Adventures in Florida
Orlando, Florida is without a doubt, the world’s number one in theme park entertainment. Over 34 million people visit this theme park on their Florida vacation annually. If you are up for more fun after enjoying the theme parks at Disneyworld, SeaWorld, and Orlando Resort. Then a trip to Daytona International Speedway, Everglades National Park, and Busch Gardens might be sufficient to satiate you.
What about a space launch? Cape Canaveral is one of the few places on earth where private individuals can be launched into space. It is a mind blowing experience.
You should also enjoy Busch Gardens, Tampa, which house’s the largest and fastest roller coaster in Florida. It is pure thrill, you travel at a speed of 112 km/h up 61 m and then allowed to fall freely with water into an underground tunnel.
Culture in Florida
If you manage to get off the standard tourist trail on your Florida vacation, you are bound to discover lots of interesting things, museums, forts, art galleries and much more.
In Pensacola, there are plenty of captivating wrecks from past wars. The A-7 Corsair aircraft which fell off the deck of the USS Lexington, A 152 m long USS Massachusetts battleship from WW1 and A Russian freighter San Pablo just to mention a few.
Take a walk on Ocean Drive, to explore the South Beach’s Art Deco buildings mostly painted in pink, turquoise and lavender. These buildings populate the palm-fringed walkway.
If you can, get hold of a car while in Miami and go on a tour of Coral Gables. It not only one of the richest neighbourhoods in the country but it is a mini-city within Greater Miami. Also known as the ‘The city beautiful,’ with large winding avenues where banyans and oaks shade beautiful houses, it surely deserves its name. Some of the sights you get to see on this grand tour are:
The Alhambra water tower, Coral Gables Congregational Church, Lowe Art Museum, French City Village, Granada Entrance, Dutch South African Village, Coral Gables City Hall, Miracle Mile, the list is endless. It is definitely a tour worth taking.
Other places you might also want to visit:
- Little Havana in Miami
- The Ringling Museum of Art and Ringling Museum (Sarasota)
- Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island
- Hemingway’s House in Keywest, 1931 – 1940
- Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg
There is so much on offer in Florida that you are spoilt for choice. Whether you are visiting for adventure or culture, there are plenty of fun things to do. So cease the opportunity!