How to get ahead in Florida, Jacksonville, Florida
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Population: 16 million
Major Airports: Miami International Airport - Miami (MIA), Fort Lauderdale International Airport - Forth Lauderdale (FLL), Orlando International Airport - Orlando (MCO), Palm Beach International Airport - Palm Beach (PBI), Tampa international Airport - Tampa (TPA), Jacksonville International Airport - Jacksonville (JAX), Boca Raton Airport - Boca Ration (BCT), Daytona Beach Intl. Airport - Dayton (DAB).
When to Go: Spring is the best time of the year to visit as the weather is the most consistent. Summer offers warm ocean water and scattered showers in the afternoon and occasionally electrical storms light up the sky. Fall is hurricane season and the high season come around in winter where hotel prices skyrocket, though restaurant prices remain fairly consistent. Florida is also about Walt Disney World and best times to visit are mid-December before the holidays as holiday decorations are up, the temperatures are down, as well as, smaller crowds and shorter lines.
Getting There: Almost every region of Florida is served by a major airport making it very convenient to touch down at exactly where you want to be in Florida.
Miami provides visitors with the Metrorail system which links to the Metromover looping around the city making stops at major points of interest. The MetroBus is also available. If you are traveling outside of Miami city take the Tri-Rail system, which goes as far north as West Palm Beach. However, it can take you much longer by Tri-Rail then by car. So renting car is by far the fastest way to get outside of Miami to places like Boca Raton, Coral Gables or Palm Beach, but be careful, Miami's intersections have been reported to be among the most dangerous in the country.
Orlando is quite spread out, driving can be challenge due to the many one-way streets. So take advantage of your hotel shuttle services to the major attractions. Taxis are also readily available from the airport, hotel lobbies and main tourist areas.
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During the Second World War, two naval air stations and the Mayport Naval Base was built in Jacksonville. During the 1950s, Jacksonville had a suburban sprawl wherein the country population grew and many moved out of the city. A consolidation was made between the city and the Duval County in 1968, and Jacksonville city moved up on the list among the cities in the U.S. from being the 61st to becoming the 22nd. Between 1960s and 1970s, industrial diversification and the development of Jacksonville’s city port facilities were the major focus. Redevelopment efforts were made and brought about changes in the city, and new service industries also... Read more »
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Best entertainment in New York - Jun 13, 2009, by bigigyuri
When we lived in New York City every year we visited the Holiday Train Show in the Bronx Botanical Garden.It is very entertaining for kids and adults too. You can see replicas of New York City landmarks and bridges,more than 140 from all 5... Read more »
Cemitas Puebla - Nov 15, 2010, by Shawnosaurus
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Lista de ana - Apr 18, 2008, by anau
En la pagina www.listadeana.com encontrara una guia gratuita con las mejores ofertas en tiendas conocidas en el sur de Florida. Asi como recomendaciones de restaurantes.Ademas una guia para estudiantes que empiezan a vivir solos con... Read more »
The best getaways in New York - Jul 27, 2007, by lindamura
New York has been a top destination for decades and it still holds the record of being one of the most visited cities in America. The amount of things you can see and do in one of the most popular cities of U.S is equal to its size.... Read more »
Short visit in Cambria, CA - Aug 21, 2009, by dpass
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