Florida Description

kennedy space center First sighted and explored by Juan Ponce de León in 1513, while on his famous quest for the mythical Fountain of Youth, he subsequently claimed the land for Spain and named it La Florida, meaning "Land of Flowers." Florida has undergone many transformations since that time and is now one of the most popular vacation and retirement destinations in the world.

This tourist magnet is known worldwide as the land of sunshine, orange groves, Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando, and the Kennedy Space Center. Florida is home to the electric city of Miami, stylish beach communities such as South Beach and West Palm, the Florida Keys, the Everglades, and so much more to fill a lifetime of Florida vacations.

Florida Attractions, Vacations & Living

Worldatlas.com now delivers info on the best Florida attractions in some of the hottest vacation areas in this southern family playground. Check out our Orlando Attractions page for the unique Discovery Cove (Swimming with Dolphins!), Aquatica Water Park, and the famous Universal Studios Florida.

Mayflower The living is easy, scuba diving is spectacular, and it all feels good in Key West Florida, Southern most point of the nation and home of the most brilliant sunsets on the East Coast. The Tampa attraction page, as with all our city pages, features a map pinpointing the locale of all the activities discussed, including the world famous Busch Gardens Tampa.

Florida is the most popular retirement destination on the planet, so if you're searching for Ponce de Leon's legendary Fountain of Youth, Florida will surely end that search.

For seniors or kids of all ages who want to play, live, and feel young, a Florida lifestyle has a whole lot to offer.

Florida Photographs

Florida photos

CITY ATTRACTIONS & MAPS:Couple Walking on Beach at Sunset, Sarasota, Florida, USA

Couple walking on a beach...
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Florida Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Gainesville Alachua 352
Macclenny Baker 904
Panama City Bay 850
Starke Bradford 904
Palm Bay Brevard 321
Melbourne Brevard 321
Hollywood Broward 954
Pompano Beach Broward 954
Fort Lauderdale Broward 954
Blountstown Calhoun 850
Port Charlotte Charlotte 941
Inverness Citrus 352
Orange Park Clay 904
Naples Collier 239
Lake City Columbia 386
Arcadia DeSoto 863
Old Town Dixie 352
Jacksonville Duval 904
Pensacola Escambia 850
Palm Coast Flagler 386
Carrabelle Franklin 850
Quincy Gadsden 850
Trenton Gilchrist 352
Moore Haven Glades 863
Wewahitchka Gulf 850
Jasper Hamilton 386
Wauchula Hardee 863
Labelle Hendry 863
Spring Hill Hernando 352
Sebring Highlands 863
Tampa Hillsborough 813
Bonifay Holmes 850
Vero Beach Indian River 772
Marianna Jackson 850
Monticello Jefferson 850
Mayo Lafayette 386
Clermont Lake 352
Fort Myers Lee 239
Cape Coral Lee 239
Tallahassee Leon 850
Williston Levy 352
Bristol Liberty 850
Madison Madison 850
Bradenton Manatee 941
Ocala Marion 352
Stuart Martin 772
Miami Beach Miami-Dade 305
Hialeah Miami-Dade 305
Miami Miami-Dade 305
Homestead Miami-Dade 305
Key West Monroe 305
Fernandina Beach Nassau 904
Fort Walton Beach Okaloosa 850
Okeechobee Okeechobee 863
Orlando Orange 407
Kissimmee Osceola 407
Boca Raton Palm Beach 561
Lake Worth Palm Beach 561
Delray Beach Palm Beach 561
West Palm Beach Palm Beach 561
Boynton Beach Palm Beach 561
New Port Richey Pasco 727
Clearwater Pinellas 727
Largo Pinellas 727
Saint Petersburg Pinellas 727
Lakeland Polk 863
Palatka Putnam 386
Saint Augustine Saint Johns 904
Port Saint Lucie Saint Lucie 772
Milton Santa Rosa 850
Sarasota Sarasota 941
Sanford Seminole 407
The Villages Sumter 352
Live Oak Suwannee 386
Perry Taylor 850
Lake Butler Union 386
Daytona Beach Volusia 386
Crawfordville Wakulla 850
Defuniak Springs Walton 850
Chipley Washington 850
This page was last modified on September 29, 2015.