Tourism in Florida

In the marvellous vicinity of Inverness there are countless opportunities to practice cycling, walking, fishing or taking a boat and enjoying the countryside.

miamiBeachIn Homosassa , at half an hours drive from Inverness and on the Gulf of Mexico, a boat can be rented to navigate on clear creeks with a constant temperature of 22ºC. One of the many reasons why the manatees visit the estuaries. Then you can go out to the gulf and search for the dolphins in the area or you can take a river cruise.

Ocala is situated about half an hour drive from Inverness. In Ocala one can find a lot of modern shopping malls and good restaurants. Ocala is famous for its horse farms and its Silver Springs theme park.

To the South, in and around Orlando(one hour drive) you find the big theme parks such as Disney WorldEpcot CentreSea WorldUniversal Studio’sand, last but not least, the well-knownfactory outlets and the enormous Florida Mall. To the North-East of Tampa (one hour and 15 minutes drive) lies Busch Gardens, a themepark based on the large African Plains with all the animals typical for that part of the world. Connected to this theme park you can visit the Budweiser beer brewery – owner of this theme park – free-of-charge.

To the East of Inverness, at roughly 2 hours driving distance you will find a must see in Florida : the Kennedy Space Center, from where the astronauts were launched for the Moon missions and the Space Shuttle. see Kennedy Space Centerand NASA.shuttle-launch1

Further to the South of Florida, on the WestCoast (Gulf of Mexico) the state offers long, white sandy beaches surrounded by palm trees where magnificent sunsets can be admired. Visit the little town of Captiva on Sanibel Island and then drive farther South to see the Everglades, with its crocodile farms and Indian reservations.

Also further South, but on the East coast of Florida not-to-be-missed Miami, with its famous Miami Beach , its musea and its Art Deco area, and from there drive along US1 over the Florida Keys (small islands) to Key West, former home of Hemingway and the most Southern town of the USA.


In the summer months, the change of rain is somewhat greater,meaning that there is an increase likelyhood for thundershowers in the afternoon, but these are mostly of short nature.

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