Language: English is the official language and in Native American resorts you’ll also hear Creek and Miccosukee. About 20% of Floridians speak Spanish.
Currency: US Dollar.
Local Time: 5 hours behind the time in the UK.
Fly To: Orlando International Airport in Central Florida for easy access to the city and local attractions. Other airports require internal transfers by plane, train or bus.
Flight Time from the UK: Between 9 and 10 hours, depending on which airport you use.
Tourist Information: Additional tourist information about Florida can be found here.
Visa and Health: Before you travel visit the UK government site here for help and advice on visa requirements and health considerations for your holiday to the USA.
For culture vultures: Florida has lots of concerts, including blues and jazz festivals as well as arts and entertainment extravaganzas across the state.
For foodies: Mouth-watering food can be found at the various seafood festivals that take place on both coastlines. Meanwhile, the chefs at the Delray Beach Bacon and Bourbon Fest produce amazing dishes, including bacon flavoured ice cream.
For sports fans: The International Horse Trials are fascinating to watch, as indeed are the dog surfing competitions. Carnival events include fun features such as golf or domino tournaments.