Summer is here! It's time to pack up and go adventuring (especially since most of us have been cooped up at home since last year!). If you're a tourist or a Florida resident, and you're not sure what to do or where to go, then this list is for you. Here are some of the best things you can do to enjoy your 94 days of Floridian summer.
1. Swim With the Dolphins at Discovery Cove - Ranked as the #1 best theme park in Orlando, Discovery Cove offers many fun activities for people of all ages. Examples of this are swimming with the dolphins, hand-feeding tropical birds, feeding rays, playing with sea otters, and, if you're up to it, swimming with sharks.
2. Get Up-close with the Animals at Lowry Park Zoo - Also known as ZooTampa, the Lowry Park Zoo is home to some of the endangered animals of the wild. Learn more about these animals and have an up-close encounter with a giant tortoise, rhinoceros, manatee, and more.
3. Explore the Dry Tortugas National Park - Located at Key West, the Dry Tortugas National Park consists of seven small islands and is home to crystal clear blue waters and pristine coral reefs. This place is best if you want to try on snorkeling or scuba diving.
4. Visit Disney World - Whether you want to be a princess or a Jedi, Disney World in Orlando is a theme park you shouldn't miss. It's filled with attractions, food, and shops for the kids and kids-at-heart.
5. Visit Winter the Dolphin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium - Winter is the dolphin featured in the movie "Dolphin Tale". Besides taking photos with Winter, you can also experience feeding a stingray, caring for sharks, and playing with the other dolphins in the aquarium.
6. Have an Out-of-this-world Experience at the Kennedy Space Center - Located at Titusville, the Kennedy Space Center has a lot to offer. You can meet a real astronaut, experience astronaut-training simulations, and learn more about the previous and upcoming space exploration programs.
7. Walk Through the Big Cypress Swamp - Nope! This is not your typical walk in the park. This guided tour allows you to take it slow and enjoy the sounds and sights of nature in its purest form. As most people say, it's downright therapeutic.
8. Explore the Sunken Gardens at St. Pete - The Sunken Gardens is a tropical paradise in the middle of the city. It's home to exotic plants, sparkling waterfalls, and fascinating animals. This century-old garden is definitely a living museum.
9. Learn More About Sea Animals at Key West Aquarium - Key West Aquarium is filled with captivating sea animals such as jellyfish, sea turtles, barracudas, sharks, and more. You can even meet the newest addition to their exhibit, a giant isopod. It's a great place to have a close encounter and learn more about these creatures.
10. Have a Unique Dining Experience on the Murder Mystery Dinner Train - Become a detective and solve a murder mystery while at the same time enjoying a scrumptious five-course meal on a train. The train ride departs from the Colonial Station at Fort Myers and a reward will be given to one super sleuth in each dining car.
11. Make Fun Memories at Fun Spot America - If you want a shorter wait time and free admission, Fun Spot in Orlando is for you. Home to the only wooden roller coaster in Florida, this theme park is a fun throwback to the Coney Island days.
12. Go On An Thrilling Adventure at Sawgrass Recreation Park - Ride on an airboat and go through the Everglades on this professionally guided tour. After the boat ride, you can explore the park's exhibit of reptiles and mammals that have been adopted or rescued.
13. Explore Your Creativity at the Dalí Museum - Located in St. Petersburg, the Dalí Museum is a tribute to one of the greatest surrealist painters, Salvador Dalí. The museum exhibits an extensive collection of Dali's works and life. You can even view eight of Dalí's masterworks through augmented reality! And don't forget to taste the authentic Spanish cuisine from their café and get some Dalí-inspired merchandise from their store.
14. Step Into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Universal Studios Orlando - If you're a Harry Potter fan, this place should be on your bucket list. Universal Studios is divided into three parks: Universal, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is split between Universal and Islands of Adventure, where you can take the Hogwarts Express between the two. You can shop at Diagon Alley and then have some butterbeer at Hogsmeade.
15. Test Your Analytical Skills at America's Escape Game - Use your analytical skills to solve puzzles and escape the room before your time runs out. With locations in Orlando, Sunrise, Tampa, and Gainesville, this is the perfect activity for working as a team.
16. Jump Into the Ginnie Springs - Located at High Springs and near the Santa Fe River, Ginnie Springs is a beautiful place for a swim. You can snorkel or scuba dive in their seven springs. Their other activities include canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and tubing lazily in the Santa Fe River.
17. View Orlando City from The Wheel - Enjoy what Orlando has to offer from 400 feet in the air. The Wheel, previously known as the Orlando Eye, can be found in ICON Park. If heights are not your thing, the park also has Madame Tussauds wax museum, Sea Life Orlando Aquarium, and the Pearl Express Train.
18. Visit the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum - Located in Key West, the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum is an excellent place for literary fans and cat lovers to visit. The museum features artifacts from Hemingway and the descendants of his six-toed cat, Snow White.
19. Tour the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens - This National Historic Landmark is a must-visit for families and couples. This 10-acre Italianate garden and villa are filled with beautiful plants and sculptures. It's an excellent place for a photoshoot!
20. Explore the Harry P. Leu Gardens - Located in Orlando, the Harry P. Leu Gardens is a 50-acre of lush Floridian greenery. It's also home to the Leu House Museum, which showcases turn-of-the-century Florida living.
21. Visit the Cocoa Beach Pier - Cocoa Beach Pier is a historical landmark located in Florida's Space Coast. This 800-feet pier is filled with shops and restaurants where you can dine and relax. And if you're interested in getting some surfing lessons, Cocoa Beach Pier is the place to go.
22. Swim in the Venetian Pool - Located in Coral Gables, this historical swimming pool is the place to go on a hot summer day. The pool is filled with 820,000 gallons of spring water from an underground aquifer. And during the spring and summer seasons, the pool is drained and refilled every day!
23. Play in the Sun at Clearwater Beach - Clearwater Beach is known for its beautiful, white sand and calm waters. It's a great place to both relax and have fun. You can enjoy many activities at Clearwater Beach, such as parasailing, jet-skiing, walking on Pier 60, or simply enjoying the gorgeous sunsets.
24. Fly to Butterfly World - Located in Coconut Creek, Butterfly World is known as the largest butterfly park in the world! This 3-acre paradise is home to around 20,000 live butterflies, tropical birds, and botanical gardens.
25. Be Creative at LEGOLAND Florida - LEGOLAND Florida is divided into 14 different areas where children (and adults) of all ages can play. It's filled with Lego-themed rides and design, which makes you feel like you've shrunk down. It's also connected to LEGOLAND Water Park, where you can cool off and have fun with your kids.
26. Visit the Naples Botanical Garden - As you've noticed by now, Florida is not only filled with beaches but also with botanical gardens. Another one of these is the Naples Botanical Garden. This garden is a 170-acre paradise where you can see plants from all over the world. They also have lots of fun activities and programs for people of all ages.
27. Trek Across Busch Gardens - Tampa Bay's Busch Gardens is a combination of a zoo and theme park. It is home to more than 200 species of animals such as rhinos, penguins, tigers, and hippos. Busch Gardens is also famous for thrill rides and coasters.
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