Visit the USA: Florida

When people think about Florida, they imagine alligators, orange juice, theme parks, and sunshine. However, this former Spanish colony provides far more than just that. Bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the Atlantic ocean on the other, Florida comes equipped with miles of white sandy beaches. Its attractive climate makes it an extremely popular spot for tourists all year round as well. Let’s take a look at the best places to visit during your trip to Florida.

Panama City Beach

Located on the Florida panhandle, Panama City Beach provides 27 miles of white sandy beaches situated on the Emerald Coast. This is a popular spot for its residents and loads of college and high school students during the annual spring break. Apart from having a blast in the sun, the town only has 12,000 residents, and also provides marine parks, plenty of golfing opportunities, water parks, amusement park, and fishing on the gulf.

Naples – Florida

Naples might have rustic beginnings. However, today this city in the Gulf of Mexico is considered one of the wealthiest cities in the entire United States where houses sell for over $40 million. As on Captiva and Sanibel islands, the overall development on the shoreline has remained residential. This destination is more beautiful than Italy’s Bay of Naples and that’s how it got its name. Apart from the captivating city beach, the wildlife is also an extremely popular destination for tourists around the world. This includes the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, the Florida National Wildlife Reverse, and the Everglades National Park.

Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island is situated near Fort Myers which is located in the Gulf of Mexico. Its mainland connection is by a causeway, and it is renowned as being a natural, quiet travel destination which is perfect for families. More than half of the narrow, long island is taken up by wildlife refuges, whose beaches are also extremely popular for those that want to hunt down shells. The island only has around 7,000 residents, and attractions include an arts centre, a lighthouse, a botanical garden, and a historical museum.

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is no longer considered the spring break destination, but rather a sophisticated centre with an upmarket social scene. Situated in the Atlantic Ocean, roughly 20 miles north of Miami Beach, it’s also renowned as the Venice of America thanks to its canal system. Tourist are always impressed by the city’s infrastructure, boasting with loads of museums, marinas, golf courses, and hotels. It’s also one of the busiest cruise-ship ports across the globe with ships departing to the Caribbean, Mexico, and beyond.

Clearwater Beach

Impressing with miles and miles of glorious sandy beaches, this magnificent destination was named the Best Beach Town in Florida in 2013. Besides giving tourists the ability to swim in clear water and enjoy the white sandy beaches, it also comes equipped with a wide range of activities, including dolphin tours, kayaking, sailing, and fishing. There’s even a Clearwater Jazz Festival that takes place every October.