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8 Best Weekend Getaways in Florida State

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State : Florida,FL

 

This “Sunshine State” is marked as the most popular vacation place in the region of United States. It is located in the arms of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean enjoying over 1200 miles coastline which is an ideal destination for beach and water sports lovers. The state has mild weather conditions for which it is a perfect getaway for tourists in all seasons.

Orlando Theme Parks

The majestic theme parks and rides offered in Kissimmee Orlando can be enjoyed by tourists of all ages. Walt Disney Magic Kingdom, Legoland and Sea World are meant for kids and toddlers who enjoy the fantasy of magic and interactions with animals. Universal Studios and Island of Adventure by the same group is attractions for teens who get adrenaline rush from the rides and interactions.

St. Augustine

This is the oldest historical city is a perfect blend of old and new cultures. The foundation of the historical city was done about 55 years before the Pilgrims reached Plymouth Rock and also before 42 years of the colonization of Jamestown. One can reach there by driving the scenic Atlantic coast from the Jacksonville International airport taking Florida I-95. The Old town trolley or the Retrain trolley ride gives a grand tour of the beautiful city that includes Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, museums, parks and the Worlds Golf Hall of Fame.

Kennedy Space Center

The John F Kennedy Space Center was known as NASA Launch Operation Center in its other name. This center is well known for human spaceflights. The tour gives an insight into the background activities that lead to launching a spacecraft or rocket from this center. There are nearly 700 facilities across the 144,000 acres of land. The Visitor Center holds interactive IMAX shows. Museum of rockets and space modules offer a unique experience

Daytona Beach

This lies on the Atlantic coast of the state and is popular for the iconic Daytona 500 car races held at the Daytona International Speedway. The beach town is lined with arcades, malls, restaurants that entertain visitors year-round. During summer the famous Daytona Beach Bandshell hosts concerts for visitors.

Jacksonville

This capital city of Florida is located at the confluence of John’s river and the Atlantic Ocean. It is the main business district that offers a perfect mix of business and travel. Surfing at the barrier islands, golfing at Ponte Vedra Beach, etc are popular attractions.

Miami

Located in the southeastern tip of the state, this city has immense Cuban influence. It is lined with Havana cigar shops, colorful buildings, trendsetting nightclubs and surfside hotels. The turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay at South Beach make it a popular resort.

Tampa

It is a major business center that is famous for museums; the Spanish Cigar factory, historic Ybor City and the famous Busch Gardens theme park offer a complete vacation destination for tourists.

Florida Keys

The 120-mile long string of islands is stretching over the southern tip of the state. The Key West is its southernmost tip that is famous for its nightlife, museums and the famous house of Earnest Hemmingway

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