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.
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.
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
Every thing was excellent in this tour organized by Hagen/Banana Joe Tours : Hagen was very organized (which comes as no surprise in the light of his German origins) & very informative. The tour itself exceeded my expectations ; we managed to see a handful of aligators & birds, & I was expecting to spot only a couple -at most- if we were lucky. Highly recommended as a half-day trip from Miami.
The guy doing our tour was amazing so funny. The only down fall is they didn't handle the line very well before boarding the boat. But it is a great trip to take.
my experience was amazing, I Had a great time with my family and friends. the drinks were amazing , I had the Pina colada and the tour guide was very funny.
Effie ring bug glitch w transport..first bus was late bc it broke down and had to get on different bus. Guide was great.
Bill did a great job showing us around key west!! Very informative and fun, and the key lime pie is amazing at the end!