Florida is rich in sun, fun and history. It’s no wonder that its towns and resorts are some of the world’s most popular tourist destinations year after year. Families, surfers, and kids on spring break flock to the beaches that line the state’s 1,200 miles of coastline.
While no trip to Florida is complete without a visit to one of the state’s beaches, there’s more to the area than warm white sand and gorgeous blue water. Florida has some of the best surfside restaurants and eateries. No matter where you go in the sunshine state, you’ll find a delicious array of tastes, ranging from southern seafood favorites to international delights. Drop into historic Bradenton and bite into a seafood sandwich, or head over to Fernandina Beach for a taste of red snapper and succotash.
When you’ve had your fill of the tasty local cuisine, it’s time to sample the world-class shopping you’ll find in so many of Florida’s towns. Shop for beachwear, high-end fashions, and distinctive Florida décor when you visit the renowned shopping districts in Naples Fort Myers, Orlando or just about any city in the state. If you’re a fan of the Seminoles, stop by Florida State University in Tallahassee to pick up some authentic team gear. There’s so much to do in this beautiful state. Use this visual guide to help you get the most out of your next trip to Florida.