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75 Things to Do in Florida

75 Things to Do in Florida

Beautiful beaches, world famous theme parks, epic sporting events… Florida is our home and also home to a whole lot of fun and unique attractions. Whether you’re heading to the Sunshine State for vacation or you live here, you’ll want to start checking off this Florida Bucket List.

75 Things to Do in Florida

1.) Visit the Florida Everglades

2.) Party like a pirate at the Gasparilla Festival

3.) See the Mouse at Disney World

4.) Discover mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

5.) Attend the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party

6.) Go tubing or paddleboarding at Ichetcucknee Springs State Park

Day trips from Jacksonville: Ichetucknee Springs State Park

7.) Take your photo at the Southernmost Point buoy in Key West

8.) See a rocket launch from the Space Coast

9.) Watch an MLB spring training baseball game

10.) Explore underground caverns in Marianna

11.) Zipline over alligators at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm

12.) Eat fresh oysters in Apalachicola

13.) Visit Seaside: the town featured in The Truman Show

14.) Catch a Gulf Coast sunset

St. Petersburg, Florida sunset

15.) Search for seashells on Sanibel Island

16.) Get soaked at Blowing Rocks Preserve

17.) Attend a rivalry UF/FSU football game

18.) Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

19.) Enjoy the nightlife on South Beach

20.) Explore Fort Jefferson at Dry Tortugas National Park

21.) Search for alligators on an airboat tour

22.) Check out the largest Dalí collection outside of Europe at St. Petersburg’s Dalí Museum

23.) Hop on board a cruise ship to the Caribbean

Carnival Paradise cruise ship

24.) Watch the Blue Angels practice in Pensacola

25.) Cheer on the Jags, Bucs, or Dolphins at one of the state’s NFL stadiums

26.) Kayak with manatees in Crystal River

27.) Wander St. Augustine, the oldest city in the U.S.

28.) Visit Florida’s highest waterfall at Falling Waters State Park

29.) Experience Greek culture in Tarpon Springs

30.) Drive the Overseas Highway to Key West

31.) Watch thousands of bats take flight at the University of Florida

32.) Go horseback riding on the beach

33.) Run a race at Disney

Disney Race - Enchanted 10K - RunDisney finish line

34.) Drink around the world at Epcot

35.) See the famous Winter the dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium

36.) Kayak through “Africa” at the Brevard Zoo

37.) Enjoy a concert from the 6-bell carillon at Bok Tower Gardens

38.) See a coral reef from a glass-bottom boat

39.) Watch the Orlando Magic or Miami Heat in action

40.) Feed the kangaroos at Busch Gardens

41.) Catch a race at Daytona International Speedway

75 things to do in Florida
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42.) Learn about sea turtle rehab at The Turtle Hospital in Marathon

43.) Try to spot right whales off the coast of Northeast Florida

44.) Eat key lime pie in Key West

45.) Get frightened at Halloween Horror Nights

46.) Watch manatees at the Big Bend Power Station

47.) Swim with dolphins at Discovery Cove

48.) Eat dinner surrounded by exotic taxidermy at Clark’s Fish Camp

49.) View the Shuttle Atlantis and meet an astronaut at Kennedy Space Center

Visit Kennedy Space Center in Florida
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50.) Snorkel to the “Christ of the Deep” statue at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

51.) Spot endangered key deer at National Key Deer Refuge

52.) Catch a live jai alai match

53.) Get wild at Fantasy Fest

54.) Visit the Skunk Ape Research Headquarters in Ochopee

55.) Look for six-toed cats at the Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West

56.) Have a drink at one of the state’s more than 200 craft breweries

57.) Visit the Ringling Circus Museum in Sarasota

58.) Watch the wolves at Seacrest Wolf Preserve

59.) Take the kids (or someone else’s) to Legoland

60.) Ride the Murder Mystery Dinner Train in Fort Myers

61.) See the unusual Coral Castle and sculpture garden

Things to Do in Florida: Visit the Coral Castle
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62.) Explore the Dead Lakes in Wewahitchka

63.) Get a bird’s eye view of Orlando from the ICON Orlando

64.) Learn about endangered cats at Big Cat Rescue or Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

65.) Catch a Tampa Bay Lightning or Florida Panthers match

66.) Pick fresh citrus (or other produce) from a local farm

67.) Visit the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola

68.) Take a bioluminescent kayak trip on Mosquito Lagoon

69.) Experience ICE at Gaylord Palms

ICE at Gaylord Palms - The Ultimate Florida Bucket List
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70.) Participate in a sea-turtle walk to experience nesting

71.) Shop at the world’s largest surf shop: Ron Jon in Cocoa Beach

72.) See thousands of butterflies at Butterfly World

73.) Watch gator wrestlin’ at Gatorland

74.) See the world’s smallest police station in Carrabelle

75.) Photograph the dead trees on on Boneyard Beach

What are your favorite things to do in Florida?
Let us know in the comments!

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