The famous Art Deco District reminds us that the city was one of the jewels of this 1920s architectural style. Some 800 two- to three-storey buildings offer a pastel decor in the middle of Miami Beach's palm trees. A rich heritage site from the inter-war period, this district was classified as a historic site to slow the expansion of newer buildings. In addition to the dominant pastel colours, the signs and their neon lights add a glittering touch to the geometric facades. Welcome to the American dream! The night life is very intense and everything that is trendy must be shown in SoBe. Dance clubs, bars, restaurants, beaches: we are always busy in the sun. Beauty, that is, pure physical beauty without words, is the local currency. As for the names of the designers, they are completely idolized in any building under renovation.
Orlando and its amusement parks :
A must for families and roller-coaster enthusiasts, Orlando has established itself as the world capital of amusement parks. The titanic struggle between Disney Studios and their long-time rival, Universal Studios, has led to an incredible escalation to seduce the tourist. The attractions must always be higher, faster, longer, more themed... but they have also gained in subtlety. The days when we used to go out in pain are long gone. High technology is implemented to make you leave completely stunned! Beyond the two rivals, parks, various attractions, hotel or restaurant chains, must be present in this incredible city entirely dedicated to tourism. Sea World, specialist in the marine world, Discovery Cove to swim with dolphins... Orlando in all this, which has been completely overwhelmed by the arrival of Disney and others, remains a pleasant city, surrounded by lakes, tropical plants and a mild climate all year round. A strong asset.
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