Nothing quite brings people together like bonding over their hometown in ways only the locals know. From the awesome and the interesting to hidden gems and the downright hilarious, Florida has plenty of it all, especially the quirkiness. And when it comes to names, there is an abundance of towns in Florida with strange ones that are sure to give you a laugh — or at least make you wonder what people had in mind when they chose it.
Why You Need To Go: Yule always find holiday cheer here! Complete with a year-round nativity display and a decked-out Christmas tree, it’s a quaint little spot to drive through while you’re counting down the days until December. You can find it or get directions here on Google Maps.
Possum Bluff, FL
Why You Need To Go: With a name like this, you'd think there would be mountain ranges covered in Opossums here, but that isn't really the case for this little town. Found to the northwest of Merritt Island on the St. John’s River, Possum Bluff is part of Putnam County.
There are some interesting features nearby, such as NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, where you can watch rocket launches, and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge's over 140,000-acre nature preserve with glowing waters you can experience on a bioluminescent kayak tour.
Why You Need To Go: Probably the perfect place to be a potato, Couch, FL is found up in the panhandle in Bay County. With beautiful Panama City and Panama City Beach close by, you can take your couch potato vibes to the beach and relax.
Fluffy Landing, FL
Why You Need To Go: Probably a good place to crash land, Fluffy Landing can be found on the waterfront of Jolly Bay in Freeport. There are plenty of marinas and places to launch kayaks and paddleboards from in this area, with some great beaches close by, too.
Why You Need To Go: One of the theories of how Yeehaw Junction got its name is from the voice commands farmers would give their draft animals pulling wagons to keep left or right. Found in Osceola County, it’s not far from the gorgeous Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park.
We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.