Things To Do In Florida

Florida is one of those places that you should visit at least once (if not more), there’s so much to see and do and it’s not all for the adrenaline junkies, there’s culture and a vibe for all to enjoy.  Here’s 5 things to do in Florida…


Disney World – You cannot come all this way to Florida and not visit at least one of the Disney World parks, there’s plenty for each type of traveller… The younger / adventurous ones head to Magic Kingdom, the animal lovers will love Animal Kingdom and for the cultural visitor Epcot is just the place.  My tip for Disney is if you’re driving and plan to visit more than one park in the same day, keep hold of your parking ticket as you can re-use for the next park! Read more Disney Tips here.

Kennedy Space Center – The lure of space travel is enough to get most people to venture to Kennedy Space Center on the East Coast.  Here expect to me amazed by rockets of all shapes and sizes, a tour around some of the grounds spotting the different launch pads..tied in with the odd alligator and if you’re really luck Manatees and sea turtles.  Read more here.

Airboat Ride in the Everglades -Alyson from World Travel Family enjoyed the airboat ride so much that she says it must be on your bucket list!  Try and spot the Alligators whilst zipping along through the Everglades, doing donuts…if you’re lucky!  A lot of the trips incorporate the ability to get up close to the alligators too.  Read more about Alyson’s day here.

Miami – With its fabulous beaches and art deco buildings, Miami is the place to go when in Florida.  Soak up the latin culture in Little Havana and South Beach.  Read more on alternative things to do in Miami here.

Florida Keys – If you can spare a few days from the theme parks then rent a car and head down to the Keys, here you’ll find yourself in a mini paradise with stretches of white sand and clear blue sea.  The Keys are a haven for coral reefs so make sure you get some kit and snorkel around and discover the many fish the waters have to offer.

What other things would you recommend to do in Florida?


7 Responses to Things To Do In Florida

  1. Keith Kellett January 22, 2015 at 12:37 pm #

    I’m doing an Everglades tour when our cruise calls at Miami on 20th March. I have an amateur naturalist friend who claims a record … he’s been to Florida five times, and NEVER visited Disneyland! 😀
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    • Carly January 22, 2015 at 1:03 pm #

      Wow, I admire his ability to not even be tempted! I think I will still love Disney no matter what age 🙂 Have fun on the Everglades tour!

  2. John January 22, 2015 at 12:42 pm #

    The gulf coast is also worth a visit for a great beach vacation. Anna Maria Island is beautiful, not touristy, and a perfect spot to do absolutely nothing.

    • Carly January 22, 2015 at 1:04 pm #

      Thanks for a great recommendation John, I spent a few days on the coast at Clearwater I think, was very nice!

  3. Katrina Chambers January 22, 2015 at 2:09 pm #

    I have always wanted to go to florida, I have been to 4 states in USA but not there yet. I cannot wait to take my son when he is old enough, he will absolutely love it.

    What age would you say is the perfect age for disneyland and space centre? I am thinking of waiting until he is about 6 or 7. We will probably only have the money to do it once, so want to do it right!

    Kat x
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    • Carly January 22, 2015 at 2:15 pm #

      Hi Kat, I would say about 7 would be about right to visit Disney. Mine were 4 and 6 when I took them and the youngest although he loved it probably didn’t get as much out of it as the older one. It’s a hard balance though as obviously they can’t go on a lot of the theme park rides till they’re a bit older but then they might not get the magical feeling when in Magical Kingdom! Saying that, it was magical to me and I was 31!!

  4. Camels & Chocolate January 22, 2015 at 8:51 pm #

    Beachin’ along 30A for sure! My favorite spot in the state, hands down.
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