Top 10 Places to Visit in Florida
The sunshine state Florida has a lot to explore on its land, with the extensive list of tourist attraction and natural beauty this place truly deserve to discover why it is a top holiday destination around the world. Much more situated on the peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and is the only state that borders both Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.
Walt Disney is once told Florida is the place that captures the imagination. Its exaggerate landscape. Turquoise emerald water beaches and a swampy national park filled with alligators. Florida will offer you a range of diverse, beautiful places to explore.
Here are some top 10 pickups in Florida:
America’s oldest city is the most charming city with 500 years old history, discovered by Ponce de Leon first in 1513 and claimed it for Spain then handed over to Britain and then back to Spain and finally became a part of United States in 1813 has many historical museums.
Plan a visit to the fountain of youth, the colonial era Fort Castillo De San Marcos and climb the 142-year-old lighthouse, Fort Matanzas National Monument and the oldest wooden school in the country, the Hotel Ponce De Leon now a part of Flagler College.
Walk along the cobbled road, charming cafes and a horse ride carriage ride through the historic district once occupied by Europeans, and end it with the dinner at a gas –lit restaurant.
It also has alligator farm zoological park which has opened its door in 1893 and has more than 20 species of crocodile, birds and many mammals.
An epicenter of fun and a most vibrant city of Florida known for, its Latin culture and sizzling nightlife. Famous for parties and most beautiful beaches will surely give you real beach goals. Melt with an ethnic culture and activities that range from family friendly to hardcore party people will give an experience like any other beach will not offer you.
Located in southeast Florida, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, manages the world’s largest number of passenger cruise ship. Many enriching cultures offering like Miami Botanical Garden, Miami City Ballet, Holocaust Memorial of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the new world symphony.
Explore the underwater world marine life at Key Biscayne, and a must visit the world famous graffiti art at Wynwood. Vintage beauty with more than 800 candy-colored art deco structure. Expedite a hangover with yoga session from 3rd street beach yoga lessons.
- Florida Key West:
Feeling like Florida is too tame well, ship to 120-mile chain connected to the mainland, and a slice of paradise for endlessly water activities. Spot the seven-mile-long bridge in the lower keys which you might have been spotted in many movies like True Lies and Fast 2 Furious, US Highway 1, the “Overseas Highway” runs from Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon and much more.
Florida Key West also offers a botanical garden, museum, theater of sea a family attraction and variety of wildlife viewing.
Also, grab a slice of lime pie dessert a signature Florida dessert, snorkeling to a 19th-century fort at world’s most remote national park or laid back soaking the sun in beautiful beaches after exploring underwater coral reefs at John Pennekamp Coral Reef state park.
There are many reasons to visit Tampa, filled with attraction, a natural harbor bay; this is one of the best places to see wildlife in Africa without paying much on airfare. Busch Gardens in Tampa is such a place with 2,700 animals in 335 acres zoological theme park, which includes elephant, cheetahs, hyenas, hippo kangaroos and much more.
Bush Garden also features water park Adventure Island which has 55-foot drop riptide known as twisting Aruba Tuba.
But make a precise plan it in between March to October as it is close during winters i.e. from November to February.
St. Pete Beach is another good reason to visit Tampa as it is named as the best beach in United state and fifth in the world due to its white sand and clear water.
I am sure this place is on your bucket list from your childhood, the Walt Disney Universe, it is so huge that it will be difficult for you to narrow down the to-do list in Disneyland which has, four theme parks, two water park.
Here the guide to choose the theme park:
Single day ticketing option: in this ticket, you will get a single day pass park entry for Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studio and the Magic Kingdom.
Multi-day pass: in this pass you don’t have to limit yourself with just one theme park, you can purchase a multi-day pass for two days, three days, four days, seven days and even for ten days .Buying Multi-day pass also reduces the per day rate flexibility. All passes must be used within 14 days of your visit.
Or choose Park Hopper option which accesses all four theme park. Those who Love water park adventure Disney universe will not disappoint you has not only one, but it has two water parks Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach.
Not only the Disneyland but Disney Universe is also must visit when you’re in Orlando. Plan a visit for significant savings in tickets as like Disney World Resort. It also offers different ticketing option Single park pass in which you can choose in between Universal’s Islands of Adventure or Universal Studios Florida. Multi-day passes or multi passes are also available for visiting both the park.
But wait it doesn’t end here Orlando also offers nine- hole golf course, two mini golf course, DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive theme park and ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex.
Do visit Orlando because your journey will be incomplete without visiting the coolest city of Florida.
Well known as Venice of America and the ‘Yachting Capital of the world” is a must see as a dream destination for boaters, for the last 50 years Ft. Lauderdale is hosting, Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Not Only for boaters but also in the month of March many beach bum heads out to 73 mile Ft. Lauderdale beach which also offers snorkeling and drivers seek out underwater world.
- Sanibel Island:
Heaven for conchologists (Shell Collector) is on the best beaches to visit in Florida. The shell collecting activity is so famous around the world on this beach that locals have nicknamed it as “the Sanibel Stoop.”
They also celebrate the annual 3-day exhibition of sea shell which runs in March. One can also have the in-depth knowledge about sea shell by visiting The Bailey-Matthews Museum. As it is the famous business for sea shell govt has sealed the half of the island for a wildlife refuge.
- Everglades National Park:
Everglades also offers hiking trail, airboat and tram tours, bird watching, camping you name the adventure, and it’s there. Don’t forget to take the glimpse of most pristine natural ecosystem and swamps of Everglades National Park filled with alligators, crocodiles, falcons, turtle and even Panther.
Another great place not to be missed The Thousand Island National Wildlife Refuge 35,000 acres refuge national wildlife park. It is situated on the western edge of Everglades which include some endangered wild species like West Indian manatees, bald eagles, and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles in whole Everglades National Park is spread over 1.5 million acres of area.
- Amelia Island:
About five hours from Atlanta, Amelia Island is an easy drive, which provides plenty of adventure like horseback riding, scallop digging; snorkeling is quintessential to do when you are on Amelia Island.
If you are lucky you can spot playing dolphin on the shore side, and also offers upscale spas, championship golf course and of course the beautiful beaches, as it is listed among the 10 US island is another reason to visit when you are in Florida.
- Mount Dora:
The smallest town in the sunshine state is also an excellent opportunity to explore Old Florida vibes with old clapboard houses charming antique shops and delightful cafes.
An arm’s length distance from Orlando is a perfect place for the one who doesn’t like crowded Disney lovers In Orlando also; it is an hour away from lush Ocala National park where you can spot Universal’s Islands of Adventure or Universal Studios Florida two of the best natural swimming poles in the states.
Mix place of peace and pleasure is the popular holiday destination for home based Florida peoples, enjoy your quick break from hustle bustle traffic and jam pack tourist city Orlando to this peaceful town of Florida.
Do plan your next trip to this dream sunshine state of America which will not only fulfill your kids dreams in Orlando but your too in the best crystal clear water of Miami beaches. And You would get to know why Walt Disney choose this Sunshine state for his dream project Disney’s World.