Florida on a Tankful
"Florida" is Spanish for flower. Like an open flower, Florida is a land of beauty with many shades and variations unsuspected by those who do not stop to enjoy its delights. There are twelve million residents in Florida, although most swear that the number easily doubles during "The Season". But "The Season" varies from place to place. Summer is the busiest time throughout much of the State. Winter and Spring bring flocks of visitors to the southern coastal regions. The warm temperate climate and wonderful, high-quality "destination" facilities welcome guests from around the world - all year round. You'll discover the Sunshine State offers all the ingredients of an enjoyable vacation- whether you are looking for fun and excitement or rest and relaxation. Our attractions, wildlife areas, award-winning beaches, golf and courses, historic and cultural cooridors.
During your stay, you will experience the warmth and great service of our extended family - a unique blend of superior hospitality. From our vibrant cities to quaint hometowns, Florida's diversity and unsurpassed beauty sets it apart. Breath the sweet smell of orange blossoms, bask in sunlight that feels like warm silk. Stroll through a field of mirgrating Monarch butterflies. Florida is a state of endless pleasures, boundless adventures and pleasant surprises. A place that's easy to find, but hard to leave. It's Southern hospitality, lush landscapes and diverse culture will charm you back year after year. With everything from beaches to forests bluegrass to Salsa, roller coasters to kayaks, Florida welcomes you to a lifetime of vacation possibilities. Escape in the solitude amidst landscapes of great beauty and diversty. Wander through the past at our historic sites. Learn about Florida folk life and history at our museums. Explore vast expanses of natural Florida in our preserves. Families wll find find a wealth of recreational activities as well, including fishing, swimming, diving and snorkeling, hiking, birding and beachcombing. Festivals and special events, nature walks, campfire circles and workshops celebrate natural florida.
We Floridians believe that ours is truly the best-dressed state. After all, along her coasts she's dressed in silky white sand that trails beautifully for more than 1,100 miles. Awash with colorful creatures, warm water and sunshine, the beach is undeniably Florida's siren song. It's the reason many Floridians live here and, of course, the perfect place for you to get to know the Sunshine State. Once you're here, you'll discover all that's fun and fascinating beyond that captivating first impression.
History reveals secrets centuries old, and heritage is celebrated in time-honored traditions. Florida has always been a melting pot of many people's dreams of survival and success, Spaniard Ponce de Leon came here in 1513 looking for the Fountain of Youth and found instead a beautiful land.
This site organized by the direction that one would travel, and not to a particular region, which would involve more than a day's trip. The destinations included are located within 150 miles from the Orlando area.
No matter what direction you're headed in, enjoy your trip, and be sure to provide us your feedback of your travels.