The chain of small islands feature the only coral reef in North America, which stretches 200 miles from Miami to the Dry Tortugas.
The the most prosperous city in Florida, Key West hides the history of pirates haven buried into the sand with the wrecks of Spanish Galleons destroyed by the buccaneers.
Miami is one of the best places fulfilling the American dream. Within last century the magic city turned out from the small trading village to the two millions metropolis.
The luxurious Art Deco residences around Miami Beach, palms, sand and sun are the best places to jump into celebrities, fashion models, or just to see nice bodies of rollerbladers along Ocean Drive.
The Gold and Teasure coasts
The coasts are named after gold washed away on the shore from numerous galleons, which haven’t brought it back to Europe but to the bottom of the sea.
The Gold Coast is full of luxurious homes, and many of the mansions are turned into bed-and-breakfast places, perfect to start your own fortune or just fun seeking.
Orlando’s theme parks
Leaving the beaches aside, the main Florida’s attraction awaits in Orlando.
Walt Disney World is the city of dreams itself, and round the corner the other them parks attract the tourists:
Universal Studios Orlando, Sea World, Wet’n'Wild – to name just a few.
The Space Coast east of Orlando is the place where in 1969 NASA has launched its moon mission Apollo 11.
The Visitor Complex at Kennedy Space Center allows to discover the history of space exploration, and with a bit of luck the visitors can spot one of Space Shuttles lifting off the nearby launch pad.
America’s oldest settlement from Old Europe was founded by Pedro
Menéndez de Avilés on the feast day of St. Augustine in 1565. Today the town features picturesque narrow streets with old architecture of different styles,
and the unbeatable walls of the largest and most complete Spanish fort in the US -
Castillo de San Marcos.
The vast number of water canals and river drains makes Fort Lauderdale the second Venice.
Referred as “Yachting Capital of the World” besides of appealing beaches offers attractive tours along the waterways of the New River area.
The cruise on Jungle Queen brings back the era of steamboats slowly crossing the rivers, while the modern luxury yachts found the place in Port Everglades, the starting point of numerous vacation cruises.
A visit to the capital of Florida is recommended to everyone, who wants to explore the history of this state. Tallahassee features several interesting museums and historical buildings, and the area near the capital offers the Cotton Tour, the Suwanne River canoing and a picturesque fishing village Cedar Key.
Daytona International Speedway
Every year thousands of race fans and visitors come to Daytona to attend one of various racing events, including famous race Daytona 500 of NASCAR.
Everglades National Park
The park allows to discover the wildest Florida’s life from quiet Flamingo City to the amazing
Some of park’s walking trails are suitable for bicycles. The vast area is covered by swamp and river water, explorable either by rented boats and canoes, or during one of numerous boat trips offered by local tourist agencies.
[luxury symbols in Miami Beach, photo courtesy of slack12]