There are a handful of states in the US that are grouped together as iconic travel destinations that millions of Americans flock to each year, and Florida is one of them. How do you top the sunshine state? It is beautiful, both on the gulf side and the Atlantic side. You have the city of Orlando and Disney World, destinations like Destin and cities like Jacksonville and Daytona Beach. Let’s look at some of the top places of interest in the state of Florida, a beautiful peninsula that is indeed paradise.
Swimming with the dolphins awaits you if you stop by Discovery Cove. That’s not all that awaits you at this water park, as reviews mention stingrays and also, your ticket includes both breakfast and lunch.
You can even visit this attraction during the colder months. But does it ever get cold in Florida?
There is also an artificial reef and a lazy river. Discovery Cove is in Orlando, and you know I had to lead off with this great city. Make sure you experience all of Orlando and what Disney World has to offer, and it will certainly take you multiple visits.
I would certainly have to plan a visit to the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. If that’s not really your cup of tea, well, let me just say to words: Key West! You certainly want to experience Key West FL at some point. The Florida Keys are said to be glorious!
This next place I want to tell you about is really unique. It is called The Turtle Hospital, and it is in Marathon FL. I love sea turtles. If I weren’t a human, I might just be a sea turtle.
You get to tour the facility of course, and it is great what the people at The Turtle Hospital do. If I were to visit that place, I am sure that they would be on my list for yearly donations afterwards.
Pensacola Beach is a popular destination, as is Destin as mentioned. Jacksonville sometimes gets overlooked because of how many great cities there are in the sunshine state. However, you would be amazed at how many great attractions there are in Jacksonville.
If you are in the mood to visit some historical places of interest, then you might also want to stop by St Augustine FL. There is also Hollywood, Ocala, and so many other great cities.
Panama City hasn’t been mentioned yet, and by the way, I have been wanting to stop by Kissimmee, which is part of the greater Orlando area. I hear great things about Kissimmee. As for Panama City, it is home to Water Planet and all kinds of other things to do.
Which city in Florida would you plan to visit first, other than the most obvious choice of Miami? I would have to say Orlando and Kissimmee, and then perhaps Key West. Destin and Pensacola would also be at the top of the list, and I have also always wanted to step foot on Fort Walton Beach, as I almost moved there once.