Monday, January 9, 2012

Top 10 Florida Attractions You Should Never Miss

Florida is the perfect destination for families on vacation. It offers a wide variety of educational and adventurous trips and activities. There are a lot of spots that both kids and adults can enjoy:


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1. Walt Disney World. A Florida trip is never complete without going to the internationally famous Walt Disney World – and this is not just for kids. This place is the home of four well-known theme parks and two water parks such as the MGM Studios, The Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and the Magic Kingdom.


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2. Everglades National Park. It is the United States’ largest subtropical wilderness and a home to several endangered species. It has been declared as a World Heritage Site, Wetland of International Importance as well as an International Biosphere Reserve. Explore nature and be amazed with the sights and the knowledge that you can learn.


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3. Fort Lauderdale Beach. Get a sun tan while enjoying the 7-mile stretch of beautiful beaches. There are a lot of water sports and beach sports offered such as scuba diving, sailing, boating and jet skiing. Since it is a crowd favorite, the place is also packed with entertainment, restaurants, and shopping centers.


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4. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. You’ll never run out of activities to do in a day here. From leisurely rides going to Serengeti Safari or the zoo, it will definitely be a great family day out. Check out the Thrill Seeker Tour or the Animal Adventure where you can get in touch with wild nature.


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5. Saint Augustine. For a sense of heritage and culture, see Saint Augustine, the first city in the country founded way back in 1565. You will feel the historic ambiance where several museums thrive. Discover the ins and outs of the city with a ride on a horse-drawn carriage. There are also shops, cafes and restaurants for convenience.


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6. Gatorland. This 100-acre theme park is also referred to as the Alligator Capital of the World. The park provides guided walks along the swamps where you can have a chance to see these powerful creatures and get to know their habitats. You can also see a live alligator show.


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7. Florida Keys. Get a hire car and drive around the region to see the most dazzling seascapes in the world. The five keys are Key Largo, Key West, Marathon, Islamorada, and Big Pine Key. All have their own tourist attractions so never forget to bring your camera.


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8. Kennedy Space Center, NASA. Learn new knowledge when visiting the Kennedy Space Center, which is located in Florida’s east coast. Find out about space travel mechanics by watching astonishing space exploration movies. Aside from discovering more on space travel, you can also visit a real Space Shuttle model.


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9. Daytona International Speedway. It is also referred to as the World Racing Center. Found in the Daytona Beach area and covering a 500-acre area, this arena is well worth visiting to watch the Gatorade Duel and the Pepsi 400.


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10. Sea World Orlando. Offering different rides, shows and attractions, this place provides a perfect day out. There is also plenty of marine life to enjoy. Appreciate nature’s wonders while watching the Sea World at Night Show.

For families visiting Florida there are certainly plenty of attractions to keep everyone entertained for the duration of your stay. These are just the highlights and many people find themselves visiting the sunshine state again and again for many years to come.