Florida is a land of imagination, as was stated by Walt Disney. Placed between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Of Mexico, this southern most state of the United States of America is lined up with magnificent white sandy beaches, sprinkled with the appropriate amount of sunshine. But not just the beaches, there are other things to do here that are just unmissable. Let us find out the best places to visit in Florida.
Top 10 Places To Visit In Florida
The sunshine state has a lot to offer, apart from sunny waters and sandy beaches. Let us find out!
1. Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park is not just a place where you get to see exotic species of animals and birds, but an adventure hub. What makes it one of the best places to visit in Florida is the fact that it offers so many adventure activities, like the hiking, canoeing, bird watching expeditions, tram tours, airboats, camping.
Crocodiles, turtles, panthers, alligators, falcons are some of the large number of animals you can see here.
2. Walt Disney World Resort
The Walt Disney World Resort is the ultimate Disney universe which easily out stands all other Disney worlds. The World Resort stands true to its name, with four huge theme parks and two spectacular water parks to visit here.
The resort is so huge that you will get confused which part to devote your time to. There is also a nine-hole golf course and a sports complex here.
3. South Beach Miami
Who hasn’t heard of the lovely Miami! Miami has a reputation of being home to laid back beaches and raunchy dance clubs. And it stands absolutely true to its reputation. The night life here is hot and sizzling.
Apart from the Vegas feel that you get here during the night, there are many cultural experiences that you get here, like City Ballet, Jewish Federation, New World Symphony and many more.
4. Universal Studios
Universal Studios is located in the opposite side of the state to Walt Disney World Resort. This should be mandatory on your list of places to visit in Florida. There are different theme parks in the Universal Studios, and one of them is the most talk about Harry Potter themed park.
It is called the Wizarding World Of Harry Potter. You can explore the places described in the books in the most truest sense, with each and every detail being taken care of in the theme parks.
5. Fernandina Beach
With colorful landscape combined with Victorian architecture, Fernandina Beach fits perfectly with its rumored past of being home to pirates and crooked captains.
It is an enchanting village located by the seaside and has rich culture. It is the northernmost city on the coast of Florida’s Atlantic.
6. St. Augustine Alligator Farm
The alligator farm located in St. Augustine is one of the best places to visit in Florida. The farm has so many alligators and crocodiles. There is also a giant crocodile which you have permission to view from underwater viewing window.
The fun part is that you can also hold a baby alligator (if you want) and take pictures with it. Also, they have a large number of birds and reptiles.
7. Fort Castillo De San Marcos
Located in St. Augustine, the fort is a magnificent structure looking over wide stretch of blue sparkling water. It is a fort packed with history and provides so much to learn about.
There are tours and canon demonstration offered at this place. It is ideal to spend an afternoon or a more than half a day. It also has a Junior Ranger program for the kids.
8. Clearwater Beach
Clearwater beach is one of the most popular beaches in Florida. It is also known as Florida’s best beach town. Lined with sparkling water beaches with white sand, it is a picturesque playground for families.
Apart from lazing in the sun, you can do various activities like fishing, kayaking, sailing and go for dolphin tours.
9. NASA Kennedy Space Center
The Kennedy Space Center is one of the most fascinating places in the state. The Space Center offers an array of activities to do here, ranging from meeting a space veteran, touching an actual moon rock, touring a spaceflight facility and much more.
There is so much to do here that you will not realize how your entire day gets spent here. Even after exploring the science relics, the geek in you will leave asking for more!
10. Sanibel Island
The Senibel island has beaches filled with shells and mollusks. Shell-collecting is so popular here that the act of bending down to collect shells has been nicknamed as ‘The Senibel Stoop’.
The abundance of sea-shells here is celebrated in the form of a festival and a three day exhibit that usually runs in March. Also, more than half of this island is a part of wildlife refuge.
All these places are a must visit when you are in Florida. We hope you liked the list of places to visit in Florida, curated by us. For more interesting places to include in your travel list, follow Trip Decker.