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20 things to do in Florida

Time flies when you’re having sun and in Florida, this statement couldn’t be truer! Florida has so much to offer everyone who visits. Whether you’re travelling with family, your partner, a group of friends, or even solo, Florida is the destination for you. From thrilling theme parks to endless coastlines, gorgeous sunsets, amazing dining and world-class shopping, Florida truly has it all! In our latest blog post, we’re taking you through 20 of our favorite things to do in the Sunshine State!

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1. Universal Orlando Resort - Orlando

From the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, to the thrills of The Incredible Hulk and Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, Universal Orlando Resort is home to some of the best rides and thrills in Florida. Universal Orlando Resort is made up of three theme parks which are Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay, all of which are must dos!

2. Wynwood Walls – Miami

The Wynwood Walls are a must when you visit Miami. This trendy neighborhood will give you a taste of the incredible art scene that Miami is so famous for. Perfect for the ultimate Instagram shot, the walls are a colorful delight and while in the area, be sure to enjoy the amazing restaurants, trendy stores and if you would like to know more about the history of the Walls, you can take a guided tour.

3. LEGOLAND Florida

If you’re visiting the Central Florida area with your little ones, a visit to LEGOLAND Florida is a must! Designed for children aged 2-12, this wonderful theme park brings the world of LEGO to life. With more than 50 rides and attractions, there is so much to enjoy. We also recommend you check out the on-site water park. LEGOLAND Florida is just a short 45 minutes’ drive from Orlando.

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4. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens – Miami

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a wonderful must see in Miami. A National historic landmark, this beautiful home sits surrounded by amazing gardens and it has a strong historic past to add to the experience. Built in the early 1900s, the design concept of the house is really interesting and we truly recommend a guided tour.

5. Thriller Speedboat – Miami

For a really thrilling experience, we highly recommend you take a tour with Thriller Speedboat in Miami. This high-octane adventure will take you on a tour past massive cargo ships, celebrity homes on Star Island and also by the sun-seekers on South Beach. It is a true Miami must!

6. Daytona International Speedway – Daytona Beach

The famous Daytona International Speedway is one of the most thrilling experiences in Florida. Dating back to the early 1900s, when racing on Daytona Beach was all the go, this incredible attraction now provides a day out and thrilling experience like no other. Races and events take place throughout the year and are well worth a visit if visiting the area!

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7. Segway Tour – Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is an easy to explore city and one of our favorite ways to get around and see all it has to offer is on a Segway tour! Discover panoramic views of the city, the gorgeous waterfront and also many of the local attractions which make this Florida City, so popular.

8. Go Shelling – Fort Myers and Sanibel

Shelling on Sanibel is a true Florida tradition. Just a short drive from Fort Myers, Sanibel is home to some beautiful seashells that now attract visitors from all over the world. The best time to try your hand at shelling is early in the morning when the tide is low. This wonderful tradition is the best way to take home a true Florida souvenir.

9. Sunset at Pier 60 - Clearwater

For a truly amazing way to end your days in St. Pete/Clearwater, head to Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach and watch the sun go down! This daily ritual is popular with holiday-makers and locals.

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10. Shop ‘til you drop – Throughout Florida

Throughout Florida, there are so many amazing opportunities to shop so be sure to leave plenty of space in your suitcase! In Orlando, check out the Florida Mall, Mall at Millennia, Orlando International Premium Outlets and Orlando Premium Outlets at Vineland. In Fort Lauderdale, head to Sawgrass Mills, in Miami, you will find plenty of boutique stores and in Tampa you can enjoy endless malls as well. No matter where you visit, there will be fantastic shopping in Florida.

11. Walt Disney World - Orlando

For true magic on your holiday, you must visit Walt Disney World! Home to four theme parks and two water parks, Walt Disney World is a dream come true for many. Thrilling roller-coaster, character parades and out of this world firework displays await you in the happiest place on earth!

12. Kennedy Space Center – Space Coast

Enjoy an out of this world experience at Kennedy Space Center! Explore exciting exhibitions, get up close and personal with space shuttles, have lunch with an astronaut and so much more at this must see attraction.

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13. Dry Tortugas National Park – Florida Keys

Dry Tortugas National Park is home to Fort Jefferson and is it one of the most western and most isolated parts of the Florida Keys. Fort Jefferson is an unfinished coastal fortress and it is surrounded by stunning waters and nearby coral reefs. The park can be reached by ferry or seaplane and it is a must if you’re hoping to explore a true gem and enjoy snorkeling, bird watching, kayaking and more.

14. Busch Gardens – Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens in Tampa is home to some of Florida’s most thrilling roller-coasters and is a must if you’re in the area. Not only that, Busch Gardens is also home to 12,000 animals and beautiful grounds. Must do coasters include Sheikra, Cobra’s Curse, Falcon’s Fury and Cheetah Hunt.

15. Airboat Ride Everglades

The Everglades, one of Florida’s most famous regions is a must see when in Florida and the best way to experience this swamp land is on an airboat ride. Get up close and personal with true Florida and meet some local residents along the way including alligators, birds and more. Airboat rides are the best way to enjoy the Everglades.

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16. Naples Pier Sunset - Naples

Naples Pier is one of the most stunning places to witness a beautiful Florida sunset on the Gulf of Mexico. If you’re staying in Naples or passing through on a road trip, why not spend a few hours on the gorgeous beach in the sunshine before you watch the sun go down.

17. Taste Key Lime Pie – Florida Keys

If you’re visiting the keys, be sure to try out some world-famous Key Lime Pie! This delicious desert is always a favorite with those who visit. Sweet and delicious, your pie will no doubt make for a great Instagram photo as well…if you can save it long enough to take a photo!

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18. Dali Museum – Downtown St. Pete

The Dali Museum in Downtown St. Pete is home to the most comprehensive collection of Dali paintings outside of Europe. The Museum itself is a really unique building and from first glance on arrival, you will be captivated. The artist’s eccentric personality and artistic style is evident throughout.

19. Dine, Dine, Dine!

Florida offers amazing dining and cuisine to enjoy throughout. From American diners to Cuban cuisine in Miami and endless seafood restaurants, there is something for everyone. Enjoy a snack on the beach from a food hut, dine al fresco or watch the sun go down as you enjoy a romantic meal, the choice is yours and there is lots to choose from throughout Florida.

20. Caladesi Island State Park – St. Pete/Clearwater

Caladesi Island State Park is a one of the barrier islands along the gulf Coast of Florida and it is accessible by boat. A beautiful escape, you can enjoy kayak trails through mangroves, stunning beaches and a range of wildlife. En-route be sure to keep an eye out for dolphins who are known to swim alongside the boats as they approve the island.

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Florida is truly a destination for everyone and offers an incredible array of activities to enjoy. We hope the above ideas give you inspiration for your next holiday and, if you are planning a trip, we have amazing deals on Fly/Drive holidays in Florida. Contact our Travel Experts on 01-8173562 for more information and to book.

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