Florida — Introduction
The deep blue skies of Florida and the fact that it basks in eight hours of sunshine a day attests to its moniker – the Sunshine State.
The north of the state is the place to head to for scenic drives amidst natural springs and amazing sunsets. The Panhandle is referred to as the other Florida – it’s a taste of America’s Deep South characterised by magnolias, oaks and pines alongside the more typical palm trees.
The racy Daytona Beach brings action to the state’s northern coastline, while the Kennedy Space Center never fails to inspire awe and wonder. Among its array of attractions is the chance to experience the feel of a space shuttle launch.
Heading south you’ll find the world renowned Everglades National Park covering an impressive 4,000 square kilometres and boasting many rare and endangered species.
It is home to over 1,000 species of plants, 350 species of birds, and hundreds of American alligators.
The pink sand beaches of Florida’s Gulf coast and islands are the perfect place to unwind. Here you’ll see manatees and dolphins dart through the ocean. You can kayak around the clear water or just tiptoe to the end of a long pier to enjoy some solitude.