Florida has been a popular destination for centuries. The Indians fought against French, English and Spanish explorers. American Colon brought industry, agriculture and slavery. After the Civil War, train barons such as Henry Flagler promoted the climate in Florida. Now Florida is known as the winter destination of many famous Americans.
1. Winter Haven
This is an island paradise covered by over 30 lakes. Also home to Cypress Gardens, Florida’s first amusement park (1936). It is known for its spectacular water ski shows, beautiful gardens and other stunning sites are Bok Sanctuary with its famous Chime and Fantasy of Flight. Halfway between Tampa and Orlando, Winter Haven is aptly named. It is far from the crowds, but easier for many important sites.
2. Salvador Dali Museum
Salvador Dali Museum is a popular attraction for the Art lovers in St. Petersburg, Florida, particularly interesting as it houses the great collection of Salvador Dali’s works in other European countries. Some of the works of art that can be found in the museum are oil paintings, watercolours and drawings, photos, sculptures and much more.
3. Walt Disney World Resort
The Walt Disney World Resort has two water parks, four theme parks, 23 themed on-site hotels, a campground, two spas and a fitness centre, as well as other recreational and entertainment options. It attracts millions of visitors each year, mainly because it offers everything you need to experiment for an unforgettable vacation.
4. Ft. Myers
Another classic resort on the Gulf Coast is Ft. Myers Beach. The area, as well as the nearby Sanibel and Captiva Islands, are known for some of the best shelling in the world. The slope leading to the waters of the Gulf is very gentle, the beaches are also among the safest. Myers for their winter homes. The majestic trees give Ft. Myers is nicknamed as “the city of palms”.
Gatorland is an amusement park and a nature reserve in Orlando, nicknamed the “world capital of the alligator”. The amusement park has thousands of crocodiles and alligators, reptile shows, a marsh with walk and watchtower, an aviary, a petting zoo, a walk in the marshes and many educational programs for visitors.
6. Everglades National Park
The Everglades National Park is a great subtropical wilderness in the United States which accommodate millions of tourists every year. The park has various reception centres: the Shark Valley Visitor Center; the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center; the Flamingo Visitor Center; and the reception centre on the Gulf Coast. Some of the activities that visitors can do in the Everglades National Park are hiking, camping, biking and fishing, all of which you can try while staying in one of the nearby Florida vacation rentals.