Tourist Attractions in Florida (Part 1)
Frequently identified as “The Sunshine State”, Florida is seriously dedicated to meeting your expectations. Its beaches are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Florida, along with few of the world’s most amazing amusement parks: Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World.
1. Art Deco District (Tourist Attractions in Florida: District – Miami Beach)
The district comprising around 800 buildings was constructed in the 1930s in the then ultra-modern Art Deco style. Even today the unusually shaped facades, exotic ornamentation and bright pastel colors attract the attention of visitors and invite them to continue to discover new details in the works.
2. Coconut Grove (Tourist Attractions in Florida: District – Miami Beach)
Beautiful old buildings made from coral, luxury villas, which take inspiration from ancient Mayan temples, and spacious green lawns make a stroll through Miami’s high-end neighborhood an unforgettable experience. Once can view a well-maintained building from the pioneer times in the historic Barnacle Street, while exclusive stores await clientele in the Streets of Mayfair or in the Cocowalk shopping and entertainment center.
3. Palm Beach (Tourist Attractions in Florida: District – Palm Beach)
Many prominent figures are among the approximately 10,000 residents of the small island settlement, which is said to have the richest inhabitants in Florida. Top brands such as Cartier, Armani and Chanel can be found here, and with a little luck, you may bump into a famous face from the big screen when taking a walk around. Particularly impressive is the Breakers Hotel, based on the Vila Medici in Rome, a colossal edifice adorned in gold leaf and marble.
4. Holocaust Memorial (Tourist Attractions in Florida: Memorial – Miami Beach)
It was not until 1990 that the Jewish community of Miami Beach commissioned this memorial. Particularly impressive is the 42-foot-high (13 meter) bronze hand onto which around a hundred people in fear are clinging. The commemorative plaques display key information about the history of the Third Reich as well as the names of concentration camps and Jewish Holocaust victims. Right next-door is the former synagogue, which now houses the Jewish Museum of Florida, in which visitors can learn all about the history of Judaism.
5. Venetian Pool (Tourist Attractions in Florida: Leisure facility – Miami)
A former stone quarry which was flooded with water forms the foundations of this huge bathing paradise, in which guests are invited to relax and dream amidst the flower, palm trees, waterfalls and artificial caves. Visitors should also plan a side trip to the nearby Biltmore Hotel, a classy hotel in the style of a Spanish hacienda from the 1920s, which has a café, golf course and spa area available to external visitors.