Theme Week Florida Coasts

Monday, 21 February 2022 - 12:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General, Bon voyage, Miami / South Florida, Theme Weeks
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First Coast - Lightner Museum in St. Augustine © Excel23/cc-by-sa-3.0

First Coast – Lightner Museum in St. Augustine © Excel23/cc-by-sa-3.0

Describing the Florida coastline is difficult. In contrast to cities, places, squares or buildings, where this is usually achieved very precisely, the coasts of Florida tend to create a feeling, guided by atmosphere and colors, which words and cameras can barely capture. It is about the overall experience. If you don’t want to run to the nearest travel agency immediately after watching the film at the end of the post to jet over and see it for yourself, you are probably better off in Brighton ;-)

The US state of Florida has many different names to different parts of the state’s shoreline. Some of them are official names while others are unofficial names used by marketers for tourism purposes and may have even fallen into general disuse. Coasts can overlap. The following officially and unofficially named coasts (proceeding roughly counterclockwise from northeasternmost shore): First Coast/Historic Coast, Surf Coast (1970s local name for Daytona area), Space Coast/Mosquito Coast, Palm Coast, a city roughly between First Coast and Space Coast, Treasure Coast, Gold Coast (Gold Coast), South Florida, Florida Keys, Sun Coast, Paradise Coast (name for Naples area), Lee Island Coast, Cultural Coast, most notably includes the city of Sarasota, Florida Suncoast, Nature Coast, Big Bend Coast, Forgotten Coast and Emerald Coast

Space Coast - Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral © NASA/Kim Shiflett First Coast - Hemming Park in Jacksonville © Mathew105601/cc-by-sa-4.0 First_Coast-St._Augustine-LightnerMuseum-Excel23-cc-by-sa-3.0 Florida Keys - Southernmost point of continental USA in Key West © Radomianin/cc-by-sa-4.0 Gold Coast - Brickell Avenue in Miami © Averette/cc-by-3.0 Gold Coast - Ocean Drive in Miami Beach © chensiyuan/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Florida Keys - Southernmost point of continental USA in Key West © Radomianin/cc-by-sa-4.0
Various localities have tried to claim usage of the term “Fun Coast”. In the 1990s promoters initiated a campaign to dub the Halifax area the “Fun Coast”. This particular branding had previously been attempted for the St. Petersburg area in the 1980s and Fort Lauderdale in 1993. By 1995 promoters pushed to sell Volusia and Flagler Counties together as the “Fun Coast”. In 1999, when the Halifax area was preparing to split from area code 904, the Daytona Beach/Halifax Area Chamber of Commerce lobbied to claim the previously unassigned “386”, spelling “FUN” on a telephone keypad, as their new code. This measure, supported by various government officials, agencies, and residents, was successful, and area code 386 was created to cover the area around Daytona as well as a non-contiguous part of North Central Florida.

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Read more on VisitTheUSA.co.uk – Florida Coast to Coast Road Trip, VisitTheUSA.co.uk – West Coast of Florida: Shimmering Beaches, Cultural Gems and More, Florida Nature Guide, VisitFlorida.com – Your Guide to Florida’s Scenic Highways, Culture of Florida, Floribbean cuisine, History of Florida and Wikipedia Florida Coasts. Learn more about the use of photos. To inform you about latest news most of the city, town or tourism websites offer a newsletter service and/or operate Facebook pages/Twitter accounts. In addition more and more destinations, tourist organizations and cultural institutions offer Apps for your Smart Phone or Tablet, to provide you with a mobile tourist guide (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




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