55 Reasons to Love Florida

Mickey and Minnie Mouse - Disney World

Faith with Mickey and MInnie Mouse at Disney World
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The Sunshine State...

There are obviously many more than 55 reasons to love Florida. What's not to love about a state that's surrounded by the pristine waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico? Florida is a haven for beach lovers of all ages.

Florida is the hottest state in the Union! And I'm not just talking about the weather. The residents are some fine looking people. Why wouldn't we be? We could practically tan year-round, using sunscreen, of course. There are plenty of nature trails, beaches and parks to take long walks and keep in shape.

You can feel the love whether you live in the state, visited once or many times, you previously lived and moved away, or you've never been to Florida.

One way or another you surely heard of the Orange State. Florida is a mecca for palm trees, sandy white beaches, family vacations, honeymoons or retirees. A major bonus is that you don't have to move when you retire since you'll already be a resident.

Did you know that Florida is the only state with Southern and Northern Rednecks? I reckon, y'all know that now.

Chances are at least once in a lifetime the majority of you have been to Florida. If you ever leave Florida, don't be surprised when you come back. Florida is like a magnet, it attracts people from all over the world.

Have you ever been to Florida? If not, what are you waiting for? Add it to your bucket list and come enjoy some Florida sunshine...

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Florida has so much to offer...

I've lived in Florida since 1986 and I consider it home. When I transplanted to Orlando from Long Island and there was never a chance of me turning back.

Where else could you find a bear in your back yard? Where else could you drive a couple of miles from your home and have a chance to see cows, deer, alligators or sandhill cranes?

OK, maybe you could in other states, but Florida has the best weather. Granted you might not like the warm temperatures and the humidity, but I do.

Below I list 55 reasons to love Florida. If you have a few reasons I didn't mention please post yours in the comment section at this end of this article...

Splash Pads are available most of the year due to warm temperatures
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55 Reasons to love the Sunshine State

  1. Disney World - Seaworld - Epcot - Universal Orlando Wizarding World Of Harry Potter
  2. The Everglades which are about six inches under sea level
  3. Key West where Ernest Hemingway's novels were born
  4. No snow tires are ever required
  5. Cape Canaveral - Kennedy Space Center - Shuttle or rocket launches, if you are lucky enough you could view the take-offs from your front yard. I've been lucky
  6. Nascar - Daytona 500
  7. FSU Seminoles - UF Gators - UCF Knights - Miami Hurricanes College Football
  8. Miami Dolphins - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Football
  9. Ocala National Forest for hunting, camping, hiking
  10. John Travolta and Burt Reynolds call Florida home
  11. Horse Farms to pet, ride, race or visit
  12. Orange groves - lots of vitamin C
  13. Homestead tomatoes - rich in potassium
  14. Orlando Magic - Miami Heat NBA basketball
  15. Miami Beach - Palm Beach - Gulf Coast - plenty of pristine beaches
  16. Florida is surrounded by water, you'll never go thirsty
  17. Daytona Beach Bike Week
  18. University of Central Florida - 2nd largest college via enrollment
  19. Florida SUNSHINE
  20. Year round Yard Sales and Flea Markets
  21. Gator bites - The alligator is the state reptile, but they still taste like chicken
  22. Juan Ponce De Leon was once here, in 1513. Thank you Juan for discovering Florida
  23. Orange Blossom flowers
  24. Sabal Palmetto trees
  25. Strawberry - Corn Festivals
  26. Florida Sandhill Crane birds who stroll around my neighborhood daily and they like to shop yard sales (see photo)
  27. Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer live, work and play golf in Florida
  28. Palm trees are decorated for the Christmas holiday
  29. The Panhandle - Northwest FL area of lush greens and beautiful beaches
  30. Florida Manatees - large marine animals also known as sea cows
  31. Mount Dora is the highest point in the state with exquisite boutiques
  32. Waterparks are open year round
  33. Boy bands originated in Orlando
  34. Florida's residents are a hodgepodge of the other 49 states
  35. Has cities named Titusville and Kissimmee. Enough said.
  36. The Seminole Indians tribe resides here. In homes, not tepee's.
  37. Seminole Hard Rock Casino
  38. Tallahassee was the only confederate capital not captured by the Union Forces
  39. MLB Spring Training camps...Batter up!
  40. Country Superstar Tim McGraw was conceived in Jacksonville...Thanks Tug & Betty!
  41. Legoland Theme Park
  42. St Augustine is the nation's oldest city with the historic fort Castillo de San Marcos
  43. Silver Springs Ocala - Nature's Theme Park with glass bottomed boats
  44. Weeki Wachee Springs - Home of the World Famous Mermaids
  45. Surfing at Cocoa Beach
  46. Dolphins which are the state's saltwater mammal
  47. XL 106.7 (pop/rock music) and K92 FM (country music) are the best radio stations in Orlando
  48. The employees of Florida Hospital East Orlando
  49. Seasons: Long, warm summers, no fall, mild winters and splendid short springs
  50. Blue Springs - Wechiva Springs - Salt Springs - DeLeon Springs - Rock Springs
  51. Florida Panther which was chosen in 1982 by a vote of students throughout the state.
  52. You could drive east/west across the state from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf Coast in under 3 hours
  53. The only natural disasters we have are hurricanes and Casey Anthony!
  54. Country singers, Jake Owen - Tracy Lawrence and 1/2 of Florida Georgia Line hail from Florida
  55. Hot summer nights...flip-flops, shorts and tank tops

Now don't y'all want to visit Florida?

Country singer Jake Owen was born in Florida and grew up in Vero Beach.

Have you ever been to Florida?

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GNelson 4 years ago from Florida

I visited Florida in 1971 and was captivated, only leave when I have too.


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tarajeyaram 4 years ago from Wonderland

I am bookmarking this Linda. I have to visit Florida! Florida is going to be my next vacation destination. voted up and sharing.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I've only been to Florida in August and September and would love to visit when the temperatures are not so high. But whether its hot or not Florida is awesome! Key West is on my wish list.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I quite agree with Disney World and Cape Canaveral. I'll need to make my way to the other goodies on my next trip. Voting this Up and Interesting.


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ThePracticalMommy 4 years ago from United States

I visited Florida with my grandparents (who have a time share there) when I was 17. I loved it! I am all about beaches, the ocean and warm weather. I must say though, my favorite part of the trip was the Everglades, zipping through on a fan boat (?) and watching the alligators. :)

Voted up and sharing!


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

Okay, now I TOTALLY am coming for an extended visit. Got room for a family of 5?? I didn't see one reason on your list that was just so-so. They're all awesome! The kids would love Harry Potter, I would love the beaches, and the husband would love Arnold Palmer :)


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Jo_Goldsmith11 4 years ago

Hello! Really cool hub on Florida. I have visited Florida once, it was the North Fort Myers area. You may include that, there is no other place on this earth that you can visit, and have a neighbor welcome you with a homemade apple pie! It was just because I was part of the family of her favorite neighbor! :) Florida has my vote! up and away! :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I understand about captivated GNelson! I came to Florida on vacation in 1985 and moved here in 1986. Love it!

Yay Tara, make sure you stop by and say hello!

Susan...Hope to see you this summer! You could cook for me!:)

Thank you Aloc!

Marissa, airboats are quite an adventure. I haven't tried them, but a few friends have. I have seen my share of alligators though and they seriously do taste like chicken!:)

Ardie...YES! Kinda :))

Hi Jo, I usually pie my apple pies from Publix Supermarkets! The #1 Grocer in the state.

Thank you all for stopping by with your comments. Sunshine appreciates you:)


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

This is a great list, Sunshine. Looks as though you didn't miss a thing. This could almost convert a New York lover like myself........"almost," but not for sure!!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

This is fabulous! I have yet to visit Florida. I really want to visit Key West and tour Ernest Hemmingway's house. It is wonderful that you can live there and enjoy everything while you still young. This makes me want to visit.


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KDF 4 years ago from Central Illinois

You had me sold at #8 : ). Been to Florida, it's wonderful. Born and raised in California and now living in Central Illinois, talk about a night and day transition. Currently, having freezing rain and ice on the roads right now. What in the heck was I thinking? blah


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK

I’ve been to Florida 3 times, and loved it. On my first visit (I think in Venice or it might have been Naples) a dolphin was jumping off the end of the pier, so that was enough for me to love it. Loved Key West in general and Hemingway’s cats in particular, loved the west coast, Maimi Beach, space center and so much more. I seem to think there is a place called Christmas, and we loved it too.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Effer! I'm looking forward to your visit!:)

Tammy...Hemingway's house is real cool!!

KDF I thought of you with the Miami Dolphins shout-out!

Melovy, Christmas is a small town a few miles from Orlando. We used to drive out there to have our christmas cards stamped with a Christmas postmark. Many still do that. Christmas is right before Titusville.

Thank you all for stopping by and visiting:)


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laurathegentleman 4 years ago from Chapel Hill, NC

This is great - I'm ready to go back to Florida now!


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Kareem Gantt 4 years ago from Florida

Awesome Hub!!!

This hub makes me proud to be from the Sunshine State and I can't wait to move back there! Giving this hub a thumbs UP!


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American View 4 years ago from Plano, Texas

I hope it is OK to add a few more.

The Beaches

Destin

The Dog Track at the Daytona Speedway

Jai Alai

Gatorland

Sophi’s, the best resteraunt in Daytona

Ohana Luau in Daytona Beach. Diner and Hawian floor show.

Tampa Ampitheater. Great Concerts

Bike Week

Biketoberfest

I disagree with you on Publix though. LOL Sorry.

Great hub Linda. Up and awesome


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mindyjgirl 4 years ago from Cottage Grove, Oregon

Two thumbs up, So ready for sunshine, the rain is out of control here in Oregon!!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Laura, Kareem and Mindy! We have plenty of sunshine...come on down!:)

Hi American View! I like your list!! Nice additions!! What's wrong with Publix? :)


SusieQ42 4 years ago

Yay Seminoles; my daughter and her husband are alumni's! I've been here for 15 years and love it, only sorry, don't drink the water! We buy ours. I'd much rather have that wonderful clean cold water I had when I lived up North. Thanks for the great hub!!! P.S. What don't I like? The traffic!


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Stokermm 4 years ago from Gainesville, FL

17: TEBOW!! and 48: PUBLIX!! yes, those are two of my most favorite things of Florida!!! :) You described our Sunshine State very well!!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Susie! I love my tap water in Orlando. We live near the water treatment plant, we're spoiled! I agree about traffic! :)

Stoker ... I thought you would like those two choices!:)


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time2rite 4 years ago from Navarre, Fl, USA

Great hub, Sunshine625. I have lived here on the Gulf Coast in Navarre, "Florida's Best Kept Secret", for over 9 years and I love, love love it here! Where else can you eat, drink, fish and enjoy dancing on the Gulf's longest pier? The white sand beaches and emerald green water kissed by the sun are simply a little slice of heaven. Thank you for sharing about "our" great Sunshine State!


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stephaniedas 4 years ago from Miami, US

While completely unnecessary (who needs to be told why FL is awesome???), this hub is great and was voted UP!


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

Just reading your 55 reasons...makes me want to jump in the car and head your way....does Florida still get credit for Tim Tebow....or is he now Denver's? Awesome photos in the hub and a fabulous list of reasons. Voted up and interesting.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank YOU time2rite for sharing more awesome details about our beautiful Sunshine State!!:)

I know Steph BUT I still felt compelled to create this hub for FL:)

Cogerson it doesn't matter where Tebow plays he'll always be Florida's fav football player!:)


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jellygator 4 years ago from USA

I had a blast when I visited Florida.


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Great list SS - I cracked up when I got to #53. She is the reason I would stay away, ha! Seriously, I've never been to the Sunshine state. Some day!


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

Linda, I love this hub!! The one time I was in Florida, I LOVED it! We stayed in Orlando and went to Universal Studios and then we drove to CoCo Beach for a few days.. I loved it and really want to go back some day.


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

I love your hub!!! I love the one on natural disasters and Casey Anthony...lol!!! I got to see Hemmingway's house and all of the cats with 6 toes...fun and magical!

Voted up indeed!!!


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

Linda.. You forgot to list the 56th reason.

Reason #56 - Because that is where YOU are! We can all use a little sunshine :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I thought you would like the Casey Anthony reason Audra! Lol

Jamie see #19 and thank you :)


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

One of my favourite places in the world - I don't need 55 reasons to love it but I agree with all of these!

Voted up n shared.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Come on down Julie...Orlando is waiting on you!!!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

This just makes me wanna fast forward to four weeks from now! Shorts, flip flops, great food, sunshine, dramatic rain, palm trees, bright smiles, Disney, Universal, NASA, Keys, Shopping .... you've got all the best bits here and more. Thank you sunshine!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Docmo! I'm glad you were able to find this information of Florida useful. Florida anticipates your visit!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

with all these amazing reasons you've listed, i think i also love Florida :)


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Loved this list Linda. I cannot wait until my kids are a bit older to talk them to Florida and mainly Disney. My kids love Mickey and the Princesses and would love to see their reactions at seeing both up close and personal. Have voted up and shared too.


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

This is an awesome list of tourist attractions for those visiting Florida. I like the humor in his hub too. What I love the most about Florida is the sunshine of course, its pristine beaches and Disney Parks. Voted up!

Let me add Venetian Pool... I'm going there today as a matter of fact. It's one of the most beautiful old coral rock quarry pools here in Miami. The pool holds 820,000 gallons of water and has caves and waterfalls. Since you mentioned Juan Ponce De Leon, I thought I would mention George Merrick. He was the founder of this beautiful and historic landmark.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Come on down M :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Janine your girls will have a blast with Mickey, Minnie and the princesses! Be sure and stop to say hello to Sunshine!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you Love Doctor for adding the Venetian Pool to the list. I've never been there but it sounds very tempting! I hope you enjoyed your visit!


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MarieAlice 4 years ago from Peru

My first international trip when i was little was to Florida... I got the chance to visit Miami and Orlando and I loved them!! I was lucky to visit Florida often and felt in love with this State... except for the snow (wich I love!!) everything is perfect in Florida!!!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi MaryAlice, I hope you get to visit again one day soon! Thank you for stopping by! :)


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

Titusville and Kissimmee, you say? Hmmm...I think I will have to visit Florida so I can just say, "I visited Kissimmee!" Oh, that will be a lot of fun :D

Great information and love the list! Awesome job again, Linda :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Keith, Kissimmee is where Disney World and Universal etc... are located so that would be a great place to start! :


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

#56 - If you're into snakes, Florida is a great place to find an abundance to study.

#57 - Florida loves to share its wildlife. Take all the fire ants home with you that you want!

George Van Horn, in St. Cloud, owns the serpentarium there. It's a great place to see a tremendous variety of venomous reptiles from all over the world. Daily venom extractions are put on for public view, by George, assisted by his wife, Rosie. Most don't know that Rosie can also cook a mean chicken. It's been close to ten years since I visited them, but good folks never change. Loved you list and suggestions! Great Hub! The Florida Bureau of Tourism loves it, too! lol


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Rich, I just saw a snake in my yard yesterday and I was just clearing and cleaning up a couple or fire ant mounds this morning! Good reasons! Haha! Also I just live 45 minutes from St. Cloud the next time you visit the George and Rosie let me know. I like reptiles as long as they are in cages. Under lock and key. Thanks for your comment.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Linda, you know how much I love your home state - I wish I was there now :o) Pinned, voted up etc. Mexico this year for our vacation but who knows maybe Florida again next year - I just love the place :o)


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Linda,

Awesome hub Linda! I have been to Florida several times, in fact like a second home to me! but, I have not been to Disney World yet! I love how you added McGraw to the list, I laughed!

Great job Linda! I am jealous I am not living there now!


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Forgot to mention two months ago that I'd lived in Florida for a short time in the early 70's, as I'd attended a military training school in Orlando. Was only three months, but enjoyed the area tremendously. Still remember sitting at a stoplight, waiting to turn right, and a cop pulled up to my left, got on his P.A. and said, "You can turn right on red lights here!" Had never heard of that before! Fell in love with the state from that point on! lol


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Haha at certain intersections you could make a left at a red light also, on a one way street! Woot! I just learned this today:)


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

Florida rocks! #55 is hot. lol.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I agree Love Doc, except the weather is beginning to get a bit of a chill. I'm such a wimp with temps under 78*. Haha!


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Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

I would love to spend months seeing Florida. Thank you for the tour & the recommendations, your hub is so informative and as always the photos are delightful to see :)

My favorite part of Florida shuould be the Keys, specifically the islands between Key Largo and Key West like Islamorada.. I wish I would visit one day

thanks Sunshnine, voted up & shared !


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weestro 4 years ago from Virginia

Okay I'm sold, I'll start planning my next vacation now! Voted up and awesome!


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

I love all your reasons! And I have an orange and a grapefruit tree loaded with fruit that will be ready around Christmas. Have to love that. I grew up in a suburb of Cleveland and I don't ever want to shovel or drive in snow again. Awesome hub!


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

I absolutely loved Florida when I was down their for Disney World! Cannot wait to visit again, but I love the cold too much! haha I could never live in the heat :P


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

The Queen continues to reign! Doesn't look like you missed anything except maybe the word VACATION for us northerners ;) Loved number 53! Your rock Linda. And who wouldn't love Disney World, Epcot and Universal?

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.


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Radcliff 4 years ago from Hudson, FL

Number 53 made me lol! This is a great list, even though you didn't mention the best town in the state--Dunedin! Okay, I'm a little biased :) We just got a brand new Publix that opened the other day. I heart Publix! Thanks for the great hub.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi Linda, I always wanted to visit Florida, now I want too even more! lol!


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Mike! Come on down the Keys await your visit. I also like visiting the Keys.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Yay Weestro! Your new baby will love visiting with Mickey and Minnie, well in a few years time :)


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I totally agree Pam, I want nothing to do with snow. I hope you enjoyed your orange and grapefruit crop this season.

Keith, some people like the heat and some like the cold. Keep the cold, we don't want it :)


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Mary and Nell, We look forward to your visit!! Hurry up!!

Radcliff, Thank you for mentioning Dunedin. I've been there before. Enjoy your Publix. I heart Publix also! :)


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Levertis Steele 3 years ago from Southern Clime

My family and I visited Florida about five times during the past 20 years. Except for the alligators, our times there were wonderful. I loved the naturally sweet, tree-ripened fruit that I had never had before our first visit.

Thnaks for sharing the beautiful Sunshine State!


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Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

Great hub, and I love your dividers with the little palm trees. The best reason: Florida has SUNSHINE! :) One of my all time favorite memories of Florida is snorkeling off the Florida Keys. There are endless beautiful places to see in the Sunshine State!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. I have friends living in Florida and my best friend always keeps asking me when I'm going to move to Florida from the cold of northern Europe. Well it all sounds wonderful. Years ago I did get to Disney World but then it wasn't as expensive as it all is now. Maybe some day again. Passing this on.


Sarah 3 years ago

Haha to you people who don't live there!


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Kasman 3 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

Love it there, my wife and I had our honeymoon there in Destin! DEWEY DESTIN's is one of my favorite seafood restaurants. I also love the Publix stores as well! White sandy beaches........amazing food.....okay, I'm daydreaming again. Lemme stop long enough to vote this up!


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

I have been to Florida on several vacations and have actually written several hubs about what we found interesting there. There are so many attractions that just about every curve in the road has another one! Lovely state! Going to share this and also pin it to my Florida board. You are lucky to be able to live there!


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

Love it here..bugs, heat, humidity and all.

Love Disney, Universal, Busch Gardens, Sea World , Naples, New Smyrna, St Augustine, Sanibel, Captiva and on and on and on...and I love my little town because my family most of it lives here. thanks for sharing voted up up and away shared and pinned and facebook. You nailed it!!


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Levertis Steele ~ Stephanie Henkel ~ Gypsy Rose Lee ~ Sarah ~ Kasman ~ Peggy W ~ pstraubie48 ... Thank you all for sharing your thoughts and comments about the Sunshine State! :)


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Sonya-Artis 3 years ago from Kansas City, MO/Ft. Lauderdale, FL

I recently moved to Florida from Missouri. I have found several reasons to fall in love with this area also. Thanks for sharing.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Welcome to Florida Sonya! I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay!


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Hey hey hey.....an oldie, but a GOODIE. You love your Home State, that's loud and clear, gf. I won't say that I LOVE my entire State...but I am quite happy & devoted to my little part of it. Home is home......where the "heart" is.

I won't go on about your HEAT & HUMIDITY....no doubt you know my feelings on that! LOL......But, you're really tempting me. I mean, who doesn't want to have morning coffee with a BEAR in the back yard.....and run into a gator or two.....the bugs, the crowds (especially in ORLANDO!).....I've been there once. The only reason I will return is to see YOU! more than 55 reasons to love Florida? I have ONE...YOU!.........LMAO! UP+++


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hey Effer! I'm a fantastic reason to visit Florida! Even to live in Florida! You are right, no need to get into the heat and humidity that I love and you don't ;)


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

I've got it!!! When I'm in Fl.....I'll be no more than 2 inches away from the Air Conditioning. If you come to NY.....you can sit in front of the Fireplace, soaking wet!!......There's a solution for everything!


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Leave it to you to come up with a logical (?) solution! :)


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teaches12345 2 years ago

Live here and love the sunshine, especially at this time of year! :) You've listed all the reasons to love this state and more. I have yet to visit Legoland, but I'll get there one of these days.


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Lady_E 2 years ago from London, UK

I would love to visit Florida some day. Thanks for a lovely Hub.

(Retweeted). xx


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Dianna, I haven't been to Legoland yet either. I'm hoping for a good deal. The park looks fun, but too expensive.


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Lady E, Thanks for the RT! :)


Rachel 2 years ago

I Tweeted this, but I am pretty upset that you didn't include the USF Bulls in the list of college schools. #Rude


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

I can see that I probably should rebut this hub...and write one with 56 reasons to love New York!! Then you can add 2 reasons to your hub....and we could carry this on for YEARS, GF! LOL


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Rachel, I didn't include the USF Bulls, but you did...Thank you!


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I'm looking forward to your rebut hub Effer! I could add a few things to your list! :)


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Well OK...but remember....I can add a little bit to your list too.....but none of it would be "positive".....LOL


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

That's ok. Floridians can handle it :)


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

HA!!! Are you going to try to convince me that Floridans are TOUGHER than New Yorkers??? PULL-EEZ....GF!


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I wasn't going to go there, but since you did.......I'll wait until you write your hub :)


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Bawk bawk bawk bawk.......chicken.....lololololololololololo


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hahaha! Shouldn't you be writing your rebut The Effer?


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Yes, I should be. Always keeping tabs, you are!...It's almost 9, Mommy...I'm getting sweepy and need my bwankie......time for night-night. See you in the morn.... Kiss kiss hug hug.....Zzzzzzzzzzz


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I hope you slept well Effer! :)


Ujimenez54 2 years ago

I will love my life when i am in FLORIDA


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hopefully you have made it to Florida, Uji.


Johnnyy 2 years ago

I Love Florida Baby!!!!!!


John Evergreen 22 months ago

Really the only things good about Florida are it's theme parks, Miami, and Keys. Everything offered in Florida is offered in other states but better. Sorry but Hawai'i beaches make Florida beaches look like a joke and California has a lot of more things to offer. Besides Miami, public transportation is a joke and a necessity in "cities" like Orlando. The summers are not "warm"... They're the temperature equivalent to hell plus constant ass sweat. I grew up in Orlando and plan to never come back to Florida nor the terrible south.


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Sunshine625 22 months ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi John, Thanks for sharing your opinion of Florida. I wasn't born nor bred here. I moved here when I was 22, been here many years and I love it. I do believe that Hawaii and CA beaches are much nicer, but they aren't in Florida and this article is dedicated to Florida :)


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GNelson 22 months ago from Florida

Anyone who comes to Florida and doesn't go kayaking or fishing or walking the trails or any of the other outdoor activities misses the real natural Florida. Wonderful place. You can match it but you can't beat it.


seylena 12 months ago

gottie i live in pencacola trust me on this one you dont want to come heare


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Sunshine625 12 months ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thanks for the warning, Seylena!

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