Explore Florida: Discover the Sunshine State
Great weather, white sand beaches,exciting cities and beautiful nature—you'll find all this and more in sunny Florida.
If you can't decide between a beach vacation, city trip, or an adventurous excursion, Florida is the place for you! In addition to major cities such as Miami, the life of the party, and family-friendly Orlando, you'll also find dreamy beaches with a laid-back Caribbean vibe. And if you're tired of relaxing on the beach, cruise with the crocodiles through the Everglades or get your adrenaline fix at one of the many theme parks, including Disneyland and Universal Studios Florida. Find out everything you need to know about a Florida vacation here.
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Miami, the undisputed Floridian metropolisWhere is the best place to start exploring Miami? Perhaps the beach? Because South Beach on Ocean Drive is world-famous and the set of many films and TV series. In addition to tourists and locals there are plenty of celebrities, models, and famous athletes. Absolute must-sees are the District Art Deco (one of Florida's most popular postcard motifs) and South Pointe Park on the southern tip of Miami Beach, which overlooks South Beach. Other highlights are Little Havana, the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, the Bayside Marketplace and, for shopping and dining, the Lincoln Road Mall. You should also walk through Wynwood and Midtown Miami, the cultural heart of Miami, where you will find not only outstanding art but also really hip parties and events.
The Everglades National Park in FloridaIn the south of Florida, you will find the famous Everglades, part of which is protected as the Everglades National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a "grass river", where the river at first glance is not recognizable, even though it is up to 60 km wide in some places! This is because it is often only a few inches deep and at points almost the entire surface is covered in grass. The Everglades are especially famous for their breathtaking wildlife—you will find the only wild flamingos in the U.S. and many other bird species. There are also raccoons, snakes, spiders, puma's black bears, turtles and manatees. The biggest highlight of the Everglades is probably all the alligators and crocodiles, which you can view up close during an airboat tour. This experience is particularly special because the Everglades is the only region in the world inhabited by alligators and crocodiles.
The Florida Keys and Key WestThe Florida Keys are a long archipelago in the very south of the Sunshine State. It's the perfect place to relax on the beach and enjoy the beautiful sea and weather! If that's not exciting enough for you, we recommend exploring the Florida Keys underwater. The Keys are home to the only living coral barrier reef in the U.S. and the third largest barrier reef in the world! You should also visit the Dry Tortugas National Park. But you can also experience a lot on land—for example, by visiting Key West, where about a third of the Keys population lives. Key West is famous for its nightlife and you will have access to many cool restaurants, bars, and clubs. Keep your eyes peeled—on a clear day you can make out Cuba on the horizon!
Orlando, Florida's theme park paradiseIn Orlando, most vacationers will head directly to the amusement parks...and for good reason! Hardly any other city in the world has such a large number of theme parks: from Walt Disney World and Magic Kingdom to SeaWorld and Discovery Cove (where you can swim with dolphins) to Universal's Islands of Adventure, Universal Orlando, and Universal Studios Florida. Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Blizzard Beach are just some of the top attractions for Disney fans. A vacation here is fun guaranteed!
Fort Lauderdale, the canal cityFort Lauderdale, in southeast Florida, is best known for its fabulous beaches and boat canals. In addition to excursions to the beach and boat and canoe trips you should also visit the many museums and the huge flea market. But even at night Fort Lauderdale has a lot to offer. The city delights with its extensive nightlife and the world's largest 14-screen drive-in cinema.