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6 FUN THINGS TO DO IN FLORIDA

 December 7, 2022

By  BC Editorial Team

The state of Florida is endowed with more than 1300 miles of stunning coastline and a festive atmosphere that extends from the Panhandle to South Beach and the Florida Keys. However, Florida has a lot more to offer curious visitors who are willing to explore the state.

Are you searching for Florida’s most eccentric attractions? The type of exhilarating adventure that will make your Instagram feed go viral and your buddies green with envy? In that case, you could not have come to a better place. If you want to make the most of your Florida vacation, consider the following recommendations:

Visit Ginnie Springs

If you have never been to Ginnie Springs, you are in for a real treat. It features some of Florida’s most stunning water and encapsulates the state’s famed charm. Our list of the best springs in Florida includes Ginnie Springs, and so should yours! The water in Ginnie Springs is clear and a refreshing 72 degrees, making it one of the best places to go swimming or scuba diving. Once you have taken the plunge, you will not want to come back up for air!

Even in the dead of winter, you may enjoy a pleasant swim in the springs at night, thanks to the constant 72-degree water temperature. There is plenty of space around it for camping and other activities while you are not using the pool. If you are not one for camping, glamping could make up for an ideal alternative.

With a travel time of fewer than two hours from Jacksonville, Ginnie Springs is a convenient destination for city dwellers craving a break from the concrete jungle. Around Ginnie Springs, many top-notch hiking trails are available for hikers of all skill levels. A good number of the trails offer shade, making them ideal for escaping the midday heat.

Explore Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park is one of the most remote and special national parks. It is accessible only by seaplane or a boat ride from Key West. Almost the whole 100 square miles of the national park are covered by water. However, it also includes seven smaller islands, the largest of which is a grassy sandbar topped by Fort Jefferson, the largest remaining 19th-century American fort. If you just have a day to spend at Dry Tortugas, take a stroll around the fort (rangers lead tours along the moat) and then go snorkeling in the clear waters.

Want to extend your visit? Garden Key island features several rustic camping areas that provide magnificent stargazing because of the near-total absence of light pollution. Keep in mind that there are no amenities, so you will have to bring everything from a sleeping bag to food and water.

Check Out The Manatees At Crystal River

Manatees, a government-protected species, are Florida’s most popular mammals. When the water in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean cools too much, manatees migrate to the warmer springs in Florida’s interior, congregating in the hundreds at Three Sisters Springs in the Crystal River.

Many companies provide guided boat trips if you want to swim in the cold water with the manatees. You can also get there on your own if you have a kayak and are willing to put in some paddling time. When preparing for an encounter with manatees, remember to keep quiet and avoid touching or chasing these docile animals.

Stop By Disney World

Every one of Disney World’s four theme parks – Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios – has its own unique attractions and atmosphere. There is a joy to be had at every turn with character greetings, delicious treats, entertaining shows, and thrilling rides. Would a trip to Florida be complete without a visit to Disney World?

Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, two of Disney World’s water parks, are sometimes overlooked by guests. We strongly advise against it, as these sections of Disney World feature some of the most exciting attractions and shows. On warmer days, we recommend visiting either Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon.

Tour Kennedy Space Center

On November 29, 1963, “The Kennedy Space Center” was officially designated as the location’s formal moniker. This occurred one week after John F. Kennedy’s assassination. The location is named after the president because he strongly supported the space program. Few places in the United States draw as many visitors as the Kennedy Space Center.

Kennedy Space Center in Florida has served as the starting point for many illustrious space missions. This includes the renowned Apollo 13 mission. However, an oxygen tank malfunction prevented the 1970 Kennedy Space Center launch from taking place. Thankfully, there were no mishaps on the way back to Earth for the Apollo crew.

The Kennedy Space Center is a must-see for anyone with even a passing interest in space travel or if you just want to witness some of the greatest technological feats in human history. The center has something for everyone, from exhibitions on the history of spaceflight to opportunities to experience simulated launches.

Fort Pickens

Fort Pickens, named for Revolutionary War leader Andrew Pickens, was constructed in 1834 to protect Pensacola Bay. The five-bastion structure had a teeming gun battery facing the water and a steep glacis and counterscarp protecting the eastern landward side. The Discovery Center has some fascinating displays that will interest people of all ages about the history of Fort Pickens and the area’s biological systems and fauna.

Located in the heart of Fort Pickens, Gulf Islands National Seashore is home to over a hundred campsites spread across many loops, making it the park’s largest and most popular campground. The military structures at Fort Pickens span over a century of Pensacola Bay fortifications, turning it into a fascinating destination for history enthusiasts of all stripes.

Conclusion

People from all over the world go to Florida every year. Whether you have been to Florida multiple times or are planning your first trip, there are several tourist hallmarks of the Sunshine State that you must visit at least once. If you plan a trip to Florida and want to make it one you will never forget, be sure to explore the destinations mentioned above.

BC Editorial Team


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