Information for Travelers
When most tourists think of Florida, they think of sun, theme parks, orange juice and crocodiles.
But this former Spanish colony, which became the 27th state to join the Union, is much more than that.
Florida is a state located in the extreme southeast of the USA, with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other.
The state has hundreds of miles of beaches.
The city of Miami
is known for its Latin American cultural influences and outstanding arts scene, as well as its nightlife, especially in sophisticated South Beach.
There's also Cape Canaveral, home of NASA, but there's also Orlando
- famous for its plethora of amusement parks, including Disney World.
Panama City Beach is a popular destination for residents of the southern United States, as well as tens of thousands of high school and college students on spring break.
In addition to having fun with your family and friends in the sun on the emerald green waters, this town of just over 12,000 permanent residents offers gulf sport fishing, plenty of golf, marine parks including one for crocodiles, amusement and water parks.
Naples is one of the wealthiest cities in the United States, with homes selling for over $40 million.
It got its name because the bay in which it is located was considered more beautiful than the Bay of Naples in Italy.
In addition to its beautiful urban beach, the nearby wildlife refuges make it a popular tourist destination.
Read about Florida in Wikipedia