You are planning a trip to the USA and you want to make a list of what to see in Florida? Well the “Sunshine State”, as it is called here, has a lot to offer. There are attractions and amusement parks for all ages, but also beautiful national parks and splendid tropical beaches where you can enjoy a wonderful ocean all year round.
It has been for over a century the favorite destination of Americans running away from colder climates. But also by the many European tourists who are attracted to the wonderful climate and by various entertainment opportunities that the country offers 365 days a year.
The capital of Florida is Tallahassee, located in the northwestern part of Florida. But the most visited cities are Miami, Miami Beach ed Orlando with its parks. The beaches are among the most famous attractions, along with some of the theme parks most famous in the world, including Disney World, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens and SeaWorld.
However some of Florida's best kept secrets are in secluded places, away from the areas beaten by mass tourism. It is interesting to rediscover its agricultural roots still present, the main example being the oranges exported throughout the country. Florida has something to offer for all types of travelers and tourists.
Cities to see in Florida
Tallahassee - The state capital with various parks, museums and a panoramic cableway.
Fort Lauderdale - Called the "Venice of America" it has beautiful beaches and you can take boat trips.
Jacksonville - The largest city in Florida by area and population. It houses an important zoological garden and long beaches where you can practice various sports.
Miami - Known for its Hispanic culture, beautiful beaches and nightlife, along with Miami Beach they are the main tourist destination in Florida.
Orlando - The capital of the world's theme parks, including Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.
Panama City - A very popular spring break destination. Important is its port and the area of Panama City Beach where you can do various water sports.
Pensacola - Surrounded by water on three sides, it has beautiful beaches, a museum and a park.
Tampa - Home to one of the nation's largest political districts, Ybor City. Very interesting are its beaches, parks, zoos and aquariums, and nightlife.
West Palm Beach - A medium-sized city with a beach.
Amelia Island - An island north of Jacksonville with beautiful beaches and luxury resorts.
Biscayne National Park - The largest marine park in the country.
Canaveral National Seashore - United States National Park and Protected Area. The 24 miles of beach are for tourists who love pristine beaches and local fauna.
Castle of San Marcos and Fort Slaughters - The oldest settlement in the nation, steeped in history, a short distance from Jacksonville.
Everglades National Park - Thousands of acres of swamps, filled with endangered animals, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among the peculiarities, the many alligators that can be seen in the park and the airboat tour.
Florida Keys - Countless beautiful islands and beaches two hours south of Miami, including Key West.
Gulf Islands National Seashore - A barrier formed by several islands on the Gulf coast of Florida.
Walt Disney World - The most famous theme park in the world, 30 minutes drive from Orlando.
– Disney’s Magic Kingdom to Lake Buena Vista
– EPCOT a Lake Buena Vista
– Disney’s Animal Kingdom a Lake Buena Vista
– Disney’s Hollywood Studios to Lake Buena Vista
Universal Studios Florida to Orlando
Universal's Islands of Adventure to Orlando
SeaWorld to Orlando
Busch gardens a Tampa
Fun Spot America a Kissimmee
Fun Spot America to Orlando
LEGOLAND Florida Winter Haven
Lowry Park Zoo a Tampa
Kennedy Space Center - The site of all space launches of the American space program. The visitor center can be called a cross between a major attraction and an amusement park.
Old Town Kissimmee - Reconstruction of a typical western village. Attractions include a Ghost House and a spectacular parade of vintage cars.