Florida hosts nearly 126.1 million visitors each year. With this many visitors, have you considered a trip to Florida? If not, you should move Florida to the top of your vacation list.
Wondering about things to do in Florida? Keep reading—we will give you some of the best places in Florida when taking a vacation.
- Fantastic Theme Parks
Do you love theme parks? If so, Orlando is known as the capital of theme parks. There are various theme parks including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens Africa in Tampa, Islands of Adventure, and Sea World. All of which offer an extraordinary experience.
There is entertainment all over and you can spend days enjoying all the fun activities and roller coaster rides. There are things to do at all the parks for all kids—big or small.
- Natural Sites
The Sunshine State has several spectacular national parks and natural sites for an incredible experience. Everglades National Park and the Florida Reef are just a few of the more popular and stunning sites in the state.
Once a year, you can visit Florida and watch the monarch butterflies migrate from Mexico and take a break at the Gulf Island National Shore. You can also find several other natural parks and sites to see exotic and rare animals species.
- Beautiful Beaches
Along with the theme parks, the beaches are another common reason for a Florida vacation. Florida has amazing beaches to enjoy the soft sand and warm water.
The beaches vary based on the side of Florida. You can go to the Gulf side and check out Siesta Key, Sarasota, St. Pete Beach, or other amazing beaches in the Panhandle. Go to the Atlantic side and find amazing beaches all the way down to Miami.
With 825 miles of white sand, you can find a beach for any activity including water sports, fishing, snorkeling, partying on a boat, or just relaxing on the shoreline in the tropical sun.
- Nightlife and Shopping
Florida is filled with nightclubs and open-air beach clubs for fun nightlife. Miami Beach is probably the most well-known and popular nightlife location in the state. Ft. Lauderdale and Disney Springs also have excellent bars and restaurants to have fun and enjoy.
There are shops all over Florida. You can find luxury shops along with outlets and beach shops all around the state.
- History and Culture
Florida’s cultural and historical heritage is diverse with mixes of Cuban, British, French, and Jewish cultures and traditions. You can find art, science, history, and military museums to help you satisfy your thirst for learning. St. Augustine offers several historical sites since it is the oldest city in the United States.
If you want to see concerts, grab a dinner theater ticket, or see some Broadway-style shows, set out to the major cities of Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando, Sarasota, Tallahassee, and Miami. You can find some form of entertainment year-round.
Plan Your Trip to Florida
As you can see, Florida has something to offer for anyone. A trip to Florida might be what you need to help you relax, unwind, and have some fun.
Looking for more travel ideas? Take a look at our Travel section for some great advice to plan your next adventure.