Lonely Planet Florida

  • 20 January 2003
  • UK

‘As a family destination, nothing else in the world can quite compete with the powerhouse confluence of Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and SeaWorld in Orlando; Busch Gardens in Tampa; Daytons Beach; and Cape Canaveral’s Kennedy Space Centre.’ (p 12)

Lonely Planet Florida is the ultimate guide for your soon to be ultimate holiday. Swim with dolphins, witness a space shuttle lift off or rub shoulders with Mickey & Minnie. Whether you seek escape or adventure, this jam-packed guide delivers the goods on the Sunshine State, from the steamy Everglades to the warm white sands of America’s best beaches.

A 12-page special section (p 338-350) on all that is Disney, with information on admission prices, baby sitters, queuing, Epcot, DisneyQuest, and autograph books will ensure you don’t miss a thing. And when you think you’ve had enough of Mickey and friends you can nip over to the Space Coast – a whole chapter is dedicated to the region (p 374-392).

Lonely Planet Florida also includes:

  • In-depth information on the Everglades and how to cross paths with an alligator (p 205)
  • Information on how and where to swim with Dolphins (p 225)
  • Advice on the best restaurants, beaches, places to watch the sunset and how to tip correctly! (p 181)
  • 53 detailed maps, including special Miami map section

So you want to be an astronaut..? (p 384)
Think you’ve got the right stuff? NASA picks new astronauts about every two years, and US citizenss have first priority. You’ll need at the very least a degree in biology, physics or mathematics and three years of related professional experience. So you want to try? Download the appropriate forms at www.nasajobs.nasa.gov/jobs/astronauts/aso/application.htm, fill them out and send them in.

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Diving & Snorkelling Florida Keys and Miami & the Keys are also now available from Lonely Planet.