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Florida — Year-round subtropical temperatures, hundreds of miles of palm-lined beaches, and family-friendly attractions serve as Florida's siren call. A vast coral reef system, miles of swampy wilderness filled with alligators and wading birds, savory seafood restaurants, and golf courses galore add to its balmy allure. Urbanites who prefer to complement their outdoors fix with a trendy backdrop and diverse nightlife beeline to the state's southeastern cities, while laid-back beachcombers gravitate toward its Gulf Coast and northeastern shores.

Why Go

For sexy beaches, unspoiled wetlands, immense theme parks, outlet malls, and a healthy balance of beauty and kitsch.

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January 13, 2016 by Christine Dayao

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6 Over-the-Top New Year’s Eve Experiences

December 23, 2015 by Christine Dayao

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No Chains, Please: Where the Locals Eat in Orlando

December 03, 2015 by Kimberly Button

Once only known for chain restaurants and theme park eateries, Orlando has burst onto the foodie scene in just a matter of years -- now home to more James Beard ... Read More »

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