Best Places to Picnic in Florida
the "Sunshine State," Florida is known for its balmy, sunny
weather and beautiful beaches.
Ponce de Leon, in search of the elusive
fountain of youth, was the first European to explore Florida. St.
Augustine, founded by the Spanish in 1565, is the oldest permanent
European settlement in the continental United States.
Statehood for Florida came in 1845. Florida's
state flower is the orange blossom, which is particularly fitting
because oranges are a main export of the state.
Because of its shape and location, a long
peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Florida
attracts millions of visitors each year to its many seaside resort
areas. Its capital is Tallahassee.