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Welcome to Florida

There’s more to this panhandle US state than just Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom. An airboat experience in the Everglades showcases one of the world’s largest wetlands, the powdery sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico offer the perfect getaway, and a walking tour of Miami’s vibrant food scene lets travelers in on some of the eclectic elements that make up Florida’s spirit. From Kennedy Space Center to the string of islands that make up the Florida Keys to, yes, Orlando’s ubiquitous theme parks, the Sunshine State mixes outdoor adventure, diverse culture, and family fun to form an all-in-one destination that delights all ages.

Top 10 attractions in Florida

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Fort Lauderdale Beachfront

Fort Lauderdale Beachfront

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Thanks to more than 23 miles (37 kilometers) of pristine sand, visitors to the Fort Lauderdale beachfront are spoiled for choice when it comes to water sports and sunbathing spots. Spend the day swimming, windsurfing, deep-sea fishing, or more—or stay on land playing volleyball, jogging, or just kicking back in a lounge chair.More
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Bayside Marketplace

Bayside Marketplace

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Bayside Marketplace, a vibrant waterfront mall in downtown Miami—and the city’s most-visited attraction—sits above Biscayne Bay and features many shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The open-air market has more than 100 shops ranging from apparel to bath products to electronics, and often live performers are on hand to keep shoppers entertained.More
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Mallory Square

Mallory Square

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Overflowing with Key West quirkiness, Mallory Square draws a crowd at sunset thanks to its many restaurants, street performers, and daily Sunset Celebration. During the day, visitors come for some of Key West’s best shopping and to admire the open-air sculpture garden, which pays tribute to famous local residents.More
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South Beach

South Beach

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Miami's South Beach neighborhood features 10 miles (16 km) of beaches with a buzzing, carnival-like atmosphere. With a trendy Caribbean-chic café culture and an impossibly hip and sexy nightlife scene, the area is a non-stop people-watching mecca.More
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Sand Key Park

Sand Key Park

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Beach-loving families (and anyone else looking for accessible white sands with great wildlife-watching opportunities) can find it at Clearwater’s Sand Key Park. Situated on the northern end of the barrier island Sand Key, this small park boasts ample amenities, including a playground, bathrooms, and lifeguards during the summer season. On the Gulf of Mexico side, visitors can find a wide, welcoming white sand beach where sea turtles sometimes lay their eggs. The park also includes a salt marsh where birdwatchers can spot herons, roseate spoonbills and great horned owls, among many other bird species. Beach loungers and water sports fans can find equipment rentals on-site—everything from cabanas and beach umbrellas to kayaks and bicycles.More
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Intracoastal Waterway Fort Lauderdale

Intracoastal Waterway Fort Lauderdale

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Stretching 3,000 miles (4,800 kilometers) between the United States' Atlantic and Gulf coasts, Fort Lauderdale's Intracoastal Waterway provides easy access to maritime activities and on-shore attractions along the 300 miles (483 kilometers) of inland canals that wind through south Florida's unmistakable sky-high resorts and Everglades ecosystem.More
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Key West Cruise Port

Key West Cruise Port

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The Key West cruise port is the gateway to America’s southernmost city, where pristine nature meets quirky culture and history. The cruise terminal is walking distance from many top attractions in the compact center of Key West and is a convenient starting point for exploring the city’s neighborhoods, beaches, and nightlife.More
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Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

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If you've ever dreamt of swimming with manatees in their natural habitat, Florida’s Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge is where to go. Established in 1983, the 177-acre (71-hectare) refuge is home to America’s largest concentration of the 1,000-pound gentle giants. West Indian Manatees flock to the more than 70 turquoise-colored springs in Crystal River for warmth during winter. With hundreds of manatees in a small area, sightings are frequent.More
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Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale

Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale

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Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale is a linear public park located by the New River in the historic downtown district of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Its tropical landscaping and winding pathways link some of the city’s best attractions.More
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St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum

St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum

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Located at the nation’s oldest port, the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum offers visitors a chance to step back in time by exploring the active lighthouse and various educational exhibits. The black-and-white striped, red-topped lighthouse, built in 1874, welcomes guests to climb up for sweeping views of the Florida coast.More

Trip ideas

The Florida Aquarium: A Virtual 360° Tour

The Florida Aquarium: A Virtual 360° Tour

5 Best Weekend Getaways from Key West

5 Best Weekend Getaways from Key West

Top activities in Florida

Key West Sunset Sail with Full Bar, Live Music & Hors D'oeuvres
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Half Day Snorkel Trip on Reefs in the Florida Keys
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Key West Dolphin Watch and Snorkel Cruise
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Key West Day Trip from Miami with Activities
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Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral Admission Ticket
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Shark and Wildlife Viewing Adventure in Key West
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Recent reviews from experiences in Florida

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Florida Springs
Renata_M, Nov 2021
2-Hour Glass Bottom Guided Kayak Eco Tour in Rock Springs (Small-Group)
I enjoyed being able to take my time to see Florida plant life.
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Great adventure
Ruth_B, Oct 2021
Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter
Had to see the Everglades.
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Enjoy some of Florida’s natural beauty!!!
Randy_H, Oct 2021
Florida Everglades Airboat Tour and Wild Florida Admission with Optional Lunch
Got to see some of Florida’s natural beauty!!!
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Enjoyable trip
Eric_H, Oct 2021
Private Miami & Ft. Lauderdale Helicopter Tour with Ocean Views
Very fun to see south Florida from the luxury of 500 feet in the air.
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Great day on the water
Susan_W, Oct 2021
Clear Kayak Tours in Bonita Springs
This trip was a highlight of our vacation in Bonita Springs.
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Great experience
Edith_I, Sep 2021
Kings Bay Scenic Cruise from Crystal River
Felt relaxed and happy to see Florida at it’s best.
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Great way to see natural Florida
Nicole_H, Sep 2021
30-Minute Airboat Ride near Orlando
Great way to see natural Florida.
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Fun on the Florida Riverboat
Marlene_M, Aug 2021
All You Can Eat BBQ Dinner and Show at Tropical Isle with Sightseeing Cruise
The entire trip was great the the narrator very informative food , entertainment and to see how the rich live and their boats .
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We saw Alligators ❤️
Renee_H, Jul 2021
90-min Everglades Airboat Tour in Central Florida
I love this place Chris was a very nice tour guide my kids was very interested and had fun as well when visiting Florida stop here for things to do u won’t be disappointed
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Amazing
Channing_b, Jul 2021
Miami Skyline 90 min Cruise of South Beach Millionaire Homes & Venetian Islands
We got to see the island Nd celebrities homes and mansions
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Incredible tour
Matthew_G, Jun 2021
2-Hour Glass Bottom Guided Kayak Eco Tour in Rainbow Springs (Small-Group)
Rainbow Springs is the prettiest place in Florida!
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Wonderful Sunset tour
Cathy_K, Nov 2021
1-Hour Sunset Airboat Ride
When Jack Frost decides to visit Florida, he doesn’t play!
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Excursion in Florida
Maria_A, Nov 2021
Florida Manatee Adventure, Everglades Style Airboat, Wildlife Park & Transport
To experience 3 different activities in a day is a treat.
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So many dolphins!
Jennifer_S, Oct 2021
Dolphin Adventure in The 10,000 Islands Wilderness Preserve
I called the day before to see if my dog could come on the trip, and no one of the guests objected, so she had a great time as well.
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BEST TOUR EVER
Tamara_V, Oct 2021
Fort Lauderdale to Key West Tour with Optional Add-on
Lots of restaurants and activities for singles and families - we took the trolley bus throughout the island and visited 13 stops My personal favorite was the southest point of Florida 90 miles from Cuba This tour was great and I would take it again.
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Awesome experience
Courtney_R, Sep 2021
Shared 2 Hours Dolphin Watch Cruise with Snorkeling to Shell Key
We got to see 2 separate sets of mom and baby dolphins and learned a ton of information about them too!
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One of the coolest experiences EVER
lauracrenshaw359, Sep 2021
Seaplane Flight from Miami with Lunch in the Florida Keys
I was expecting the ride back to be shorter as described by other reviews, but it was almost an hour as Adriel circled some sharks for us to see as well as gave us incredible views of the city.
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Service was the best!
Neil_B, Sep 2021
Ten Thousand Islands Boat Tour up to 12 people
The tour includes a prescribed route and certain stops, but he was flexible and willing to take us to places that we specifically wanted to see and skip places we had seen before.
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Wonderful & Fun Experience
Adrienne_S, Aug 2021
Skip the Line: Flamingo Gardens Admission Ticket in Fort Lauderdale
It was so neat to see the peacocks and iguanas freely roaming around the park, and the staff was EXTREMELY friendly and kind.
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Great Morning on the Water
Jennifer_C, Jul 2021
Cape Romano Shelling and Sightseeing Boat Tour from Marco Island
We stopped for shelling once and saw the Dome houses which was so cool to see in person.

All about Florida

When to visit

Depending on what you're looking to do, the best time to visit Florida varies. If theme parks top your list, winter is your best bet for good weather, though you’re guaranteed to encounter high-season crowds and prices come December. If it’s beaches and sunshine you’re after, you can count on summer for blue skies and sunshine.

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