Florida, North America

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Facts About Florida, North America

Regional Population: 17,671,452

Elevation: 26 meters

Time Zone: America/Kentucky/Monticello

Latitude: 28.7505408

Longitude: -82.5000976

You can’t get any sunnier than Florida. With its abundance of beaches and diverse nightlife, this state is bound to make a champion out of the most winter-blues wrought traveler. Despite its tropical storm season, retirees and families alike continue to flock to this destination.

Catch an auto show at Daytona International Speedway, brush up on your Espanol in diverse Miami. Treat the family to entertainment, rides, food and memories at Disney World or Sea World, both in Orlando, or Busch Gardens in Tampa. Sample key lime pie from its original region or, for the more adventurous, take a taste of some alligator meat.

Be sure to use a toothpick afterward.

Top Trips: road trips to Florida

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Articles About Florida, North America

Dolphin Delights in the Florida Keys

Close encounters with these sociable mammals are educational and fun.

Conch Out in the Florida Keys

From dolphin excursions to a tour of Hemingway’s house, check out the myriad of family vacation activities in the quirky and charming Florida Keys.

Dad’s Day Travel Deals for 2009

Show Dad how cool he is by sending him on an outdoor adventure or a guys’ golfing getaway with his buddies.

Diving for Sunken Treasure

Be a treasure hunter for a day on your Florida vacation as you explore the sunken 18th century Spanish fleets of Florida.

Disney World for the Budget Conscious

A family vacation at the Mouse’s House doesn’t come cheap. Read how our writer saved her family some Disney dollars.

Walt Disney World Park Plan

Learn when to visit, how to beat the lines, catch the best rides and keep all family members happy during your Disney World family vacation.

Orlando Family Dining: A Break from the Chains

Add flavor to your Orlando family dinner by visiting one of these restaurants with personality.

Orlando: Theme Parks and Beyond

Tips on how to enjoy a visit to the world’s theme park capital and explore local favorites outside the parks.

Orlando: A Paradise for Young Athletes

Orlando’s myriad sports facilities make it easy for young athletes to keep up their training while on vacation.

Orlando Roller Coasters: Top Teen Screams

Orlando’s many rollers coasters are teen favorites. Which are best? Let our local teen guide give you the inside scoop.

Get Away to Get Hitched

Had it with wedding planning? Elope! Check out these destinations and packages that offer an alternative to Vegas.

Sarasota Family Vacation

This Florida beach community offers both affordable and luxury accommodations, beautiful beaches, family attractions and quality cultural venues.

Beach Access

How and where to plan an accessible family beach vacation.

Tampa and St. Pete Family Vacation

Neighboring cities Tampa and St. Petersburg provide excellent beaches and family attractions as well as art and culture for those traveling without little ones.

Babymoon Deals for Expectant Couples

Check out these packages aimed at giving Mom and Dad some time to relax before their first, or next, baby arrives.

Travel Deals to Delight Mom

Celebrate Mother’s Day by whisking the mom in your life to a balmy island and a relaxing spa treatment. Here are a few deals to make her smile.

Home Run Spring Training Getaways

Plan a pre-season baseball vacation in Florida or Arizona, where you can attend a major league game for a fraction of the regular season price.

Survival Tips From a Disney Mom

A mom who’s visited Disney 54 times explains how the ever-daunting Disney World vacation can actually be a walk-in-the-park.

Walt Disney World & Orlando: Guidebook Guidance

Both Frommer’s and DK Eyewitness Travel guides give you the lowdown on navigating Walt Disney World with kids, as well as touting the charms of nearby Orlando.

Tackling Orlando

Every parent knows they must plan a family vacation to this theme park mecca at some point. Our latest issue tells you how.