Have Clothes, Will Travel
Most tourists see the Sunshine State as the Disney capital of the world but those who know how to navigate this charming state can attest that it’s more than just its man-made attractions. Consider this list your introduction as you work your way through the country’s charming Sunshine State.
The country’s second-largest natural park after Yellowstone, Everglades National Park is a 1.5 million-acre preserve of unspoiled swamp and subtropical marsh with flatwoods and mangroves best explored via hiking, guided boat tours, and tram rides.
Devil’s Den is a hidden gem in Florida and is one of the country’s prehistoric underground rivers. Named for the steam rising from the cave’s opening, it’s now a popular scuba diving and recreational facility.
Spend hours exploring the eclectic Ringling Museum of Art, an interactive circus museum featuring the personal antiques and art collection of circus magnate John Ringling and his wife, Mabel.
A NASA gem and one of the ten National Aeronautics and Space Administration centers, you’ll find all things space-related at the Kennedy Space Center. Learn everything there is to know about astronauts, rocket launchers, and see the Space Shuttle Atlantis up close.
Since its discovery in 1513 by Juan Ponce de Leon, Dry Tortugas has been the main hub of merchants, explorers, sailors, and impressive forts—one of which is Fort Jefferson built in the 1800s.