With its stunning beaches, ever present sunshine, Key lime pie and mangrove swamps, Florida has a lot more to offer than just Mickey Mouse. Boasting an excellent tourist infrastructure and a vast array of attractions as well as some of the world’s most famous beaches, there is truly something for everyone to be found in Florida. The state is also a favored place for American pensioners to retire, but don’t let that put you off. These pensioners have very good taste!

Cosmopolitan Miami is home to some of the best beaches, including the celebrated South Beach, with its vibrant nightlife and decadent Art Deco architecture. In contrast, St Petersburg is a quaint resort town near Tampa. Across the picturesque bay you will find the excellent Salvador Dali Museum.

The most famous of all Florida attractions is of course Walt Disney World in Orlando. From the Epcot Center to the Magic Kingdom, here you will find the world’s greatest rides and attractions. Close by are the popular resorts of SeaWorld and Universal Studios.

The Everglades National Park is the place to come for crocodiles. Explore the glades by foot, boat or hovercraft, but make sure you don’t fall in or chances are you won’t come out. The nearby Big Cypress National Preserve makes for some lovely hikes.

For a more traditional and relaxed break, head to the south of the state. Tallahassee will give you a taste of some southern hospitality. Boasting stretches of white sandy beaches, this is a laid back place to soak up some sun. The Florida Keys area is renowned for its impressive rainforests, marine preserves and incredible beaches, as well, of course, as the delicious Key lime pie. The sub-tropical south western areas of Florida offer more than 10,000 islands to explore, many of which still retain a Spanish flavor - a hangover from the state’s colonial past.