People visiting Florida will never find themselves short of things to do. Whether it is man made attractions that they are interested in or the natural environment that they want to explore, there really is something for everyone in Florida.

 

Everglades National Park

 

The Everglades National Park is the second largest national park in the country. It was established in 1947 after the government were petitioned by environmentalists.

 

There are 1.5 million acres of swamps and marshes within the park and this is home to a wide range of wildlife including crocodiles, turtles and otters. The best way to explore the park is on a wildlife boat tour.

 

Walt Disney World

 

This is one of the most popular attractions in Florida especially with families. Younger children will love meeting their favorite Disney characters and there are plenty of exciting rides for parents such as Space Mountain. Disney World is often the very reason that people visit Florida and they can choose to stay at the park, or stay elsewhere and buy day passes to visit the park.

 

Universal Studios

 

As well as being a theme park, Universal Studios is still used for filming films and TV shows. Most of the rides in the park are based around films that have been made at the studios. There are also restaurants and shops available at the park along with live entertainment offered daily.

 

Kennedy Space Center

 

Many of the most famous space journeys that have been made in American history have launched from the Kennedy Space Center. The site is 140,000 acres in size and is so big that a complimentary bus is offered to get visitors around the center.

 

Busch Gardens

 

Visitors to the Tampa area should definitely make Busch Gardens one of the places that they visit. There is a safari park here that is home to some species of wildlife that are not found anywhere else. There is also a theme park that is home to SheiKra, a rollercoaster that has no floor and has a 200 foot vertical drop.

 

Miami Beach

 

Miami Beach is on an island can be reached from mainland Florida by travelling over a bridge. The golden sand and blue ocean make the beach look like something that would be found on a postcard. The world famous Ocean Drive runs alongside the beach and here many shops and restaurants can be found.

 

Dry Tortugas National Park

 

This park can only be accessed by boat and is ideal for snorkelling and exploring the reef. It is also home to Fort Jefferson which was constructed in the 18th Century by the United States government.