The state of Florida is located in the southeastern United States, bordering Georgia and Alabama. Nicknamed the Sunshine State,Florida experiences subtropical climate throughout the year, making it a popular travel destination.
This map of Florida shows the state's major roadways and cities. Florida has a fairly extensive highway system, with major interstates and highways traversing the state, as well as a railway system which traces the state's eastern border. The interstates in Florida include the 75, the 95, the 4, and the 10.
Facts About Florida
|Total Area||170,304 square kilometers (65,755 square miles)|
|Latitude||24° 27′ N to 31° 00' N|
|Longitude||80° 02′ W to 87° 38′ W|
Lakes in Florida
Florida has numerous lakes that offer travelers great opportunities for fishing, kayaking, boating, and other recreational activities. Lake Okeechobee, covering an area of 730 miles, is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the state.
Other lakes in Florida include:
Because of the state's shape and location, no city in Florida is far from the beach. Florida's beaches are great for a variety of vacations, like family beaches or places to go boating and fishing, great beaches for weddings, beaches with nightlife or for a spring break trip.
Some of Florida's beaches you can go to:
- Smathers Beach
- Crescent Beach
- Haulover Beach
- Clearwater Beach
- Caladesi Island State Park
With thousands of tourists coming to Florida every year, there is no shortage of hotels in the city. However, if you are traveling during the peak holiday season, it is better to book hotel rooms in advance. Some of the hotels are listed below. You can look up the map of Florida to find their exact location.
Aside from the many outdoor activities found in Florida, there are many other attractions in the state, from amusement parks to historic cities and educational centers.
These attractions include:
- Coral Castle
- Universal Studios
- Walt Disney World
- Historic Saint Augustine
- NASA's Kennedy Space Center
- Daytona International Speedway