Florida is located in the extreme southeastern United States. It occupies the entire territory of the peninsula of the same name, as well as a small area of land along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Due to its geographic location, as well as due to the proximity of the Gulf Stream, Florida is famous for its very warm climate. And with its many great beach resorts, the state is a paradise for swimmers.
How to get to Florida
Florida has several modern airports serving both international and domestic flights. These airports are located in the cities of Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood.
This state can also be reached by rail. For example, the Silver Star and Silver Meteor high-speed trains have regular flights from New York to Miami and vice versa.
Many travelers (especially from the states of the Western Hemisphere) prefer to get to Florida by water. After all, this state has a number of well-equipped ports. And, of course, a lot of vacationers come to Florida in cars - personal or rented. There are even vacationers from Yalta.
Russian citizens wishing to see the natural beauty of Florida and appreciate the convenience of its beaches must apply for a US entry visa.
Where to relax in Florida
The western and northwestern coasts of the state are washed by the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It is better to rest there for lovers of a quiet beach holiday, as well as for families with small children. On the east coast, which is washed by the Atlantic Ocean, even in calm weather, there is often excitement, so surfers love to relax there. The most famous beaches of the east coast are West Palm Beach, Daytona Beach, Panama City Beach.
West Palm Beach, famous for its purest white sand, stretches for almost 27 kilometers.
But Florida attracts more than just swimmers and sunbathers. For example, many families with children come here specially to visit the city of Orlando, where one of the world's best Disneylands, a water park and many other attractions are located, including the so-called "Alligator Museum" - Gatorland, where there are a great many of these huge predatory reptiles live under the protection of the law. Here you can even see a theatrical performance with the participation of crocodiles.
Florida also has two Indian reservations open to tourists. Also in this state is the first underwater museum in the United States, where you can see a bronze sculpture 3 meters high and weighing 1.8 tons. The residents of the state can offer you a boat cruise to the island, where the homes of such stars as Ocean Drive, Gianni Versace, Sophia Loren, Tom Cruise, Sylvester Stallone, etc. are located. The sightseeing tour lasts about 5 hours.