Florida has always been a preferred destination for family-oriented vacations. And at the top of the list is definitely the plethora of theme parks available. But you can also find plenty of other fun-filled places to cross off your Florida bucket list.
Florida Bucket List
- Salvador Dali Museum
Spend a surreal afternoon exploring the world’s most impressive collection of Dali’s oil paintings, drawings, prints and videos at the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. It’s an interesting glimpse into the work of this flamboyantly eccentric Spanish artist.
- Sunsets on St. Pete Beach
St. Pete Beach is picture-perfect when the sun falls over the Gulf, so bring your camera and capture the breathtaking beauty of the city dubbed the “Sunset Capital of Florida.”
- Kennedy Space Center
A great summer bucket list destination is the Kennedy Space Center. Located 45 minutes from Orlando, it is probably the closest you’ll come to outer space. You can step out of your car and right into a spaceship (it’s a replica) and enjoy lunch with a real astronaut.
- The World Golf Hall of Fame
If you’re serious about the game of golf, The World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine is not to be missed. With personal memorabilia from golf’s greatest players and interactive exhibits your experience will be far more than just par for the course.
- The Fountain of Youth
The restorative powers of the Fountain of Youth don’t actually flow from a fountain. In reality, they bubble up from a natural spring in St. Augustine. Florida. Discover the rich history of our nation’s oldest continuously inhabited city when you and your family tour Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park.
- Busch Gardens Tampa
Get up close and personal with wild animals in their natural habitats during an African safari at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay. You can also get your blood pumping on thrill rides that shoot across steel tracks through the Dark Continent.
- Discovery Cove
Some very special friends are waiting for you at Discovery Cove, Orlando’s reservation-only adventure park. Come swim with a bottlenose dolphin or introduce your family to a school of stingrays. Snorkel through exotic fish or spread your wings with hundreds of birds in a free-flight aviary.
- Boggy Creek Airboat Rides
Mention Florida wildlife and most people think airboats and alligators. Well, in this case it’s true. Boggy Creek Airboat Rides zoom across the marshlands of Lake Toho in search of every creature you can think of when you hear “Florida.”
- Christ of the Abyss
Submerged 25 feet in the Atlantic Ocean just off Key Largo stands the Christ of the Abyss. Accessible to divers and snorkelers, this 8.6-foot, 4,000-pound bronze statue located near Dry Rocks inside John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is one of the most visited underwater sites in the world.
- Miami Beach, Florida
Trendy South Beach in Miami is the place to see and be seen. The open, friendly atmosphere of this party town invites—and encourages—people from all walks of life to be themselves. So be yourself! There’s plenty of dining, shopping, clubbing and dancing to keep you and your friends entertained ’til dawn.