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Visit Florida

Thrills in Central Florida: from airboat to rollercoaster

Whether you seek maximum g forces or the drama of the Atlantic Ocean, there’s a thrill ride for you in central Florida

<p>Wilderness ride: across the headwaters of the Everglades at Wild Florida</p>
<p>Space invaders: Simon Calder (Left) and Bruce Melnick (Right) beside Space Shuttle Atlantis</p>

Journey into Space: meet an astronaut, watch a rocket launch

Kennedy Space Center is both a museum of cosmological adventures and source of inspiration for the future of exploration

Central Florida Culture: designs for the good life

The Orlando area has a world-class design museum, while Bok Tower sings to the sunshine state

Welcome to Tampa: the coaster capital of Florida

Watch Simon Calder as he tries out Busch Gardens' theme park attractions - and gets up close with a giraffe

Take a free historic streetcar to Centro Ybor

Tampa: a city steeped in heritage

 Simon Calder takes a historical tour around the city on the west coast of Florida

Tampa: Florida's indulgent shopping and dining hub

 Simon Calder indulges himself in the varied delights of the bay city


St Petersburg: Florida's fun-loving waterfront city

 Simon Calder crosses Tampa Bay to the lively beach resort of St Pete's

St Petersburg: Florida's beachside cultural centre

Simon Calder finds a rich heritage in the waterfront city they call St Pete's

The DonCesar Hotel, aka the Pink Palace, is an unmissable feature of the St Petersburg beachfront

St Petersburg: The beachside Florida city built on indulgence

Simon Calder eats, drinks and splashes around in St Pete's, a sun-soaked playground on the Gulf of Mexico


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