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Florida, located 1,600 kilometres south of New York, is perceived as a world apart, symbolised by its sunshine, 4,500 islands and vast sandy beaches lined with coconut trees. Florida is famous for its stars, millionaires, athletes, Disney World, Universal Studios, and crowning it all, Miami, a spectacular city with hundreds of magnificent hotels where everything is designed for your enjoyment. A tropical town, Miami is sensual, languorous and multicultural, a synthesis of North America and Latin America where English and Spanish are spoken indiscriminately – against a backdrop of Cuban music. Other highlights include the 1930’s atmosphere in the artsy neighbourhood of South Beach. But the U.S. is also a land of extreme wealth and poverty, where shantytowns rub shoulders with luxury hotels.
Florida was discovered in the 16C by French and Spanish explorers and was once covered with swamps and infested with alligators and mosquitoes. Although still graced with luxuriant natural beauty, Florida has many endangered species, including the American crocodile and the green turtle, and is threatened by climate change, hurricanes and coastal erosion (along the longest coastline in the United States).

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Florida : Must-see towns and regions

  • Daytona Beach

    Gateway to a broad stretch of hard-packed sandy beach, this sun-splashed resort town is known for stock-car races, college kids on Spring Break, and driving on the beach. Recently the town has begun t...

  • Jacksonville

    Jacksonville, the largest city in the US in terms of area, spreads and spreads over the northeastern corner of Florida. Broad beaches, museums of art and science, charming historic neighborhoods and e...

  • Miami

    The vast, incredibly diverse and perennially hip city of Miami is one of the most popular resort destinations in the US, annually welcoming about ten million visitors a year. The sun-drenched tropical...

  • Orlando

    One of the most popular tourist destinations in the US, the Orlando area is best known as the home of Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and myriad other attractions. Lying atop a lake-poc...

  • Saint Petersburg

    Florida's fourth most populous city lies on the west side of Tampa Bay, liked to its sister city's fast-paced commerce by three bridges. Tourism-related businesses bolster St. Pete's economy while a t...

  • Tampa

    Both port and resort, Florida's third-largest city attracts young professionals, retirees and vacationers to its major sports venues, historic architecture, modern hotels and thriving culinary and art...

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