US Tropics: Hidden Paradises in Florida

Americans are dreaming of tropical getaways from the Maldives to Aruba. Warm sand and swaying palm trees are calling, making tropical vacations a top desire.

Official US tropical territories include Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Subtropical areas like Florida and Texas also offer warm, beachy escapes.

Florida's southernmost areas blend tropical and subtropical climates. Hidden paradises with palm trees and beautiful beaches can be found throughout the Sunshine State.

For a luxurious yet affordable tropical experience, Florida offers protected seaside destinations. Cayo Costa State Park and Dry Tortugas National Park are must-visit spots.

Keewaydin Island near Marco Island and Crab Island in Destin are perfect for relaxing and exploring. Florida's hidden paradises provide a Caribbean-like escape without leaving the US.