Panama City Beach on the Florida panhandle offers 27 miles (43 km) of white sand beaches on the Emerald Coast.
As on Sanibel and Captiva Islands, development along the shoreline has been kept residential.
Sanibel Island is located just off Fort Myers in the Gulf of Mexico. It is connected to the mainland by a causeway.
The city has an impressive tourist infrastructure with plenty of hotels, golf courses, marinas and museums.
A spot popular with visitors is Pier 60, a long fishing pier that hosts a playground, snack bar and day-long entertainers.
The visitor centers of Ernest Coe and Flamingo also offer ranger-led tours and programs.
The Tampa Bay area, on the Gulf of Mexico, includes Tampa Bay, a large natural harbor and several popular cities, including Tampa and St. Petersburg.
Orlando is theme-park city, having more theme parks than any place else in the world.
One of the most vibrant cities in the USA, Miami is best known for its Latin culture and sizzling nightlife.
Islamorada Key is touted as the “Sport Fishing Capital of the World” as well as a popular diving spot.