When it comes to the continental U.S., Florida is the state that is closest to the Equator. Outside of the continental U.S., Hawaii is the closest state to the Equator.
The Equator runs through 13 countries, including Ecuador, Gabon, Somalia, Kenya, and Brazil.
July is considered prime time for many Brazilians to visit South Florida. For those south of the Equator, as is parts of Brazil, it is Winter vacation season!