Visitors are drawn to Florida as a result of the states ideal climate, beautiful beaches and warm waters. The beaches and waters that surround Florida not only offer excellent relaxation opportunities, but also provide many water activities such as fishing. Florida also offers vacations for the family with their Disney World attraction and the site of Cape Canaveral along the space coast which features the space shuttle launch pad.
On the southeastern coast of Florida there is the top visitor destination, Miami. This city offers an excellent tropical climate and landscape. Another reason many come here is because of the wide cultural diversity. Miami offers visitors a wide selection of museums, nightclubs and outdoor activities so you are sure to find an attraction you like.
The next largest visitor center in Florida is Orlando which houses about forty-five million tourists a year. The major attraction of this city is the Disney World theme park. Although the city also offers other theme parks including Universal Studios. In addition the city of Kissimmee is located very close by and offers a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, camping, fishing and boating. In downtown Orlando you will also find the Orlando International Fringe Festival which features over five hundred different theatrical and performing arts shows. Orlando is truly the place to go if you want to do a variety of activities.
Of course you can never travel to Florida without visiting at least one beach. The most world renowned beach is South Beach which is actually the Lummus Park Beach. If attending a party is something you like then this is the beach for you to visit. Another excellent beach option is the Canaveral National Seashore which is located near Cape Canaveral. This is a nice protect piece of coastline between the Daytona Beach and the Kennedy Space Center. This is a wonderful stretch of twenty-four miles of beauty that you can visit if you just want to relax and soak up the sun for a few hours.
The final option when it comes to beaches is the Gulf Islands National Seashore in Pensacola. Much of this area has been preserved in its undeveloped state. You can come here to just relax or enjoy the many species of birds that flock to this area every day.