The climate of Central Florida is sub-tropical and no place on the peninsula is very far from the sea, so this is a great place to come for a vacation or even just for a weekend. Central Florida is the location of two of the country’s top tourist destinations, Daytona Beach and Orlando, home of Walt Disney World. Daytona is also known for the Daytona 500 car race. Look into the Halifax Historical Museum for memorabilia from the early days of auto racing. The Museum of Arts and Sciences and the Museum of Photography are also worth a visit. At nearby Ponce Inlet you can see the old Ponce de Leon Lighthouse. At Orlando, of course, there are all the wonders of Disney World, the Epcot Center, and Universal Orlando.