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Celebrate New Year 2013 in Style in Florida

Named La Florida (meaning “The Flower” in Spanish) in 1513 by the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León, the state of Florida, located in the southeast United States bordering on the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, is not only the most populous southeastern state but also a top tourist attraction. Tallahassee is the state capital and the largest city is Jacksonville. Climate, geography and human ingenuity have combined to make Florida a tourist Shangri-la. Azure blue waters, bright sunshine, beautiful beaches, amusement parks, tropical flora and fauna, national parks, you name it. Florida has it all. It is therefore little wonder that 60 million tourists visit the state annually. In addition, the so-called “Sunshine State” is also internationally famous for auto racing, tennis, water sports and golf. The state of Florida is organizing some of the biggest and wildest New Year Eve celebrations to ring in the year 2013.

Usher in the New Year 2013 in style with Jacksonville's biggest New Year’s bash downtown. The Winn Dixie Hometown Gator Bowl Parade will take over the streets of Downtown Jacksonville. Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens are holding a family-friendly Year’s Eve Party with Radio Disney, featuring contests, prizes, favors and giveaways for everyone. The major Orlando theme parks -- Walt Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando and Universal Studios Orlando -- have big plans for New Year's Eve. You can eat, dance till you drop and see the best fireworks displays ever. Bring in 2013 with the annual New Year's celebration in St. Petersburg, First Night St. Petersburg and enjoy some fireworks frenzy! This bay area celebration features entertainment, fantastic fireworks, food, and games at 35 venues in Midtown and Downtown. Busch Gardens in Tampa is celebrating the New Year with its wildest celebration ever. Events include a concert and fabulous fireworks at midnight. If you want to see the prettiest sunsets on earth and fireworks too... be in the Florida Keys on New Year's Eve.