Florida is a state in the southeastern region of the United States of America. Tourism makes up the largest sector of the state economy. Countless nice beaches, several amusement parks, and warm weather conditions attract millions of visitors to Florida every year.
Among the best beaches in Florida, you find Sanibel Island (near Fort Myers), Naples, Siesta Beach (in Siesta Key island), and Destin's beaches on the Gulf of Mexico Coast as well as Cape Florida (in Key Biscayne), Miami South Beach, Fort Lauderdale beaches, and Palm Beach on the Atlantic Coast.
Florida's Atlantic Coast has also many surf spots, including some of the worlds' best surf breaks. On the Gulf coast of Florida, the surf spots are concentrated into two sections: the Panhandle and the lower Gulf Coast.
As the home to the international cruise industry, Florida's cruise ports have more ships berthed than any other harbor in the world. Many cruise ship itineraries depart from Florida or call at Florida's habors. A lot of short cruises such as dolphin & wildlife cruises, sunset cruises, Amelia River cruises, barrier islands cruises are also available in Florida.
Florida amusement parks are mainly located in and near Orlando. Walt Disney World Resort, the largest vacation resort in the world, consists of four theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom) and many hotels, all of them being located in Lake Buena Vista near Orlando.
Universal Orlando Resort consists of two theme parks (Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure), a water park (Wet 'n Wild Orlando), a night-time entertainment complex (Universal CityWalk Orlando), and a few hotels.
SeaWorld Orlando Resort operates the theme park SeaWorld Orlando, the water park Aquatica Orlando, and Discovery Cove Orlando. It is also in charge of the Busch Gardens (African animal theme park), and the Adventure Island water park in Tampa, Florida.
Other theme parks in Orlando include Legoland and Holy Land Experience.