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Each year, more than 34 million people come to Florida to enjoy the various theme parks such as Disneyworld, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld, and Busch Gardens in Tampa. Although not considered a theme park, the world famous Daytona International Speedway attracts racing fans from around the world.

While Disneyworld gets all the attention, we can’t overlook Busch Gardens in Tampa. If you're seeking some thrill and excitement then board the Sheikra, Florida's tallest and fastest roller coaster. It also holds the title as the world’s tallest dive coaster plunging some 200 feet at 70 miles per hour. If you're seeking some thrill and excitement then board the Sheikra, Florida's tallest and fastest roller coaster. It also holds the title as the world’s tallest dive coaster plunging some 200 feet at 70 miles per hour. Tampa’s Busch Gardens Zoo, one of the country’s top zoos is home to some 2,600 animals and well worth a visit.

Further down on Florida's Space Coast is Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center. Although no shuttles have been launched recently, visitors still flock to the area to see unmanned space craft blast off into space.

Miami is a mecca for architecture such as South Beach’s Art deco buildings, some painted in pink lavender and turquoise.

Pensacola situated along the Gulf Coast of Florida is considred to be America's oldest city, although the title is held by St. Augustine, Florida. A number of ships have been found on the bottom of the ocean floor in Pensacola Bay. These include the buried hull from the Spaniard Don Tristan de Luna's fleet of ships, the 500-foot World War 1 battleship USS Massachusetts, a Russian freighter and an A-7 Corsair aircraft. The area has become a haven for scuba divers.

There are lots of other attractions to explore in Florida such as historic forts, museums and art galleries.

For more information, check out Visit Florida.

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