Travel Guide: Florida - Top Attractions

The Sunshine State is famous for its spectacular weather, and it allows outdoor activities to be possible practically year-round. However, beaches and amusement parks are not all Florida has to offer. The Don CeSar Beach Resort, for example, shows off some of the state’s most striking architecture, and provides unparalleled views of the adjacent beach. Another spot for great beach views is the historic Cape Florida Lighthouse, which stands as a symbol of the area’s history. With museums and historical forts peppering the state, as well, it’s sure to have something for everyone. In this video, profiles some of the top attractions found in the U.S. state of Florida.

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Beautiful Weather

Nicknamed the Sunshine State, you’re sure to find a ton of fun in the sun in Florida. While this state may be best known as the home of a number of popular amusement parks because of its fantastic weather year-round, there are many other sites to see while visiting. This state is a great vacation location because it caters to families looking to spend time together, as well as young couples and party animals.

Don CeSar Beach Resort

A spectacular building right on the coast, the vibrant Don CeSar Beach Resort is a hotel that was originally opened in 1928. With a reputation as an escape for America’s rich and famous, this building was placed on the American register of National Historic Places. This “Pink Palace” features high archways and windows that offer spectacular views of the nearby beach.

Ringling Museum of Art

Located in Sarasota, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art features a wide variety of artifacts, paintings and sculptures of different time periods and styles for all to enjoy. Established in 1927 by one of the Ringling Brothers, today this museum is Florida’s official state art museum.

Cape Florida Lighthouse

Built in 1825, the Cape Florida Lighthouse is considered the oldest structure in Florida’s Dade Country. Found on Key Biscayne, it is also one of Florida’s most renowned landmarks. The 95-foot high white brick tower has withstood its fair share of attacks, and today stands as a symbol of the region’s history. Visitors may climb to the top to witness the phenomenal beach and ocean views this tower has to offer.

Historical Forts

Florida is home to a number of historical forts. Today, visitors are welcomed to these locations to learn more about the United States’ rich history, with some even offering museum exhibits that chronicle the past.

Whether it’s to learn more about the past, take in some culture, or simply to relax on the beach, Florida will definitely have an attraction for you.

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