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It’s not too hard to find a good reason to visit Florida. The state has plenty to offer, including world-class beaches, major attractions, historic venues and plenty of green space. But just gave us three great reasons to visit Florida in February and they all have to do with keeping warm.

According to the site, during the month of February, from a temperature standpoint for the continental US, Florida has the warmest Atlantic Ocean temperature, the warmest city, and the warmest park.

The warmest city in February is Miami with average daily highs of 78 degrees. If this appeals to you, consider visiting Miami in February and check out the following:

  • The Coconut Grove Art Festival, scheduled for February 15-17, stretches for one mile along Biscayne Bay’s waterfront streets and hosts juried artists displaying art in 15 different categories. There is also live music, a Family Zone, and culinary demonstrations.
  • Foodies and foodie-show addicts will love the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine and Food Festival, set for February 19-23. The event is a perfect mix of celebrity chefs, parties and receptions, and plenty of culinary delights.
  • Regular Miami attractions include the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, the Miami Zoo and, of course, iconic Miami Beach, where you can dip your toes in that warm Atlantic water.
Sunshine Key Tiny House
Sunshine Key Tiny House

Speaking of the Atlantic, according to, Florida’s Atlantic waters are a warm 73 degrees in February. These temperatures are perfect for ocean adventures that could include a trip to the Florida Keys where water is just about everywhere! Sportfishing (Islamorada is known as the Sportfishing Capital of the World), snorkeling in Bahia State Park, or a charter boat trip out to Looe Key Reef are a few great choices to enjoy the warm waters of the Atlantic Keys-style. Everglades National Park has daytime highs of 83 degrees in February, according to An airboat ride is a great way to see what this park has to offer, including mangroves, manatees and of course, Florida gators! Plan your trip around the annual Everglades Day Festival, held in February each year. The festival features wildlife presentations, bird walks, educational speakers, and live music and food trucks.

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