written by Lucia Vieira
Florida is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States. Florida is the theme park capital of the world, but it’s not at all, there is so much more to do and see. Today we prepare 10 suggestions for places to visit, has some adventure, like beaches, theme parks, and unique wildlife.
1. Walt Disney World
2. Kennedy Space Center
Discover the history and future of space exploration at the Kennedy Space Center, you can see the famous rockets and learn all about the missions that lead to a man walking on the moon. Interactive exhibits designed for all ages help everyone understand the importance of space exploration.
3. Universal Studios
Those with older children or who are traveling without kids may find Universal Studios a more suitable theme park than Walt Disney World. Full of extreme thrill rides such as the Hulk Roller Coaster and Rip Ride Rockit, Universal Studios is also a must-visit attraction for fans of the Harry Potter universe. Board the Hogwarts Express and discover the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
4. Miami Beach and the Art Deco District
How about spending the day lying on Miami Beach and swimming in the calm and warm water is a highlight of a trip to Florida for many people. There is much more to this area than the golden stretch of beach, though. The surrounding streets are home to some of the best art deco buildings in the world. Stay in one of the iconic hotels while you explore this unique area.
5. Everglades National Park
For the nature lovers, Everglades National Park protects 1.5 million acres of this fragile ecosystem. Many important species reside in the park, such as the Florida Panthers, deer, manatee, river otters, and turtles. One of the best ways to explore the Everglades is on a guided airboat tour, these thrilling rides are your best chance to see the local wildlife.
6. Daytona 500 International Speedway
The Daytona 500 Speedway is one of the most significant races in the NASCAR Cup Series, the Daytona 500. This spin around the track kicks off the official racing season each year and tickets to the event are booked months in advance. You can take a tour of the Speedway at any time of the year and gaze in awe at a vast collection of NASCAR memorabilia.
7. SeaWorld Orlando
SeaWorld features classic dolphin and whale shows on a daily basis, but other marine creatures such as otters, sea lions, and Empire Penguins also call the park their home.
Once you have seen the marine exhibits, head to the thrill rides section to scream your way through multiple extreme roller coasters.
8. Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens in Tampa is home to one of the best zoos in the country, with many well-designed exhibits that house giraffes, lions, tigers, elephants, and more. The park is also well-known for its extreme thrill rides and roller coasters, but you will find a few rides aimed at younger visitors, too.
9. Dry Tortugas National Park
This National Park is located 70 miles west of Key West and guests board catamaran tour boats to get there. The full-day trip includes tours of Fort Jefferson, a military fort that was built by the government in the 1800s. Spend the rest of your day snorkeling on the seven reefs in the area or relaxing on the white sand beaches.
10. Duval Street in Key West
Explore the vibrant Duval Street in Key West. During the day you can wander through Ernest Hemingway’s home or take a photo at the Southernmost point in the United States. Enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants and cafes on Duval Street, or stroll through the shops and art galleries. In the evening, the street comes alive with a fun party atmosphere most nights of the year.
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