4 Things to Do in Florida That Aren’t the Theme Parks

This post was originally written for Curious Sarah’s blog. Checkout the post featured here on and read the guest post she wrote and shared here for ways to fit travel into your busy lives!

When you think of Florida, you probably think of the theme parks or world famous beaches. And while those are definite must see attractions in the Sunshine State, Florida is home to so many amazing things to see and do. Most activities in our state revolve around the great outdoors..that’s one thing Florida doesn’t lack is sunshine! Just pack your sunscreen and read on for some serious FL wanderlust.

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The Florida Trail

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If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, then you must check out The Florida Trail. This trail spans from the Everglades to Pensacola and is over one thousand linear miles. There are trailheads in most communities across Florida and is a great way to see the state by foot. The Florida Trail is only one of eight National Scenic Trails in the United States and a big draw for hikers and those seeking an active adventure through some of Florida’s best nature and scenery.

More Information here and here.

Dry Tortugas National Park

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Key West

Key West is most definitely a Florida tourism hot spot, but did you know that just seventy miles offshore, there’s the Dry Tortugas National Park? Made up of seven islands and only accessible by boat or seaplane, this National Park is rich in history and nature. There’s something for everyone at this park: camping, snorkeling through shipwrecks, observing marine life, exploring Fort Jefferson, and don’t forget about the crystal clear waters and pristine sandy beaches

More information here. 

St. Augustine

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The nation’s oldest city is home to so many fun attractions! St. Augustine really has it all. Visit historical landmarks like the Fountain of Youth or the Castillo de San Marcos ..  there’s ghost tours, distillery visits, shopping, nightlife, and so much more. There’s so much packed in this city, you can definitely make a vacation out of visiting here! It’s one of my favorite weekend getaway destinations!

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More information here.

Florida Springs

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At Weikiva Springs

Did you know that there are more natural springs in Florida than any other state? These natural springs are all over the state and there is so much to do at each one. Springs are camping hot spots, a great setting for snorkeling, cave diving, or scuba diving, and a fun place for all types of boating and water sports..my favorite is paddle boarding! There’s launches and slips along the way for easy access to the springs and miles of waterways that you can tube down and soak in the Florida sun. 

More information here.

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I’m in serious need for planning a trip now! Have you ever travelled to Florida? What’s your favorite thing to do and see here?

24 comments

  1. The Dry Tortugas are literally one of my favorite places I have ever visited. We took a catamaran out there and snorkled. it was amazing!

    1. Wow, really??! Dying to go! Maybe this summer!

  2. I was just in Florida! I wanted to go to Dry Tortugas but we didn’t make it. Hopefully next time!

    1. Ahh, I saw on your IG! Looked like a fun trip!!

  3. Oh I definitely need to add these to the list of things to do! Dry Tortugas sounds awesome!

    1. I seriously need to plan a trip!!

  4. I love visiting natural springs! Great list, it’s nice to see alternative options for fun in Florida 🙂

  5. We are kinda over the theme parks so this is a great list of other things to see and enjoy while visiting in Florida.

    1. Thanks Candy! It’s nice to get away from them and explore more!

    1. That sounds really awesome!

  6. This is great! I’ve always wanted to visit 🙂

    1. Definitely should! 🙂

  7. I love this post! I didn’t realize there was so much to see and do in Florida, and they all sound like so much fun. Sharing on Pinterest!

    1. Thanks so much!! 🙂

  8. I’d love to check out the springs! There’s just something so refreshing about nature springs.

  9. All of these places sound amazing!!! I love Key West but have never visited Dry Tortugas National Park. I need to visit these places soon!!!

    1. I love Key West too! So fun!

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