Must-See Attractions And Destinations In Florida

Must-See Attractions And Destinations In Florida

Thinking about booking a trip to Florida this year? If so, you’ll probably want to plan your trip so that you can make the most of your time in the sunshine state. Here are some of the must-see attractions and destinations that you should factor into your schedule.

Florida Keys

The Florida Keys are often considered America’s Caribbean and many visitors flock there year after year to take in the beautiful scenery as well as world-class snorkelling, fishing and scuba diving. The Keys span 110 miles and are comprised of a number of different islands which run west from Miami. These islands include Key West, Key Largo, Islamorada as well as a few others. All islands offer water activities including boating, sailing and kayaking or if you’re feeling adventurous, you could try your hand at something new.

Kennedy Space Centre

Visit NASA’s official primary launch centre located only a short drive away from Orlando. Learn the story of the U.S space program through different experiences in the visitor complex such as exhibitions, historical memorabilia, informative shows, IMAX theatres and tours of the spaceport.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Thrill seekers will definitely want to add Busch Gardens to their to-do list. Here in this African-themed animal park, you’ll find a large collection of roller coasters and animal habitats that hold more than 12,000 wild animals of more than 300 different species such as giraffes, gorillas, tigers, lions, elephants, kangaroos and alligators – to name a few!

Universal Studios Orlando

There’s no doubt that Universal Orlando is a world-class destination and your imagination will certainly be blown away throughout your time here. One of the latest additions to the park is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter where you can visit Hogwarts Castle and wander around Hogsmeade Village. That’s not all, though, at Universal you can explore some of the most iconic films, shop for themed goodies and perhaps even run into some of your favourite cartoon characters.

Discovery Cove

If you’ve ever wanted to swim with dolphins, then Discovery Cove is where you need to head. Your jaw will drop when you see some of the animals in their tropical surroundings, especially if you snorkel through the saltwater reef to play with the otters, take an underwater walking tour of the Grand Reef or even opt to take part in a shark feed. That’s if you’re feeling brave enough, of course. There’s more than one reason why this is considered one of the top amusement parks in the world.

Walt Disney World

Of course, we couldn’t complete this list without adding the world famous Walt Disney World resort. For the ultimate magical Florida, holiday snap up some tickets to Disneyland Orlando and explore many theme parks, water parks, attractions and recreation activities, the most popular of which is the Magic Kingdom. Unleash your inner child and visit the six themed lands that make up the kingdom, all of which have stores, rides, eateries and much-loved characters. Don’t forget to bring your autograph book!

Everglades National Park

The Everglades cover an eye-watering 1.5 million acres of wetlands in South Florida where you can spend the day partaking in a wide range of activities or just walking along one of the many trails. Due to its sheer size, planning your day to the Everglades is an absolute must. Some of the most popular areas include Shark Valley’s 65-foot observation tower, the historic Nike Hercules missile base and Florida Bay where you can take a tour boat and see if you spot any crocodiles, manatees or dolphins going for a swim.


DHADHA GARCIA is a lifestyle blogger from Bacolod City, PH. A mom of one, an entrepreneur, and a shutterbug, she is happy, busy, and always on the lookout for exciting projects to work on.



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