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5 Unusual Vacation Spots in Florida

Check out these unusual attractions
on your visit to the Sunshine State

Most people head to Florida to check out the ample beaches or to visit that famous mouse. However, there are all sorts of things to do in this state that doesn’t involve water and roller coasters.

If you want to experience some new and more adventurous things in the Sunshine State, then be sure to check out these five things.

Florida's grassy Everglades
Famous for its swamp areas, Florida's Everglades is a wetlands preserve
that is home to hundreds of animal species, known for its grassy look.

Airboat in Florida’s Everglades

When you say the word swamp, many people automatically picture the marshes of Louisiana. However, Florida has an entire region that is famous for its swamp areas. Why should you ride an airboat over the marshes? Well, tourists enjoy alligator hunting. The gators love these bogs, and enthusiasts appreciate the thrill of the ride.

Explore Outer Space

The Kennedy Space Center is a popular vacation destination. Here, you can jump into a simulator and float in a makeshift space shuttle. The training simulators are always a popular stop, but it’s not the only thing to see here. The IMAX 3D theater, as well as the tours of the actual launch pads, don’t disappoint.

Satisfy the Need for Speed

The Daytona International Speedway is one of NASCAR’s most famous tracks. Take a tour and see the behind-the-scenes operations of the notorious raceway. If you come during racing season, then you can attend a race. They also have various programs where you can drive a race car and have the thrill ride of a lifetime. It’s worth spending an afternoon to tour this facility.

Orlando's theme park rail
For those who enjoy modern adventures in Florida, Orlando's theme parks
are the place for the young and young at heart.

Saddle up the Horses for Western Adventure

When you think of cowboys/cowgirls and ranches, Florida isn’t the state that comes to mind. However, there is plenty of Western adventures here. You can find a hunting preserves, such as a Blackbuck Antelope hunting ranch to find a wild adventure. If you want to experience a challenging hunt, then there are a multitude of options for you. You don’t need to be in Texas to have a Wild West style vacation.

Stay in A Yurt on the Santa Fe River

Speaking of rustic living, why not stay in a Yurt community on the Santa Fe River? Camping will never be the same when you spend the night in a round canopy under the stars. Yurts are a mix between camping and glamping and people are enjoying every minute of these unique lodging options. Why not do some fishing and catch some rays on the bank of a river?

Many people think that Florida is all about beaches, partying, and amusement parks. However, there is so much to see and do that people don’t even know about. So grab the kids, take some time off work, and visit this fantastic area that offers so many thrills.

About the author

Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her three-year-old husky, Snowball.

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