Florida is one of the most interesting states in America. The weather is a big part of how the state is, and because it is warm all-year-round, it’s one of the states that have great tourist turnouts every year. If you are planning to go down the Sunshine state anytime soon, you’ll need to know some information in order to make the most out of your stay. Here are six Florida facts:
There are 130 airports in the state.
You may wonder why there are so many airports worldwide, but that’s because Florida is a tourist destination first and foremost. And to make travel to the state more accessible, the one hundred and thirty airports majorly help for convenience. If you are asked what Florida facts you know, you can easily spout off that it has more than a hundred airports. Airports are both international and local, and Orlando International Airport is one of the busiest any time of the year.
The two most popular airports are Miami International Airport and Orlando International Airport. Foot traffic for visitors each year from both airports amount to at least 84 million, with the latter beating out the former just by a couple of hundred of thousands. There are also exceptional airports littered around the state like Tampa International, Jacksonville International, and Fort Lauderdale International.
Florida has the longest coastline in the USA.
It’s no surprise for many that Florida is the top beach destination in the USA, and its sprawling coastline is a testament to it. In fact, the state has the longest coastline at 1,197 statute miles. That’s just shy of 2,000 km. The coastline is peppered with parks, beachfront properties, resorts, etc. of course, and in some areas aren’t touched by human development at all.
More than 800 miles of that 1,197 coastline miles are accessible beaches for people to enjoy. Although there are lots of national parks in the state, there is actually just one national scenic trail in the entire state. State forests are also quite the fixture in Florida’s landscape, so if you’re one for hiking, trekking, and other outdoor activities, then the state has a lot to offer!
The state is the boating and fishing capital of the world.
With a sprawling coastline and the Atlantic ocean facing the state, Florida has become the world’s boating and fishing capital. The number of registered boats in the … Read the rest