It's no secret that Northerners travel to Florida in the winter months, especially Canadians. In season, you'll see tons of license plates down South from different provinces and meet people from the other side of North America.
So, why do Canadians love Florida so much?
While the Sunshine State is a popular vacation destination in the U.S., we decided to ask the AI program, ChatGPT, this exact question, and the answers were pretty spot on.
As someone who lives in the state, I come across many individuals who tell me the reasons why they visit, and this chatbot program felt like I was talking to a real-life Canadian.
The weather. (Duh!)
Florida is (mostly) sunny and hot all year round. With a few unusual and random chilly days in the Fall or Winter, it's still no match for a Canadian winter.
ChatGPT says Canadians are looking for a "break from the cold weather" and it has a point, given that sunshine and beaches are a bit warmer than snow.
It's not that far away...for some provinces.
The AI technology tells us that the two places are close, so it's convenient. Close is...relative. So, while this may be true for Eastern Canada, if you're coming from the West side it can be upwards of five hours on a plane!
ChatGPT does note that there are tons of direct flights to Florida cities from Canada, which makes travel a lot more efficient, it's not wrong!
There are many things to do.
As someone who lives near the beach, you can spot someone from up North who's sunbathing in the sand from a mile away.
"Snowbirds" are a real thing.
If you've never heard of "snowbirds," it's a coined term for Northerners who flock to Florida to get away from the snow.
Typically, these individuals have a winter house in the Sunshine State and just generally spend colder seasons there, which is why winter is considered "in-season" for the tourism and service industries.
ChatGPT notes that "snowbirds" have made this type of travel a tradition to escape from the harsh winter weather, way to go Chat GPT.
Before you get going, check out our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.