Florida

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Insight Guide Florida is the comprehensive guidebook to one of North America’s most exciting destinations. Full-color photos throughout combine with the lively text to help you discover the Sunshine State. Florida’s natural beauty and lively cities make it the top destination in the world, with more than 80 million annual visitors; but don’t let the crowds scare you off. With more than 1,200 miles of sand beaches and160 state parks, you can find a corner to enjoy all to yourself. Our inspirational “Insight ...

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Overview

Insight Guide Florida is the comprehensive guidebook to one of North America’s most exciting destinations. Full-color photos throughout combine with the lively text to help you discover the Sunshine State. Florida’s natural beauty and lively cities make it the top destination in the world, with more than 80 million annual visitors; but don’t let the crowds scare you off. With more than 1,200 miles of sand beaches and160 state parks, you can find a corner to enjoy all to yourself. Our inspirational “Insight recommends” section outlines top attractions and activities not to miss, while features by local writers cover a whole range of subjects – including the best beaches, enjoying Miami’s Art Deco heritage, taking in a baseball game during Spring Training, and exploring the coral reefs. Sixteen Places chapters cover the entire state, from the Panhandle in the northwest to the many islands of the Keys in the south. Evocative accounts of the state’s history and culture combine with lively descriptions of the main towns and cities, all illustrated with full color photographs. Color maps throughout help you get around, and the travel tips provide all the planning information you’ll need, such as how to get around, how much to budget for your trip, and selective listings on where to stay and where to eat

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780050300
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: Insight Guides Series
  • Edition description: Twelfth Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,381,121
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Elana Schor graduated from high school in South Florida, where her parents still reside, and can't get enough of the area's beaches. She is a congressional political correspondent at Greenwire in Washington, D.C., and holds her masters' in journalism from Northwestern University.

Christina Tourigny lives in Florida and writes about the sunshine state for a number of outlets, both print and online.
 

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Table of Contents

The Best of Florida
Intro: Let the Sun Shine
The Floridian People

HISTORY
Decisive Dates
Native Florida
New Spain
Turf Wars
Modern Times

FEATURES
The Cultural Landscape
Florida Cuisine
The Business of Pleasure
Sports and Outdoor Activities
Thrill Machines
Key Biscayne
Lake Okeechobee
Cumberland Island
Extreme Weather
Vizcaya
Art Deco
Everglades Ecology
Coral Reefs
Beautiful Beaches
Spring Training

PLACES
Places Introduction
South Florida
Metropolitan Miami
Miami Beach
The Everglades
Florida Keys
Key West
Atlantic Coast
Fort Lauderdale
Palm Beach
The Space Coast
Daytona Beach to Jacksonville
Central Florida
Walt Disney World Resort
Orlando and Its Other Worlds
Gulf Coast
Tampa
St Petersburg to Cedar Key
Sarasota to Naples
North Florida
Gainesville and North Central Florida
Tallahassee and the Panhandle

TRANSPORTATION
Getting There
By Air
By Train
By Bus
By Ship
Getting Around
Trains
Buses
Taxis
Driving
Car Rental
Boat Rental

ACCOMMODATIONS
Choosing Lodgings
Reservations and Prices
Chain Hotels and Motels
Bed and Breakfasts
Camping
Private Campgrounds
Camping in State Parks
Walt Disney World and Orlando
Central Florida
Tampa Bay Area
South Florida
Central East Coast
Northeast Coast
North Central Florida
The Panhandle

ACTIVITIES
The Arts
Festivals
Sports
Shopping
What to Buy
Where to Shop

A–Z: PRACTICAL INFORMATION

WHAT TO READ
Natural and Cultural History
Fiction
Other Insight Guides
 

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