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Florida Summer Vacation Information

By Charles Hopkins Published 04/7/2006 | Travel

Sunny Florida is one of the most popular destinations in the American continent. Situated in the southeast of the United States, it borders the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Sometimes referred to as the Peninsular state, it has beautiful spots exactly suiting your vacationing needs.

Florida has hills, vasts marshes and swampy lands and a number of lakes and deep forests. There are three beautiful national forests in the state: the largest is the Apalachicola National Forest. It lies in the centre of the Panhandle. The other two are the Osceola National Forest and the Ocala National Forest.

Nature and human advancements coexist in Florida in perfect unison. One of the main industries of Florida is the tourism industry. The state has visitors round the year from all over America and from abroad.

The tourism industry of Florida has turned it into a haven for vacationers with all kinds of facilities that one might expect, near at hand. If you plan to have your family vacation in Florida this summer, chances are, you will not regret your decision.

In Florida there are lots of opportunities of theme vacations. If you want to go fishing, no problem. The Sandestin Resort in Destin is the perfect place with beaches and fishing tourism, perfect for your requirements.

If you need a golfing vacation badly, Florida will be just the place for you. There are a lot of romantic locations where you can woo your beloved in privacy. Contrastingly, Florida is also one of the best family vacationing spots. You will find many resorts in Florida which are family friendly vacationing spots. The resorts take full care of your children as you relax in the sunny beaches and try for a tan.

At World Disney World, Orlando or other theme parks in Florida, you can have a nice vacation with your family. And fun, in this case, comes completely packaged with nice rides and breathtaking activities. You can spend hours in boats. Or you can try your hands at parasailing, wind surfing, jet skiing. You can also choose from the number of fun rides the top theme parks offer you. The up side of theme parks is, you will spend a completely planned vacation with your family without any hassles.

However, if you do not like your vacation to be spend within a planned fun theme park, there is no dearth of other options in Florida. If you plan well from the beginning, and are not averse to a little searching around in the Internet a little and plan your own vacation, you are most likely to have a very nice time out there.

For example, take the part of Florida known as the Florida Panhandle. So named because of the unique shape of the landmass. It has been famous for its extraordinary white beaches and its resorts for ages. There is also Seaside, a model town build in the 1980s, a typical town with red brick wall that you can visit to see the reggae bands perform on the streets.

One thing that you should not miss when you visit Florida is the oldest existing masonry fort in the United States. It lies in the city of Saint Augustine, within Castillo de San Marcos National Monument.