9 of the Best Places to Visit in Florida


I lived Florida for five years, and I really enjoyed the weather and the beaches! In fact, there are hundreds of miles of beaches. Florida is known for its Latin-American cultural influences and notable arts scene, as well as its stellar nightlife.

Miami

Miami is one of my favorite places in the world. You can stroll down Calle Ocho in Little Havana or explore crocodile-ridden swamplands at the Everglades National Park. And I love Miami beach! I love walking around Bayside; you can take cool boat tours from there. Once a month, there is an art walk in Wynwood that’s really incredible.

Boca Raton

Attractions are what make Boca really shine. The city has beaches, wildlife, and culture! The Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Morikami Museum, and Japanese Gardens are all worth a visit. Boca also has truly beautiful beaches, and the 20-acre Gumbo Limbo Marine and Coastal Environmental Complex delights visitors even as it educates them.

Tampa

When you head to Tampa Bay, you’re in for an exciting time. Whether you’re racing through the air on a heart-pounding roller coaster at Busch Gardens or partying with pirates at the Gasparilla parade, you’re in for a great time.

Naples

I used to live in Naples. I love the key lime pie at and subs at Publix. My favorite beaches are Clam Pass, Vanderbilt, and Seagate. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a boat to Keewaydin Island!

Jacksonville

With endless things to do in Jacksonville, you might have a hard time knowing where to start. From romantic river views and great parks to must-see museums and unique tours, Jacksonville, FL, is a fun weekend destination for couples and families. Visit the Cummer Museum of Art, shop at the Riverside Arts Market, stay at one of the fantastic hotels near Everbank Field, and stroll along the river past the famous Friendship Fountain.

Key West

Key West is a fun place to visit for boating, jet skiing, snorkeling, and pretty much anything in the water. You can also see the home where Ernest Hemingway used to live and enjoy tasty key lime pie. I love the all you can eat snow crab!

Palm Beach

Palm Beach is one of South Florida’s premier cultural hubs. All sorts of museums and arts venues can be found here, including the Norton Museum of Art and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. And with stunning Intracoastal views and constant sunshine, it’s hardly surprising that Palm Beach residents enjoy being one with nature.

St. Augustine

St. Augustine has beautiful beaches, really cute shops and lots of tasty restaurants. I went there to visit a friend for a week a couple years ago. It’s the oldest city in the United States! I love all of the Spanish architecture and the castles.

Gainesville

Gainesville isn’t like any other place in Florida. Gainesville offers miles of biking and hiking trails where you can spot wildlife like birds, bison, wild horses, or alligators. Be sure to explore the seven area Florida State Parks. Canoe or paddleboard the area’s scenic rivers, or take a dive into one of the crystal clear freshwater springs. Floating down the spring-fed river at Ichetucknee Springs State Park is a can’t-miss warm weather tradition.

Florida is a wonderful place to visit for families, couples, and solo travels. The nature, nightlife, and beaches are superb!

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