Although Disney World is a perfect excuse for you to visit Florida there are so many other reasons to visit this beautiful part of the world. Whether you want to chill on the white sand beaches, see the sites by boat or visit wildlife in a cage-free zoo there is definitely plenty to see and do when you’re on vacation in Florida.
Visit a National Park
There are 3 amazing national parks in Florida, each unique in their own right. The Everglades is the home to some rare and endangered species of animals such as the American Crocodile, Manatees, and the Florida panther. It often gets passed off as a swamp but forget about the stories of swamp buggies and enjoy a cycle or kayak around the beautiful mangroves. It’s definitely worth a visit to the isolated and abandoned Fort Jefferson in Key West, it won’t take you long to become captivated and wanting to know more about this place. Finally, there is the underwater spectacle that is Biscayne, just south of Miami they work to preserve Biscayne Bay and the coral reef which makes this a snorkelers paradise.
Hire a Boat
Make a trip to Miami perfect and experience its breathtaking coast by sea. There are plenty of reasons to rent a boat in Miami, you may want to try snorkeling, have a day fishing or just soak up the sun from on deck. Whether it’s a day on a jet ski or spending the day on a luxury yacht there is definitely something for everyone. Have a look at rent a boat Miami for more information. Renting a boat can be simple and hassle-free, so make it an addition to your vacation and tick something off your bucket list.
Get in Touch with Your Wild Side
If you love animals there a fair few options when vacationing in Florida. You could head to the monkey jungle where you can walk through carefully constructed walkways with monkies swinging over you. Visit the outdoor Aquarium between downtown Miami and Key Biscayne which is home to dolphins, manatees, sea turtles and more. Maybe a cage-free zoo is more for you, Zoo Miami is entirely cage-free where they have animals that would live together in the wild roaming free.
Miami’s Children’s Museum
Visiting Florida with children can often lead you to think that Disney is your one and only option but this is not the case. Not only will they enjoy all of the options above but there are places such as the Miami Children’s Museum to keep them occupied. Their motto is ‘Play, Learn. Imagine, Create’ and there is definite proof in the pudding especially when they can take part in interactive exhibits such as pirate island and castle of dreams. So why not have a visit? Whether you’re doing it for the kids or just want to act like one big kid yourself this will be a fun filled day for all the family.
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