busch Gardens Africa to the Northeast of Tampa: Busch Gardens Africa is a famous 335-acre theme park based on an African theme. The park is home to many animal exhibits as well as both thrill and family rides.

  2. Cypress Gardens near Winter Haven: Originally a botanical garden, and known for its water ski shows, Cypress Gardens is today a modern theme park. Entrance to Cypress Gardens also includes entrance to the adjacent Splash Island water park.

  3. Daytona USA in Daytona Beach: Daytona Beach is well-known as the home of the famous Daytona 500 race. In celebration of this, the city is also accommodates Daytona USA, a motorsports attraction which includes an IMAX theater, a racing simulator and many other motorsport exhibits.

  4. The Ernest Hemingway House and Museum in Key West: The author, Ernest Hemingway lived for many years in Key West at 907 Whitehead Street. Today, this famous address is home to a museum about Heminway's life and works. Additionally, the famous six-toed polydactyl cats, descended from those of Hemingway's days, still live in the neighborhood.

  5. Gatorland in Orlando: Gatorland is a 110-acre alligator theme park and wildlife preserve.

  6. Kennedy Space Center near the city of Cape Canaveral: The Kennedy Space Center has served as America's spaceport for the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle programs. The center incorporates a Visitor Complex with many interesting exhibits, two IMAX theaters and offers bus tours around the complex.

  7. Monkey Jungle in Miami: This 30 acre reserve is home to about 400 primates of 30 species. Visitors walk through cage-tunnels while the monkeys run free outside.

  8. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach: This is a center for Japanese arts and culture that incorporates two museums as well as Japanese Gardens. Addtionally, various Japanese festivals are celebrated at the center at various times throughout each year.

  9. Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg: This museum is dedicated to the life and work of the famous surrealist artisit. The museum is home to 7 masterwork paintings by Dali (of the 18 producing during his lifetime).

  10. Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista just outside Orlando: Walt Disney World is a massive complex of several theme and water parks, including the famous Magic Kingdom.
Airports serving Florida include Miami International Airport in Miami, Orlando International Airport in Orlando, and Tampa International Airport in Tampa.

Sports teams in Florida include the Brevard County Manatees (Florida State League baseball) in Viera, the Clearwater Threshers (Florida State League baseball) in Clearwater, the Daytona Cubs (Florida State League baseball) in Daytona Beach, the Dunedin Blue Jays (Florida State League baseball) in Dunedin, the Florida Marlins (Major League Baseball) in Miami, the Florida Panthers (ice hockey in the NHL) in Sunrise, the Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League baseball) in Fort Myers, the Jacksonville Jaguars (American football in the NFL) in Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Suns (Southern League baseball) in Jacksonville, the Jupiter Hammerheads (Florida State League baseball) in Jupiter, the Lakeland Flying Tigers (Florida State League baseball) in Lakeland, the Miami Dolphins (American football in the NFL) in Miami, Miami FC (USL-1 soccer) in Miami, the Miami Heat (National Basketball Association) in Miami, the Orlando Magic (National Basketball Association) in Orlando, the Palm Beach Cardinals (Florida State League baseball) in Jupiter, the Sarasota Reds (Florida State League baseball) in Sarasota, the St. Lucie Mets (Florida State League baseball) in Port St. Lucie, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (American football in the NFL) in Tampa, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (Major League Baseball) in St. Petersburg, the Tampa Bay Lightning (ice hockey in the NHL) in Tampa, the Tampa Yankees (Florida State League baseball) in Tampa, and the Vero Beach Devil Rays (Florida State League baseball) in Vero Beach.

Some of the leading educational institutions in Florida include the University of Central Florida (in Orlando), the University of Florida (in Gainesville) and the University of South Florida (in Tampa).

Some of the major companies that have based their headquarters in Florida include AutoNation (in Fort Lauderdale), Burger King (in Miami), Invicta Watch Group (in Hollywood), Lennar (in Miami), Office Depot (in Delray Beach), Publix Super Markets (in Lakeland) and Tech Data (in Clearwater).

The following pages contain more detailed information about the state: Space Shuttle at Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Related Links


Here are some other websites that may be of interest:

Your Comments


Please share your comments about Florida:

   
Click here
 
 

 
 
Note: Our company does NOT provide travel, vacation, hotel, car rental services or associated products or services. Any links (including but not limited to banners, text links, or search forms) to such items on this web site are adverts from third parties. Sorry we can NOT answer questions about these types of products or services.

Unless specifically noted on the page in question, our company is NOT associated with any particular destinations, resorts, attractions or places of interest that may be described on this website. In such cases, we have often provided links to the official sites where possible, or other third party sites containing useful information, purely as a courtesy and for informational purposes only.

All information about attractions, places of interest, travel destinations, travel services, etc., was believed to be correct at the time it was prepared, but may be change at any time. Readers are advised to check with the facility/resort operator, their travel agent, travel provider, or the attraction operator, for current information.


Copyright © 2006-2017, Answers 2000 Limited

CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Contact Us   Privacy   Terms of Use   Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures


In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
All trademarks are property of their respective owners.
All third party content and adverts are copyright of their respective owners.

Some graphics on our web sites are Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Hemera Technologies Inc., and used under license. All such pictures are provided for viewing purposes only and are not to be saved or downloaded. All such pictures of recognizable individuals are models and used for illustrative purposes only, and not meant to imply any association or endorsement of said individual with any product or service.