There’s something magical about a city skyline, especially at night. The twinkling city lights and the silhouette of skyscrapers against the sky create a wonderful sight that’s unique to every city. And Florida’s city skylines add something special: Many of our biggest cities are flanked by water, creating a reflection that adds to the visual drama.
For lovers of dramatic cityscapes, here are the top Florida Skylines — and the best locations for photography or just enjoying the view:
Jacksonville Downtown Skyline
Miami, Florida Skyline
Miami takes the prize for Florida’s most spectacular skyline. With hundreds of multi-story buildings and 8 of the 10 tallest buildings in the State of Florida. The tallest is the Four Seasons Hotel at 789 feet tall, which was built in 2003.
Some of the best bets for photography include the Port of Miami, directly across from downtown; Watson Island behind the Children’s Museum; the west end of the Venetian Causeway; the north side of Rickenbacker Causeway near the Rusty Pelican or Marine Stadium. (Or get out and take a boat tour on Biscayne Bay!) Photo: Floridastock / iStock
I came here from a Hacker News article on the Dixie Hwy and stumbled on this article. You might want to take another look at the Saint Petersburg skyline which has been growing spectacularly of late. With miles of parks along the waterfront, it makes for some beautiful skyline views. It may be Tamps’s younger sibling, but it is commonly considered to be the more attractive one.
Michael Warren says
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