The only thing better than a visit to Walt Disney World is seeing the characters up close.
Southern Living Editors

19. Wing your way through the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, and hear stories from a retired flyboy; (850) 452-3604.

20. Salute the setting sun at the daily Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square in Key West; 1-800-352-5397.

21. Keep an eye out for Mickey and Minnie as you wander Orlando's Downtown Disney; (407) 828-3800.

22. Travel to Cuba without ever leaving Miami by visiting Little Havana. This Cuban cultural district throws Carnaval Miami, an amazing street party, from March 1 to 10; (305) 644-8888.

23. Listen to the roar of tons of motorcycles during Daytona Beach's famous Bike Week in March; (386) 255-0981.

24. Coast through the model ships, paintings, photographs, and artifacts dating from 1842 in the Jacksonville Maritime Museum; (904) 398-9011.

25. Take a sweet walk through the plantation ruins and gardens of Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens in Port Orange; (386) 767-1735.

26. From November to March, watch winter manatees congregate at Blue Springs State Park in Orange City; (386) 775-3663.

27. Have the pleasure of meeting The Senator, a 3,500-year-old, 138-foot-tall bald cypress tree in Big Tree Park near Orlando; (407) 788-0405.

You May Like