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Florida Bucket List What to See and Do

Florida Bucket ListFlorida Bucket List

Whatever type of travel experience you are looking for there is something on this Florida bucket list for you.  The state is large and has a variety of landscapes; from the swampy vegetation and wildlife of the Everglades to pristine soft sand beaches.  And just when you thought you’ve seen it all, there’s more.  You can get close to nature and lounge around having fun in the sun.   Here’s a list of things you must see and do when visiting the state of Florida.
Key Largo the Worlds Dive capitalScuba dive or snorkel in the Keys.  Some famous dive and snorkel sites off Key Largo are:  The famous bronze statue of Christ of the Abyss, Spiegel Grove Navy ship, Benwood Wreck World War II shipwreck and Bibb and Duanee US Coast Guard cutters.




Fort Matanzas National Monument St. Augustine, Florida

Visit St. Augustine the Nation’s oldest city and drink from the fountain of youth.  Ponce de Leon landed here 500 years ago.  The town has many well preserved sights for you to experience like the first forts, the first lighthouse, the oldest school house and so much more.

 
Legoland FloridaVisit a theme park.  I believe Florida is the theme park capital of the world.  There are countless parks and waterparks all around the state.  Find a  roller coaster near you.  There’s Busch Gardens, Legoland, Universal Islands of Adventure or the Disney theme parks.  A few other popular theme parks and water parks are: Miami Seaquarium, Jungle Island, Old Town, Universal Studios, Blizzard Beach, Rapids Water Park, Daytona Lagoon and Wild Waters.

 
Kayaking
Go tubing or kayaking in the beautiful clear waters of one of Central Florida’s natural springs.
Take a boat ride.
See the art deco architecture of Miami Beach.
 
Graffiti murals in WynwoodSee the graffiti murals at Wynwood Walls.
 
Hollywood Beach BroadwalkWalk, run, skate or ride your bicycle on the Broadwalk.

Drive down Ocean Drive at night to see the neon lights.
Take an airboat ride in the Everglades and real alligators in their natural wild habitat.
 
Florida Beach
 Be a beach bum and spend the day catching rays on one of the many pristine Florida beaches.  Florida’s coastline consists of 1,197 statute miles and has 663 beach miles.  In addition Florida has more than 11,000 miles of rivers, streams & waterways.

Charter a boat and go deep sea fishing.
See dolphins off the Gulf Coast.
Visit a flea market.
See manatees near Homosassa Springs or Crystal River.
Ride a swamp buggy out in Big Cypress.
Eat authentic Cuban food in Little Havana.
 
Blowing Rocks, Jupiter, FloridaSee the Blowing Rocks in Jupiter, Florida.
Take part in Pensacola’s Interstate Mullet Toss
Hike Florida’s Scenic Nature Trail 
See “real” mermaids perform an underwater ballet at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
Party like a pirate in Tampa during Gasparilla
Take a cave tour at Florida Caverns State Park
Go shelling in the seashell capital of the world Sanibel Island
Watch a game of jai-alai
Visit the JFK bomb shelter on Peanut Island

Florida Bucket List

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  • Amanda

    The Graffiti Mural is so bright and colorful but I know my son would live Legoland.

  • tara pittman

    It is good to see that florida is more than beaches and Disney. Wish I lived closer to visit.

  • charmedmom

    Thanks for sharing this. On my bucket list is to visit different states in the US. I am based here in NorCal and definitely Florida is on my list.

  • Kort Kramer

    And there is so much more. I live here and doubt I’ll see it all in my lifetime.

    • Exactly but that’s what so great about Florida, there will always be something nice to discover.

      • Kort Kramer

        I agree. Such a big state in such a beautiful part of the world. So much to see and do.

  • Renee Hall

    I have always wanted to take my boys to Legoland. I think they would really like it. I think Key Largo looks absolutely beautiful

    • They would love it. All the rides are kid friendly and made for their height.

  • Kort Kramer

    Living in FL since 1989, I’ve done many of these and more. But there is also so much more to experience here.

  • I’ve been to Florida a handful of times, and one of the things that I would like to do is go scuba diving or on a dolphin boat tour.

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