The sunshine state is has been perfectly geared towards tourists. It is no surprise that so many people choose Florida when they are looking to get away. With it’s beaches, theme parks such as Disney World and Universal Studios, it’s is the dream destination for many people. It’s easy to find the major tourist attractions, but if you want to get away from the crowd and experience some of Florida’s best kept secrets then you have that option too. Florida has something for every taste, I’m sure that after you visit you will want to back again and again. Here’s a list of the top ten things to see in Florida.
Universal Orlando Resort
This has to be the main challenger to the juggernaut that is Disney, it is the largest Universal Studio Theme Park. The resort boasts some impressive facilities; Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. There is also three resort hotels, a nightclub and restaurants! Make sure you get your attraction tickets online so you avoid the queues and get the best price available.
Castillo de San Marcos
This is the oldest masonry fort in the whole of the United States, you will find it in the city of St Augustine. When you visit this fantastic monument you will struggle to believe that it was built way back in the late 1600s, it is kept in such pristine condition. The reason for it being in such good condition is mainly down to its unique design. The trip to St Augustine itself is fantastic, the Castillo de San Marcos just adds the icing on the cake!
It is strange to think that a tv show transformed south beach. Before Miami Vice hit the tv screens, residents never used to dare venture out at night because it was a hot bed of crime. Hotels that are now bustling used to remain empty. That is until the show’s massive popularity brought a change to the area, with so many fashion professionals moving into town the area was transformed. South Beach is now the most affluent and popular area of Miami beach, it is without doubt one of the main tourist destinations in Florida.
Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World is near Orlanda, it is the flagship for Disney’s theme park empire and is easily the most popular tourist attraction in the whole of Florida. Not only is it Florida’s most popular tourist attraction, it is also the world’s biggest and most frequented theme park. Inside this wondrous world are four theme parks; The Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Animal Kingdom.
Kennedy Space Center
The space center is a must see! It has been the launch site for every US human flight since 1968, it also launches unmanned rockets as well. If you visit you will find a very impressive serf up for tourists, you will see museums, movies, rocket garden and get to take a tour of shuttle preparation and the launch facilities. If you are lucky enough to be there when a launch is scheduled you will be able to buy a launch pass so that you can watch the launch!