Sunset over Naples Pier, Florida (Photo: Diana Robinson via Flickr)
A massive peninsula boasting 825 miles of beaches, Florida has no shortage of seashores or sun. From the pristine beaches of Destin with their powdery white sand, to the bikini-clad crowd in Miami Beach, to the party-hardy spring breakers in Fort Lauderdale, all the way down to the tip of Key West, with its Caribbean-colored waters and carefree attitude, The Sunshine State is a destination for families, lovers, drifters and clubbers. Plenty more attractions lie inside its coastlines. Orlando is home to world-renowned theme parks, Everglade National Park is alive with alligators and other swamp-dwellers, and Tampa is a top business and cultural destination. The entire state is a nature-lovers’ paradise with aquariums galore, butterfly sanctuaries, and even a giraffe ranch, as well as outdoor activities—many water-related. Explore Florida by land and by sea—drive its highways and hike its parks; navigate its waterways and oceans. Whether by canoe or hovercraft, by yacht or by jet ski, your adventure awaits!