3 Reasons Florida Should Be on Your Travel Bucket List
Florida is known as The Sunshine State for a reason – the year round good weather makes it the perfect spot for a vacation if you’re looking for sun, sea, sand, and relaxation. Florida has so many beautiful beaches, stunning landscapes, palm trees and more. People enjoy surfing, running and rollerblading down the seafront. It truly is everything that you could wish for! Attracting over 60 million visitors each and every year, Florida is clearly a hit with people the world over. So, why not add it to your travel bucket list too? Here are just a few things that the state has to offer!
I love the theme parks in Florida! Walt Disney World is the most-visited theme park in Florida, and it’s my favorite. This theme park is home to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Blizzard Beach, and Typhoon Lagoon. Anyone who has grown up with Disney will have a wonderful time there. Other parks include Universal, Legoland Florida, Wet n Wild Orlando, SeaWorld and Dinosaur World. You really have a lot to pick from.
I think Florida’s beaches are a must for your travel bucket list. If you’re heading to Florida for its world-renowned beaches, chances are that you’ll head to Miami. This international city, residing in the southeastern tip of Florida, is heavily influenced by Cuban culture and has a whole host of cafes and shops lining stunning white sand beaches and stunning blue waters. The most popular beach is usually 21st-45th Street Beach, where you can stroll down the Miami Beach boardwalk. If you’re staying in Miami, make sure to get great accommodations where you’ll be comfortable. Marriott’s Villas at Doral are a great option because you can have a comfortable at-home experience with all of the amenities that you could possibly need to make the most of your trip.
Swimming With Manatees
If swimming with sea animals is on your travel bucket list, you want to swim with the manatees. Manatees are beautiful marine mammals, also referred to as “sea cows”. These gentle giants inhabit Florida’s waters, and you can almost guarantee a real life encounter with them if you take the time to visit the Crystal River. While manatees are a protected species and close interaction with them is prohibited in many parts of the state, “passive observation” is permitted in Kings Bay, Crystal River. Book with a specialist tour group in order to gain pre-tour briefing and education that will teach you how to best respect these wild animals while gaining the most out of your experience with them at the same time. You will also be provided with high-quality wetsuits and snorkelling or diving gear to ensure a comfortable swim!
Florida really has so much to offer. So whether you’re visiting for a week or a month, there should be sufficient activities to keep you occupied for your entire trip! It’s got to be on your travel bucket list!