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Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Natural Beauty of Florida

Where to travel to experience Florida’s iconic natural areas and wildlife.

Florida historic site

Being of the Sunshine State, it’s no surprise that Florida is a haven for nature lovers. This habitat has an ample ecosystem. It includes eye-catching beaches and sparkling springs, green forests, and wetlands full of wildlife. The amazing beauty of this area caters to everyone’s taste. In this guide, we are going to show you the most fabulous natural attractions Florida has to offer, through which you will get all important tips and pieces of advice on how to get the best from your wildlife travel.

Discover the Everglades

Once you are done going through one of Florida’s most celebrated natural destinations, allow the Everglades National Park to be the starting point of your adventure. Venture through the unbroken sawgrass marshes, mangrove forests, and pristine freshwater sloughs that make up this extraordinary habitat. Catch an airboat ride to the place full of alligators, wading birds, and if you’re lucky, just to see a Florida panther. Along with a peaceful experience, paddling in the waterways on a kayak or canoe is also an ambiance you should not miss in the park among the subtropical nature. Something incredible is the Bioluminescent Kayak Tour, which can be during the day through the whole year or in the nighttime during summer days. Don’t miss it when stopping by Florida. You’ll regret it afterward!

Dive into Florida’s Springs 

Cool off in one of the crystalline spring waters in the state of Florida when you are going through the heat. This water combines a temperate water temperature of 72 degrees Fahrenheit and year-round stability which makes these natural pools ideal for swimming, snorkeling, up to scuba diving. Go to great spots like Rainbow Springs State Park or Ichetucknee Springs State Park to be awed by the many colorful kinds of aquatic plants and organisms living in their naturally pristine habitats. 

Explore the Beaches

Florida beaches are world-renowned. They are the symbol of this state. No one’s trip to Florida can be called complete without a visit to them. You may simply prefer the calm and peaceful ambiance of the white sandy coast of the Gulf or the attractive bustle of Miami Beaches, or you may elect to do any number of activities for reaction, relaxation, or getaways. Catch your sunbathing portion during the day, swimming, surfing, or strolling, and have you noticed that the sunset can be even more magnificent when you watch it over the ocean?

Wander Through State Parks

The state of Florida is proud of an outstanding chain of state parks running through the area which has unusual natural landmarks and outdoor entertainment. Discover the awaiting wilderness of Ocala National Forest, hike to the secret waters of Hillsborough River State Park, or travel along the Overseas Highway through a scenic Bahia Honda State Park in the Florida Keys. With an abundance of choices, you won’t be excluding opportunities to enjoy the parks to the very end. 

Go Wildlife Watching

Seeing wildlife is also a thing to not forget. Manatees, dolphins, and bald eagles sharing the land with the bears are just some of the many examples of wildlife in Florida that will blow your mind! Put on a guided zero-emission car tour or just look through the bus window, but don’t forget to look when you travel through the state’s natural surroundings. Take advantage of great opportunities to see these animals, as in parks like Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge or Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, in their own ecosystem.

Experience the Florida Keys

The natural beauty of this place absolutely steals the show. Immersing yourselves in the Florida Keys will be the best time you can possibly have. This string of tropical islands has some of the best diving and snorkeling sites. If one is lucky, one can even make great catches in these locations. Whether it is by snorkeling in the colorful coral reefs of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, spotting wild Key deer on Big Pine, or just being completely relaxed and soaking up the lazy beach vibes of the tropical island, the Key offers it all. It is home to world-class scuba diving, fishing, and boating destinations and is renowned for its relaxed communities, amazing seafood, and rich history. The Keys, which are off the southernmost point of Florida and bordered to the north and south by the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, provide countless chances for boating, sailing, reef and wreck diving, and beach lounging. 

Take a River Cruise 

Step onto an era-themed river boat touring the inland waterways of the Sunshine State the vintage way. Get ready to be fascinated by one of the top activities in Florida – boating. Whether you decide to go through the St. Johns River, the Suwannee River, or the Intracoastal Waterway, you will be fascinated by its lush forests, marshlands, and historic landmarks that are surrounding you. Always have your camera to capture many kinds of birds, such as ospreys, herons, and perhaps also others that will welcome your playful manner and pose for your photos.

Visit Natural History Museums

If you are in Florida and want to know more about the rich natural history of the state, then one of the state’s many museums of natural history should be your choice. Quite a variety of museums can be found here: The Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville—the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, and a few others. Consider exhibits ranging from fossilized prehistoric remains and native plant species to indigenous cultures and conservation efforts among them.

Florida tourist attraction

Vast areas of natural beauty characterize the state of Florida and, at the same time, many outdoor activities. Therefore, endless opportunities for discovering and knowing better are available for investigation. If you are either seeking the thrill in the Everglades or the tranquility of springs or just want to relax on the beaches, rest assured, you will have it all in the Sunshine State. And, if you are ready, have your bags loaded and the camera ready to capture firsthand the excitement of Florida’s magnificent outdoors. Wish you the best vacation ever!

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