> Florida Attractions
Florida has plenty to offer the vacationer. Whether you want to check out Florida's famous beaches and attractions, enjoy some fresh Florida fruit, or just kick back and relax, there is plenty to do and see in Florida.
Here are a few of Florida's favorite attractions:
- Florida Beach Blog
Find the best beaches in Florida to eat, sleep, swim and play.
- International Drive Orlando Attractions
Orlando guide for the International Drive Resort Area which includes hotels, restaurants, shopping, attractions and convention center information. I-Drive, Orlando Florida.
- Central Florida Adventure Club
Ocala-based adventure club members enjoy a wide range of indoor and outdoor adventures in North & Central Florida. Singles & couples welcome. Check website for monthly Friday After Five, free and open to the public. Recess for Adults!
A sister theme park of SeaWorld Orlando and Discovery Cove, Acquatica is spread across 59 acres. The park is full of surprises and adventures with waterfalls, rivers, rock formations and loads of fun on the 36 water slides and 80,000 square feet of beach area. Be ready for a live encounter with animals—Dolphins, tropical fish and birds. From racing tunnels, raft rides and fast surfing to inviting lazy rivers and lagoons, the park has all that you require for a fun filled holiday.
- Busch Gardens
The ultimate family adventure, this famous wildlife theme park offers African safaris, bird sanctuaries and other environmentally conscious rides and attractions sure to thrill all.
- Cypress Gardens
Cypress Gardens Adventure Park is a family-oriented amusement park located in Winter Haven, still features the spectacular historic gardens and water ski shows it’s been known for since its’ debut in 1936, but it also has more than three dozen thrill rides, concerts and daily shows, including comedy, song and dance and other attractions. Cypress Gardens is half the size and half the price of Walt Disney World, so it makes a great all-day family getaway.
- Discovery Cove
Discovery Cove is a deluxe simulation of a Caribbean isle. Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive park where guests can swim with dolphins, snorkel with rays and tropical fish, hand-feed exotic birds and relax on the beach.
- Gatorland Zoo
If you got it, the saying goes, flaunt it, and Florida's got 'gators. Take a trip to this 70-acre park and see thousands of alligators, and the kindred crocodile, up close. Visit breeding pens, nurseries and rearing ponds. Children love the site's mini water park, and the petting zoo boasts goats, lamb, and other barnyard animals. Make sure to trod the 2000-foot boardwalk winding its way through a cypress swamp. If you get hungry, grab a bite at the on-site Pearl's Smokehouse. The menu features Smoked Alligator Ribs and Deep-Fried Gator Nuggets.
- Kennedy Space Center
Orlando vacations aren't complete without a trip to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Just east of the most popular Orlando attractions and theme parks, NASA's launch headquarters is the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet a veteran astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch.
- Islands of Adventure
IOA has five remarkable islands where all your favorite myths, legends, comic books, cartoon heroes and children’s stories come to life on the most innovative rides and attractions. From high-speed roller coasters to whimsical children’s rides to groundbreaking 3-D attractions, Islands of Adventure is where once-in-a-lifetime experiences happen every day.
- Sea World
One of the first theme parks to open in Orlando, SeaWorld has been operating here for more than 30 years. The 200 acres of attractions and animal shows make this a perennial favorite with Florida visitors. Many new attractions and rides have been added to the original fun including a laser-fireworks-water extravaganza and high-tech thrill rides. The park also hosts a number of family-friendly events, including February's Bud & BBQ Fest . See website for latest info.
- Universal Studios
The world's favorite films and film stars come to life here and 40 amazing and amusing rides, shows and attractions await. A virtual interactive Terminator 2:3-D adventure has its own set of thrills, as does an encounter with Jaws, a trip Back to the Future, and a voyage beyond the stars in an E.T. Adventure. Special VIP tours are available by pre-arrangement.
- Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World consists of 4 amusement parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Disney-MGM studios), 2 water parks (Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon), and a myriad of other unique Disney destinations such as Downtown Disney, Disney’s Boardwalk, Disney’s Wide World of Sports, spas, and golf courses.
- Magic Kingdom, home of "Space Mountain", "It’s a Small World", "Pirates of the Caribbean” and other fantasy amusement rides set in a historical, timeless theme park through the seven "lands".
- Epcot is the place to experience the potential of the future in Future World or to go “around the world” to experience the culture and food of 11 different countries.
- Disney-MGM Studios at Walt Disney World Resort is a smaller park with Hollywood movie-themed rides.
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park is an amusement park and a zoo, where explorers can experience petting zoos, and thrilling rapids, and exciting safaris.
- Weeki Wachee Springs
Weeki Wachee is an enchanted spring -- the only one of its kind in the world -- and one of Florida’s oldest and most unique roadside attractions. For almost 60 years, the fun, family oriented park has lured in visitors with beautiful mermaids who swim in the cool, clear spring waters.
- Wet & Wild
Wet 'n Wild features a full day of fun for the entire family. Recognized by Amusement Business as the nation's best-attended water park since the onset of their survey, Wet 'n Wild's world-class signature thrill rides and quality service offer a great experience for fun-lovers of all ages.
Top 10 Florida Beaches as rated by the Travel Channel
- South Beach, Miami
- Siesta Key Beach
- Palm Beach
- Lovers Key Beach
- Clearwater Beach
- Smathers Beach, Key West
- Sanspur Beach, Bahia Honda State Park
- Panama City Beach
- Sanibel Island
- Daytona Beach