Best Cities in Florida (II)
For centuries, Florida’s charms were hidden from most of its population. Only a few bold pioneers raised cattle or grew vegetables and citrus fruits in the jungle-like wilderness. It was only at the beginning of the 20th century, when the first railway lines were built, that tourists began to flock to the state, drawn by the mild climate and the beautiful beaches. We’ve highlighted the best cities in Florida, which you mustn’t miss during your travels through The Sunshine State:
4. Cape Coral (Best Cities in Florida)
Cape Coral is a relatively young city, but it is growing at an astonishing speed. It is divided up into four squares. One area is part of the Cape Harbor Yacht Community. The shops and restaurants invite guests to pop in for a look and enjoy a stroll around the town. Visitors can marvel at the yachts or charter one for themselves and go on a boat trip.
The founders of the city were the Rosen brothers. There are now many holiday homes, most with direct access to the water. Two bridges lead to the city of Fort Myers, which can be seen from Cape Coral and is well worth a visit. A large number of types of watersports and many other leisure activities attract holidaymakers to the sunny coast of Cape Coral every year.
5. Tallahassee (Best Cities in Florida)
Tallahassee is admittedly not the largest city in Florida but it is the capital nonetheless. There’s certainly plenty to see and do here. The main tourist attractions include the “Museum of History and Natural Science”, the new “Capitol Building”, or the “Fun Station”.
Today the old Capitol Building houses a hotel. When it comes to leisure time there are many parks, such as Wakulla Springs, as well as the horse ranches. Canoeing is also an option. On the famous Canopy Road the colonialists planted many oak trees.
6. Ocala (Best Cities in Florida)
The calm, unhurried town with its beautiful southern-style houses is a paradise for horse lovers. Arabian thoroughbred horses, among the best racing horses in the country, can be found grazing on the green pasture, which are characteristic of this region. Several large stud farms can be visited.