Not to brag or anything, but we think Floridians are pretty great. Living in such a unique and beautiful state allows us to be the best at quite a few things. We’re sure you can think of a lot more, but here are a few of our favorites:
From the white sands and emerald waters of the Gulf to the unspoiled coastal habitats of many state parks, our award-winning beaches are always topping national best beach lists.
2. Orange Juice
Everyone knows the best way to start your day is with an ice-cold glass of Florida orange juice. You can practically taste the sunshine in every drop.
Florida is where millions of people go to unwind, so you can bet locals know where to go to relax.
4. State parks
Florid has over 160 state parks, and there's an adventure waiting in every single one.
5. Key lime pie
There's no better place to try this delicious dessert that was dreamed up in Key West.
We get lots of sunshine and rain, giving us the perfect conditions for many beautiful and exotic plants. It's easy to have a green thumb when you live in such a green state.
7. Road Trips
No matter where you are in the state, chances are the locals know a unforgettable few road trips. Whether you want to drive under shady oaks or over the ocean, Florida has some truly incredible scenic highways, too.
With so many awesome water-related opportunities, most kids here learn to swim at a very early age. If they didn't, they'd miss out on a lot.
If you live your whole life in Florida, you're already in the perfect place when you're ready to retire.
10. Theme parks
Whether you prefer thrilling rides, learning about different animals and cultures, or you want to make your kids really, really happy, we have a theme park for you.
11. Beating the heat
Floridians know that the hot and humid summers are our trade-off for perfect winters, so we try not to complain. Instead of staying cooped up inside, we seek out every spring, swimming pool and beach and visit as many of them as possible.
12. Fresh seafood
We're surrounded by water, so it makes sense that we would have some of the freshest, tastiest seafood in the country.
13. Dealing with the unexpected
From gators to midday monsoons, things are a little different down here. Eventually you learn to expect the unexpected and go with the flow.