Top attractions in Florida
Top 10 Attractions in Florida
Florida isn't called the sunshine state for nothing. With golden rays all year-round, and being the second-largest state east of the Mississippi, a lifetime isn't enough to see everything in Florida! However, here are some pretty good places to start.
1. Walt Disney World
The happiest place in the world, Walt Disney World welcomes millions of national and international visitors each year, adults and children alike!
2. Miami Beach
Discover this Atlantic beach and how its delights go past sand and sea: check out the Botanical Gardens!
3. Kennedy Space Center
An out-of-this-world experience devoted to all things NASA. Stroll the US Astronaut Hall of Fame, take a simulated shuttle flight, and visit the Rocket Garden.
4. Florida Keys
The Keys are ideal for a vacation, whether you're looking for action-packed or relaxed. Key West, the biggest island, also holds the Ernest Hemingway museum!
5. Tampa Theater
This isn't just any old theater - it's on the US National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1926, it's a lovely place to visit today - and not just to catch a movie!
6. Busch Gardens
At Tampa's Busch Gardens, you can get white-knuckle thrills on rollercoasters and see animals like giraffes all within a few acres of each other.
7. Salvador Dali Museum
Dedicated to the eccentric Spanish painter, the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg will enthrall art fans. Check out the permanent exhibition of his works.
8. Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Are you still waiting on your Hogwarts acceptance letter? In the meantime you can still go shopping on Diagon Alley, ride through Gringotts, and watch the Tri-Wizard Tournament.
As the largest subtropical national park in the country, the Everglades is a must-visit for all outdoorsy types. Spot animals like crocodiles in protected wilderness!
10. Sea Islands
Lesser known than the Keys, this chain of islands in the north of the state is a little more laid-back. Relax in the company of idyllic beach houses and white sands.
Planning Your Visit
When should I go?
Florida is one of the southernmost American states, so it will be warm throughout the year. If you are not a fan of hot and humid weather, it is best to avoid the peak summer months.
When do things open?
Generally, most attractions open around 9:00AM, but there will definitely be lines at the most popular ones. It may be worth your while to have an early start when going to Walt Disney World, for example.
What should I wear?
The most important thing is to keep yourself protected from the blazing sun - that means reapplying sunscreen, staying in the shade around midday, and drinking plenty of water to prevent dehydration.
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- Best time to visit
- Spring and early fall tend to be the best times to visit if you like the sunshine, but don't want intense heat and humidity.
What people are saying about Florida
-Everglades Holiday Park, The park is currently under construction so it felt a little Tiger Kingy like when we arrived, but everything was very professional when you got a closer look -Airboat Ride, we had a great guide that spotted multiple gators for us and informed us about everything, he circled back so both sides of the boat saw the wildlife multiple times. Some other boats just sped along though, so your luck really just depends on your guide. -Gator show, was a little rushed. Only like 10 minutes long, only 2 tricks performed but pretty informative. -Bus, Our instructions said to meet at Soundscape park, so we took an Uber from Bayside Marketplace to Soundscape, only to be informed we were picking up the other half of our group from Bayside Marketplace. That wasn't an option when we booked our tour. The bus was cold like all the other reviews say. I'm pretty sure our bus driver left people behind since they weren't back to the bus in time. So pay attention to the time.
Experience really good and the instructions on board were excellent, but the “office” is really a mess, very unorganized, lots of people who do not have reservations. I think they should have a specific line only for the reservations. My reservation time was 2:15pm and I ended up going around 4:30pm - long waiting time for someone who actually has a reservation. Also, if something like weather or other thing changes they don’t give you a refund, you must choose another attraction or come back another day (which is not a good option considering that not many people will come back). I think they should consider giving a refund if the person decides to.
Jason was a wonderful guide. He told us about other things to do in the area. When we arrived at the space center he took us to the furthest exhibit hall, pointed out the best things to see and gave us an idea about how long each one should take so we could better budget our time. In the time the park was open, 10AM to 4PM, we were able to see approximately 80% of the park.
Was the amazing experience I have with my family !!! We enjoy the hole day with different activities but the most and special activities was the 3D activities !!! My kids made memories I personally was satisfied totally recommend with the tickets was easy clean no contact everybody friendly !!! Happy
Great experience. Loved the wax statues. There were safety protocols in place, but as the quantity of guests increased people began to ignore the rules. We finished our tour and got out. Overall, I really enjoyed the displays.