Florida State Travel Guide


Florida, Spanish for “land of flowers” and nicknamed the “Sunshine State,” was admitted to the Union as the 27th US State on March 3 1845. It has the longest coastline of the contiguous USA, which includes approximately 4510 barrier islands. It has 12 National Park units.


Florida is also home to 175 State Parks and 9 State Trails, 3 National Forests and 1 National Trail, approximately 30 National Wildlife Refuges, and 2 Wild & Scenic Rivers. There are 1700 Places listed on the National Register of Historic Places and 42 of those are National Historic Landmarks, 18 National Natural Landmarks, and 1 World Heritage Site.

“Way down upon the Suwannee River, Far, far away, There’s where my heart is turning ever, There’s where the old folks stay.” Stephen Foster.

ON BIG BLEND RADIO: From St. Augustine to the Everglades and beyond, this podcast celebrates Florida with travel writers Kathleen Walls and Diane Dobry. Hear about parks and destinations, historic sites and haunted history, food and drink and more. Check out our Big blend Radio FLORIDA Podcast Playlist on YouTube.


Our Florida State Travel Guide Directory below is new and in the process of being built. If you run a business or organization in Florida, and would like to be part of this growing directory, please contact us. We will be visiting Florida soon so check back and watch our Directory grow: Parks & Public Lands, Articles & InterviewsPark Gateway CommunitiesTravel Info & ServicesWhere to Stay, and See & Do.

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