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FLORIDA FUN AND INTERESTING FACTS

Do you want to learn some interesting facts about Florida? There are many interesting facts to be learned about Florida….

By Chan , in Travel , at December 13, 2022

Do you want to learn some interesting facts about Florida? There are many interesting facts to be learned about Florida. We have at least one surprising fact about Florida, from historical facts to geographic facts.

Florida is beautiful. It’s a great spot to spend a week on the sand in Everglades National park or to have fun in Miami Beach. You can visit Florida’s Space Coast and the Florida Keys. These fun facts will help you learn more about Florida before you plan your Florida vacation.

Florida Fun and Interesting Facts

Do you want to travel? Are you thinking of the Sunshine State? It boasts 250 days of sunshine per year. Continue reading to learn more about Florida.

Florida has almost nothing but its coastline.

Florida is the only state between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. More than two-thirds of the state’s entire population lives along the coast.

Florida is not an island, but it is a peninsula. It is surrounded on three sides by water—the Atlantic Ocean to the East, the Gulf of Mexico to the West, and the Straits of Florida South.

If you enjoy wide-open waters, this is the right place. Florida’s coastline is the longest in the contiguous United States (lower 48). Alaska boasts the longest coastline in the United States.

One of our favorite places in Florida is Islamorada Key. Check out this Florida Keys area, which is absolutely surrounded by water.

The lowest and highest natural point – at one with the sea

Did you know Florida is the flattest US state? The majority of the state lies at sea level.

Florida’s highest point is 345 feet above sea level. What does this mean? Tell them that Florida is the country’s lowest natural point if you want to impress your friends with fun facts.

Are you still confused? This means that even if you stand at the highest point of the State, Britton Hill, 385 feet above sea level, you will still be lower than other states. It is located near the Alabama border.

  • These are some of the most impressive Florida activities you can do.
    • Key West Island Adventure Eco Tour Kayak and snorkel the 3rd largest coral Reef in the World
    • Rent a car and drive from Miami to Key West – CarRentals.com

Sea Cows Friendly

Florida is home to the friendly sea cow. Manatees are Florida’s best friend. Are you a fan of these gentle, chubby creatures? Book this Manatee Swim and Snorkel to swim with manatees at Homosassa State Wilderness Park.

Although these animals are friendly and harmless, you shouldn’t touch them. Crystal River in Florida allows you to get up close and personal with manatees. Crystal River is the only refuge specifically designed for manatee protection.

Bonus fact While there are no mermaids in the deep blue ocean, manatees and their cousin’s dugongs might have been “mermaids” that sailors have seen throughout history. They may have been confused or tired, but it is possible. These Places to See Mermaids Underwater in Florida are worth a look.

Hurricane Season

Florida is well-known for its hurricanes. All Florida residents are aware that this is a part of everyday life. Make sure you do your research and check the weather before you travel.

Florida is the prime target of these summer storms because of its waters. Florida is the target of 40% of hurricanes heading to the US. Although most gales are not severe, they are becoming more powerful. The latest hurricanes, Ian and Irma, have caused extensive destruction throughout the state.

Fun In Orlando

Orlando is a popular destination for tourists from all over the World. Did you know that Florida has two of the most popular theme parks in the country: Universal Studios and Walt Disney World Resort? Another fun fact is that Walt Disney World Resort is the most popular theme park in the country. 

Walt Disney World Resort has several theme parks, including Epcot and Magic Kingdom. It is almost as big as San Francisco. It is its city, Disney World.

Universal Studios is home to the highly coveted Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It has begun to compete with Disney World in terms of Florida’s best theme parks. All types of super-fans will enjoy traveling through the Florida theme parks.

Orlando International Airport Is Busy

The Orlando International Airport is Florida’s busiest and 7th busiest in America. This feat is impressive, considering Orlando’s airport is not a hub like JFK or Denver. Orlando is home to many of the most popular attractions.

Traveling on the Water

Fort Lauderdale’s canal is beautiful.

Did you know that parts of Florida can be traveled on waterways? Florida has so many channels and boats that it is often called the “boating capital of the globe.”

Like the scenes in Italy where people take their boats along the streets of the canals, the waterways in Cape Coral are approximately 400 miles long. Although it isn’t as significant or as extensive as it sounds, it’s still quite impressive when seen up close.

Island Life

Although Florida is a peninsula, it has some islands that can be used to spice things up. The Florida Keys are a group of islands that has become a popular tourist destination. Eight hundred keys call the Florida Keys home from Key Largo to Key West.

Over 4,500 islands are part of Florida. There are many tropical islands that you can explore.

Join the Party

Did you know that Florida has the third-largest population? Although it may not sound true, it is. Nearly 1000 people move to Florida every day. At the time of writing, Florida’s population is 21.78 million. This is quite impressive, considering Florida’s tiny landmass. It covers 65,758 sq. miles (170,310 km 2). Texas covers 268,597 miles, which is almost four times the area.

Florida is home to 6.5% of the United States population. The highest number of Americans over 65 is found in Florida. Most people know at least one grandparent who moved to Florida for retirement. They have the right idea! (My parents live in Winterhaven, Florida, during the cold season. They are Canadian!)

More Beaches

Florida is home to many beaches, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone. Some beaches are more well-known than others, but all are great spots for sunbathing.

South Beach, the most popular area of Miami Beach, is known for its partying and nightlife. Dry Tortugas is as far as you can get. Daytona Beach is famous for its racing history, while Panama City Beach is well-known for its wild spring breaks.