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Welcome to Florida

There’s more to this panhandle US state than just Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom. An airboat experience in the Everglades showcases one of the world’s largest wetlands, the powdery sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico offer the perfect getaway, and a walking tour of Miami’s vibrant food scene lets travelers in on some of the eclectic elements that make up Florida’s spirit. From Kennedy Space Center to the string of islands that make up the Florida Keys to, yes, Orlando’s ubiquitous theme parks, the Sunshine State mixes outdoor adventure, diverse culture, and family fun to form an all-in-one destination that delights all ages.

Top 10 attractions in Florida

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

If you've ever dreamt of swimming with manatees in their natural habitat, Florida’s Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge is where to go. Established in 1983, the 177-acre (71-hectare) refuge is home to America’s largest concentration of the 1,000-pound gentle giants. West Indian Manatees flock to the more than 70 turquoise-colored springs in Crystal River for warmth during winter. With hundreds of manatees in a small area, sightings are frequent.More
Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale

Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale

Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale is a linear public park located by the New River in the historic downtown district of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Its tropical landscaping and winding pathways link some of the city’s best attractions.More
Bayside Marketplace

Bayside Marketplace

Bayside Marketplace, a vibrant waterfront mall in downtown Miami—and the city’s most-visited attraction—sits above Biscayne Bay and features many shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The open-air market has more than 100 shops ranging from apparel to bath products to electronics, and often live performers are on hand to keep shoppers entertained.More
South Beach

South Beach

Miami's South Beach neighborhood features 10 miles (16 km) of beaches with a buzzing, carnival-like atmosphere. With a trendy Caribbean-chic café culture and an impossibly hip and sexy nightlife scene, the area is a non-stop people-watching mecca.More
Key West Cruise Port

Key West Cruise Port

The Key West cruise port is the gateway to America’s southernmost city, where pristine nature meets quirky culture and history. The cruise terminal is walking distance from many top attractions in the compact center of Key West and is a convenient starting point for exploring the city’s neighborhoods, beaches, and nightlife.More
Intracoastal Waterway Fort Lauderdale

Intracoastal Waterway Fort Lauderdale

Stretching 3,000 miles (4,800 kilometers) between the United States' Atlantic and Gulf coasts, Fort Lauderdale's Intracoastal Waterway provides easy access to maritime activities and on-shore attractions along the 300 miles (483 kilometers) of inland canals that wind through south Florida's unmistakable sky-high resorts and Everglades ecosystem.More
Fort Lauderdale Beachfront

Fort Lauderdale Beachfront

Thanks to more than 23 miles (37 kilometers) of pristine sand, visitors to the Fort Lauderdale beachfront are spoiled for choice when it comes to water sports and sunbathing spots. Spend the day swimming, windsurfing, deep-sea fishing, or more—or stay on land playing volleyball, jogging, or just kicking back in a lounge chair.More
Mallory Square

Mallory Square

Overflowing with Key West quirkiness, Mallory Square draws a crowd at sunset thanks to its many restaurants, street performers, and daily Sunset Celebration. During the day, visitors come for some of Key West’s best shopping and to admire the open-air sculpture garden, which pays tribute to famous local residents.More
Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum

Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum

The Key West Lighthouse is one of the island's oldest structures. It was first built in 1825 to help ships navigate the dangerous reefs of the Lower Keys. The lighthouse that stands today dates back to 1847, and the 92-foot (28-meter) building offers some of the best views in town, as well as a maritime museum in the keeper’s house.More
Sand Key Park

Sand Key Park

Beach-loving families (and anyone else looking for accessible white sands with great wildlife-watching opportunities) can find it at Clearwater’s Sand Key Park. Situated on the northern end of the barrier island Sand Key, this small park boasts ample amenities, including a playground, bathrooms, and lifeguards during the summer season. On the Gulf of Mexico side, visitors can find a wide, welcoming white sand beach where sea turtles sometimes lay their eggs. The park also includes a salt marsh where birdwatchers can spot herons, roseate spoonbills and great horned owls, among many other bird species. Beach loungers and water sports fans can find equipment rentals on-site—everything from cabanas and beach umbrellas to kayaks and bicycles.More

Trip ideas

5 Best Weekend Getaways from Key West

5 Best Weekend Getaways from Key West

Recent reviews from experiences in Florida

We saw Alligators ❤️
Renee_H, Jul 2021
90-min Everglades Airboat Tour in Central Florida
I love this place Chris was a very nice tour guide my kids was very interested and had fun as well when visiting Florida stop here for things to do u won’t be disappointed
Channing_b, Jul 2021
Miami Skyline 90 min Cruise of South Beach Millionaire Homes & Venetian Islands
We got to see the island Nd celebrities homes and mansions
Incredible tour
Matthew_G, Jun 2021
2-Hour Glass Bottom Guided Kayak Eco Tour in Rainbow Springs (Small-Group)
Rainbow Springs is the prettiest place in Florida!
What a ride
Devin_K, Jun 2021
Airboat Ride in Panama City Beach
Able to see areas of Florida that aren’t seen from the beach.
Best time ever!
Krysten_D, May 2021
Florida Everglades Airboat Tour and Wild Florida Admission with Optional Lunch
I unfortunately couldn’t stay long but thankfully was able to see them feed the gators.
Nicely done
Anthony_L, May 2021
Little Havana Food and Walking Tour in Miami
Nice to see something other than another Florida strip mall.
Great Time!
CarolWard, Apr 2021
90-min Everglades Airboat Tour in Central Florida
We were lucky enough to see 4 gators.
Must see experience
John_K, Mar 2021
Champagne Sunset Cruise in Ft. Lauderdale
From the staff being so friendly to getting to see the beautiful sunset by the Florida waters.
Great time
Edward_J, Mar 2021
Florida Everglades Airboat Tour and Wild Florida Admission with Optional Lunch
Exciting and magnificent to see God’s creation.
I would go back.
Robbie_S, Mar 2021
Everglades Airboat Safari
We got to see birds & 2 alligators in the wild.
Good 👌
Rodney_T, Mar 2021
Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter
next time I come to Florida we got a chance to see a real live alligator👌👌👌👌
Great Customer Service
Anngela_E, Mar 2021
Sunset Sail in Key West with Beverages Included
I can't wait to visit Key West again and I will go on this Sunet Sail!
Great Morning on the Water
Jennifer_C, Jul 2021
Cape Romano Shelling and Sightseeing Boat Tour from Marco Island
We stopped for shelling once and saw the Dome houses which was so cool to see in person.
Long but WELL worth it!
Latoya_R, Jul 2021
Miami to Key West Day Trip with Activities
I was surprised to see roosters and iguanas crossing the street but it was a sight to see.
St Pete Cruise Tops Expectations
David_T, Jun 2021
Evening Yacht Cruise with Optional Dining in St. Petersburg
I’m trying to find new things to do on our Florida visit we stumbled on this dinner cruise.
This is a fun way to spend your afternoon
Bef, Jun 2021
Orlando - Ocala UTV Adventures
The fruits farms were pretty cool to see how they grow mangoes eggplant dragonfruit and lychee.
Fantastic adventure to end our trip.
Mike_H, May 2021
Ten Thousand Islands Eco Tour and Shelling with Hobie Kayak (with pedals)
Also recommend water shoes and polarized glasses to see into the water - there are so many shells it is very likely to cut your feet.
The cane juice hit the spot.
Christine_B, May 2021
Little Havana Food and Walking Tour in Miami
A good way to find out where to visit in Little Havana if you are new to Miami.
Gorgeous...Pittsburgh meet Fort Lauderdale
Dennis_H, May 2021
Can't wait to see them again for our next getaway!!
Worth every penny
Gabby_G, May 2021
Key West Full-Day Power Adventure: Sailing & Watersports Package
Crew divided us into groups for social distance and to make sure everyone was able to do the activities.

All about Florida

When to visit

Depending on what you're looking to do, the best time to visit Florida varies. If theme parks top your list, winter is your best bet for good weather, though you’re guaranteed to encounter high-season crowds and prices come December. If it’s beaches and sunshine you’re after, you can count on summer for blue skies and sunshine.

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