There are endless reasons why Florida is deemed as one of the best and most famous vacation destinations in America. Florida, or the Sunshine State as often referred to, attracts all types of people to enjoy its beaches, theme parks, and fun parties. However, there are other attractions beyond its white-sand beaches and Walt Disney World. Florida has a lot more to offer with its sophisticated architecture, interesting culture, and amazing lifestyle. Even if you have visited Florida before, it’s not possible to know all its nooks and crannies that are yet out there for you to discover.
If your next vacation destination is Florida, here is what you need to know about before you start packing.
Get To Know Florida
Before packing your bags, you need to learn more about Florida in order to decide on your exact destination. For starters, North Florida is nothing like South Florida. In the South, there is a clear Caribbean and Latin American influence with a popular fun nightlife. North Florida is completely different even when it comes to its weather and how susceptible it is to climate change, so make sure you know where you are going.
Seaside in Florida, especially as displayed on television, might seem fake and photoshopped at first from how utopian it looks. White sands cover Destin and its surrounding areas with beautiful crystal clear water that no one can put into words. Make sure that before your visit you take some time exploring the area virtually to determine your exact destination and know all the necessary items that you must carry with you. Streets are paved without sight of cars, homes are painted with colorful shades yet at the same time are comfortable to the eye, and a lighthouse that adds to the magic of this place. Even though Destin and Panama City are two of the most popular party towns, there is a sense of tranquility that is unmatched anywhere in the world.
Theme And Water Parks
Orlando’s Disney World isn’t just one of the most attractive and celebrated theme parks in Florida but in the whole wide world. It’s not even a park, Disney World has 4 parks, Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom park, and the famous Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Besides Disney World, Florida has Universal Studios, Legoland, SeaWorld, and Busch Gardens. If you seek an adrenaline rush, then you will find some of the best and biggest roller coasters at Universal Orlando; Volcano Bay, SeaWorld Orlando’s Aquatica, and Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. However, if your visit’s main destination is to enjoy these parks, then you need to pre-book your tickets as they are usually sold out in a blink of an eye. Other than theme parks, Florida is full of world-class water parks, so make sure to pack your swimsuit whether you want to enjoy the beaches or the endless jolts of fun in Florida’s water parks.
Everglade National Park
Other than theme parks and water parks, Florida has a 1.5 million acre marsh and swamp sheltered by Everglades National park to protect American crocodiles, panthers, deer, alligators, turtles, egrets, manatees, river otters, and many other fragile species. This is one of the greatest opportunities to witness all these creatures in the wild. If you are interested in science and you are a generally curious person, you will love the chance of understanding how the shallow river is designed with porous limestone at its bottom to catch rain and acts as a water reservoir.
The struggle of finding fresh fruits ends in Florida. You have a perfect opportunity to see what a real farm looks like in Redlands with just a one-hour drive south of Miami. This might seem a lot of effort for only fruits, but their fruit shakes are worth the drive and effort. Other than their shakes, you will find many peeling their fruits and enjoying them with delicious cinnamon rolls that are harder to find in any other place in the world. If your visit is anytime from November to April, then make sure to not miss this chance.
If you are going with your friends and you want to enjoy its nightlife, you will find endless fun parties. If your little ones are tagging along, then you will find theme parks and water parks that will keep them happy and full of joy throughout your whole trip. If you want to lie comfortably by the beach or enjoy the clear water, then Destin and Miami beach will surprise you. Florida definitely has something to offer for everyone!