USA: Visiting Florida? 5 Things You Need To Do

USA: Visiting Florida? 5 Things You Need To Do

There are so many things to see and do if you plan to visit Florida. Maybe you even live there and have never really experienced everything it has to offer? The many beaches and amusements parks are among some of the most popular destinations with people flocking to them year round. The various types of boating excursions available are also extremely popular, especially during the summer months. However, Florida also is home to many exciting destinations that are often overlooked by the masses. Therefore, if you are planning on visiting Florida or exploring it further, check out our suggestions and enjoy your time in the Sunshine State.

McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary


McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the ideal destinations for anyone who is interested in getting an up close and personal look at hundreds of native animals. The sanctuary is home to hundreds of native Florida animals. Visitors to the sanctuary are taken on a private, guided tour through the facility and are given the opportunity to see over a hundred of these animals. Tours for the sanctuary are available Tuesdays through to Saturdays and are at specified times. Reservations for these tours are required in advance, so don’t forget to book as soon as possible. 

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

The various gardens at The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is another great destination. This facility is also located in Palm Beach and offers a variety of gardens, events, and projects for people to enjoy. The location of these gardens is listed on the Nations Register of Historic Places and is open from October to June, Wednesdays to Sundays, 10 am – 4 pm.

Mounts Botanical Gardens

Mounts Botanical Garden, Florida, USA

By Daderot [CC0], from Wikimedia Commons

Mounts Botanical Gardens is another must-see destination that is often overlooked. The facility is one of the oldest and largest botanical gardens in the region. Guests can enjoy strolling through the various gardens and enjoy a plethora of flora. The Garden of Tranquility, Windows on the Floating World, Begonia Garden, Dry Stream Bed, Butterfly Garden, and Children’s Maze are among the most popular gardens located here. The facility is open seven days a week and has a fairly low suggested donation amount as an admission fee. Therefore, a great place to visit if you are on a budget. 

Storybook Dining at Artists Point

If you’re visiting Florida and want to get your Disney fix, then this is the perfect thing to do. This family-friendly dining experience is truly magical. Here you’ll enjoy an immersive character dinner inspired by Walt Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.” Set in an Enchanted Forest, this is a great way to eat a delicious meal while enjoying a one-of-a-kind experience.

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

Aquarium, Florida, USA

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is a great place for individuals and families to enjoy a day of hands-on learning experiences. The centre offers its visitors over 50 hands-on exhibits, salt and freshwater aquariums, and a state of the art digital planetarium.

Florida is one of the most popular states in America for visitors and a place where a lot of people choose to visit and move to every year. Florida offers warm summers and fairly mild winters, making it a great all year round destination. There are tons of exciting things to see and do in Florida. What are you waiting for? 

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