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  • Published on Apr 28, 2016
    5 Things You Didn't Know About Florida

    When you think of Florida many different ideas might come to mind. Things like beaches filled with college students on spring break, lush farms full of delicious Florida oranges, or tourists clad in Hawaiian shirts and straw visors. Maybe you think of swamps and the things that come with swamps like amphibians you’d rather not ponder too much. 

    Everyone knows that Florida is nicknamed the “Sunshine State” but did you know that the word Florida is actually Spanish for “flowery land”? Below I’ll share five unexpected facts about Florida that you probably didn't already know.  

    Fact #1:

    Florida is the only state that borders both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Appropriately, no matter where you are in Florida, you are no more than 60 miles away from the ocean.

    Fact #2: 

    One of Florida’s main attractions for families in Walk Disney’s World Resort. Approximately 46 million people visit Disney World a year! But fear not, Disney world sure has the space to hold all of its visitors. Walt Disney World Resort covers 30,500 acres of land. This means that the theme park/resort is approximately the same size as San Francisco. 

    Fact #3:

    Roughly 90 miles north of Cuba lies the island town of Key West. In Key West you can find white sand beaches with crystal clear water and breathtaking coral reefs. You can also find bars. Key West has the most bars per capita than any other place in the country. Ironically, there are also more churches per capita in Key West than any other place in the country. 

    Fact #4: 

    Florida is not only a land of many beaches, but also many lakes. There are over 30,000 lakes in Florida. The largest is Lake Okeechobee which covers around 700 square miles and is the 2nd largest freshwater lake in the US. 

    Fact #5:

    Everglades National Park is 1.5 million acre wetlands preserve located right on the southern tip of Florida. This wetland actually provides water to nearly 7 million of Florida’s residents. It is also the only place on earth where alligators and crocodiles coexist naturally. 

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    Ready to set off and explore the wild state of Florida for yourself? Stop by family owned and operated RV Connections in Panama City to hook yourself up with a comfortable and convenient RV for your journey. Also, make sure to take a look at these RV Park Reviews before you start your trip and end up at the wrong RV park! Stay informed, and know before you go! 

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