Florida is known as the "Sunshine State" located in the southern end of the United States of America. Florida attracts over a million visitors per year. Some snowbird from Canada call this their home escaping from the cold winters. Florida covers over 53,900 sq miles ( 139, 600 km) of land.
|Average summer temperatures||Average winter temperatures|
|80.5 F (Northern Florida)||53.5 F (Northern Florida)|
|82 F (Southern Florida)||68.5 F (Southern Florida)|
Hurricane season runs from June - November. See the latest at the National Hurricane Center http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Florida has 12 international airports in the state. Over 1200 golf courses can be found throughout the state and only a few hours flight from some locations in Canada.
Of course you've all heard of Walt Disney World & Universal Studios located in the popular Orlando Florida. The Walt Disney themed park & hotels sits on 27,000 acres of land with impressive attractions. Other interest in the state are Miami Beach, Palm Beach, St Augustine, Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, NASA Kennedy Space Center, and the Epcot Center.
Florida has 5 main cruise ports to sail out of Port Canaveral, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, and Jacksonville. Port Canaveral is one of the busiest in the world with over 1.3 million passengers sailing through per year. Carnival, Disney & Royal Caribbean ships leave from this port. Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Norwegian, Oceania, Crystal, and Azamara sail from Miami. Tampa see the Holland American Line, Carnival & Royal Caribbean ships. Celebrity & Carnival sail from Fort Lauderdale while Carnival also sails from Jacksonville port.
Florida has everything from resorts, condos, and houses to rent for your vacation. Some have your own private pool in your covered backyard while condos may share a common pool area. For larger families or groups houses are a great options saving on cost.