Top attractions in Florida
Top 10 Attractions in Florida
Florida isn't called the sunshine state for nothing. With golden rays all year-round, and being the second-largest state east of the Mississippi, a lifetime isn't enough to see everything in Florida! However, here are some pretty good places to start.
1. Walt Disney World
The happiest place in the world, Walt Disney World welcomes millions of national and international visitors each year, adults and children alike!
2. Miami Beach
Discover this Atlantic beach and how its delights go past sand and sea: check out the Botanical Gardens!
3. Kennedy Space Center
An out-of-this-world experience devoted to all things NASA. Stroll the US Astronaut Hall of Fame, take a simulated shuttle flight, and visit the Rocket Garden.
4. Florida Keys
The Keys are ideal for a vacation, whether you're looking for action-packed or relaxed. Key West, the biggest island, also holds the Ernest Hemingway museum!
5. Tampa Theater
This isn't just any old theater - it's on the US National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1926, it's a lovely place to visit today - and not just to catch a movie!
6. Busch Gardens
At Tampa's Busch Gardens, you can get white-knuckle thrills on rollercoasters and see animals like giraffes all within a few acres of each other.
7. Salvador Dali Museum
Dedicated to the eccentric Spanish painter, the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg will enthrall art fans. Check out the permanent exhibition of his works.
8. Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Are you still waiting on your Hogwarts acceptance letter? In the meantime you can still go shopping on Diagon Alley, ride through Gringotts, and watch the Tri-Wizard Tournament.
As the largest subtropical national park in the country, the Everglades is a must-visit for all outdoorsy types. Spot animals like crocodiles in protected wilderness!
10. Sea Islands
Lesser known than the Keys, this chain of islands in the north of the state is a little more laid-back. Relax in the company of idyllic beach houses and white sands.
Planning Your Visit
When should I go?
Florida is one of the southernmost American states, so it will be warm throughout the year. If you are not a fan of hot and humid weather, it is best to avoid the peak summer months.
When do things open?
Generally, most attractions open around 9:00AM, but there will definitely be lines at the most popular ones. It may be worth your while to have an early start when going to Walt Disney World, for example.
What should I wear?
The most important thing is to keep yourself protected from the blazing sun - that means reapplying sunscreen, staying in the shade around midday, and drinking plenty of water to prevent dehydration.
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- Best time to visit
- Spring and early fall tend to be the best times to visit if you like the sunshine, but don't want intense heat and humidity.
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What people are saying about Florida
We enjoyed the airboat tour very much. The show was nice and it was very cool to hold a baby alligator and get a pic taken. What wasn’t so cool was the unfortunate wait to get a copy of our pic. Being in a tour bus we only had limited time and we weren’t able to try the alligator bites or to get any other souvenirs but over all it was great!
It was a great experience. Much better than we could have imagined. Our Tour guide was incredible. We will always remember this trip. The best part of our trip was our guide.. Hope to have him again in the future
A must do if you’re near the Everglades, our guide was very knowledgeable. We even had an alligator swim up by our boat.
Our guide was SUPER! We were late. But he was patient and kind. So much better for his kindness
So much fun! Our tour guide was great and information. I’d highly recommend this tour