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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Official Florida State Facts and Travel Tips

The Official Florida State Facts and Travel Tips
Florida is one of the states that you have to visit at least once in your lifetime. It's a melting pot of different cultures from all around the world and appeals to a variety of different age groups. The young adults love the state for it's diverse culture, the middle-aged adults love to work & raise their families there and then you have the seniors who flock to Florida for retirement.

The Official Florida State Facts and Travel Tips

- Florida is the 4th most populous state in America with Jacksonville as the most populous city in the entire state.

- Has the largest coastline in the contiguous United States, consisting of 1,350 miles. To the east you'll find the Atlantic Ocean, to the south you'll find the Florida Straits and to the west you'll find the Gulf of Mexico.

- Agriculture, tourism, banking and transportation are the driving force behind their economy. When it comes to agriculture, Florida is known for cattle farming, growing sugarcane, citrus orchards (oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruits) and tomatoes.
Ormond Beach in Florida

Nickname: The Sunshine State
Capital City: Tallahassee
Animal: Florida Panther
Fish: Largemouth Bass
Bird: Northern Mockingbird
Mammal: Manatee & Porpoise
Reptile: Alligator
Flower: Orange Blossom
Seashell: Horse Conch
Wildflower: Tickseed
Tree: Sabal Pine
Fruit: Orange
Juice: Orange Juice
Pie: Key Lime Pie
Largest Lake: Okeechobee
Disney World in Florida - Disney Castle

Largest Cities: Orlando, Miami, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Saint Petersburg, Port St. Lucie and Pembroke Pines.

Border States: Georgia and Alabama

Famous Amusement Parks: Walt Disney World Resort, SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa and Universal Orlando Resort. Orlando attracts more amusement park visitors than any other area in the country.
Port of Miami in Florida - Cruise Ships

Port of Miami: is the largest cruise ship & passenger port in the world and one of the largest cargo ports in the U.S.A. They boast that they're the "Cruise Capital of the World". Over 4 million passengers/people pass through the Port of Miami every year and that number continues to grow.

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens at Delray Beach is the only museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to the living culture of Japan. You can read our review on the museum & gardens here on the blog.

We enjoy visiting beautiful botanical gardens and if that's something you enjoy doing, we highly recommend the Fairchild Botanical Gardens in Coral Gables. When we visit the Coral Gables area, it's always a must-see and must-do on our travel list. You can read our review on the botanical gardens right here on the blog. Beautiful place to visit!

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