Each year, millions of travelers head to Florida to spend time at one of the many theme parks or relaxing on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Offering a mild climate during the winter months, Florida has become a popular destination for holiday travel.
Visitors to Daytona Beach can walk the 23 mile stretch and choose from a variety of vendors and live music, to basking in the calm serenity of a more secluded setting. Daytona Beach offers breathtaking beauty and a glimpse of its vastness when at low tide; the beach can be up to 500 feet wide. What makes this beach so unique is that cars are allowed on the beach from sunrise to sunset in designated areas. When the day winds down at the beach, you can find an abundance of shopping, nightlife, and great dining.
If you like fast paced action, a great beach and nightlife, then Miami Beach is the place to be. With its miles of golden sand and turquoise waters, it is often referred to as the Gold Coast. Whether you are a sun worshipper, an art enthusiast, or simply enjoy sampling the variety of food, and shops found on the beach, there is something for everyone. For the extreme sun worshipper, there is a part of the beach designated for topless sunbathers. What makes this city so unique is the melting pot of foreigners and celebrities spotted on any given moment of the day. Visitors will leave with a satisfied feeling.
Key West, situated off the southernmost tip of Florida makes up a strip of islands called the Florida Keys. With so many beaches lining the island, there is one in Key West that stands out from the rest. That beach is Fort Jefferson- Dry Tortugas National Park, located 70 miles from the city. For the sunbather, this is a tropical paradise. With its crystal blue waters, powder-like sand, and miles of pristine beaches, this is the place for pure relaxation. After a long day in the sun, it’s time to taste some of the best seafood the area has to offer. Indulge in steaming Florida lobster or cracked conch at one of the numerous outdoor restaurants.
Siesta Key beaches rank as some of the best in Florida. The beaches crystal white sand is 99% pure quartz which stays cool even in the extreme heat of summer. The area offers an abundance of arts and culture. You can choose from a variety of activities ranging from beach volleyball to wine tasting. One of the most popular events in the area is the Siesta Key Sunday drum circle, made up of a group of people who enjoy playing drums and other percussion instruments. From dancers, jugglers, to street performers, everyone joins in the fun. It even includes a ceremonial fire lit during the event.
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