Florida (Eyewitness Travel Guides) is one of the Eyewitness Travel Guide series published by Dorling Kindersley and is updated every one or two years. It is also available with Flexibound binding.
The latest edition was published on July 5, 2016 and it is lavishly illustrated throughout with over 1,000 stunning photographs, illustrations including isometric street plans, cutaway diagrams of important buildings, floor plans and maps.
The Florida book follows the style of other Eyewitness Travel Guides with beautifully presented artwork so you can really see what the places look like and the best way to explore them.
As it says on the cover, this is the guide that shows you what others only tell you about
The introductory chapter gives you a feel for Florida, its history, people, landscape and habitat, architecture and culture.
The main guide splits Florida into six regions with a separate section for the Miami area and each region is colour coded.
Each section starts with a map of the region highlighting the location of the main sights, major roads, railways, airports and information on getting around.
For each attraction, there is a map reference, address, telephone number, hours of opening and website address where appropriate.
There is a section on the major theme parks in Central Florida but for more detail, you are better off looking at the companion book, Walt Disney World Resort and Orlando (Eyewitness Travel Guides). However, the Florida guide still lists all attractions with descriptions along with summary tables showing typical wait times, height restrictions, busiest times of day, motion sickness alerts and overall ratings.
There is also a Travelers' Needs section with recommendations on where to stay, where to eat, shopping, entertainment and sports and outdoor activities with price guidelines. The comprehensive list of hotels are ranked by budget with details on swimming pools and children’s facilities. Likewise the restaurants are also ranked by typical menu costs with details of the style of cuisine.
Finally there is a Survival Guide with practical and travel information for those people unfamiliar with Florida.
Like all Dorling Kindersley publications, the Florida (Eyewitness Travel Guides) really is a feast for the eyes with two or three colour illustrations on virtually every page.
Note that most guide books are re-published annually so you can often pick up a bargain if you don’t mind last year’s edition of Florida (Eyewitness Travel Guides).