15 x Best Places to Visit in Florida

Last Updated On September 11, 2022

When you think of vacationing in Florida, you may envision spending all of your time at the beach or Disney World, but the Sunshine State has so much more to offer. Here is our selection of the top locations to visit in Florida. There's something for everyone, including camping, shopping, swimming, boating, fishing, sightseeing, and museum visits.

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While you won't be able to see everything in a single trip, this list may expose you to some beautiful places you've never heard of and help you find cool things to do and see so that you can organize your holiday for maximum fun.

1. Amelia Island

Amelia Island, a hidden gem tucked away in one of the East Coast's lines of barrier islands, is at the top of the list. Amelia Island's beaches, once frequented by roving pirates, are now noted for their exquisite landscape, calm charm, and shrimp industry. Come here to enjoy nature at its most peaceful, or participate in one of the island's various outdoor activities.

2. Orlando

Orlando is famous for Walt Disney World among the non-locals. Aside from seeing the world's most renowned theme park, you may visit Universal Studios and go shopping. Orlando is also known for its excellent golf courses, making it an ideal destination for families looking to visit a theme park while still having adult fun.

3. St. Petersburg

4. Delray Beach

Delray Beach is a tiny coastal city in Florida noted for its beautiful sandy beaches and vibrant art scene in its diverse downtown. The Pineapple Grove Arts District is brimming with outstanding public art and art galleries. The Cornell Art Museum, founded in 1913, is well-known for its collection of modern art. There's also the Creative Arts School and the Fieldhouse, which opened in 1925, among other things.

5. Miami

Miami is one of the best destinations to visit in Florida. It's famous for its bustling nightlife, which may keep you dancing until dawn. The food culture is likewise recognized, with the most outstanding restaurants in Florida filling up every night. 

You can try the Latin-American fusion scene, which will really blow your gourmet mind. Little Havana is a popular tourist site in Miami. The area was established in the 1950s and retained some of its throwback charms.

6. Dry Tortugas National State Park

The Dry Tortugas National Park is one of Florida's most stunning places to visit. It stretches across the Las Tortugas islands, which its "discoverer named," Juan Ponce de Leon, after the turtles he ate to survive while sailing through the world's turbulent waters.

The Dry Tortugas, which once consisted primarily of coral, sea turtles, and saltwater, quickly became a popular destination for adventurers. It was subsequently used to secure the area by forts, then as a prison, then as a coaling station, then as a location during the war, and ultimately as a national park.

7. St. Augustine

8. Fort Myers

9. Everglades National Park

10. Fort Walton Beach

11. Stuart

12. Panama City Beach

If you're looking for a vibrant coastal town that showcases the liveliest areas of Florida's coast, Panama City Beach is one of the most incredible places to visit in Florida.

It has long sections of beach, busy nightlife, and activities for people of all ages. There's never a dull moment on Panama City Beach. This small town is a nature haven and a nightlife hotspot, so there's bound to be something for everyone.

13. Boca Raton

14. Key West

Key West is the southernmost point in the entire United States and the southernmost Key in the Florida Keys. There are a variety of hot pubs and restaurants here, interspersed with historic sites and bordered by sand beaches. Duval Street spans from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean, but it's not the only thing that makes it unique.

The entire region has a pleasant morning glow that lasts all day. Key West is one of the Florida Keys, and some consider it to be the best Florida Key.

15. Tallahassee