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Your guide to Florida
Welcome to Florida
With continuous sunshine and thousands of miles of coastline stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, it’s no wonder Florida is often considered America’s playground. Its theme parks are legendary, from the rollercoasters and water rides of Tampa Bay to the magic of Disney World, Orlando. There’s a hint of escapism to many of the state’s most popular destinations and activities, from the luxury resorts of Boca Raton to star-gazing at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and the hippie vibe of the Florida Keys. If natural wonders are what you’re after, look no further than Florida’s white-sand beaches and wild mangrove swamps, where deers and alligators roam free. Meanwhile, towns like Tallahassee and St. Augustine offer an intriguing glimpse of history, from Spanish architecture to Southern culture.
The best time to stay in a holiday rental in Florida
Florida enjoys a tropical climate, meaning most of its rain falls between May and October. Humidity, which can become more uncomfortable the further south you go, peaks in August, which is also prime hurricane season. The dry season runs from November to April and benefits from slightly lower temperatures. Many of the state’s major festivals take place in winter, including Fort Lauderdale’s Winterfest Boat Parade, when the waterfront is lit up with extravagantly decorated vessels. But there are plenty of celebrations all year round, as no one ever needs much of an excuse to throw a party in Florida.
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Tucked between Jacksonville and Daytona Beach on Florida’s northeastern Atlantic coast, St. Augustine is one of America’s most historic settlements. Continuously inhabited since the Spanish founded it in 1565, the city retains its Old World-reminiscent cobbled streets, its 17th-century stone fort, and the Spanish Renaissance buildings created in the late 19th century by Henry Flagler, including the stunning Flagler College.
Dry Tortugas National Park
Thanks to its inaccessibility ― you can only get here by boat or seaplane ― this 100-square-mile reserve, two hours by ferry from Key West, remains remote and untouched. A vast unfinished 19th-century brick fortress survives as a monument upon the tiny chain of islands. But the real wonder lies beneath the waterline. Marine life and shipwrecks abound, making this a magical place to dive and snorkel.
The southwestern stretch of coast that looks out onto the Gulf of Mexico is known as the Paradise Coast, and with its turquoise waters and white sands, you can see why. Naples just adds to the effect, its Italian-inspired buildings creating a seaside idyll that feels every bit as romantic as its Mediterranean namesake. With fine dining, designer shopping, and immaculate golf courses, it’s a slice of la dolce vita.