The daily commute to work is very few people’s idea of a good time. Sharing the road with loud, angry drivers as they navigate their way slowly through heavily congested traffic would be bad enough to do just once. Yet most of us subject ourselves to it twice every single day, for lack of…
Sights You May See While Traveling On All Aboard Florida
August 13, 2015
Planning on being a passenger on All Aboard Florida sometime soon? If so, that’s great news! Not only are you going to experience the comforts of a brand-new railroad line, but you’re also doing your part to reduce your impact on the environment.
As you travel between Orlando and Miami, or ride the train for an even shorter trip, look at the scenery passing by over the course of the train’s 240 miles of track. If you keep your eyes open, you’ll find there’s a lot to see, including:
- Orlando — Florida’s largest in-state city, the Orlando metropolitan area is home to more than 2 million people, and 238,300 people live within the city’s limits. Each year, people from all over the world head to Orlando to visit the city’s extensive collection of theme parks. Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, GatorLand and Wet ‘n Wild all have locations in Orlando. The city is also home to the Orlando Magic.
- West Palm Beach — With a population more than 100,000, West Palm Beach is South Florida’s oldest municipality. Home to charming shopping districts and alluring night life, West Palm Beach attracts many tourists from all over the globe. Whether checking out nature at Lion Country Safari or working on your short game at one of the award-winning golf courses, there’s something for everyone in West Palm Beach.
- Fort Lauderdale — The county seat of Broward County, Fort Lauderdale is home to more than 165,000 Floridians. Fort Lauderdale also has more than 4,000 restaurants, 60 golf courses, 100 marinas and 12 shopping malls. Whether you want to cruise around the ocean or buy a new wardrobe, the city’s got you covered.
- Miami — More than 5.5 million people live in the Miami area, and over 400,000 of them live within the city’s limits. Home to the Miami Marlins, the Miami Dolphins and Miami Heat, the city also hosts dozens of festivals, events and corporate get-togethers throughout the year. The city also has a majestic skyline, so be sure you take in the spectacle.
- Lots of beaches — There’s a reason so many people go to Florida every year. It’s a beautiful state with tons of gorgeous beaches. As you travel on All Aboard Florida, be sure to keep an eye out for the coastline. Don’t worry, you’ll be out on the beach soon enough.
- The Everglades — Covering a gigantic chunk of southern Florida, the Everglades region is a beautiful specimen of nature, one you should soak in as you travel through the state on a train. Full of swamps, water sources, forests, greenery and wildlife, the Everglades is also home to national parks and other attractions. If you’ve never been and have time to spend in the area, you may want to head over to experience the region’s natural beauty.
At the end of the day, train passengers don’t have to worry about getting from Point A to Point B — that’s the conductor’s responsibility. So kick back and relax, and take in all of the beauty that Florida and its cities have to offer. Enjoy your ride!