Things To Do In Florida

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:

Daytona Beach

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.

Florida Fishing

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.

Overseas Highway

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.

Cape Canaveral

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).

Florida Beach

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.

Theme Cruises

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.

Everglades Eco-touring

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.

Spring Break

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.

Miami Spice

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

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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