When it comes to taking a vacation within the 48 contiguous, there’s one state that usually stands head and shoulders above the rest. We’re talking about Florida, of course, the place that’s practically synonymous with taking a vacation. And, the other good thing about Florida is that it has nice weather (even if it does get a bit hot and humid) pretty much year round.
That means that even though summer has officially come to a close, there’s still plenty of time to plan a trip down to America’s own personal vacation land! And, if you’re going to be taking a trip down to Florida, then you’ll want to know what you should be checking out, and that’s just what we’ll be doing below!
On this list, we’re going to share our 20 picks for the most beautiful places in Florida to see. No doubt, you’ve probably heard of some of these places before. However, we’re willing to bet there will be a few surprises for even the most grizzled Florida-vacation veteran out there! So, take a look at our list, and see if there aren’t a couple new spots worth checking out in the great state of Florida!
1. Everglades National Park
The Florida Everglades are truly awe inspiring, and no picture you’ve ever seen of them can truly do the experience of visiting them justice.
2. St. Bernard de Clairveaux Church
Located in Miami, this monastery was originally built in Spain, before being purchased by William Hearst, torn down and then reassembled.
3. Overseas Highway
Driving the overseas highway through the Florida Keys is an experience that every road traveler should have at least once in his or her life.
4. Gulf Islands National Seashore
Those who have a yen for hiking will want to sample the various trails and locations along Florida’s portion of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.
5. Blowing Rocks Preserve
Located on Jupiter Island, this incredible spot is famed for its limestone cliffs that interact in stunning ways with the crashing waves.