Excellent museums in St Petersburg include the Florida International Museum (affiliated with the prestigious Smithsonian Institute) and the Salvador Dali Museum. There's a Museum Of Fine Arts in St Pete Beach.
Miami boasts The Wolfsonian, devoted to the decorative, design and architectural arts and the new Carnival Center for the Performing Arts.
The Orlando Museum of Art is the place to go for 18th, 19th and 20th-century American art.
Head east to the Space Coast and visit the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral.
One of the newest attractions is the retired warship USS Oriskany, now successfully sunk and "reefed" off the Pensacola coast for divers in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Everglades is a unique eco-system made up of an estimated 10,000 mangrove and cypress swamp islands - a haven for bald eagles, dolphins, manatees and alligators.
Tampa is host to Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Lowry Park Zoo, The Florida Aquarium, and MOSI, the Museum of Science and Industry.
A Florida must-see is the pastel palette of Miami Beach where you can take a guided walking tour of the historic square-mile Art Deco District.