The Florida coastline and all of the state’s major cities not only house millions of people but welcome millions of tourists each year. If you take a look at what makes Florida so unique, you’re going to have a better understanding of why it’s such a popular place to be. Do you live there? Perhaps you vacation there from time to time or have been thinking about doing so. Are you ready to learn about some fun facts associated with the sunshine state?
Some of the facts are more basic or are already well known by many people. Then there are those interesting tidbits like the fact that the state is known as the lightning capital, not just in the US but the entire world. That’s not one of those facts that invoke bragging rights, but at the same time, it’s interesting nonetheless. Here’s a good one though. Out of all the cities in the US, which one do you think caters to the most tourists annually? The answer would be none other than Orlando.
As you know, the state of Florida has the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. The Peninsula state has almost 1,500 miles worth of coastline. That’s pretty impressive if you think about it, and there is one more impressive fact about the coastline that you should know. Drive inland, anywhere you would like in the state of Florida, and see just how far you can get away from the coast. At most, you’re only 60 miles from the beach, no matter where you go. Now, that is impressive.
Learning about what makes Florida unique is what can help guide you to the interesting things to see and do while in the state. For example, the deepest spring that contains freshwater is in Florida, so that would be a landmark you might want to visit. You would need to be in the great city of Tallahassee to visit Wakulla Springs.
With the thousands of miles of coastline, the unique spring and all of the swamps, you might think that Florida might have a shortage of lakes and other bodies of water. Well, that’s far from the truth, as there are 30,000+ lakes in the state of Florida. These fun facts are just the beginning of what makes Florida so interesting, so why not find out more and enjoy some time spent there?