Travel information about activities like golfing, shopping, dining and fishing in Florida

With everything from dining on fresh shell fish on the beach to gofing at award-winning courses, from fishing off the pier to shopping at designer stores, the Sunshine State offers a wealth of activities that make Florida the vacation state to beat all states..


In a state as culturally diverse as Florida, the food promises to be just as interesting as the people. For dining whether you prefer Latin fare, savory seafood or home-cooked Southern comfort foods, Florida has it all.


Florida is also a mecca for fishing enthusiasts from all over the world - no surprise since, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida boasts more than 700 world record fish catches. And there is plenty to chose from including fly fishing on the world famous waters of Southwest Florida, bass fishing in Orlando, and deep sea fishing trips just one hour from the Disney area.


With more golf courses than any other state, Florida is the perfect destination of golf addicts. Indeed, Golf Digest magazine ranks Punta Gorda 3rd for the “Best in America” for quality of life and golf options. Naples claims to be the “Golf Capitol of the World” with more holes per capita than any other community, and with more than 160 golf courses, Palm Beach County has more golf courses than any other county in the US Florida is also home to the World Golf Hall of Fame and the Tournament Player Course, which is the site of the annual PGA Player Championship.


While the partner is out on the links, the golf widows and widowers can head indoors to enjoy another favorite Florida sport : shopping. One of the top attractions of the state Florida is the wealth of enticing stores, from high-end boutiques and design shops such as those on Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive in South Beach to factory outlets and vibrant flea markets.

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