From Destin to St. Pete's to South Beach, Florida has iconic and mostly white-sand beaches. In total, Florida has 825 miles of beaches.
The beaches wouldn't be all that great if the weather didn't play its role. The "Sunshine State" has mild winters and warm summers. Heads up - peak hurricane season is mid-August to mid-October, so may plan around that stretch.
College football is huge in Florida. The Florida Gators play in one of the best college football environments in the country at "The Swamp". The Gators also meet the Georgia Bulldogs for their annual rivalry game, which is the sporting event of the year in Jacksonville (sorry Jaguars fans) and is called the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party". Florida State and Miami are also perennial powerhouse programs that have each delivered multiple national championships. The state generally turns out low attendance for pro sports, but that could change as Tampa Bay has recently been cranking out championships (Bucs, Lightning with 3 combined titles since 2020).
Florida is home to many popular attractions including Disney World, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, Sea World, and LEGOLAND.
Miami brings the heat... literally and figuratively. One of the best weekend party destinations in the world. From the mega-clubs in South Beach to the art gallery events in Wynwood to waterfront bars in Coconut Grove, the party does not stop.
The Florida Keys are the yin to Miami's yang. Whereas Miami brings the party, the keys bring the relaxing beach life. Key West is the most popular, featuring Duval street (which can be a party). Check out the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Mallory Square on Key West. Outside of Key West, some of our favorite spots are Dry Tortugas National Park and Bahia Honda State Park (Big Pine Key).
Regularly ranked as the best state for golf in the country, it is home to legends Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, and Rory McIlroy.