Florida: The Sunshine State
   Called the Sunshine State for good reason, Florida is known for its tropical sunny weather and beautiful beaches. Ponce de Leon, in search of the elusive Fountain of Youth, was the first European to explore Florida. St. Augustine, founded by the Spanish in 1565, is the oldest permanent European settlement in the continental United States. After Florida's statehood in 1845, officials chose the the orange blossom as the state's flower, which is particularly fitting because oranges are one of the main exports of the state.
   Because of its sunshine and tropical location, a state surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Florida attracts millions of visitors each year. Along with 20 state scenic byways, the state's six heritage routes and five national scenic byways are a great way to explore miles of historic trails, its string of coastal lighthouses and beautiful seaside resorts.
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   Region: Northwest

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Pensacola Bay Pensacola Water Feature Map
Fort Pickens Gulf Breeze National Seashore Map
Henderson Beach Destin State Park Map
Florida Caverns Marianna State Park Map
Eden Gardens Santa Rosa Beach State Park Map
Carrabelle Harbor Carrabelle Harbor Town Map
Three Soldiers Monument Apalachicola Memorial Park Map
Apalachicola River Walk Apalachicola Point of Interest Map
St George Island Eastpoint Seascape Map
St George Lighthouse Eastpoint Historic Structure Map
St Joseph Peninsula Port St Joe Seascape Map
Port St Joe Port St Joe Harbor Town Map
Port St Joe Bay Walk Port St Joe City Scene Map


   Region: North Central

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Cedar Key Cedar Key Gulf Island Map
St Marks Lighthouse St Marks St Marks NWR Map
St Marks Wildlife Refuge St Marks St Marks NWR Map
Wakulla River Crawfordville State Park Map
Apalachee Bay Oystermen Crawfordville Water Feature Map
Natural Bridge Battlefield Tallahassee Historical Park Map
Big Bend Byway Tallahassee Scenic Byway Byway Map
Maclay State Gardens Tallahassee State Park Map
Lake Jackson Preserve Tallahassee Nature Preserve Map
Dorothy B. Oven Park Tallahassee City Park Map
Old Florida Capitol Tallahassee Historic Structure Map
Suwannee River White Springs Point of Interest Map
Wood and Swink Store Evinston Historic Structure Map


   Region: Northeast

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Palace Saloon Fernandina Beach Historic Structure Map
Amelia Island Lighthouse Fernandina Beach Historic Structure Map
Kingsley Plantation Jacksonville Historical Site Map
St Basilica St Augustine Historic Structure Map
Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse St Augustine Historic Structure Map
Fort Matanzas St Augustine National Monument Map
St Augustine Lighthouse St Augustine Historic Structure Map
A1A Scenic and Historic Highway St Augustine Scenic Byway Byway Map
Bulow Ruins Flagler Historical Park Map


   Region: Northeast-Central East-Southeast

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Florida Lighthouse Trail Amelia Island-Key West Historic Structures Map


   Region: Central West

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Honeymoon Island Dunedin Gulf Island Map
St Pete Beach St Pete Beach Seascape Map
Bayboro Harbor St Petersburg Water Feature Map
Long Bayou St Petersburg Water Feature Map
Boca Ciega Bay St Petersburg Water Feature Bay Map
Dali Art Museum St Petersburg Point of Interest Directions
Alafia River Park Lithia State Park Map
Sunshine Skyway Bridge St Petersburg Modern Marvel Map
Fort De Soto Pinellas Historical Park Map
Egmont Island Pinellas Gulf Island Map


   Region: Central

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Rainbow River Dunnellon Water Feature Map
Ocala Historic District Ocala Historic Structure Map
Ocala Thoroughbred Country Ocala Point of Interest Map
Silver River Ocala State Park Map
Orange Blossom Cannonball Mount Dora Historic Train Map
Econlockahatchee River Oviedo Water Feature Map
Cracker Christmas Christmas Holiday Festival Map
Fort Christmas Christmas Historical Park Map
Beehead Ranch House Christmas Historic Structure Map
Lake Eola Orlando City Park Map
Bok Tower Gardens Lake Wales Botanical Garden Map


   Region: Central East

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Ormond Scenic Loop Ormond Beach Scenic Drive Map
World's Most Famous Beach Daytona Shores Seascapes Map
Wilbur-by-the-Sea Wilbur-by-the-Sea Seascapes Map
Sugar Mill Ruins New Smyrna State Park Map
Smyrna Dunes Park New Smyrna Beach Beachside Park Map
Lighthouse Point Park Ponce Inlet Historic Structure Map
Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Ponce Inlet Historic Structure Map
Ponce Inlet Ponce Inlet Water Feature Map
Playalinda Beach Oak Hill National Seashore Map
Blue Spring Orange City State Park Map
De Leon Springs Park De Leon Springs State Park Map
Canaveral National Seashore Titusville Seascape Map
Merritt Island NWR Titusville Wildlife Refuge Map
Black Point Drive Titusville Wildlife Refuge Map
Mosquito Lagoon Mims Water Feature Map
Titusville Historic District Titusville Historic City Map
LaGrange Church Titusville Historic Church Map
Vehicle Assembly Building Titusville Kennedy Space Center Map
Rocket Garden Titusville KSC Visitor Center Map
Canaveral Marshes Titusville Preserve Map
Space and Missile Museum Cape Canaveral AF Museum Map
Port Canaveral Super Ships Port Canaveral Cruise Ship Harbor Map
Canaveral Lighthouse Cape Canaveral Historic Structure Map
Tropical Trail Merritt Island Scenic Drive Map
St. Luke's Episcopal Church Merritt Island Historic Structure Map
Ron Jons Surf Shop Cocoa Beach Point of Interest Map
Cocoa Beach Cocoa Beach Seascape Map
Porcher House Cocoa Historic Structure Map
Lazy River Cocoa Water Feature Map
Lone Cabbage Cocoa Point of Interest Map
Cocoa Village Harbor Cocoa Water Feature Map
FESC Planetarium Cocoa Point of Interest Map
Rockledge Drive Rockledge Riverside Drive Map
Indian River Lagoon Byway Titusville-Wabasso Scenic Highway Byway Map
Grissom Memorial Wetlands Melbourne Wildlife Refuge Map
Indian Harbor Beach Indian Harbor Beach Seascape Map
Sebastian Inlet Sebastian State Park Map


   Region: Southwest

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St Armands Circle Lido Key City Scene Map
Matlacha Matlacha City Scene Map
Ca d' Zan Sarasota Historical Site Map
Gamble Plantation Ellenton State Historic Site Map
Myakka River State Park Myakka City Parkland Map
Caloosahatchee River Cape Coral Water Feature Map
Cape Coral Daybreak Cape Coral City Scene Map
Fort Myers Beach Fort Myers City Scene Map
Edison Estate Fort Myers Historic Structure Map
Ford Estate Fort Myers State Park Map
Bonita Beach Bonita Springs Seascape Map
Last Paradise Marco Island Gulf Island Area Map
Captiva Island Captiva Gulf Island Area Map
Sanibel Island Sanibel Gulf Island Area Map
Gasparilla Island Boca Grande Gulf Island Area Map


   Region: Southeast

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Jensen Beach Jensen Beach Seascape Map
St Lucie River Stuart Water Feature Map
Jonathan Dickinson Park Hobe Sound State Park Map
Blowing Rock Preserve Hobe Sound Seaside Park Map
Jupiter Inlet Jupiter Water Feature Map
Jupiter Lighthouse Jupiter Historic Structure Map
Morikami Japanese Gardens Delray Beach Museum - Gardens Map
South Beach Park Fort Lauderdale Beachfront Park Map
Ocean Drive Miami Beach Seascape Map
Miami Skyline Miami Beach City Skyline Map
Pay-hay-okee Trail Homestead National Park Directions
Cape Florida Light Miami-Dade Historic Structure Map
Venetian Pool Coral Gables Historic Attraction Map
Old Seven Mile Bridge Marathon Historic Landmark Map
Fort Zachary Taylor Key West Historical Park Map
Duval Street Strand Key West Historic Structure Map
Key West Lighthouse Key West Historic Structure Map
Mallory Square Key West Point of Interest Map
Boca Chita Lighthouse Islandia Historic Structure Map
Fort Jefferson Dry Tortugas Historic Structure Map





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