Florida needs no introduction. Zillions of tourists flock to Florida every year for its warmer weather, beautiful beaches and tons of attractions. When planning a trip to Florida, the tough part won’t be finding things to do, but working out which ones to chose. I hope this list of the top things to do in Florida will help make that task easier!
1. Visit Disney World
The happiest place on earth is still going strong and is well worth a visit – there just is nowhere else like it. This granddaddy of Disney parks always delivers a fun and magical time for all with multiple theme parks, water parks and attractions. It’s like a whole town in and of itself.
You could easily spend a whole week just in Disney World but don’t spend all your vacation here! Florida also has many other attractions on offer.
2. Visit the Manatees
Winter time in Florida signifies the time when manatees take refuge in places like Florida’s freshwater springs. Seeing a whole group of manatees together is an awe inspiring experience!
There are a few places where you can visit manatees. My favorite is Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River. More information here.
3. Drive down the Florida Keys
Is there a more beautiful drive in the US than driving down the Florida Keys? I don’t think so!
This fabulous drive shows a completely different part of Florida as you visit the islands sprinkled down the far south of Florida. There are many places to visit along the way, fabulous beaches and great food. The views and just the experience are my favorite part though!
4. Discover America’s History at St Augustine
St Augustine is the US’s oldest city thanks to being the oldest, continuously occupied place in continental USA. It was founded by the Spanish in 1565, has been the capital of the Florida territory and has changed hands between the Spanish and the British multiple times before becoming part of America. This means there is an interesting chunk of history to discover here.
The Historic District is the main attraction. It is not very big but it is packed full of charming shops and restaurants and some big attractions such as the Colonial Quarter (an open air museum) and Castillo de San Marcos National Monument.
5. Chill on South Beach, Miami
One of the world’s most famous cities, Miami is a great place for a vacation. It’s a big city with a ton of attractions from big museums to the cultural districts like Little Havana and Little Haiti to it’s too cool for school beaches – and that’s what we recommend most. You have to go chill in South Beach Miami.
South Beach is an attractive art deco neighborhood and it is worth a wander around – don’t just visit the beach (although you must go to the beach as well). Eat, shop and chill out in South Beach.
This is just a small taste of everything on offer in Florida. What are your top picks? Do you agree these are the top attractions?