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.
Scuba 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.
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.
Visit 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.
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.
See the graffiti murals at Wynwood Walls.
Walk, 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.
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.
See 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
Your turn. What are your must see or do when in Florida?
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