Central Florida boasts an almost bewildering array of attractions including Disney World, Universal Studios, Seaworld, Busch Gardens, Daytona International Speedway and the Kennedy Space Centre. Ybor City in Tampa has one of the largest party districts in the USA, heavily influenced by Latin and Caribbean culture. Central Florida is where you'll find Daytona Beach, the self-proclaimed 'most famous beach in the world'. The area holds plenty of other well known beaches such as lively Cocoa Beach, another popular Spring Break destination, family friendly Paradise Beach and Melbourne Beach, the region's most popular surf spot.
The north-west of Florida is home to the state capital, Tallahassee, and culturally is similar to the southern states of Georgia or Alabama in terms of both food and lifestyle. A large part of the countryside is taken up by pine trees and farm land, but the region also boasts some of Florida's top rated gulf beaches as well as a variety of outdoor activities.
Northern Florida is culturally the most 'Southern' part of the state. This region is home to Jacksonville, the largest city in Florida but you only need to venture a little way into the countryside to find rural landscapes, old-fashioned towns, and lazily flowing rivers. The pace of life is slower here and whether you're exploring St. Augustine, the longest inhabited city in America or relaxing one of the region's natural springs, this part of Florida will feel miles away from the hustle and bustle of the state's more famous resorts.
Southern Florida is dominated by Miami and the Everglades National Park, where there are still some Seminole Indian reserves and villages. Miami is known for both its abundance of beautiful beaches, and its unique Latin American culture. For something different take the Overseas Highway to Key West; a leisurely drive across the Florida Straits offers the ultimate way to experience the keys' laid-back beach lifestyle.