If you plan to travel to Florida, you must know few facts from the books about the state, just enough not to take away the surprise the actual experience of the sunshine state will give you. One of the reasons your next travel destination is pointing to Florida may be the fact that much of the state of is a peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean, the Florida Strait and the Gulf of Mexico and that it boasts of the longest coastline in the United States which is approximately 2,170 kilometers. The sunshine state spans two time zones, extending to the north to a panhandle along the Gulf of Mexico. In the north, it is bordered by Alabama and Georgia. It is the only land that borders the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Being close to the west of The Bahamas and north of Cuba, Florida inherited so much from the culture of both countries.
When you travel to Florida, you will not help but notice some places that have promontories that rise up to 100 ft. above the water like in Clearwater. Scenic rolling hills dominate much of Florida as well especially as you travel further from the coastline. The rolling hills elevations ranges from 100 to approximately 250 ft. The highest point in the peninsula is Sugarloaf Mountain, boasting a 312-foot peak in Lake County. Even with that being said, Florida is still the flattest state in the United States when averaged.
The Sunshine State is a global tourist magnet due to its climate and the sunny days. If someone trivia you, it would be good to know that the sabal palm is their state tree, the alligator is their state reptile, the largemouth bass is their state freshwater fish, and the sailfish is their state saltwater fish. Orange juice is their state beverage, with the abundance of oranges growing in the subtropical side of the state, while the orange blossom is their state flower.
By the fact that every single point in Florida is never far enough from the ocean, their climate is somewhat tempered. Prevalent all throughout the state is humid subtropical while towards the south they experience true tropical. Average highest temperature around late July is around 90 Fahrenheit. The average lowest temperature in January range from the around 40 Fahrenheit in the north of Florida to over 60 Fahrenheit to the south starting in Miami. The average daily is somewhere around 70.7 Fahrenheit, the warmest in the United States, apart from the abundance of peak sunlight, makes it the Sunshine state. However, during summer, highest temperature sometimes exceeds 100 Fahrenheit. The cold maxima record has been around 30 Fahrenheit and 10 Fahrenheit being the lowest in the records. The low temperatures only stretch a few days. For the record, Southern Florida encountering freezing temperatures is very rare. This is brought about by the tropical and subtropical climates; Florida rarely receives snowfall. There are instances though that a combination of freezing temperature and cold moisture result in very little snow and only in the far northernmost regions. Frost is more common in Florida than snow.