Needless to say, that means that the state has become quite adept at catering to the crowds that flock there each and every year. More to the point, it means that many places (even some of the cool ones) have become dreaded tourists traps.
Now, we’re not saying there’s anything necessarily wrong with some of the tourist traps we’re listing below. In fact, some of them might be eminently worth you time if they appeal to your sensibilities. However, there’s something to be said for knowing how to zig when everyone else is zagging.
That’s why in addition to the 10 Florida tourist traps that we list below, we’re also providing 10 alternatives. In total, this list really gives you the opportunity to get the most of your Florida vacation (or even vacations).
So, if you want to know what’s hot and what’s not in the great state of Florida, peep our list below. You might learn a thing or two!
1. Seaworld’s Discovery Cove
Swimming with dolphins for 30 minutes is definitely a cool experience, but it’s also one that costs hundreds of dollars.
2. INSTEAD: Crystal River
Instead, you can pay a visit to Crystal River where you can pay a fraction of the price to swim with manatees.
3. Versailles in Miami
The conventional wisdom is that when you want Cuban food in Miami, then you go to Versailles.
4. INSTEAD: Palacio de los Jugos
Versaille is good, but this place (with multiple locations) is better in our estimation and also doesn’t attract the enormous crowds.
5. South Beach
Unless you’re in the mood for a non-stop beach party with large crowds, South Beach is to be skipped.