Its borders with these bodies of water are so large, that it actually has the longest coastline of the contiguous US states. Florida became the 27 state of the U.S. union in 1845. Orlando, Florida is the most visited tourist destination in the United States (2014) with more than 62 million visitors. Approximately 1,000 people move to Florida each day. Florida has the highest percentage of people over 65. It is the boating and fishing capital of the world. Countryaah.com: Offers a full list of nationwide and statewide holidays in Florida starting from January 1st – New Year’s Day. Also covers the most recent three years of public holidays within the state of Florida.