Florida is a great place to find stunning beaches, museums, history, shopping, clubs, bars, restaurants and several attractions, making this state one of the most exciting places to visit in the U.S.
Top 10 places to visit in Florida:
Miami and Miami Beach are different cities. Miami is on the mainland and Miami Beach is across the intra-coastal, which has beaches, water sports and many world famous nightclubs. Miami is one of the greatest tourist destinations in the United States, and welcomes people from all over the world.
Read more: A Guide to Visting Miami
This neighborhood, formerly abandoned, now is home to several art galleries, restaurants and walls painted by world renowned artists, in graffiti. Visitors do not need to pay to visit Wynwood.
3- Fort Lauderdale:
Known as the “Venice of America”, this beautiful city is surrounded by canals, and a very quiet environment, unlike Miami. This is a great place to relax. The beach is incredible, with great attractions such as fishing, water sports, and wonderful restaurants.
4- The Everglades:
It occupies a large area of Florida, involving freshwater areas, saltwater marshes and mangroves, with birds, such as eagles and herons, as well as alligators.
Visitors can take a private tour by air boat, where the driver will explain about the flora and fauna. You will probably spot an alligator or 2.
The best time to visit the Everglades: From November to March, (dry season). Temperatures are cooler.
Open daily, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
5- Kennedy Space Center (NASA):
Have you ever dreamt of going to the moon?
Here your dream can come true for a day. Visitors can watch rockets blast off, get the chance to meet veteran astronauts, take part in a moon trip on a simulator, watch movies explaining NASA’s history, and see the real space shuttle Atlantis.
6- Palm Beach:
This city is surrounded by glamor, beautiful beaches, yachts and some of the best restaurants in Florida. It is a perfect place to rest. Here many of the rich and famous call home!
7- Florida Keys:
The Florida Keys are a tropical paradise, where you can relax, have fun by the sea shore, watch impressive sunsets, visit many places and have great times, which will give you unforgettable memories.
Approximately 1,700 islands make up the Florida Keys. They begin in Biscayne Bay, and ends at the Dry Tortugas. The two largest islands are Key Largo and Big Pine Key. Islamorada, Marathon and Key West are smaller.
Both Disney World and Universal Studios offer several Theme Parks here, and are the most visited places in Orlando. Here you will find the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. The Magic Kingdom is more for kids, where you will see the Cindarella Castle, and the famous Cartoon Parade, along with other attractions. Not to mention the famous rides: Magic Mountain ride: It’s a Small World.
Epcot is more for adults. There are many venues themed as countries all around the park, which is centered on a lake. There are also several rides which have futuristic themes, and you can have drinks.
Universal Studios is only 20 minutes way from Disney World.
9- St Augustine:
Saint Augustine is the oldest city, which still exists, in the United States. The city has Spanish architecture and beautiful parks. If you like romance and history, this is a perfect place to visit!
10- Siesta key:
Siesta Key is situated on the Gulf of Mexico, it is an island connected by a bridge to Sarasota County. Here you will find Siesta Beach, which, was voted the most beautiful beach in the U.S.
There are several attractions in Florida, for solo travelers, couples and family with children. Fun is guaranteed, for those who want to visit this wonderful state!