Must-see attractions in Florida

  • Saturn V rocket displayed above Apollo command and service modules at the Apollo/Saturn V Center at the Kennedy Space Center.

    Kennedy Space Center

    Space Coast

    Within this 140,000-acre campus, the dreams of some of the greatest scientific minds of the 20th century took flight all the way to the moon and back…

  • Dale Chihuly Exhibition at Fairchild Tropical Garden ;

    Fairchild Tropical Garden


    If you need to escape Miami’s constant motion, consider a green day in one of the country’s largest tropical botanical gardens. A butterfly grove,…

  • WINTER HAVEN, FL - June 18, 2014: Visitors pass through the entrance to Legoland Florida in Winter Haven, FL, on June 18, 2014.


    Greater Orlando

    Legoland is a joy. With manageable crowds and lines, and no bells and whistles, this lakeside theme park maintains an old-school vibe – you don't have to…

  • Hogwarts Castle, home to Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey attraction Orlando USA; Shutterstock ID 361528154; Your name (First / Last): Trisha Ping; GL account no.: 65050; Netsuite department name: Online Editorial; Full Product or Project name including edition: Trisha Ping/65050/Online Editorial/FloridaPOIs

    Wizarding World of Harry Potter

    Greater Orlando

    You don't have to be a huge Harry Potter fan to appreciate the genius of the magnificently whimsical Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which invites…

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    Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

    Key Biscayne

    If you don’t make it to the Florida Keys, come to this park for a taste of their unique island ecosystems. The 494-acre space is a tangled clot of…

  • The Biltmore hotel in coral Gables. FL. USAThe historic resort is located in coral Gables, Florida near Miami. the Biltmore Hotel became the hallmark of coral Gables.

    Biltmore Hotel


    In the most opulent neighborhood of one of the showiest cities in the world, the Biltmore is the greatest of the grand hotels of the American Jazz Age. If…

  • ORLANDO, USA - SEPTEMBER 02, 2015: Gringotts Bank Dragon breathing fire The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando. Universal Studios Orlando is a theme park in Orlando, Florida.

    Universal Studios

    Greater Orlando

    Divided geographically by region-specific architecture and ambience and fabulously themed as a Hollywood backlot, Universal Studios' simulation-heavy…

  • Fountain at Bayfront Park in the downtown area of Miami, FL with Biscayne Bay in the distance.

    Bayfront Park

    Downtown Miami

    Few American parks can claim to front such a lovely stretch of turquoise as Biscayne Bay, but Miamians are lucky like that. Noted artist and landscape…

  • Domino players in Maximo Gomez Park, Little Havana, Miami, Florida, USA

    Máximo Gómez Park

    Little Havana

    Just five minutes from Memorial Boulevard Park, which honors a number of Cuban heroes, Máximo Gómez is the big beating heart of Miami's Little Havana…

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    Venice Beach

    Southwest Gulf Coast

    Where W Venice Ave dead-ends you'll find a covered beach pavilion with restrooms and a snack bar. Further south beyond the pier is Casperson Beach.

  • Ca'd'Zan Venetian Style Residence, Ringling Museum.

    Ringling Museum Complex


    The 66-acre winter estate of railroad, real-estate and circus baron John Ringling and his wife, Mable, is one of the Gulf Coast’s premier attractions and…

  • Dali Museum

    Salvador Dalí Museum

    St Petersburg

    The theatrical exterior of the Salvador Dalí Museum speaks of great things: out of a wound in the towering white shoe box oozes a 75ft geodesic glass…

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Kyaking in Fort De Soto Park, a park made up of five offshore keys or islands.

    Fort DeSoto Park

    Tampa Bay

    With 1136 acres of unspoiled wilderness, Fort DeSoto is one of Florida’s premier beach parks. It includes 7 miles of beaches (including a dog beach), two…

  • Aerial of Caladesi Island State Park.

    Caladesi Island State Park

    Tampa Bay

    Directly to the south of Honeymoon, this park is accessible only by boat and is virtually as nature made it: unspoiled and pristine. Consequently, it…

  • Wakodahatchee Wetland

    Gold Coast

    Easily overlooked because it's man made, this incredible collection of ecosystems is spanned by a sturdy boardwalk, bringing you right next to (and in…

  • WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - APRIL 4, 2016: The Flagler Museum exterior and grounds. The beaux arts mansion was constructed by Henry Flagler.; Shutterstock ID 402760483; Your name (First / Last): Lauren Keith; GL account no.: 65050; Netsuite department name: Content Asset; Full Product or Project name including edition: Guides Project Eastern USA

    Flagler Museum

    Palm Beach

    This museum is housed in the spectacular 1902 mansion built by Henry Flagler as a gift for his bride, Mary Lily Kenan. The beaux arts–styled Whitehall was…

  • Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida.

    Brevard Zoo

    Space Coast

    For more than 22 years this community-built zoo has set standards for imaginative design, immersive wildlife experiences, education and conservation…

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    Vizcaya Museum & Gardens


    If you want to see something that is 'very Miami', this is it – lush, big, over the top, a patchwork of all that a rich US businessman might want to show…

  • Florida wetland, Airboat ride at Everglades National Park in USA. Popular place for tourists, wild nature and animals.; Shutterstock ID 551715508; Your name (First / Last): Lauren Keith; GL account no.: 65050; Netsuite department name: Content Asset; Full Product or Project name including edition: Guides Project Eastern USA

    Everglades National Park

    The Everglades

    Encompassing 1.5 million acres, this vast wilderness is one of America's great natural treasures. As a major draw for visitors to South Florida, your…

  • The Dudley Do-Right Ripsaw Falls ride at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure theme park.

    Universal Orlando Resort


    Pedestrian-friendly Universal Orlando Resort has got spunk, spirit and attitude. With fantastic rides, excellent children's attractions and entertaining…

  • Edison winter home at Edison Estate and Laboratory, Fort Myers, Florida, USA

    Edison & Ford Winter Estates

    Fort Myers

    Florida's snowbirds can be easy to mock, but not this pair. Thomas Edison built his winter home in 1885 and lived in Florida seasonally until his death in…

  • Cayo Costa State Park on La Costa Island is lined with undisturbed, pristine white beaches.

    Cayo Costa State Park

    Southwest Gulf Coast

    Slim as a supermodel and as lovely, Cayo Costa Island is almost entirely preserved as a 2500-acre state park. While its pale, ash-colored sand may not be…

  • HistoryMiami

    Downtown Miami

    South Florida – a land of escaped slaves, guerrilla Native Americans, gangsters, land grabbers, pirates, tourists, drug dealers and alligators – has a…

  • Pérez Art Museum Miami

    Downtown Miami

    One of Miami's most impressive spaces, designed by Swiss architects Herzog & De Meuron, integrates tropical foliage, glass, concrete and wood – a melding…

  • Alligator ( Alligator mississippiensis ) yawning - Florida

    Wakulla Springs State Park

    Florida Panhandle

    Glowing an otherworldly aqua and overhung with Spanish moss, the natural spring at the center of this 6000-acre state park feels like something from the…

  • February 26, 2017 - Daytona Beach, Florida, USA: The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams take to the track for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

    Daytona International Speedway

    Daytona Beach

    The Holy Grail of raceways has a diverse race schedule. Ticket prices skyrocket for good seats at big races, headlined by the Daytona 500 in February. It…

  • Boardwalk in Audobon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

    Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

    Southwest Gulf Coast

    The crown jewel in the National Audubon Society's sanctuary collection, the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary provides an intimate exploration of six pristine…

  • Botanical garden in Naples. Flowers landscape. Lili Ponds.

    Naples Botanical Gardens


    This outstanding botanical garden styles itself as ‘a place of bliss, a region of supreme delight.’ And after spending some time wandering its 2½-mile…

  • "Typewriter Eraser, Scale X" is an artwork created in 1999 by the American artist Claes Oldenburg in partnership with his wife, Coosje van Bruggen. It was on view at the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, from February through June, 2019.

    Norton Museum of Art

    West Palm Beach

    This is the largest art museum in Florida and arguably the most impressive. It opened in 1941 to display the enormous art collection of industrialist…

  • Anhinga Trail Boardwalk through the Everglades National Park, Florida.

    Anhinga Trail

    Everglades National Park

    If you do just one walk in the Everglades, make sure it's on the Anhinga Trail. Gators sun on the shoreline, anhinga spear their prey and wading birds…

  • Stainless steel sculpture by artist Arik Levy titled RockGrowth 370, from 2017, in front of palm trees and main entrance to The Baker Museum, a modern art museum in Naples, Collier County, Florida, USA.  The museum houses a diverse collection of art in a three-story, 30,000-square-foot facility. Permanent collections include American modernism, 20th-century Mexican art, sculpture and 3-dimensional art.  The building, with its angled brick- and stone-toned fascia tiles, was designed by Florida architect Gene Aubry, who also designed the Hayes Hall building next to it.

    Baker Museum


    The pride of Naples, this engaging, sophisticated art museum is part of the Artis–Naples campus, which includes the fabulous Philharmonic Center next door…

  • Epcot Center in Walt Disney World - stock photo


    Walt Disney World

    An acronym for 'Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow,' Epcot was Disney's vision of a high-tech city when it opened in 1982. It's divided into two…

  • National Naval Aviation Museum, F-8A Crusader aircraft.

    National Naval Aviation Museum

    Gulf Coast

    A visit to Pensacola is not complete without a trip to this enormous collection of military aircraft muscle and artifacts. Adults and children alike will…

  • Rainbow over Shell Island, Panama City Beach, FL.

    Shell Island

    Gulf Coast

    Offshore from St Andrews State Park, this sandy 'desert' island is fantastic for sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling. There are neither facilities nor…

  • MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 03: Patrons attend 2010 Art Basel during a celebration honoring Isabella Rossellini and film "Seduce Me" at the Wolfsonianon December 3, 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Anthony Djuren/Getty Images)


    South Beach

    Visit this excellent design museum early in your stay to put the aesthetics of Miami Beach into context. It’s one thing to see how wealth, leisure and the…

  • Dune fence and sea oats on the dunes at Pensacola Beach, Florida on Gulf Islands National Seashore.; Shutterstock ID 217923022; Your name (First / Last): Emma Sparks; GL account no.: 65050; Netsuite department name: Online Editorial; Full Product or Project name including edition: Best_in_the_US_POIs

    Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Gulf Coast

    The highlight of the Florida Panhandle, this 150-mile stretch of mostly undeveloped white-sand beach is a prime example of what the Gulf Coast looked like…

  • Tourists and locals enjoy cocktails while viewing the sunset from pier at Mallory Square.

    Mallory Square

    Key West

    Take all those energies, subcultures and oddities of Keys life and focus them into one torchlit, family-friendly (but playfully edgy), sunset-enriched…