Celebrating Florida’s 176th Birthday with Fun Facts

Image by WikiImages from Pixabay As many people understand, birthday’s are important.  On May 3, 176 years ago, Florida became the 27th territory to join statehood in the United States.  Oddly enough, Florida lays claim to the oldest city in the country, yet didn’t become a state until 1845, almost 60 years after Delaware became

Universal Orlando will resume Epic Universe park construction following eight-month hiatus

Rendering of Universal Orland Epic Universe Park – Courtesy: Universal Orlando Florida will soon be getting another theme park on Universal Orlando Resort property. Epic Universe will join Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios, and Volcano Bay as the fourth member of the theme park family. Work is slated to begin ramping up in the coming

Florida lands multiple 4 and 5-star rated properties in 2021 Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards

The Breakers Palm Beach, Palm Beach’s storied luxury resort – Courtesy: Forbes Travel Guide Despite declining travel figures in the year 2020, Florida has managed to remain a top travel destination in the world thanks to its wide selection of resorts, restaurants, destinations, entertainment, and more.  Helping Florida maintain its status as a top travel

Florida’s tourism industry reports lowest figures since 2010

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Gustavo Frazao The Sunshine State was on track to post record-setting tourism numbers for state visitations in 2020, but then the pandemic happened, and those projections were derailed. In fact, according to new data from Visit Florida, the tourism industry saw an astounding but reasonably expected 34 percent drop in

Key West’s famous Duval Street set to receive a makeover

Duval Street redesign rendering – Courtesy: KCI Technologies Monroe County’s biggest tourist trap is set to receive a redesign fit for the future. Only this redesign will use the community’s public input and ideas to revitalize the iconic street in the country’s southernmost city. According to Keys Weekly, the company leading the rebuilding project of

After years of battling, Florida glass-bottom boat attraction will become wheelchair accessible

People entering Silver Springs State Park on July 3, 2017, in Ocala, Florida, USA. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Miosotis_Jade One of Florida’s coolest nature attractions will soon be wheelchair accessible, granting access to one of Florida’s largest disabled travel demographics. Once only accessible for non-disabled patrons, the Silver Springs glass-bottom boat tours are in

Top 10 “Must Visit” Beaches in Florida

Beautiful Crandon Park Beach located in Key Biscayne in Miami. Courtesy: Shutterstock-Photo by Fotoluminate LLC Among many things, Florida is known for its year-round beach weather, white-sand beaches, and clear coastal waters. When combined, those three attributes create a blissful scene along Florida’s coastline and make them a “must-visit” when passing through the Sunshine State.

Florida Tourism Numbers Down More Than 30 Percent According To Q3 Data, But There Is Hope

Courtesy: Image by Stela Di from Pixabay Visit Florida released its data regarding the current state of Florida’s tourism numbers for the third quarter of 2020. And let’s say the numbers were not where we’d like them to be, but for obvious reasons. According to the data collected, the state’s tourism numbers were down 31.8

Campaign to Help Tourism Industry in Florida Launched

Image by Michelle Maria from Pixabay  Governor Ron DeSantis and Visit Florida have teamed up to create a publicity campaign aimed at attracting Floridians to vacation across the state. The new tourism campaign kicked off on Wednesday, September 2, the same day the Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale and Art Basel Miami Beach were