Florida

The Sunshine State

In the wake of Hurricane Irma impacting the State of Florida, infrastructure evaluations and restoration efforts have begun, Keys officials said Tuesday. While residents and business owners are being permitted back into the area, visitors have been asked to postpone any near-term plans to vacation in the island chain of the Keys, Marcos Island, Naples and other locations hardest hit by the hurricane. Some areas are likely to be ready to accommodate visitors before others. An exact reopening date for all regions is not yet known. As everyone works nonstop to repair damages and reopen for guests, travelers who had near-term reservations should contact their airlines, hotels and other accomodations before making final plans.  As more details become available, we will post updates here. The staff extends it’s condolences to those who have suffered through loss as a result of the hurricane. 

Florida is the southeasternmost U.S. state, with the Atlantic on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. It has hundreds of miles of beaches. The city of Miami is known for its Latin-American cultural influences and notable arts scene, as well as its nightlife, especially in upscale South Beach. Orlando is famed for theme parks, including Walt Disney World. With four separate theme parks at Walt Disney World, The Magic Kingdom was the first, opening in 1971. It was followed by Epcot in 1982, Disney’s Hollywood Studios (originally named Disney-MGM Studios) in 1989 and Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 1998.

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