Florida Travel Guide
Florida’s famous tourist scene is filled with beach resorts, outdoor activities, and amusement parks. Freezing weather lasts for a short duration which is why it has become a popular retreat during winter for older people. They are not the only migration, many birds make a stop in the Sunshine State as well. However, Florida is perhaps one of the few places where you will find alligators and crocodiles in the same area, so be on the lookout! We loved living here and especially enjoy visiting. Continue to read our Florida travel guide below to learn more.
First, a little history…
According to archeologists, Seminole, Creek, and Apalachee ancestors arrived in Florida almost 14,000 years ago. Spain colonized Florida from the 16th to 19th century. It was also briefly colonized by Great Britain during the 18th century for two decades. In 1821, Florida became a territory of the United States, and in 1845, it was finally admitted as the 27th U.S. state. Florida was also the primary location of the Seminole Wars in the 19th century, one of the most extensive Indian Wars in the history of America.
Travel Guides for this State
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Walt Disney World
A trip to Walt Disney World is a fun experience for tourists visiting Florida. The park was first opened in 1971, and the number of activities here has only grown over the years. You can see Epcot, Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Magic Kingdom, Disney Hollywood Studios, or Animal Kingdom Park. In addition, multiple shopping areas and dining experiences specifically cater to adults.
Everglades National Park
Florida is known for its Everglades, with 1.5 million acres of marsh and swamp. From crocodiles to panthers to turtles, you will find a variety of species in this ecosystem. The park is one of the largest in the country and provides a unique opportunity to observe these creatures in their natural habitat. The best way to see the Everglades is through airboat rides. There is also a walking trail where you can take a stroll if you have enough time on your hands.
For many people, a trip to Universal Studios will trump their visit to Disney World. There are recreated sets based on movies along with fantastic theme rides. The place is also well known for its 3D and 4D-simulator rides. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter here is much larger than the one in California and includes Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. Harry Potter fans will experience a lifetime by roaming around the Hogsmeade village or boarding the Hogwarts Express.
Kennedy Space Center
Florida’s Kennedy Space Center is one of the fascinating educational attractions in the state. This is the place where space exploration has made history. Every crewed NASA mission to space has left from Kennedy Space Center as it is the base for landing operations and Space Shuttle launches.
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
Built by St. Augustine in the 17th century, Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort in the U.S.A. During the 19th century, the fort was used as a military prison. However, today, the fort’s structure is also a testament to its strength, as it has endured many battles but never succumbed to any attacks.
Some other notable places:
Art Deco Historic District in Miami Beach
The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail
Dry Tortugas National Park
Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg
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