Here, we will go over 8 must-see attractions in Florida. Florida is the most visited tourist destination in America because of its warm weather, clear beaches, and interesting attractions. This vacation spot has a variety of diverse entertainment opportunities that are worth putting on your bucket list. Let’s jump right in.
Walt Disney World
When most people think of Florida, Walt Disney World also comes to mind. Disney World is often referred to as “the happiest place on earth” because it’s warm, great for all ages, lets you explore your imagination, and creates long-lasting memories.
At the happiest place on earth, you can visit four theme parks, meet your favourite Disney characters, and visit the shops and restaurants. Each theme park offers its own unique attractions like rides and animals, and there’s even a park dedicated to the world’s diverse cultures.
Universal Studios Orlando
Universal Studios Orlando amusement park is another Florida-exclusive attraction that brings joy to the entire family.
Universal Studios is a movie and entertainment theme park filled with rides, character encounters, dining, shows, and attractions. However, the park is most famous for its characters that walk around its television-themed rides.
Some fan-favourite characters include the Scooby Doo gang, The Simpsons, Beetlejuice, Trolls, Minions, Dora, Doc Brown, and Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey. The most popular rides include Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, Revenge of the Mummy, Men in Black Alien Attack, Fast and Furious — Supercharged, and Jurassic Park: The Ride.
Kennedy Space Center
The Kennedy Space Center is NASAs primary launch site for human flight and space exploration. The space center is on Merritt Island, which is an experience on its own. While at the center, you can take a bus tour, watch a 3D space film, see a live presentation, and even see a rocket launch.
Miami has been the subject of hundreds of songs and movies because of its white sandy beaches, active nightlife, and unique cuisine.
The wide variety of entertainment, beaches, parks, and more, makes the city an attraction in itself. The most popular activities include swimming at South Beach, shopping at Lincoln Road Mall, visiting the Spanish monastery, and taking the Art Deco tour.
The city also has tons of fine dining establishments, cannabis dispensaries, shopping centers, museums, and live concerts, so there is truly an activity for everyone.
Daytona 500 National Speedway
The Daytona 500 National Speedway opened in 1959 and is the home of NASCAR’S Daytona 500 race. The speedway has races ten racing weekends each the year, which consist of motorbike races, sports car races, stockcar races, and more.
At the Daytona 500 National Speedway, you can look at the NASCAR vehicle on display, check out the hall of fame, do some shopping at the Pit Shop, and of course, watch a race.
SeaWorld Orlando is a marine zoological park and a theme park. SeaWorld is most known for its experiences and activities like orca viewing, stingray feeding, dolphin encounters, and the Sea Lion and Otter Spotlight. SeaWorld also has live concerts, day camps, Sesame Street Land, and rides.
Dry Tortugas National Park
Dry Tortugas National Park is in the Gulf of Mexico, near Key West. 99% of the park is submerged underwater. The term “dry” refers to the island’s lack of fresh water and “Tortuga” refers to the abundance of sea turtles in the area. In the middle of Dry Tortuga sits Fort Jefferson, a massive coastal fort.
While at the park, visitors can take the Fort Jefferson tour, go bird watching, swim, take a ferry ride, and explore the area.
Salvador Dalí Museum
Salvador Dalí was a surrealist artist, best recognized for his The Persistence of Memory painting.
The Salvador Dalí Museum features many of his original pieces in addition to exhibits featuring other artists and modern technology art. The most popular exhibits include “Dalí Lives”, and AI experience; “Dreams of Dalí”, a an immersive virtual reality experience; and the “Student Surrealist Art Exhibit” which presents the work of middle and high schoolers who have created surrealist art.
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