Florida vacations

Florida vacations

Things to do - general

From January to December, there is always something exciting happening in Florida.

Orange Bowl (New Year’s Day) Miami – fans of college football flock to Miami for the big post season game.

Florida State Fair (mid-February) Tampa – carnival rides, corn on the cob, big-name performers and even alligator wrestling can be enjoyed at this big fair.
Silver Spurs Rodeo (mid February) Kissimmee – the state’s oldest and wildest rodeo.

Carnival Miami (second Sunday) – a 9-day street party in Miami’s Latin district.
Florida Strawberry Festival (March 2-12)- performances, parades and of course strawberries, make for a tasty trip out.

America birthday party (July 4) Miami – picnics during the day and fireworks at midnight in the biggest Independence day celebration in South Florida.
Hemingway Day’s Festival (July 18-24) Key West – Key lime pie eating contests, street fairs and look alikes in abundance.

Annual Wausau Possum Festival (first Saturday)
Wausau, north of Panama City Beach – A festival that honours the possum with activities such as greased pole climbing and corn bread baking. Plus the chance to try possum-based dishes.

Guavaween (last Saturday) Tampa – a zany Halloween parade that pokes fun at the life and history of the city. Especially an early attempt to grow guavas in the area.

Winterfest Boat Parade (early December)
Fort Lauderdale – boats decked with lights cruise the Intercoastal Waterway in a magical night-time display.
Florida Tit Bits
The Walt Disney World Resort is the most popular honeymoon destination in the United states.
Florida has 70 million visitors each year.
St Petersburg (on Florida’s west coast) boasts an average of 361 days sunshine each year.
Florida’s Gold and Treasure Coasts are named after booty found in Spanish galleons wrecked along their shores.
Florida’s Gold Coast is a region of the Unites States in the state of Florida, that runs along the southeastern coast of the state between Palm Beach and Miami. It includes the cities of West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Pompano Beach and Hollywood, as well as the famous spring-break town of Fort Lauderdale.

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