Exciting Things To Do In Florida

Exciting Things To Do In Florida

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Are you planning a visit to the Sunshine State? Here are some great locations you should undoubtedly add to your list. This list is only the tip of the iceberg regarding exciting things to do in Florida, but it’s a great start.

Disney World

We should probably start with the most obvious exciting attractions in Florida; Walt Disney World is one of the most famous entertainment companies in Florida. It has four fantastic theme parks; Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and EPCOT, which all have unique qualities and themes.  Disney World features different rides, meet and greet characters from Walt Disney, tasty food, and shows at every corner. This place is fun for kids and adults. The surrounding resorts and Disney Springs are fun places to visit. Don’t forget to stop by The Escape Hatch when you are in Orlando or Universal Studios, next on our list.

Universal Studios

If you have children in their teens looking to ride the bigger roller coasters and larger rides, then Universal Studios of Orlando might be the best theme park choice for your needs. It is a treat for those who love Marvel movies, Harry Potter, and other classic movies, as there is so much detail in every section of this fantastic theme park.  Universal Studios has three theme parks, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay, all of which feature thrill rides. You can take the Hogwarts Express between the two parts of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Before or after all the adventure inside, you can enjoy the City Walk, which offers a wide array of top-quality restaurants.  

Kennedy Space Center

Located on Merritt Island, visiting this space center is one of the most incredible things you can do in Florida. It is one of the ten National Aeronautics and Space Administration field centers and is fun and educational. You can meet an astronaut, see the Space Shuttle Atlantis, go through the US Wall of Fame for astronauts and also get an up-close view of humans in space while being there.  Visitors can explore NASA’s space shuttle program and even get to know about the upcoming space projects at the Kennedy Space Center. They also just opened a new attraction called GATEWAY™, which displays visionary designs allowing humans to travel in space and the cutting-edge technology developed by NASA.

Ginnie Springs

This clear and inviting spring maintains a temperature of 72 degrees all year round, flowing out to the Santa Fe River. It is a playground for scuba divers, swimmers, tubers, and snorkelers. Volleyball and camping sites are available to rent with marine equipment on-site. Visitors must be 18 years or above to register here, and it is a no-pet zone. Ginnie Springs also has 129 water and electric campsite across the park shore with a capacity of 8 people, two tents, and two vehicles. These campgrounds offer all the conveniences of home.

Bok Towers

If you are looking for something a little more laid back, located in Lake Wales, Bok Towers is a peaceful garden with a bird sanctuary spread on 250 acres of land with flowers, trees, plants, and art. It features a 205-foot-tall Singing Tower with a carillon bell and the 20-room El Retiro Estate.  If you want some adventure, you can hike the Pine Ridge Trail or visit the Pinewood Estate. It is also a national historic landmark opened in 1929 and has fascinated millions of visitors ever since. While touring the Olmsted Gardens, one can get unparalleled artistic, cultural, personal, and spiritual enrichment.

Devil’s Den

Devil’s Den is a pre-historic underground spring in Williston, Florida, and one of the best-hidden gems of this beautiful US state. It is 120 feet wide and has a temperature of around 72 degrees all year round. Many people come here for snorkeling and scuba diving due to its depth of 54 feet. Some even come here in their RVs or rent a cabin.  Other facilities are cabanas, charcoal grills, lawn games, a heated swimming pool, and pavilions. Everyone is required to complete their insurance waiver upon entering the property. Visitors must be 18 years of age or with a parent. No pets are allowed.

Saint Petersburg Sunken Garden

As there aren’t many gardens that are sunken below sea level, this is one of the unique and oldest places to visit in Florida and the US. It is located in Saint Petersburg and has 4 acres of sunken botanical gardens that have existed for over a century. This living museum is probably one of Florida’s most historic cities. They offer waterfalls, wildlife, flamingos, special tours, events, and horticultural displays. You can use their Sunken Gardens Calendar to schedule your visit.

Castillo De San Marcos in Saint Augustine

Castillo De San Marcos is one of the oldest forts in the US, built with bricks and stones. It is now a national monument on the western shore of Matanzas Bay in Saint Augustine, probably one of Florida’s most historic cities. It was built with Spanish stones to protect and defend Spain’s claim in the New World. You can learn about its history while exploring the courtyard, gun decks, weaponry demonstrations, and rooms where the soldiers and prisoners were once kept. You can learn more on their website via their virtual tour to ensure this is for you before you visit. Florida has a wide variety of attractions that pull visitors back again and again. Beaches, amusement parks, national parks, and other historical places make Florida one of the most visited states in the US. It is full of adventure, fun, and unique places. Don’t forget to stop by The Escape Hatch while you are here!

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