The great state of Florida’s diversity is best exemplified by its sub-tropical and part-peninsula land. Of course, everybody knows about Disney World and the wonderful beaches “The Sunshine State” has to offer, but Florida is a massive state and it would be unfair to limit its praise to the recreational resorts and sun-bathing sections of the state.
There are six places where you can go to relax in Florida: First, the Lake Eola Park. This is the centerpiece of downtown Orlando. It offers 43 acres of exploration and recreation fun that includes fountains, a walking path, playgrounds, swans to feed and swan shaped paddle boats and gondolas (for a slight fee) to enjoy.
Second, is the Harry P. Leu Gardens. Admission is free on Mondays. Guests can enjoy three miles of walkways, rose gardens, a butterfly garden, ancient oak trees, and more.
Third, the Ocala National Forest. Its a great place to experience natural Florida. The Florida Trail is a popular hiking path, where you can view hardwood forests, swamps, springs, and prairies. You can also canoe, picnic, hike and more.
Forth, the Kelly Park. This Park offers over 248 acres of outdoor fun and is pure excitement! A crystal clear spring is the focus of this park, with water sports, including tubing and rock climbing.
Orlando’s rich history also makes its museums a can’t miss experience. Plus, they’re open free to the public so we have listed it as the fifth place you can go to relax in Florida.
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum is also another great place to visit. This museum showcases over 6,000 art pieces ranging from the Renaissance to the Baroque period. Art lovers of all ages will not want to miss one of the oldest collections in all of Florida.
Another great Florida vacation destination is Miami, with its fantastic nightlife and beautiful beaches. You can shop around in the famous South beach Art Deco district, or take in a musical at one of the many theaters in town. Enjoy some of the finest cuisine in the world, all while dining in a rich, paradise-like atmosphere. You can also visit the nearby everglades for an air boat ride, where you can get up close and personal with the alligators.
And finally, should you decide to venture to the west coast of Florida, you should visit the beautiful beaches of Naples and nearby Marco Island. A popular vacation spot for thousands every year, you can take in a day at a water park, or glide over the Gulf of Mexico on board a Para sailing adventure. Whatever you’re looking to do, Florida has a lot to offer for a fun filled vacation.