Florida's a state with breathtaking sights at every turn. Whether your family is trekking to Disney World, munching on Key Lime Pie in the beautiful Florida Keys, or observing alligators in their natural habitat, your trip to the Sunshine State is sure to be chock full of adventure.
Here are our top 10 recommendations for things to do in Florida:
1. Key West
Dive into America’s Caribbean at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.
Take a snorkeling or scuba tour, or glimpse marine life on a glass-bottom boat.
2. Little Havana
Hidden inside Miami’s glitz is a mecca of culture and culinary delights.
Meet with local artists, find “Cubano” hand-rolled cigars, and munch on authentic Cuban sandwiches.
3. Walt Disney World
A trip to Orlando wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Cinderella’s all-fiberglass Castle at the Magic Kingdom.
4. Daytona International Speedway
Fasten your seatbelt and prepare for the thrills of the “World Center of Racing” at Daytona Beach.
You can even get behind the wheel at the Richard Petty Driving Experience.
5. Weeki Wachee Springs
Take a trip back in time to one of Florida’s oldest roadside attractions where famous “mermaids” have enchanted visitors since 1947.
6. Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
This wildlife adventure in Homosassa lets you plunge into the crystal clear waters of Homosassa Springs and swim alongside manatees in their natural habitat.
7. Kennedy Space Center
Blast off in Titusville with an up-close tour of the historical Launch Pad 39-A or test your skills in the Astronaut Training Experience.
8. Sanibel Island
Do the “Sanibel Stoop” as you pick up some of the most beautiful and unusual seashells in the world.
9. The Everglades
Take an airboat tour of the old Florida’s “River of Grass,” where hundreds of plant, bird, and animal species coexist in their natural habitat.
10. St. Augustine
In our nation’s oldest city, you can visit the ruins at Castillo De San Marcos – the oldest Fort in the U.S.