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Regions in Florida : Central Florida, Emerald Coast, First Coast, Florida Panhandle, Florida Keys, Gold Coast, Nature Coast, North Central Florida , South Florida, Southwest Florida, Space Coast, Sun Coast, Tampa Bay Area, Treasure Coast, Walt Disney World.

Cities in Florida : Cape Coral, Clearwater, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Hialeah, Hollywood, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Miami, Miami Gardens, Miramar, North Miami, Orlando, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Port St. Lucie, St. Petersburg, Sunrise, Tallahassee, Tampa, West Palm Beach and more...

Florida is a U.S. state located in the southeastern United States.

Florida is situated mostly on a large peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida.

It is bordered on the north by the states of Georgia and Alabama, and on the west, at the end of the panhandle, by Alabama. It is near the countries of the Caribbean, particularly the Bahamas and Cuba.

Capital City Florida : Tallahassee.


holiday homes, hotels & inns, tour operators, travel guides, travel to florida 

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Camp sites & Caravanning

  KeyCamp Holidays
Kissimmee/Orlando, St Petersburg/Madeira Beach, Naples/Marco Island, Sugarloaf Key/Key West.

  Koa   -   Campgrounds of America
  National Park Service Campground and Tour Reservation Site
  Funroads   -   Get Outta Town!

Car Hire Florida / Motorcycle Rental

  Sixt   -   
Pick-Up Station / Return Station: Miami Airport, Orlando Airport, Tampa Airport and much more.



Holiday Homes in Florida / Apartments

James Villas   -   Villas and villas with pools to rent with James Villa Holidays
Orlando & Gulf Coast.

  Interhome   -   Holiday homes Florida
Holiday homes in Central Florida, Central West Florida, Florida keys, North East Florida, South East Florida, South West Florida.
All properties are checked on a regular basis. All homes can be booked on-line. Properties are shown by destination.

Hotels Florida / Hostels

  Hotels in Florida   -   Hotel Guide Florida
Hotels Miami Beach, Kissimmee, Orlando, Lake Buena Vista, Miami, Coconut Grove, Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, Bal Harbour, Fort Lauderdale, Key Largo, and more ...

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

   -   Motel 6 and Red Roof

  Hotels.com   -    

 
Hostelbookers.com is one of the worlds largest online booking services for hostels. All hostels you see here are offering realtime prices and availability.

Travel Agents / Tour operators

Walt Disney Travel Company: Florida Holidays  
Book your stay in the magic with the company that creates it! Walt Disney Travel Company offers Disney's legendary service, care and attention to detail before you even get to Florida.
  British Airways   -   Holidays in Florida 
Spend holidays in Florida at fun-packed theme parks in Orlando and Tampa. Then explore the swamplands of Everglades National Park. Splash out on shopping holidays to Florida's Palm Beach or head for family-friendly Key West for sea and sun.

Thomas Cook 

Cosmos Holidays   -   See Villa Holidays [ Gulf Coast & Orlando ]

James Villas   -   Villas and villas with pools to rent with James Villa Holidays

    -   Create your perfect trip to Florida
Flight, Hotel and Car



  Just America
Getting to Florida has never been easier thanks to regular, direct, scheduled service flights to Orlando, Tampa and Miami from London and in-direct flights from several UK regional airports.
Just America is pleased to offer a wide choice of holidays in the Sunshine State, so whether your choice is a Walt Disney World stay, a two-centre Orlando-beach vacation, a self-drive or escorted coach tour, self-catering or resort hotel, we have something to suit your requirements.

Travel Guides / Related Books

Travel Guides FloridaDK Eyewitness Travel Guide Florida - 1405353252  [ amazon.co.uk ]

  DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Florida  -   Eleanor Berman (Author)
The DK Eyewitness Florida travel guide will lead you straight to the best attractions Florida has to offer. Fully illustrated with coverage of all the major sights from Miami Beach to the Everglades, plus the Florida Keys and the Gulf Coast. Whether you are making the most of the illustrious nightlife or discovering historic Pensacola, this guide provides all the insider tips every visitor needs, with comprehensive listings of the best hotels, restaurants, shops and nightlife in each region for all budgets. You'll find 3D cutaways and floorplans of all the must-see sites including Castillo de San Marcos, Tampa city centre and the Flagler Museum, as well as street maps of major towns and cities and reliable information about getting around this diverse state. DK Eyewitness Florida explores the culture, history, wildlife and architecture, not missing the best in entertainment, sport, fishing and scenic walks in the fantastic Floridian sun. With all the sights, beaches, shops and attractions listed town by town, the DK Eyewitness Florida is your essential companion. Don't miss a thing on your holiday with The DK Eyewitness Florida.
Hardcover: 416 pages; Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (1 July 2010); ISBN-10: 1405353252; ISBN-13: 978-1405353250.

Florida - Lonely Planet Country & Regional Guide - 1741046971   Florida - Lonely Planet Country & Regional Guide - 1741046971
Willy Volk (Author), Adam Karlin (Author), Becca Blond (Author)
This title includes expanded coverage of Orlando, the Everglades, the Florida Keys and Key West. We also delve deeper in classic 'Old Florida' including shops, eateries and roadside attractions.Color Florida Outdoors chapter highlights the best in diving, fishing, kayaking, golf, biking, surfing and wildlife watching.It has the best green Florida coverage on the market including a GreenDex of eco-friendly sights, eateries, hotels, and activities and more content on voluntourism.
Paperback: 560 pages; Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 5th Revised edition edition (1 Jan 2009); ISBN-10: 1741046971; ISBN-13: 978-1741046977.

Transport / How do I travel to Florida

  Airports in Forida

  British Airways   -   Flight tickets Florida 
British Airways' flights to Florida land at Orlando International Airport, Miami International Airport and Tampa International Airport. Florida's busiest airport is Orlando. Book a taxi or take the shuttle bus straight to Florida's nearby theme park resorts after your flight to Florida. Choose flights to Florida's Tampa airport for the idyllic beaches of Florida's Gulf Coast. You'll find Miami airport eight miles from Downtown. Forget your jet lag with a spot of sunbathing on South Beach after flights land.

  Ebookers   -    
Book cheap flights to Orlando at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares. View their latest offers and book your flights, accommodation, car hire and insurance online

  Ebookers   -    
Book cheap flights to Tampa at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares.

 Virgin Atlantic    -   Flights from London to Miami and Orlando

KLM UK 
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines take you to hundreds of destinations everywhere in the world.

  Airline Tickets Florida / Bargain Flights to Florida  
Price comparison possible.


Links


  Flausa   -   Florida's Official Vacation Guide

  MyFlorida   -  Official Portal of the State of Florida
History & Culture,  Florida Museums , Research Genealogy ,  Restaurants, Beaches & Coastal,  Events,  Nature & Outdoor Activities,  Theme Parks & Cruises,  Professional Sports and much much more

  Tallahassee   -   Hauptstadt Florida

  Central East   -   Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Orlando/Sanford, Fort Pierce, Vero Beach
  Central Florida   -   Orlando
Central Florida is the area around Orlando, famous for Walt Disney World, EPCOT Centre, MGM Studios, Universal Studios and Sea World. They are all within easy reach of the city of Orlando. In Orlando, you can find the famous restored "Church Street Station", once a railway station that has been trans-formed into an attractive fun park and lively shopping centre today.
  Central West   -   Tampa, Clearwater
Tampa Bay is the economic centre of western Florida. The city of Tampa has an international airport with direct flights to and from Europe. It is an ideal starting point to visit the resorts of the Pinellas Suncoast on the Gulf of Mexico, including St Pete Beach, Treasure Island and Clearwater Beach, all with uncrowded long sandy beaches. Visit Tampa's lively "latino" quarter, Ybor City. Also at Tampa Bay is the city of St Petersburg, known for having lots of sunshine and greenery. Here, you can count the number of days in a year when the sun doesn't shine, on one hand. 
  Florida Keys
The "Keys", an archipelago in southern Florida, was made famous by Ernest Hemingway who wrote about its beauty and Caribbean lifestyle. The "Overseas Highway" links drivers from the continent to Key West by an amazing 180 km long road over crystal clear waters part of the way. Key West is also the most southerly point of the United States and the largest resort of the Keys. There are many places worth visiting here: the coral reef near Key Largo (in the John Pennekemp State Park), Windley Key with the "Theatre of the Sea", the city of Marathon, known for sports fishing, and Bahia Honda State Park offering a magnificent white sandy beach, fantastic for swimming and diving.
  Northwest Florida   -   Destin,  Panama City,  Pensacola
  North Central Florida   -   Gainesville, Tallahassee, Williston
  Northeast  Florida   -   Jacksonville
Daytona Beach is situated north east of Florida on the Atlantic coast, and is a popular destination especially with students. This resort boasts a vast white sandy beach that can also be driven on. Highway A1A is a popular route to follow as it offers beautiful scenery along the Atlantic coast. On the way from Daytona Beach to the north, you will pass St Augustine, the oldest city in North America, founded in 1565 by Spanish conquerors, and today one of the biggest attractions in Florida. At the end of this highway is Amelia Island, offering miles of long sandy beaches and green forests.
  Southwest Florida   -   Punta Gorda, Naples, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Venice
Naples is a pleasant resort with many similarities to other Caribbean towns. In inland Naples, on the way from Miami, lie the Everglades which you can visit from the Everglades Parkway. This road is also called "Alligator Alley" because the most popular "inhabitants" in the Everglades are alligators. The Everglades are a unique reserve. Situated opposite Fort Meyers are the side by side islands of Sanibel and Captiva, offering magnificent sandy beaches where you can find beautiful seashells and fauna. The islands have preserved their original character due to strict laws concerning new construction. Opposite the coast and Naples is Marco Island, a holiday island resort with top quality facilities, immense beaches, excellent restaurants and the list goes on. It's also an ideal base to discover the Ten Thousand Islands.
  Southeast Florida   -   Fort Lauderdale, Key West, Marathon, Miami, Palm Beach, Stuart
South east Florida owes its popularity to Miami and to resorts such as Miami Beach, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, which are highly rated holiday destinations known worldwide. In Miami Beach, there is the marvellous "Art Deco" district with beautifully restored houses from the thirties. Palm Beach is situated approximately 120 km north of Miami Beach, the place where the "rich and beautiful" hang out between Christmas and Easter. Approximately half way between Palm Beach and Miami is Fort Lauderdale, otherwise known as the "Venice of America".

Emerald Coast, First Coast, Florida Panhandle, Gold Coast, Nature Coast, South Florida,  Space Coast, Sun Coast, Tampa Bay Area, Treasure Coast, Walt Disney World.

Cape Coral, Clearwater, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Hialeah, Hollywood, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Miami, Miami Gardens, Miramar, North Miami, Orlando, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Port St. Lucie, St. Petersburg, Sunrise, Tallahassee, Tampa, West Palm Beach.

  Absolutely Florida   
Florida Travel, Hotels, Attractions, Beaches, Recreation, Maps & Much More @ Your Fingertips!
  Florida's Museums   -   Florida Association of Museums
Their searchable museum database is your online invitation to explore the cultural, historic, and scientific resources of the more than 339 museums in the state.
  Miami Herald   -   Your Miami Everything Guide
The Miami Herald online, offers local news and information. The site features in-depth and breaking news coverage, searchable entertainment listings, newspaper display and classified advertising and more.

  List of cities in Florida
  List of Towns and Villages in Florida

Cuisine / Floribbean Cuisine

Visitors have a huge choice of all types of restaurants, especially in the main resorts, including Greek, Italian, Spanish, local and traditional specialities, from fast food to gourmet standard. Of course, there are also the wellknown chains like "Denny's" and "McDonald's". The speciality of Florida is "Key Lime Pie", which you must try.

  Cuisines of the world   -   Article by By Errol Croft
Before you eat many meals in Florida, you're going to run into the term Floribbean cuisine. No one seems to have a definitive explanation of what Floribbean is, except that it was first used in south Florida, notably Miami, where the chefs were preparing a lighter version of Caribbean favorites. Known as the "mango gang" , these chefs were frying less and going lighter on oils. Obviously, the term is a combined form of the words Florida and Caribbean, so diners can expect to find lots of Florida's seafood selections, fresh fruits and local vegetables prepared with the islands' traditional tropical ingredients like mangos and papayas, coconut milk, plantains, yams, okra, squashes, chilies and legumes .........
  Foodies
On the curriculum vitae of a foodie, "eating" is listed as a hobby. The foodie lives to eat, and to eat to live is definitive boredom. A true foodie clings to all things culinary. From soup to nuts, a foodie seeks out the fun stuff about fine fare, along with the arcane, the academic, the in-depth, and the latest. To find the perfect cheese or the best macaroon recipe is life's work.
  Historic American Recipes 
Apple-Fritters | Dough-Nuts | Cocoa-nut Drops | Molasses Gingerbread | Common Gingerbread | Election Cake | Indian Meal Pudding | Fried Sweet Potatoes | Sweet Potato Pie | Beef-Stake | German Chicken Stew | Jack Rabbit Stew | To Roast a Pig | Broiled Scrod | To boil a Cod's Head.

History of Florida

The Seminole: The First People of Florida (American Indian Nations)  -   by Mary Englar
The Seminole are a Native American Indian people of Florida. The Seminole nation came into existence in the early- and mid-18th century, and was composed mostly of refugees from Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama.
Library Binding 48 pages (September 1, 2002); Publisher: Bridgestone Books

  The Unconquered Seminoles   -   by Dru J. Murray
The Seminoles. A fierce, proud tribe of Florida, let neither three wars with the United States Army or the harsh Everglade swamps defeat them.
  Indians - Seminole Tribe of Florida   -   official web page

Music, Arts & Culture, Events

  Culture in Jacksonville, Florida  [ largest city in Florida ]

  Annual events in Jacksonville


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