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.
What people are saying about Florida
hagen was the single best and most import part of this trip he picks you up has water and soda in the back of a yeti cold as ice and has a extremity welcoming sence you will feel extremely comfy on our way and back from your jet ski ride he was the guy that drives you from your hotle and back he has an extremely vast knowledge on the area you go to it like a tour when he drives and he will even go the extra step to drive you back from the tour to your hotle with a tour of everything he took us down roads we didn't know existed told us whre we should go and even handles your freeeee photos and videos he didn't even mention once he wanted or accepts tips but we tipped him rightfully so he also speaks English Spanish and German so he will be good for any person the tour was amazing the guide was sweet knowledgeable and let us have fun with the right safty standards of course I highly recomend this and wish anyone to do this get the experience we got from this worth every penny
Well organized operation with knowledgeable and experienced guides. Manatees are an underwater living animal so seeing was a little tough as they swam past but the guides did the best they could to get you reasonably close. Lots of other wildlife and flora to see along the way. Guides gave us 3 hrs plus on the river well worth the price if you enjoy being out and about in kayaks
It was my first time fishing the ocean or even being on the ocean in a boat. The staff was super friendly and very helpful. Even though I only caught one fish it wasn’t their fault. Everyone around me was catching fish. They put us on fish and told us how to do it, what to feel for, took the fish off for us. It was a good time.
great place to learn about the history of our space exploration, just wish they would have been open longer hours (shorter hours due to Covid). I'd go back again to see what we missed.
Jensen was a fantastic teacher. I caught on super quick and had an absolute blast. Highly recommend to a seasoned wakeboarder/snowboarder. Thank you!