Florida is known for the many hot spots that tourists flock to during the vacation season. However, there are also a number of lesser known places that could provide the perfect setting for a vacation. Here are some of the top places to consider:

  • Caladesi Island: on Caladesi Island, you’ll find 3 miles of beaches, fishing hot spots, and various bird trails that make for peaceful walks. You can only get on the island via a private boat or ferry from Honeymoon Island State Park. The island is the perfect place to go for a romantic weekend getaway or family vacation.
  • Crystal River Manatees: manatees are a sea mammal that could be thought of as an underwater cow. They are fairly large and are mostly herbivores. Crystal River on Florida’s nature coast hosts many of these manatees, where tourists can snorkel alongside them. Take the opportunity to do so as you’ll remember it for the rest of your life.
  • Falling Waters State Park: between Tallahassee and Pensacola, you’ll find Falling Waters State Park where the highest waterfall in Florida can be found – 67 feet. The water drops into a sinkhole and it’s a natural attraction that’s worth checking out. Nearby you’ll also find a butterfly garden which is worthy of attention.


Relaxing on Caladesi Island, Snorkeling with manatees in Crystal River and checking out Falling Waters State Park are all great things to do while in Florida. For even more family fun, go on a boat tour or rent jet skis! There’s nothing like spending time outside in South Florida’s beautiful weather!