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When people hear the name Florida they think of several things. Disney World. Miami Beach. Key West. Universal Studios Florida. South Beach. The Everglades. Oranges. And the best part about Florida is that every single one of these things is true. The state is literally jam-packed with things to do all year round, from some of the best beaches on the planet to some of the most amazing fruits and climate. Regardless if you hit the forested sub-tropical northern section of the state, or the beach-lined coastal regions of the Florida panhandle, be prepared to be amazed.

While it's true that Florida is a popular tourist destination, especially due to places like Disney World, Sea World, The Kennedy Space Center, and Daytona International Speedway, it's not just about the tourist traps. There are several national parks and plenty of backwoods areas that tourists never see, which gives you the opportunity to either experience the Florida that every other tourist explores on a yearly basis, or the chance to have your own personal experience within the state. With places like Miami and Orlando to start off in if you dig the tourist vibe, The Everglades National Park or the Ocala National Forest offer visitors a chance to see a different side of the state than the movies and television shows always show you.

Florida is a unique blend of American, Caribbean, and Cuban culture. The mixture is intoxicating, and absolutely breathtaking. From the cuisine to the nightclubs, the sandy beaches and the surfing or the utter luxury of an island adventure, there is plenty for the sightseer to catch a glimpse of in Florida. However, knowing when the hurricane season is will determine whether or not you get to see any beach time or not, so plan around it. Bring your appetite and a sense of adventure because The Sunshine State is waiting for you.

Orlando #1 most popular location
When someone mentions Orlando, you probably already have Mickey and Minnie Mouse wandering through your head, and an undulating rollercoaster shooting in one ear and out the other. This sunny…
1,302travelers 205reviews 127blogs
Miami Beach #2 most popular location
Technically a barrier island connected to the mainland by a series of bridges, Miami Beach is nevertheless a city all by itself. It has stood as one of the premier beach resorts in the United…
575travelers 177reviews 33blogs
Miami #3 most popular location
The palm-strewn streets of the South Florida city of Miami are hardly the American norm. Miami, with its large Hispanic influences is a refreshing alternative and at times bizarre take on lif…
2,208travelers 186reviews 98blogs
Kissimmee #4 most popular location
Kissimmee is a rural community located to the southwest of downtown Orlando. Until recently, Kissimmee was a rather residential community that bordered on St. Cloud, another rural central …
33travelers 32reviews 9blogs
Fort Lauderdale #5 most popular location
Once renowned as the definitive party capital for students on spring break (at least for those not off to Mexico), Fort Lauderdale has shaken off its beer-swilling image and graduated into a …
501travelers 70reviews 56blogs
Key West #6 most popular location
The southernmost tip of the United States (okay, so we’re choosing to excuse islands such as Hawaii, but you get the point), Key West is pointedly quirky, full of the kind of characters tha…
275travelers 82reviews 40blogs
Tampa #7 most popular location
As one of America’s biggest draws when it comes to beach holidays, Tampa Bay is a massive vacation hotspot, with plenty of sun and a party atmosphere that prevails throughout the year and k…
731travelers 44reviews 52blogs
Jacksonville #8 most popular location
Jacksonville, Florida is located on Florida's First Coast and is the largest city by area not only in northeast Florida, but in the entire continental United States. Jacksonville has a wealt…
442travelers 21reviews 18blogs
Saint Augustine #9 most popular location
A small city on the coast of Northern Florida, just a short distance outside of Jacksonville, Saint Augustine stands apart as one of those coastal destinations in the US which has a decidedly…
55travelers 46reviews 15blogs
Daytona Beach #10 most popular location
When you hear the words Daytona Beach, three things probably come to mind right away...Spring Break, Bike Week and NASCAR auto racing. Daytona Beach is so much more! Daytona Beach is the per…
86travelers 12reviews 9blogs
Lake Buena Vista #11 most popular location
Lake Buena Vista is the city where Walt Disney World Resort is actually located. Not Orlando or Kissimmee. It is currently being run by the Walt Disney Company. When going around the Disne…
3travelers 50reviews 5blogs
Destin #12 most popular location
Destin is well known for it's amazingly beautiful white sand beaches located right on the Emerald Coast. The beaches aren't only a fabulous place to sunbathe, swim, snorkel, and fish, but …
52travelers 8reviews 4blogs
Clearwater #13 most popular location
The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Clearwater, is the beach! The sparkling white sand and the crystal clear water makes this one of the most visited beaches in the area.To a…
116travelers 7reviews 4blogs
Fort Myers #14 most popular location
Fort Myers, population 48,000 plus as of 2000, is the county seat of Lee County, Florida. Established in 1886, it is the gateway to the Southwest Florida region, which is a major tourist des…
96travelers 12reviews 4blogs
Panama City Beach #15 most popular location
Panama City Beach is a popular destination for beach-goers from around the Southeast US. Known as the "Redneck Riviera" to some, PCB offers all ranges of accommodation, restaurants, clubs and…
53travelers 15reviews 4blogs
Pensacola #16 most popular location
Pensacola is proud of its rich heritage, historically significant events, and landmarks. We recently marked our 450th anniversary. In celebration, we hosted the king and queen of Spain, th…
143travelers 18reviews 1blogs
Tallahassee #17 most popular location
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Hollywood #18 most popular location
Characterized by quaint sidewalk cafés, bricklined walks and six blocks of unique boutiques, shops, art galleries and dozens of excellent restaurants along Hollywood Boulevard and Harrison S…
94travelers 19reviews 1blogs
Sarasota #19 most popular location
Sarasota is a beautiful beach-front city, laid-back and chock full of elderly retirees. But don't let that fool you. There are plenty of things to do for the younger crowd. Vacations in …
146travelers 13reviews 6blogs
Naples #20 most popular location
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Saint Petersburg #21 most popular location
Saint Petersburg, locally known as St. Pete, is the largest city in Florida's Pinellas County and makes up a significant component of the Tampa Bay Area, sitting at the entrance of the Bay an…
180travelers 14reviews 10blogs
West Palm Beach #22 most popular location
West Palm Beach is the largest city in Palm Beach County, the northernmost of the tri-county area that makes up South Florida (the other two being Broward County and Miami-Dade County). It's …
159travelers 22reviews 5blogs
Fort Myers Beach #23 most popular location
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Davenport #24 most popular location
Davenport is a small community in Polk County, Florida. It has recently seen new developments such as a golf course, residental housing, leisure park, shops, restaurants and bars as the area …
3travelers 5reviews
Gainesville #25 most popular location
Gainesville is a small city that lives and dies with the University of Florida, which is its centerpiece. The vast majority of people who live in Gainesville are inseparable from the univers…
165travelers 8reviews 1blogs
Cocoa Beach #26 most popular location
Cocoa Beach is a city in Florida. It is a favorite vacation spot for American and International travelers. The city is famous as the setting of the popular 1960s TV show I Dream of Jeannie. …
34travelers 6reviews 5blogs
Melbourne #27 most popular location
Melbourne is the place to stay when you prefer to stay away from the hussle and bussle of the big city. Minutes from the beach. Melbourne is located 30 minutes south of Kennedy Space center. …
70travelers 18reviews 6blogs
Panama City #28 most popular location
A great place for lovers of water sports and abounds with things to do. Located in the Florida pan handle by the Gulf of Mexico, Panama city is blessed with tons of sun, turquoise water, and …
38travelers 2reviews 2blogs
Key Largo #29 most popular location
Key Largo is an island in the upper Florida Keys archipelago and, at 33 miles (53 km) long, the largest of the Keys. It is also the northernmost of the Florida Keys in Monroe County, and the …
31travelers 16reviews 1blogs
Ocala #30 most popular location
Ocala is a city in Marion County, Florida. As of 2006, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 52,488. It is the county seat of Marion County, and the Primary City of the Ocala,…
62travelers 6reviews 2blogs
Fort Walton Beach #31 most popular location
Fort Walton Beach is located Northwest Florida. It is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida. It houses the major airport to it's neighboring towns such as Destin and Navarre. It is defini…
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Lakeland #32 most popular location
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Pompano Beach #33 most popular location
Located in the heart of Florida's Gold Coast the City of Pompano Beach is the year round home to 104,402 residents. During season (September through March) the number swells to nearly 150,00…
37travelers 5reviews 1blogs
Ormond Beach #34 most popular location
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Boca Raton #35 most popular location
Boca Raton is a peaceful, affluent community on the southeast coast of Florida, about half an hour from Ft. Lauderdale and a little over an hour from Miami. It is famous for its pink and yell…
115travelers 5reviews
Saint Pete Beach #36 most popular location
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Sanibel #37 most popular location
Doral #38 most popular location
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Sunny Isles Beach #39 most popular location
5travelers 12reviews 4blogs
South Beach #40 most popular location
South Beach is the section of Miami Beach, Florida that encompasses the southernmost 23 blocks of an island separating the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. Today, the South Beach section o…
19travelers 14reviews 3blogs
Islamorada #41 most popular location
5travelers 5reviews 1blogs
Titusville #42 most popular location
Titusville is a small city in Central Florida along the 'Space Coast' of Brevard County. Titusville is the closest city and probably best base for Kennedy Space Center. It is home to the Spac…
14travelers 8reviews 10blogs
Cape Coral #43 most popular location
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Walt Disney World #44 most popular location
The largest recreational resort in the entire world, and the most visited as well, Walt Disney World Resort is located near Orlando, Florida, and is generally known simply as Disney World. In…
79travelers 58reviews 30blogs
Vero Beach #45 most popular location
Vero Beach is a nice town of just under 16,000 (down 10% since 2000) located along Interstate 95, U.S. Highway 1 and Highway A1A in Indian River County in Central Florida on the Atlantic Coas…
40travelers 4reviews
Lake City #46 most popular location
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Bradenton #47 most popular location
Welcome to the friendly city, Bradenton Florida. Enjoy the gorgeous sunshine as it beats down upon your shoulders. Let your eyes wander to the beautiful Manatee River. Watch as the sun sets a…
49travelers 4reviews 6blogs
Treasure Island #48 most popular location
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Lauderdale By the Sea #49 most popular location
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Pensacola Beach #50 most popular location
Pensacola beach has the beautiful white sand beaches. Once you cross over the bridge to the beach, paradise awaits you. Make sure you park next to the Beach Ball water tower and hit the bea…
5travelers 11reviews