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10 Reasons to Fly to Florida in 2010

With more than 1200 miles of sandy beaches, beguiling coral reefs and the natural wonder of the Everglades, Florida is a place to get back in touch with nature. This diverse American state is also home to several man made wonders, from the adrenaline inducing theme parks of Orlando to the technological marvel of the Kennedy Space Centre. Why not take a trip and see for yourself?

The largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, the Everglades is home to more than 300 species of birds, 11,000 kinds of plants and unique wildlife ranging from the American Crocodile to the Florida Panther. This is the ideal location for all sorts of outdoor pursuits like camping, kayaking and fishing.

Ocala National Forest, located in North Central Florida, is another natural wonder of the state. Encompassing approximately 383,000 acres this is the world’s largest contiguous sand pine scrub forest. Also rich in water resources there are more than 600 lakes, rivers, and springs to enjoy.

Nature lovers will appreciate the living reefs of the Florida Keys. More than 9000 pieces of living coral are situated in these waters alongside an accolade of brightly coloured sea creatures of various species, from Angelfish to Seahorses. Snorkel, scuba dive or watch the action from a glass bottomed boat.

If you are planning to make a trip to South Florida then you cannot leave without visiting the old town of Key West where historic buildings frame the streets and the likes of Ernest Hemingway once resided.

In contrast, Southeast Florida is home to the chic elegance of Palm Beach and the lively atmosphere of Miami Beach.

Heading north, sun worshippers will be right at home at Panama City Beach which overlooks the Gulf of Mexico and is a popular tourist location. With an annual average of 320 days sunshine this is the perfect spot to make the most of the great outdoors.

Whilst in the North you could take a trip to Florida’s capital city Tallahassee. From recreational to leisure activities, Tallahassee Florida offers something for everyone.

Another northerly city to look out for is St. Augustine. Considered to be America’s oldest City this hotspot is steeped in history and has a myriad of historic sites and museums to explore.

Moving onto man made wonders as there are plenty of these to see as well. Walt Disney World in Orlando is one the state’s biggest attractions and needs little introduction.

Last but not least is Kennedy Space Center, Americas National Launch Pad. If you are in Florida when a flight is scheduled to take off then do not miss it. You can feel the ground shake beneath your feet as the space shuttles launch themselves off into outer space.

When arranging your holidays in Florida remember to think about which airport is handiest for wherever you want to visit. Florida’s busiest airport is Orlando, Miami airport is only eight miles downtown whereas Tampa airport is closer to the idyllic beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast.

The information contained within this article is the opinion of the author and is intended purely for information and interest purposes only. It should not be used to make any decisions or take any actions. Any links are included for information purposes only.

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