What To See And Do When You Travel To Florida
Traveling to Florida can be lots of fun any time of the year. Everyone is aware of the beautiful beaches on both coasts. Whether on the east shore with the Atlantic Ocean or the west coast on the Gulf of Mexico, inviting sandy beaches await you and all water sports are available including deep sea fishing, sailing and jet skiing. If you are visiting in March, you can see your baseball heroes prepare for the upcoming season. There are no bad seats in these small, fan friendly ballparks. Florida is home to a number of unique attractions.
Everglades National Park contains more than 1.5 million acres of beautiful land and water, still in their natural environment. The parks residents include over 350 species of birds and more than 600 species of fish along with snakes, alligators and turtles. At Kennedy Space Center you can tour the facility where man still launches spaceships towards the stars. On the tour, you will see the Space Shuttles Launch Pad, walk underneath a Saturn V rocket and view a number of specialty made IMAX films.
Many people forget about St. Augustine, where Ponce de Leon landed in 1513, almost 100 years before the English set foot in Jamestown or on Plymouth Rock. Most of the United States oldest buildings are located here including the oldest house and the oldest wooden schoolhouse. The Colonial Spanish Quarter has restored and reconstructed buildings which let you experience Spanish colonial life. Of course, everybody is familiar with many of the great attractions Orlando has to offer. Disney with its 4 themed parks, 2 water parks, Downtown Disney and Wide World of Sports Complex offers something for everybody. You can easily spend a week at Disney facilities alone. Universal Orlando makes movies come alive and Islands of Adventure has thrill rides for all. Animal lovers will enjoy the marine life at SeaWorld. Culture is not forgotten in Florida.
Theater lovers have choice up and down both coasts. The Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, the Broward Center in Ft. Lauderdale and the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach bring Broadway style productions to the east coast. Not to be outdone, the west coast boasts Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater and Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. The Florida Keys, at the southernmost tip of the United States offer both sandy and rocky beaches, This artsy area was the home where Ernest Hemingway lived for more than 10 years and wrote “For Whom the bell Tolls.”.
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