If you are catching India vs Canada T20 WC game in Lauderhill, here are five must-visit places in Florida

The ninth edition of the T20 Cricket World Cup is underway in the United States and the West Indies. It is the first time the USA is hosting a major ICC event, and with the inclusion of numerous new debutant teams such as Canada and Uganda, the worldwide appeal of cricket is sure to grow following this tournament. 

This is also the first ICC event to feature 20 teams, a significant increase from the 16 teams in the 2022 edition. The tournament will take place primarily on the East Coast, with stadiums in New York, Long Island, and Florida, among other locations. Among these, the state of Florida is an excellent choice for fans travelling to the United States to explore.

The Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill will witness the contests of heavyweights including India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It is in this venue that the Men In Blue will lock horns with Canada on June 15, Saturday.

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Florida, located between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, is one of the most unique locations in the United States. As the southernmost state in the United States, it has a largely warm temperature, and its culture differs greatly from the rest of the country due to its strong colonial history and closeness to the Caribbean. Florida is a popular tourist destination because of its warm climate, magnificent beaches, huge wetlands, and wonderful amusement parks. If you’re looking for locations to visit in Florida, look no further. Here are some of the best.

    1. South Beach

Florida’s South Beach is a highly-rated tourist destination | X

Known as the most popular beach in Miami, South Beach is famous around the world for its white sand and clear turquoise water. It has attracted countless tourists to its shores every year and is a very nice location for sunbathing and swimming. It is also very well known for its vibrant nightlife and the night clubs and pubs are always flocked with party goers and tourists. Ocean drive which is one of the most popular destinations here is also famous for its pastel coloured buildings making it one of the largest collections of Art Deco architecture in the world.

    2. Walt Disney World Resort

With 58 million visitors every year, Walt Disney World Resort is regarded as one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions. It is a vast resort complex with four world-class amusement parks, two water parks, many golf courses, and retail and eating areas. It is developed on a 25,000-acre plot of land, and its attractions include Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, and so on. 

Visitors at the Walt Disney Resort World | Official X

Visitors at the Walt Disney Resort World | Official X

The Walt Disney World Resort is an expansive resort experience offering a variety of hotel options at varying pricing points. This makes it the ideal destination for anybody searching for a complete vacation package.

    3. St. Augustine

A hotel facility at Florida's St.Augustin

A hotel facility at Florida’s St.Augustine | X

St. Augustine is America’s oldest city, having a history dating back around 450 years. Located on the Atlantic coast of northeastern Florida, it is also the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement in the United States. As a result, it is home to a wide variety of historic sites, including the Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fort in the United States, and the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, where Spanish explorer Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles established the first colony in St. Augustine. Overall, this is a must-see destination for history aficionados.

    4. Florida Everglades

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The southern region of Florida is home to a network of wetlands, prairies, marshes that is home to some of the most diverse wildlife in america. It is the largest tropical wilderness in the United States, and Everglades National Park was established in 1947 to preserve the natural landscape that was rapidly disappearing. UNESCO has designated the park as a World Heritage Site, and nearly a million people visit it each year. For every wildlife enthusiast, this is a wonderful attraction because it is home to animals like American Alligator, West Indian Manatee, Roseate Spoonbill, and others.

    5. Kennedy Space Center

The John F. Kennedy Space Center, located on Merritt Island, Florida, is one of the ten field centres and has served as NASA’s principal launch site for spacecraft since 1968. Following his 1963 assassination, it was named in remembrance of the late US President John F. Kennedy. 

A family poses for a photo at the Kennedy Space Centre

A family poses for a photo at the Kennedy Space Centre | Official X

Aside from being an important location for space missions, it is also a popular tourist attraction. There are bus tours that take guests around the many sights in the centre. The most well-known attractions include the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame, which honours American astronauts, the Space Shuttle Atlantis, which is also on display, and the Apollo/Saturn V Center, which is a museum with a restored Saturn V launch vehicle. Other attractions include Rocket Garden, Shuttle Launch Experience, and the Space Mirror Memorial. There are also two IMAX cinemas, which offer an immersive film experience on NASA and space exploration.