10 bucket list adventures in Florida
With gorgeous weather, lush tropical landscapes and exotic wildlife, it’s not surprising that when you think Florida, you think adventure!
Indeed, whether you’re planning a visit or are a resident of the Sunshine State, there’s a reason Florida is one of the most sought-after destinations. From theme parks to beaches, there are plenty of adventures you won’t want to miss.
Check out our picks for activities to add to your Florida bucket list. How many of these have you checked off?
- Conquer your fears at the theme parks
Nothing says Orlando like our theme parks. Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando are the perfect places to conquer your fear of heights and experience the thrill of whipping through the air on the tallest and fastest roller coasters. You can also venture through the world of your favorite movies in real life, a true bucket-list experience.
- Swim in the springs
Florida is home to over 700 springs, and they’re the best places to experience the natural beauty of the state. You can make a day out of visiting Wekiwa Springs, De Leon Springs or Blue Spring State Park, to name just a few. The springs’ crystal-clear, cool waters make them a great outdoor adventure and a summer necessity for many locals.
- Spend time with dolphins
Seeing a dolphin jump out of the water is an iconic Florida experience and a thrill! If you’re on the coast, check out one of the many boat tours that will allow you to spot some playful dolphins in the wild. Or, check out an experience that will allow you to swim with the dolphins!
- Witness a rocket launch
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of watching a rocket shoot off into the stars, carrying astronauts to explore the unknown or cargo important to the mission. It’s a feeling many Floridians know well, but it’s truly Florida. Head to Kennedy Space Center to see some rockets up close and check out the launch schedule
- Take a ride on an airboat
Imagine the thrill of the wind on your face as you fly, skimming the water in an airboat. Airboats are popular in the Everglades (an adventure in itself!) but there are plenty of places to take a thrilling ride and get a glimpse of wild Florida.
- See a race in Daytona
You don’t have to be a race fan to get your blood pumping as cars whizz past at astounding speeds! Daytona International Speedway is the “World Center of Racing” and catching an event there is a definite bucket-list experience.
- Visit a State or National Park
From islands that are only reachable by boat to one of 11 National Parks, Florida has some incredible protected lands that reflect the unique features of our state. Whether you want to take a hike, hop on a boat, or camp, these locations will offer some awesome adventures.
- See the manatees
Manatees are special to Floridians. These gentle giants are often spotted in huge groups in the colder months, and there are plenty of ways to respectfully see them, from spotting them from viewing points on land to taking a paddle tour on the water.
- See a mermaid
Are mermaids real? They are at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park! What’s more once-in-a-lifetime than that?
- Tackle a tree to tree adventure park
If you’re looking for the best adventures in Florida, Orlando Tree Trek’s rope adventure park should be at the top of your bucket list! There’s nothing like zip lining in Florida, taking in the summer sunshine and feeling like you’re soaring with the birds. If you want a thrill, take a treetop trek on our obstacle course, with 97 games and challenges to get your adrenaline going. Each part of the ropes course gets progressively higher and more challenging, giving you a great sense of accomplishment and strength before you zipline Orlando on our 425′ giant ziplines. Tree to tree adventures let you soar, step and swing through Florida’s beautiful nature like never before. It’s time to spice up your bucket list with a rope park adventure!
What’s first up on your Florida bucket list?
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