What are the Best Places to Visit in Florida?

best places to visit in Florida

The State of Florida, located southeast of the United States is one of those places that possesses an abundance of attractions, visitors are at most times at a loss of what to do or where to go first.

From the beaches, to the ensemble of hotels, to theme parks, to the home-away-from-home inns and motels, there are lots of sights and seeing to whet the appetite of the adventurer or vacation junkie! Drawing out a list of places to see, for your first visit, I believe you would have a great time visiting the following:

The Walt Disney World Resort

I should probably say, a visit to Florida without stopping at the Disney Resort would make for an incomplete vacation. The Disney World Resort’s slogan is The Most Magical Place on Earth, and it’s only on a visit that you would understand why. The Resort consists of four theme parks, which are so large, you would need a tour guide to successfully cover the grounds during your vacation. You can Сlick here to learn more about the Disney World Resort.

Universal Orlando Resort

Similar to the Disney World Resort, the Universal Orlando Resort is located in Orlando, Florida. Developed around the theme of different movies, Universal Orlando offers you the experience of getting immersed in the design and aura of your favorite movies. There are several themed areas like Marvel Super Hero Island, Jurassic Park, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – based on the Harry Potter movie series, and the Hollywood Production Central.

SeaWorld Orlando

Owned and operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, SeaWorld Orlando is themed around marine life and different animal species. An extensive range of animals are exhibited which include penguins, killer whales, dolphins, sharks, pelicans, parrots, walrus and stingray.

Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens is located in Tampa Bay, Florida. Also a property of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, the theme surrounding the park is African, and so is inhabited with wildlife from Africa. You can find here animals from the different parts, like elephants, monkeys, cheetahs, crocodiles and others. You can also get to take rides in the roller coasters, and see the water parks. Do not hesitate to try out the newest roller coaster, the Cobra’s Curse.

Kennedy Space Center

Residence to all US launch programs, the Kennedy Center also doubles as an entertainment center for visitors to view and appreciate when the rocket launches took place. Located here are also movie centers, museums, tours around the location, and tour guides to explain events.

Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club

Used sometimes as a filming location or in books, the Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club is located in Fort Lauderdale. One of the attractions of the Lago Mar Beach Resort is its seclusion, so if you are looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, you definitely want to visit this place.

Anna Maria Island

If you would like to spend some time by the beach, and especially in relative quiet, Anna Maria Island is simply one of the best places you can achieve this. Enjoy the sun, sand, serenity, with lots of friendliness of neighboring visitors. You can also surf here.

Everglades National Park

If staying outdoor, engaging in different events is something you crave, then Everglades Park would make a prime selection. Apart from the wildlife that you get to see, you can do some hiking, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, biking and geocaching. You can also inquire about the Ranger programs, if you would like to learn more about the park.

Conclusively, the State of Florida is blessed with an abundance of places to go and things to do. You should know that in spite of their beauty and appeal, there were several places that couldn’t make it on this list. Regardless, you could research, or ask questions in the comments below, because they are also worth visiting.

About Marina Kuperman Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 10+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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