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Five Places to Visit in Florida

Five Places to Visit in Florida

When it comes to vacation spots in the United States, Florida is one of the states that offers so much for an outgoing crowd. The nightlife, the beaches; they are all part of a much bigger experience that individuals will remember forever. However, there is so much more to the state that people will want to see and places to visit should they be going on vacation to Florida and want to have some fun.

1. Walt Disney World

The ever famous Disney World is the flagship of the company's theme park empire and attracts the maximum number of tourists in the state of Florida. Walt Disney World focuses on four different theme parks: Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, and the Animal Kingdom. It is a place full of fun, fantasy and magic for all families to enjoy.

2. Florida Keys

Located around the base of the Florida peninsula, there is the archipelago stretching across 120 miles, known as the Florida Keys. A series of bridges connect the Florida Keys to the mainland, out which the Seven Mile Bridge has featured extensively in notable Hollywood movies. Furthermore, the bridge, US Highway 1, traverses through Islamorada, Key Largo, Lower Keys, Key West, and Marathon, connecting them in the process.

3. Universal Orlando Resort

This is the largest of the Universal Studios Theme Parks and is second in the state of Florida to Disney. It consists of both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure to provide all types of fun for the entire family. There are also nightclubs, restaurants, CityWalk and other resorts.

4. Kennedy Space Center

This is the location that has been the launch site, since 1968, of every US human space flight. In the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, you will find museums, movies, bus tours of important shuttle launch facilities and a rocket garden. They also offer launch passes before rocket launches, but because of safety precautions, the closest you can be is about 4 miles away or further.

5. Castillo de San Marcos

If you are in the St. Augustine area, it is almost a must to travel to the oldest masonry fort in the US: the Castillo de San Marcos. The fort is in amazing shape considering the fact that it was built in the 1600s and features some amazing designs. When used for such activities, the fort has ramparts at each corner that are diamond-shaped to maximize firepower and walls that are 14-feet thick.

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