Known primarily for its sun-kissed tourists and a certain loveable mouse, Florida is also a vibrant and complex state filled with diverse cultures and scenery. The allure of Orlando with its many immersive theme and adventure parks have cemented the ‘Sunshine State’ as the tourist capital of the USA. But Florida isn’t just for amusement park thrill seekers. The state also boasts the often-overlooked breezy charm of Amelia Island, the quiet expanse of the Everglades swarming with native wildlife, and Miami’s bustling nightlife. Beaches as fine and sweet as powdered sugar and vibrant coral reefs can be found on the luxurious Florida Keys stretching out into the Gulf of Mexico. Latin American, Caribbean, and Cuban cultures have been embraced in south Florida, while the panhandle shares many traditions with the Deep South.
Florida is what you make of it. It’s a place to devour an authentic Cuban sandwich in Miami’s Little Havana, go sightseeing by yacht along the Intracoastal Waterway in Palm Beach, ride rollercoasters, explore swamps, watch a rocket launch, and enjoy the mainland USA’s very own tropical oasis.