Top 40 things to do in Florida

The majority of tourist’s reasons to visit Florida is to go to Orlando and the theme parks. This post is designed to show that there are many more things you can do in Florida as well as going to the theme parks.

  • Spend a day at Clearwater Beach
  • Visit the alligators in the Everglades
  • Walk around the theme parks – Universal Studios, Disney, Seaworld
  • Spend a day at Cocoa Beach
  • Hire a boat and explore the hidden coves in the Gulf
  • Take a day trip to catch fish in the channels or out at sea
  • Play golf on one of the many world-class courses
  • Visit Sanibel Island
  • Take a trip to the Florida Keys
  • Go shopping at the Outlet Malls
  • Visit Fort Lauderdale
  • Eat seafood on Key West
  • Visit Miami Beach
  • Stay in Naples
  • Go whale watching
  • Visit Tampa and Busch Gardens
  • Take a trip to St Augustine
  • Visit Key West Brewfest (Labour Day Weekend)
  • Go canoeing in Wekiva Island
  • Surf in Jacksonville
  • Visit the Castillo de San Marcos, a Spanish Castle near St Augustines
  • Party in Miami
  • Visit Pensacola, take a trip to the beach in Destin
  • Party in Flora – Bama, a bar on the Florida Alabama state line, near Gulf Shores
  • Spend an afternoon at Disney’s community, Celebration
  • Take an airboat tour
  • Wakeboard at Orlando Water Sports Complex
  • Spend a day at the Kennedy Space Centre and maybe see a rocket launch
  • Spend the day at one of the many water parks – Aquatica, Wet n Wild, Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon
  • Scuba Dive in Devil’s Den Springs, Williston
  • Visit Siesta Key beach
  • Visit the Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida Keys
  • Kitesurf in Islamorada Islands Florida Keys
  • Stand at the Southernmost point in the States on Key West
  • Eat a meal at Mannys Chophouse, Haines City
  • Visit Tallahassee
  • Watch the Mullet Toss (Fish) in Flora Bama (April)
  • Spend an evening at Disney Springs (Previously Downtown Disney)
  • Watch a Tampa Bay Buccaneers Football game (September – January)
  • Gasparilla Pirate Fest Tampa (end of January)


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