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Florida is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, and known around the world for its surf, sand and beautiful beaches, 663 miles to be exact. As a matter of fact, no city in Florida is more than 60 miles from a beach.
If you enjoy sunshine, golf, and entertainment, then Florida will not disappoint you. With over 1,300 golf courses, more than any other state, Florida is a golfer’s paradise. It is also home to one of the most renowned entertainment complexes, the Walt Disney Resort, hosting over 50 million visitors a year. The Orlando resort is comprised of shopping, dining and four magical theme parks featuring rides and shows.
Florida is nicknamed “The Sunshine State”, and you can probably guess why. The name reflects the warm weather and the abundance of sunshine, making it a popular sunny escape for the winter-weary. If you want to remove the word “winter coat” from your vocabulary, then you’ve found your tropical paradise. With Florida gaining popularity, in 2014 the state grew to 19.7 million, surpassing New York in population. If you are considering making Florida your home, there are many wonderful destinations to choose from.
Fun Facts About Florida
The Gatorade sports drink was named after the University of Florida (UF) mascot, the Gator.
If you go hunting for shark teeth, you may be in luck, but don’t plan on digging for dinosaur bones because chances are you won’t find any. Florida was under water during the dinosaur times.
Florida is the flattest state in the nation.
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Located in Northeast Florida and regarded as the largest city by area in the US, Jacksonville, Florida, of the county of Duval, is a flourishing city that is friendly to both residents and tourists alike. Wonderful weather all year round helps make Jacksonville a well-liked city. Between both its river and sea shore line, the variety of historical landmarks that dot the region, and a plethora of top quality shopping and recreation intended mainly for tourists, makes this a town where one can live a maintenance-free lifestyle and never lack for things to do. A suburb of Jacksonville, Mayport, located on the Atlantic coast, is home to an ocean-front community where individuals sunbathe and swim through the year, but the beaches are never crowded. Souvenir shops and water activities are the main entertainment in this neighborhood, but you may also enjoy nearby park paths whenever you need a taste of nature. Another wonderful suburb of Jacksonville, Orange Park, is the home to the Blue Angels Air Show. Whenever you are not watching U.S. Navy planes fly in formation, you can explore nautical interests at any of numerous nearby marinas or unwind on the river shore in any one of the nearby parks.
At the opposite end of the state, 345 miles away, and on the Atlantic coast of southeastern Florida, is one of the most popular vacation spots and home to one of the busiest cruise ports, Miami, Florida. Miami, which is part of Miami-Dade County, offers visitors and residents of all ages plenty to do. Enjoy endless shopping at one of the many sprawling malls or visit some of the friendly, family-owned shops in Coral Grove. Stroll or bike through the Art Deco District featuring over 800 historic buildings of varying architectural styles built during the 1920’s through the 1940’s. Take in the bustle of Calle Ocho, the main street that runs through the heart of Little Havana, where you will smell hand-rolled cigars, drink Cuban coffee, and listen to the sounds of music everywhere.
If you treasure the nightlife, Miami’s South Beach is recognized as the party hotspot, yet it’s daytime destinations can prove to be more memorable than the nightlife. The sparkling blue waters and soft sand beaches of South Beach are a must see but do not forget to explore the local museums and shops or spend the day on a deep-sea fishing excursion.
If the quaint city life is more your style, then in the mid-Southwest part of the state is the affluent community of Sarasota, divided between both Manatee and Sarasota Counties. With its tropical climate and sun throughout the year, it is a favorite spot for beach visitors, boating enthusiasts, and nature lovers. The Sarasota region boasts a flourishing cultural scene, full of rich history and historical buildings. 35 miles of beautiful coastline boasts panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico with recreational activities for visitors and locals alike.
The Sarasota area boasts a number of well-received awards. In 2016, Metro Study named Sarasota as one of the healthiest new construction markets in the nation. In 2015, Sarasota ranked #1 in well-being nationwide. With our area a popular retirement destination, the locals tend to eat healthier and engage in social activities. In addition, Siesta Key Beach was named #1 beach in the nation several times over the past few years. Its sparkling blue waters and soft white sand make it a must see while visiting.
Siesta Key is a barrier island off Sarasota and its shores are composed of quartz, which remains consistently soft and cool. Wander about Siesta Beach and gaze in awe at the fancy sand sculptures or swim and watch dolphins play nearby, nearly close enough to touch. Take a walk in Siesta Village and shop at some of the great boutiques, grab a cold beer or a daiquiri, then head out to one of the countless restaurants. Then for the most remarkable wow factor you’ve ever experienced, watch a Sarasota sunset.
The wonderful thing about this little city is that it is affordable and there is plenty to do. There are restaurants galore, to please even the most selective palates. If history is a passion, Sarasota is host to many historical landmarks and museums. There is plenty of golf, art galleries, opera houses, and theaters. No matter your preference or your age, there is always something to do.