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Jacksonville - Florida - USA
Miami's popularity in the 20's, 30's and 40's can be easily seen from the Art Deco district, containing over 800 buildings in this distinct architectural style. Later influences, particularly the huge Latin community make Miami a thriving metropolis.
The United States of America is made up of fifty states, which borders both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico. The United States of America, is home to several of the world's most exciting cities. With some truly mind-blowing landscapes, a strong sense of regionalism and history.
Florida in the United States of America is known as the "Sunshine State". It is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico Today it is known as the United States 22nd State in terms of size. It the most popular area for travel with tourists from all over the world. Mainly Families which wish to take the children to Disney Land and enjoy the weather. Florida is full of Golden sand beaches, but there are also mangrove thickets, barren coral islands and reedy estuaries.
Jacksonville is situated on the wide St. Johns River in the north east corner of Florida, Jacksonville is a major port and metropolitan area. Jacksonville Landing, on the north bank of the river, is the place to go for concerts, upscale shopping, restaurants and entertainment. On both sides of the river are cafes, cultural activities, three museums (the Museum of Science and History (MOSH), the Maritime Museum and the Historical Society Museum.) Among the city's other museums are the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens and the newly opened Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art. The Jacksonville Zoological Gardens contain a 17-acre/7-hectare African veldt, a baby-animal nursery and a walk-through aviary.
The Kingsley Plantation State Historic Site on Fort George Island (15 miles/25 kilometres east of downtown Jacksonville) and is the oldest plantation house in Florida. Golf courses abound, with more than 50 from which to choose. Nearby beaches include Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach. Jacksonville is 140 miles /225 kilometres north of Orlando.