From the coolest Florida beach to the hottest Florida fishing to the revved-up thrills of a Daytona Beach spring break, here are our top-ten Florida travel things to do:
Start your engines! Each February, Daytona Beach is home to the Daytona 500, NASCAR’s Great American Race. In March, Bikeweek thunders in to Daytona Beach with motorcycle races and events. You can even drive on this Florida beach during the Daytona Beach spring break festivities.
Freshwater, saltwater, or fly-casting, Florida fishing
is world class. Hook a trophy bass on Lake Okeechobee
(the "Big O"). If that’s not big enough, charter a Florida
fishing boat for sailfish, marlin, or shark. Or cast a
fly in the Keys for bonefish like tarpon and wahoo.
Some say the epitome of Florida travel is island hopping by car. Highway 1 travels 113 miles over turquoise waters, via Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, and Big Pine. At the end of the road you’ll discover the legendary history, culture, and nightlife of Key West.
No Florida travel countdown would be complete without the Kennedy Space Center. You might just catch a shuttle launch. If not, test your space skills in the Astronaut Training Experience (ATX).
South Beach, Palm Beach, Daytona Beach, Miami Beach – see a pattern? Coastal expert “Dr. Beach” ranked a Florida beach – Fort De Soto beach – as the #1 beach in America. Other top Florida beach strolls include Caladesi Island and Bill Baggs Cape Florida.
Disney offers seagoing alternatives to its Orlando attractions on two cruise ships. Add the Bahamas to your Florida travel plans aboard the Disney Magic, or St. Maarten on the Disney Wonder. Each stops at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
Florida’s natural wonder, the Everglades are both a National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage site. A popular Florida travel destination for migrating birds – and birdwatchers – it’s also one of few ecosystems you’ll find both alligators and crocodiles.
Get the party started! Every March, thousands of students who come to Florida travel for only one reason: spring break. The original – Ft. Lauderdale – has toned down. Today’s buff boys and bikini'd girls go wild in the spring break party towns of Panama City, Daytona Beach, and Key West.
Through fashion, music, movies, and television, Miami
is how the world views Florida, which makes it premiere
Florida travel destination. Supermodels grind in South
Beach nightclubs, Art Deco treasures glow over Miami
Beach boulevards, while Latin rhythms pulse through Little
Havana’s Calle Ocho. Simply hot, hot, hot.
Orlando attractions are Florida’s – and the world’s
– favorite playgrounds. Orlando has Universal
Studios, Sea World,
and Busch Gardens. But topping the list is Walt
Disney World: The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney-MGM
Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, Blizzard Beach,
and Typhoon Lagoon.
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