Where to go and what to see
Florida is a state located in the Southeastern United States. It borders Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the north. Much of the state's land mass is a large peninsula with the Gulf of Mexico to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Florida Straits and Caribbean to the south. Florida was admitted as the 27th U.S. state in 1845, after a three hundred year period of European rule.
With an area of 65,755 square miles (170,305 km2), Florida is ranked 22nd in size among the 50 U.S. states. Florida has the longest coastline in the contiguous United States, encompassing approximately 1,350 miles (2,170 km). Florida
state has four large urban areas, a number of smaller industrial cities, and many small towns.
Florida is nicknamed the "Sunshine State" because of its generally warm climate—subtropical in the northern
Florida and central
Florida regions of the state, with a true tropical climate in the southern Florida
portion. Florida is one of two states containing an area with a tropical climate, the other being Hawaii which is wholly tropical. The United States Census Bureau confirmed that the Florida
state population was 18,801,310 on April 1, 2010, ranking Florida as the fourth most populous state in the
U.S. Tallahassee is the Florida
state capital, Jacksonville is the largest city, and the
South Florida metropolitan area is the largest metropolitan area.
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Florida beaches are one of the most popular attractions, along with some of the world's best known theme parks, including
World, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens and SeaWorld. However some of Florida's best secrets are in secluded locations away for tourist areas and well worth seeing. Regardless of preference Florida has something to offer for any kind of traveler.
Visit Florida By plane
Other large airports in Florida can be found in: Jacksonville, Fort Myers,
Tallahassee, St.Petersburg/Clearwater, West Palm Beach, Sarasota, Key West, Gainesville, Melbourne, and Sanford. Be aware that there are many more airports throughout Florida that may get you closer to your ultimate destination; watch out for these smaller airports while researching your destination.
Visit Florida By train
Visit Florida By car
Three Interstate highways connect Florida with adjacent states
Additional major highways entering Florida include,
Visit Florida By boat
Florida is possibly the largest state for cruise ship embarkation in the United States.
Port Canaveral, Tampa, and Miami are all popular ports for embarkation, with cruises heading throughout the Caribbean. There are also many casino cruises that depart from
Pinellas County and South Florida.