Florida is a land of unexpected natural and cultural contrasts. A place where the sun rises over the Atlantic Ocean and sets on the Gulf of Mexico, where crystal springs bubble up from a lush interior of lakes and forests while vast swamps and marshlands meet the coast in a tangle of mangrove trees and dense Florida jungle.

From coral reefs to barrier islands, horse farms to gator farms, rushing rivers to that great “River of Grass,” the Florida Everglades, Florida offers a vacation palette of sights, sounds, tastes and experiences few states can match.