Did you know Florida sees about 80 million visitors a year?
Although Florida is known for its beaches and sunshine year-round, there are plenty of other adventures and cultural things to do. If you’re planning a trip to Florida but don’t know where to start, you came to the right place.
Read on to learn about these ten Florida adventures for your next trip to the sunshine state.
1. Kennedy Space Center
If you’re a fan of space or the universe, then next time you visit the sunshine state, you must see the Kennedy Space Center.
Located in Merritt Island, the Kennedy Space Center has a lot to offer for visitors of all ages. During your visit, you will get an opportunity to meet an astronaut, visit the rocket garden, see the U.S. astronaut hall of fame, and even see the Space Shuttle Atlantis.
2. Walt Disney World
No Florida travel list would be complete without including Walt Disney World. Before the global pandemic, over 155 million people visited Disney world in 2019 from all over the world.
Make sure you set aside at least a week to enjoy everything Disney has to offer. Disney World Orlando is divided into four parks Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom.
3. Visit Devil’s Den
If you want something unique to do in Florida, then you must visit this hidden gem, Devil’s Den. Although it doesn’t get the same reputation as Disney and Universal Studios, Devil’s Den is one of the most mesmerizing places the state has to offer.
Located two hours northwest of Orlando, Devil’s Den is 120 feet in diameter and 54 feet deep. This is a perfect place for those who like adventure and want to try scuba diving or snorkeling.
The great thing about Devil’s Den is that it stays at a cool 72 degrees year-round, which is perfect for those who want to stay away from the extreme heat.
If scuba diving is not your thing, you can always stay in one of the cabins and enjoy the adventures nearby.
4. Universal Studios
If you want to have a great adventure and have older children, you should visit Universal Studios. While it’s often known as a competitor to Disney, Universal Studios have their own unique charm.
At Universal Studios, you can enjoy thrilling rollercoasters, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and Marvel. This theme park is divided into three parks, Islands of adventure, Universal, and Volcano Bay.
5. Saint Petersburg Sunken Gardens
For those looking for unique things to do in Florida, the Sunken Gardens are the best place to visit. As the name suggests, these gardens are sunken and below sea level.
The botanical gardens expand over 4 acres and date back more than a century. You can expect to find beautiful tropical plants, waterfalls, and plenty of paths.
Saint Petersburg is also one of the most beautiful cities in Florida, so why not see it from above. During your next visit to Saint Petersburg, you can’t miss the opportunity to try the Ultimate Helitours.
6. Visit Ginnie Springs
If you want another adventure in the Sunshine state that is unique, why not visit the Ginnie Springs. Located near the Santa Fe River, this place is great for those who seek adventures in nature.
Because the water stays clear and cool year-round, it’s the perfect place to enjoy in the summer months. Ginnie Springs is perfect for enjoying kayaking, paddleboards, tubbing, etc. You will even have access to the caverns and snorkel to see the limestone bottom of the springs.
7. Clearwater Beach
No Florida activities list would be complete without one of the many gorgeous beaches. After all, the Florida shoreline extends for more than 13,576 Km.
If you want a beach getaway in Florida, Clearwater beach should be on the top of your list.
Aside from the clear waters and sandy beaches, it has a lot to offer to visitors. On the beachfront, you can find plenty of restaurants, cafes, shops, and exciting nightlife.
During the days, you can sunbathe or enjoy Florida outdoor adventures, such as jet-skiing, parasailing, or paddleboarding.
8. Castillo De San Marco
Castillo de San Marcos in Saint Augustine is one of the most historic places in all of Florida. This castle is the oldest and most unique masonry forts in the United States.
You can find the fort on Matanzas Bay, which is now a national monument. Spain built Castillo de San Marco to defend their territory in the new world.
Not only will you have access to beautiful shorelines, but you will also get to learn about the rich history of Florida when you visit Saint Augustine.
9. The Ringling
If you’re a fan of the circus, you must visit the Ringling. Located in Sarasota, the museum showcases an extensive tribute to the Ringling family.
In the John and Marble Ringling Museum of art, you can expect to find modern art and antiques from the era. Once you have gotten your fill of modern art, you can move on to the Circus Museum at the Ringling.
The Circus Museum will take you on an interactive tour of the history of American circuses. And the fun doesn’t end there; this is a large property, so you can also enjoy the Bayfront Gardens.
Of course, your visit wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Ca’ d’ Zan mansion also on the property. If you plan on visiting the Ringling, ensure you bring walking shoes for this property is over 66 acres.
10. Everglades National Park
If you’re interested in visiting southern Florida, you must see the Everglades National Park.
This wetland preserve extends for more than 1.5 million acres. In the Everglades, you can expect to find flat woods, marshes, mangroves, and rich wildlife.
To enjoy the Everglades to the fullest, try getting a guided tour.
Add These Florida Adventures to Your Bucket List
Now that you know about these amazing Florida Adventures to check off on your next trip, it’s time you start packing.
Although there are infinite possibilities when visiting the sunshine state, you must visit the Everglades, sunbathe in Clearwater, visit Disneyland, and learn about history in the Ringling.
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