Florida is the home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It has spectacular fishing, excellent diving and a wildlife that is diverse both above and below the water. The cities go from being huge and modern like Miami, to quaint and colorful like the Key West. It’s a place kid instantly fall in love with because there are endless activities they can indulge in. Then there is something both kids and adults get excited about, Walt Disney World. If you’re either planning a vacation to Florida or have already booked your tickets, below are some of the best places to visit in Florida.
This is a modern business hub with a unique history and diverse cultural contributions. One of the first places worth visiting is the quirky Henry B Plant Museum which was built in 1891 as a luxurious hotel. On the other end of the diversity spectrum, there is an African themed Busch Gardens, which has many thrilling rides and wild animals. The historic Ybor City neighborhood makes for an interesting stroll. It was built in the early 20th century by Cuban cigar factory workers. Apart from its historical aspects, the neighborhood has great small restaurants that serve mouthwatering food.
Clearwater is located between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. On the northwest of St. Petersburg, charming little Clearwater is a famous holiday destination for families. This holiday destination is famous for its 3-mile long stunning beach, amazing weather, and barrier reef. The stunning beach is lined with fancy resorts, hotels, bars, and restaurants.
If you’re tired of the beach, you can take the kids to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium where injured sea turtles and dolphins are brought to recover. Take a stroll on the beach during sunset, or listen to different artist entertaining small crowds across the beach. If you want the quintessential American beach holiday, then this is the place to go to.
Less than 100 miles from Key West is Dry Tortugas National Park, a remote park that is made up of open water and numerous small Islands. The park is famous for the gigantic 19th century Fort Jefferson located on the Garden Key. It’s also beloved for its clear blue waters, thriving coral reefs, and abundance of marine life. You can take a kayak and visit Loggerhead Key and its old lighthouse which is home to numerous small sea turtles.
Loggerhead reef is a divers dream because of its beauty and stunning marine life. Another great aspect that lures divers into this region is the Windjammer Wreck, a ship that drowned in 1875. Another great option is Bush Keys, where there are seabirds galore. On the downside you won’t find hotels in Bush Keys, however, there are great camping opportunities for those who wish to stay the night under the stars. It’s an ideal place to enjoy a little peace and quiet so far away from the noises and lights of any city.