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Miami Tours and Sightseeing

Visiting Florida can be a full-time task as there is so very much to do and see in Miami let alone, Florida.

Let’s take a look at some of Florida’s extremely popular and most historical places. Below we have compiled a basic list of things to do and see in Miami. The list is by no means comprehensive as the treasures of Florida are vast and many.

St. Augustine (Spanish: San Agustín) is a port town in the Southeastern United States, on the Atlantic coast of northeastern Florida. It is the oldest continuously held European-established town within the boundaries of the continental United States.

The constituency seat of St. Johns County, it is a region of Florida’s First Coast area and the Jacksonville metropolitan area.

Saint Augustine was founded on September 8, 1565, by Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, who became Florida’s first governor. He named the settlement “San Agustín”, as the vessels bearing settlers, troops, and stocks from Spain had originally sighted land in Florida 11 days earlier on August 28, the feast day of St. Augustine. The city served as the center of Spanish Florida for over 200 years and became the metropolis of British East Florida when the territory temporarily changed hands between Spain and England. Tours in Miami Beach

Spain ceded Florida to the United States in 1819, and when the agreement was endorsed in 1821, St. Augustine was designated the capital of the Florida Territory till Tallahassee was changed as the capital in 1824. Since the late 19th century, St. Augustine’s distinct historical character has made the city an important tourist attraction and is also the headquarters for the Florida National Guard.

There are many interesting things to see and do in Saint Augustine, here is just one.

Castillo de San Marcos

The Castillo de San Marcos is the earliest masonry fort in the continental United States (Castillo San Felipe del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico is older). Positioned on the western beach of Matanzas Bay in the town of St. Augustine, Florida, the fortress was planned by the Spanish engineer Ignacio Daza. Building began in 1672, 107 years after the city’s establishment by Spanish Admiral, conquistador, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, while Florida was part of the Spanish Empire. The fort’s building was ordered by Governor Francisco de la Guerra y de la Vega following the destructive incursion of the English buccaneer Robert Searles in 1668. Construction proceeded under the administration of Guerra’s successor, Manuel de Cendoya in 1671, and the first coquina rocks were laid in 1672. The construction of the hub of the current fortress was ended in 1695, though it would undergo many alterations and renovations over the centuries. Miami tours to Orlando

After England gained control of Florida in 1763 pursuant to the Treaty of Paris, St. Augustine became the capital of British East Florida, and the fort was newly called Fort St. Mark until the Peace of Paris (1783) when Florida was conveyed back to Spain. In 1819 Spain signed the Adams–Onís Treaty which ceded Florida to the United States in 1821; consequently, the fort was assigned a United States Army base and renamed Fort Marion, in recognition of American Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion. The fort was named a National Monument in 1924, and after 251 years of continuous military possession, was deactivated in 1933. The 20.48-acre (8.29 ha) site was then turned over to the United States National Park Service. In 1942 the original name Castillo de San Marcos was returned by an Act of Congress. Miami tours and sightseeing

Castillo de San Marcos was doubly besieged: First by English colonial forces directed by Carolina Colony Governor James Moore in 1702, and later by Georgia colonial Governor James Oglethorpe in 1740. Possession of the fort has switched six times, all peaceful, amongst four different governments: the Spanish Empire, the Kingdom of Great Britain, the Confederate States of America and the United States of America (Spain and the United States having possession two times each). Miami tours and sightseeing

Under United States command the fort was utilized as a military jail to incarcerate members of Native American races beginning with the Seminole—including the legendary war chief, Osceola, in the Second Seminole War—and members of western tribes, including Geronimo’s band of Chiricahua Apache. The Native American art form known as Ledger Art had its origins at the fort during the incarceration of characters of the Plains tribes such as Howling Wolf of the Southern Cheyenne. Boat tours of Miami

The Florida Keys are a coral cay archipelago found off the south shoreline of Florida, making the southernmost part of the continental United States. They start at the southeastern shoreline of the Florida Cape, approximately 15 miles (24 km) south of Miami, and continue in a soft arc south-southwest and later westward to Key West, the westernmost of the populated islands, and on to the abandoned Dry Tortugas. The keys lie along the Florida Straits, separating the Atlantic Ocean to the east of the Gulf of Mexico to the northwest, and defining one edge of Florida Bay. At the nearest point, the southern part of Key West is just 90 miles (140 km) of Cuba. The Florida Keys are within about 23.5 and 25.5 degrees North latitude.

The environment of the Keys is marked as tropical savanna according to Köppen climate classification. More than 95 percent of the land area lies in Monroe County, but a little portion extends northeast into Miami-Dade County, such as Totten Key. The total land area is 137.3 square miles (356 km2). As of the 2010 census, the population was 73,090 at an average density of 532.34 per square mile (205.54/km2), although much of the population is concentrated in a few areas of much higher density, such as the city of Key West, which has 32% of the whole people of the Keys. The US Census population survey for 2014 is 77,136. Miami tours and sightseeing to Key West

The city of Key West is the province office of Monroe County. The province consists of a region on the continent which is nearly completely in Everglades National Park, and the Keys islands from Key Largo to the Dry Tortugas. Many day tours and Miami tours are available from which to chose.

Miami Tours  to Orlando Florida

The City of Orlando is warmly known as “The City Beautiful,” and its symbol is the stream at Lake Eola. Orlando is also recognized as “The Theme Park Capital of the World” and in 2014 its traveler attractions and attractions brought more than 62 million guests.The Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the thirteenth most active airport in the United States and the 29th n the world.  Miami tours and sightseeing

As one of the world’s most visited traveler stops, Orlando’s famous attractions make the vertebrae of its tourism business: Walt Disney World, located around 21 miles (34 km) southwest of Center Orlando in Bay Lake, begun by the Walt Disney Company in 1971; the Universal Orlando Resort, began in 1999 as a significant increase of Universal Studios Florida. With the exclusion of Walt Disney World, most primary attractions are found along International Drive. The city is also one of the busiest American cities for conventions and gatherings; the Orange County Convention Center is the second-biggest conference facility in the United States. Miami tours and sightseeing

Like other primary cities in the Sun Belt, Orlando grew quickly during the 1980s and into the first decade of the 21st century, principally owing to the achievement of Walt Disney World, which was started on October 1, 1971. Orlando is a base to the University of Central Florida, that is the largest university campus in the United States in expressions of enrollment as of M2015. In 2010, Orlando was classified as a “Gamma−” level of world-city in the World Cities Study Group’s catalog. Orlando places as the fourth-most successful American city based on where somebody wants to live according to a 2009 Pew Research Center research. Miami tours and sightseeing

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