Friday, March 28, 2014

Things To Do In Florida {Guest Post}

This is a guest post brought to you by Irene, a Florida native with some great ideas on creative ways to enjoy the state!

Florida is known across the globe for its world-class theme parks such as the Universal Studios and Walt Disney World. Bear in mind, however, that the "Sunshine State" has so much to offer than the aforementioned facilities.

They can deliver the same level of fun and excitement that theme parks can bring. The best part? You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy them. This is one of things that make Florida holidays great—you can enjoy—your vacation without spending a lot.

So, without further adieu, here are some of the fun and exciting activities that you can enjoy in your Florida holiday.

Hot air balloon rides

Hot air balloon rides are some of the best ways to see the beautiful attractions of Florida. Flying above the stunning outskirts of the "Sunshine State" about one hour before sunrise is a must if you want to achieve a sightseeing tour that is unlike any other.

While up there, you'll find peace and calmness and forget about the hustle and bustle of work responsibilities.


When you think of hiking trips, Nepal, Switzerland, and Sweden, among other places probably come into mind. Bear in mind, however, that Florida also has world-class terrains that hikers of different skill levels will love. The state's tropical characteristic is a little something that you may not enjoy in other hiking or tourist locations.

Hike beside lakes and enjoy the beautiful pine and palmetto trees that you’ll encounter along the way. All in all, you’ll love the trails in Florida, especially if you’re a nature lover who has a knack for the outdoors.


Kayaking along the lakes as well as the rivers of Central Florida is another exceptional way of checking out the beauty of nature.

While kayaking, you’ll not only see stunning Florida waters, you’ll also be captivated with its rich wildlife. Some of the animals that you’ll encounter during your kayaking tours are wild boars, raccoons, black bears, and deer.

What makes the said activity more exciting is the fact that you’ll see the said animals in their natural habitats and not inside a cage.


Florida is the place to be if you want to take sightseeing to a whole new level. In addition to the abovementioned activities, you can also visit historical attractions in the area that will certainly spice up your holiday break.

All in all, the "Sunshine State" should be included in your travel itinerary if you want to relax and unwind without burning a hole in your pocket.


Tammy S said...

These all sound like fun things to do. But for me the item I would really want to do is the Hot Air Balloon ride. That is something I have always wanted to do. Thanks for all the great ideas.

Unknown said...

I have never been to Florida, but if I ever do visit I won't just go to Universal Studios and Disney World, I'll also go hiking and take a ride in a hot air balloon. Thank you for sharing this post.

Anne said...

I've only been to Florida a few times, but my favorite thing to do there is birdwatching, and my favorite place to do it is at the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. In fact, I wish I was there right now!

slehan said...

I love riding in hot air balloons. Haven't done it in years, but it's great to do.

slehan at juno dot com

Courtney B said...

ive always wanted to ride a kayak! so fun!

Deanna said...

I guess I've never thought about hiking in Florida. Thanks for the ideas.

sgumer said...

there looks like a lot to do there. i mainly go to the beach and just hang out or go shopping.

Anonymous said...

we love to kayak at Kaladesi (sp?) state park

Yona Williams said...

I love visiting Florida. Two things I'd like to do when I go next time is a dolphin watch cruise, and try my hand at fishing.

sgumer said...

i wish i was there now. there are so many outdoor activities to do and spend time with the family.