With more than 8,000 miles of shoreline, the Sunshine State is prime vacation territory. But with so many diverse destinations in Florida, it can be hard to pick which place is right for your next getaway. That's why U.S. News considered factors like the number of attractions, availability of accommodations and the opinions of everyday travelers to pick the best places to visit in Florida. Vote for your favorite spot below to help determine next year's list.
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Florida's Panhandle is renowned for outdoor adventure, family fun, and its stunningly white beaches. Stretching from Pensacola to Apalachicola, it promises history, charm, a multitude of activities, and an abundance of smiles.
Rich in history, North Central Florida boasts an abundance of outdoor activities, natural wonders, and one-of-a-kind destinations, all infused with Southern charm. Discover the Capitol City of Tallahassee; kick back in tiny, eclectic Cedar Key, or hunt for scallops in Steinhatchee.
Northeast Florida, known as the First Coast for its historical significance, may be the state’s best-kept secret. But you won't want to miss it: from the urban charm of Jacksonville to St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city, this region boasts a fascinating blend of natural wonders, pristine beaches and laid-back lifestyles.
Central Florida was practically built with fun in mind, starting with the theme parks of Orlando, Kissimmee and Winter Haven. But that's just the tip of the sandbar; you can visit the rodeo in Arcadia, tube or paddle the aptly named Rainbow River in Dunellon, or discover the charms of eclectic Mount Dora.
Central East Florida, with Daytona Beach, Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach, is home to the space industry, top-notch birding, verdant parks, and the state’s top surfing. Central West Florida offers the big-city lures of Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg, but is also home to magnificent beaches, wildlife, clear springs, and scenic rivers.
Southeast Florida radiates balmy temperatures, luxury, and Latin and Caribbean flavors. Whether you’re dreaming of a big-city getaway in Miami Beach, a laid-back fishing trip in the Florida Keys, or an indulgent splurge in the Palm Beaches, you’re sure to find your perfect vacation here.
Southwest Florida promises a delicious blend of classic and cosmopolitan destinations.