10 best places to visit in Florida

by starlagurl

TravelPod Local Expert for Florida, mmbcross compiled this list of the best things to do in Florida in the TravelPod forum discussion on the top 10 things about your home. Do you agree?

10 best places to visit in Florida, not necessarily in this order:

Disney World (No comment!)

Yvonne.stowe in Disney World's Epcot Centre

Yvonne.stowe in Disney World's Epcot Centre

As we left we were looking at the menacing clouds and noticed a rainbow in the sky – a fitting finale a sentimental Yvonne thought.  A more cynical D thought it was only showing us where Disney’s crock of gold could be found!Yvonne.stowe

Florida Keys and Key West (The stunningly beautiful overseas highway)

Andy testing out the water in the Florida Keys

Andy testing out the water in the Florida Keys

The kayaking was terrific and challenging with winds and tides to think about. The beauty and excellent weather never ended. – Jodieandandy

Sanibel and Captiva Islands (Shell collector’s dream)

Mountains of seashells in Sanibel

Mountains of seashells in Sanibel

Seashell collecting was top priority for our daughter on this holiday and Sanibel Island is known as one of the best places for seashells. – Tricia.sears

The Everglades (Largest National Park in the USA)

Akmshain in the Everglades

Akmshain in the Everglades

First stop was an airboat ride through the swamp. We chose Erv’s, near Everglades City, from the many options, and it was really fun. – Akmshain

Miami and Miami Beach (South beach, and all that!)

Kristenjohn on South Beach

Kristenjohn on South Beach

We just strolled along Ocean Drive checking out the scenery. Itīs pretty lively. – Kristenjohn

Kennedy Space Centre (Try to visit during a satellite launch)

Space shuttle launch in Florida

Space shuttle launch in Florida

The space shuttle launched just as we finished dinner and everyone rushed out to see it ascend into a perfectly clear sky.- 9lives

St. Augustine (Oldest continuously occupied European settlement in North America)

Steven meets the sheriff in St. Augustine

Steven meets the sheriff in St. Augustine

We spent the day looking around the old jail and the accompanying museum followed by a trip on a ‘tram’ (a vehicle with several open carriages on the back) around the town with a commentary about its history. – Yvonne.stowe

Pensacola Naval Air Museum (Considered the world’s best)

Johnrandall at the naval aviation museum

Johnrandall at the naval aviation museum

If you are an aircraft geek, this is a holy place, the aircraft there are the best preserved and restored , better than new! – Johnrandall

Palm Beach (Richest enclave in North America)

Star-troupers on a tandem bike in Palm Beach

Star-troupers on a tandem bike in Palm Beach

In Palm beach – where the real money is, we decided to be inconspicuous and hire a shiny red tandem, lots of fun, great way to see the sites – 8 miles in total, averaging what felt like 2 miles an hour! – Star-troupers

Panhandle Beaches (consistently rated as the country’s best)

Walking on the beach in Englewood, Florida

Walking on the beach in Englewood, Florida

We anchored on an island where we went for a walk and a look for shark’s teeth. – Jodieandandy


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