The state of Florida is located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the north. Much of the land mass of the state is a large peninsula with the Gulf of Mexico to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. It is nicknamed the "Sunshine State" because of its generally warm climate—subtropical in the northern and central regions of the state, with a true tropical climate in the southern portion. The state has four large urban areas, a number of smaller industrial cities, and many small towns. Archaeological research indicates that Florida had been inhabited for thousands of years before any European settlements. Of the many indigenous peoples, the largest known were the Ais, the Apalachee, the Calusa, the Timucua and the Tocobago tribes. It is near several Caribbean countries, particularly The Bahamas and Cuba. Florida is one of the largest states east of the Mississippi River, and only Alaska and Michigan are larger in water area.
Caribbean & Central America Cruises
Escape winter with this wonderful tropical cruise, experiencing sun and sand in Florida, Mexico, Bahamas, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Includes private transfers, premium accommodations & shared and private tours.
(Miami, Key West)
Give yourself over to cool ocean breezes and sweet, sweaty nights in Miami, where the neon of retro hotel signs washes the impossibly beautiful people that pass in shades of turquoise and magenta.
With its lapis waters, white sand beaches, splashy art galleries, celebrity hotels, gleaming Deco architecture and impossibly beautiful people, Miami is an intoxicating blend of real and surreal.
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