Florida the Sunshine State of the US is best known for many gorgeous beaches, amazing theme parks, fabulous shopping, cities with buzzing nightlife and beautiful secluded locations away from tourist areas. Florida has something to offer for any kind of traveler. Florida has plenty of attractions for families, couples, seniors and solo travelers. Let us look at some of the top Florida attractions below.
South Beach is the most popular tourist attraction of Miami and one of the top tourist attractions in Florida. It is one of the richest areas of Miami and known for its numerous clubs, hotels, restaurants, trendy shops, clubs, glittering nightlife and famous Art Deco district that is home to some 800 pastel-colored beautiful buildings. People from all around the world come here for great dining, shopping, people-watching and wild nightlife.
The Kennedy Space Center
The Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida is one of the top attractions in Florida. It has been the launch site for every US human space flight since 1968. It is a popular tourist attraction in Orlando and Florida. Kennedy Space Center is worth a visit if you are interested in knowing about NASA history. Here you will find a Rocket Garden that has a vast collection of various rockets. You can also see Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 14 space suit, the space shuttle Atlantis, the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, and NASA’s former launch countdown clock. You can even book lunch with an astronaut.
Universal Studios Orlando
Universal Studios in Orlando is a huge theme park that also consists of two theme parks: Universal Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida. Universal Studios Florida offers all kinds of rides and live shows based on your favorite movies, stories, cartoons, etc. Universal Islands of Adventure offers all kinds of thrill rides to entertain people of all age.
It has five unique islands and each of them has their own theme, offering rides and various other forms of entertainment. There are also hotels, restaurants, excellent shows, and more inniversal Studios.
SeaWorld is an extremely popular and top family-friendly attraction in Orlando, Florida. It is one of the largest marine parks in the world with its huge aquariums where you can watch dolphin and whale shows, and experience close up encounters with dolphins and other creatures. You can see a wide variety of species of marine life in various aquariums.
It also features extensive list of thrill rides, fountains and fireworks for all ages.
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Discovery Cove is one of the most popular attractions of Orlando as well as Florida. Here visitors can swim with the dolphins, snorkel with tropical fish and stingrays along a reef, come face to face with sharks, and float on a river in a tropical island setting. On land, just relax on white sand beach, or feed tropical birds in Discovery Cove’s Explorer’s Aviary.
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Fort Lauderdale is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Florida. It is a vibrant city with stunning beaches, plenty of hotels, world-class museums, art galleries, excellent restaurants, cafes, trendy boutique shops, retail outlets and golf courses.
The most popular attraction of the city is called “Fort Lauderdale Beach”. There are numerous hotels, world-class museums, shops and restaurants such as the world famous Elbo Room along the beach read.
Known as the “Highway That Goes to Sea” is one of Florida’s top attractions. It is a modern engineering wonder that connects the mainland with the Florida Keys. Overseas Highway with one bridge that is almost seven miles long stretches 127.5 miles into the Gulf of Mexico from Key Largo, Islamadora, Marathon and Lower Keys to Key West which is the most distant island. Much of the highway was originally built by the Overseas Railroad that was finished in 1912 but was pretty much destroyed by a major hurricane in 1935. However, the present highway that includes the Seven Mile Bridge was opened in 1935.
The Everglades National Park
The Everglades is a vast, shallow river of grass that dries up during the dry season except for the deeper places. It might appear as a giant swamp but it is actually a slow moving river with an incredibly unique ecosystem. It is home to a subtropical wilderness that supports creatures such as alligators, bottlenose dolphins, Elusive Florida panther, manatees and bald eagles.
It is also home to numerous species of plants such as mangroves, cypress, hardwood hammocks and miles of grass. The park provides endless opportunities for hiking, canoeing, kayaking, boating, bicycling, camping and fishing.
Jungle Island is a zoological park located in Miami. It has been in operation for more than 75 years and is open 365 days a year. The park is a fantastic place for the exotic animal lovers and offers visitors to get up close and personal with a variety of critters, including parrots, kangaroos and lemurs. Jungle Island runs free shuttles, picking up visitors at hotels throughout Miami. The park is one of Florida’s top attractions for travelers visiting with family.
Walt Disney World
Walt Disney Park Orlando is one of the most popular Florida attractions. This is an enormous theme park that spans over 47 square miles and offers all kinds of attractions and entertainment including fireworks, rides, parades, etc. and numerous places to eat and drink for visitors of all ages. It is not a destination just for kids, but also for adults.
Walt Disney World is nicknamed the “theme park capital of the world”. It is the world’s largest and most visited theme park resort, attracting tens of millions of visitors from around the world every year. The main attractions of the Disney Park are its four theme parks: The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom; two water parks: Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach; and numerous hotels, shopping, dining and entertainment complex.
Walt Disney World also offers an array of accommodations, great shopping, restaurants, theaters, and music venues. Some of its iconic sights and rides include Cinderella Castle, it’s a small world, and Spaceship Earth.
Florida is the perfect destination for enjoying a great time. The Sunshine State has something for everyone, offering a wide variety of world-class tourist attractions, including stunning beaches, fantastic theme parks, famous museums, galleries, and buzzing nightlife.
Updated: November 27, 2021