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Visit Florida: Top Things To Do, Best Time to Book and Flight Deals

Florida, the southeastern most U.S. state, is know for its beautiful beaches and yearlong warm weather. Find out more about top places to visit, best time to travel, activities, attractions and flight deals to the Sunshine State with this ultimate tourism planning source.

Florida Fast Facts

  • Nickname: The Sunshine State
  • Statehood: 1845; 27th state
  • Population: 21,002,678
  • Capital: Tallahassee
  • Biggest City (in population): Jacksonville
  • Abbreviation: FL
  • State Bird: mockingbird
  • State Flower: orange blossom
  • Florida has over 663 miles of beaches


Other Interesting Florida Facts:

  • Number of people who move to Florida each day — nearly 1,000
  • Number of major commercial airports — 19
  • Number of international airports — 12
  • Miles of sand beaches — 1,200
  • Miles of coastline — 1,800
  • Number of golf courses — more than 1,250. Florida has more golf courses than any other state
  • Number of hotel rooms — more than 370,000
  • Number of campgrounds — 700 (100,000 campsites)
  • Number of people who camp in Florida each year — 6 million


Top Things To Do In Florida: Attractions and Activities

  1. Walt Disney World: Millions of travelers flock to Orlando to visit the Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios and all the exciting amusement parks in this magical complex.
  2. Miami Beach: At the shore in Miami Beach, visitors can swim, surf and jet ski in the warm and crystal-clear Atlantic waters. This city is also known for its early-20th-century architecture in the Art Deco Historic district with pastel-colored buildings, especially on Ocean Drive.
  3. Busch Gardens: Another fun-filled theme park located in Tampa Bay, where travelers can enjoy thrilling experiences on breathtaking roller coasters.
  4. Florida Keys: A string of tropical islands stretching about 120 miles off the southern tip of the U.S. state of Florida, between the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Keys are known as a destination for fishing, boating, snorkeling and scuba diving.
  5. NASA Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral: Checkout NASA’s launch complex, the astronaut hall of fame, or see a rocket launch all just an hour from Orlando.
  6. Everglades National Park: A 1.5-million-acre wetlands preserve on the southern tip of the U.S. state of Florida where visitors can see alligators up close.
  7. Clearwater Beach: Voted as the best beach town in Florida, Clearwater attracts visitors with its impeccable beaches and crystal clear waters.
  8. St. Augustine’s Wild Reserve: St. Augustine is a non profit animal sanctuary and educational compound located near St. Augustine Beach (south of Jacksonville) where visitors can see wild animals up close.


Florida Weather and Seasons

Florida is known around the world for its hot and humid weather. While winters can be mild and sunny, summers tend to be long and hot with showers providing much appreciated relief during the rainy season. Coastal areas also experience gentle breezes during the summer.

Important to note is the 6 month hurricane season which takes place in Florida from June 1 through November 30.

Average Annual Temperatures:

Summer:

  • 81 degrees F (26.9 C) (North Florida)
  • 83 degrees F (28.2 C) (South Florida)

Winter:

  • 53 degrees F (11.7 C) (North Florida)
  • 69 degrees F (20.3 C) (South Florida)


Best Time To Book Your Travel To Florida

Miami: Best Time To Book: 15 weeks in advance (16% cheaper than the yearly average). Cheapest Month to Travel: January and September (18% cheaper than the yearly average)

Orlando:

Best Time To Book: 16 weeks in advance (9% cheaper than the yearly average). Cheapest Month to Travel: January (23% cheaper than the yearly average).

Fort Lauderdale:

Best Time To Book: 8 weeks in advance (10% cheaper than the yearly average). Cheapest Month to Travel: September (15% cheaper than the yearly average).

Tampa Bay:

Best Time To Book: 25 weeks in advance (55% cheaper than the yearly average). Cheapest Month to Travel: September (21% cheaper than the yearly average).

Jacksonville:

Best Time To Book: 12 weeks in advance (50% cheaper than the yearly average). Cheapest Month to Travel: January (19% cheaper than yearly average).

Key West:

Best Time To Book: 13 weeks in advance (56% cheaper than the yearly average). Cheapest Month to Travel: February (17% cheaper than yearly average).

West Palm Beach:

Best Time To Book: 24 weeks in advance (58% cheaper than the yearly average). Cheapest Month to Travel: January (22% cheaper than yearly average)

Naples:

Best Time To Book: 11 weeks in advance (38% cheaper than the yearly average). Cheapest Month to Travel: January and December (22% cheaper than yearly average).


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Travel Guides To Florida

Miami Travel Guide Orlando Travel Guide Universal Studios (Orlando) Travel Guide


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