Top 10 Things to do in Florida This Season
There are a million reasons to visit Florida this season, and whether you live here already and want to explore your backyard or are going to be visiting from out of state, there are an endless number of things to see and do here. And it doesn’t matter if you're looking for adventure, relaxation, or discovery, because Florida has it all, including these top attractions and destinations.
1. Overseas Highway
Highways are usually the road you take to a destination and not the destination itself, but not so with the Overseas Highway. This incredible section of Highway 1 is nearly 130 miles long, and as the name suggests, the road is built over the sea to connect the mainland with the Florida Keys.
2. Theme Parks, Orlando
If theme parks are your thing, then Orlando is the city for you! They have some amusement and theme parks, including Universal Orlando Resort, Universal's Islands of Adventure, Magic Kingdom Park, Walt Disney World, and Universal Studios Florida. You could spend an entire vacation just visiting the various theme parks in Orlando.
3. Stetson Mansion, DeLand
The Stetson Mansion has been rated among the top 10 things to see in Florida, and you'll know why as soon as you see it. The house was built in the late 1800s and features impressive architecture, sophisticated carvings, unique parquet floors, and incredible windows. The current owners of the home allow tours to go through so that you can catch a glimpse of the splendor of this nineteenth-century mansion.
4. Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, Key West
Key West’s Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is home to about 60 butterfly species, 20 exotic bird species, beautiful flowering plants, trees, and even a waterfall. There's also a learning center, Caterpillar nursing center, art gallery, and a gift shop.
5. La Nouba, Orlando
This Cirque du Soleil production is a permanent performance that takes place at Walt Disney World, and the show is an awe-inspiring act featuring gymnastic routines, acrobatic shows, juggling,and incredible feats of the human body.
6. Daytona International Speedway, Daytona
Home to the Daytona 500, the Daytona International Speedway is a great place to go if you have a need for speed. The speedway has multiple tracks and hosts numerous races, including motorcycle, sports car, Motocross, and more.
7. The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg
For visitors and explorers who want a bit of culture, the Dali Museum is the place to go. Not only is the building a marvel of architecture, but the museum features permanent collections and changing exhibits that feature the paintings, photographs, videos, objects, and other creations of Salvador Dali.
8. Everglades National Park
Nature lovers from around the globe flock to the Everglades for its natural beauty, wildlife, sprawling wetlands, mangrove system, and unique geographic features. While the Everglades are much larger than the actual park, the national park is a protected area of the Everglades that draws about a million visitors annually.
9. Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral
There are tons of activities and things to see at the Kennedy Space Center and the Air Force’s Cape Canaveral, including tours, exhibits, interactive experiences, an astronaut memorial, and even an IMAX. Since the 60s, the Kennedy Space Center has been NASA’s primary launch location for space flights, and just seeing the area is enough for most visitors.
10. Miami Beach
While the beaches in Miami Beach are incredible, there is so much more to this city than just that. Depending on what you're looking for, you may enjoy the Art Deco Historic District, the spas, cruises, excellent dining, or perhaps even the nightlife.
To get the maximum enjoyment from your vacation this season, make sure your house is prepared for your absence. Call Shamrock Plumbing today at 407-292-8881, in Orlando, FL for tips about pre-vacation preparation tips, plumbing emergencies, or any maintenance and repair issues you have to address before you go.