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7 Stargazing Spots In Florida To Visit This Winter

The Geminid Meteor Shower, one of the strongest meteor showers of the year, will be visible from Florida next month. You can see the shower from across the state, but these 7 stargazing spots in Florida will give you the best view.

The meteor shower will take place from December 13 to December 14, 2019, according to Space.com. Pack a blanket and some Cosmic Brownies and enjoy the show.

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve Park

Price: $4

Address: 33104 NW 192nd Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972

Why You Need To Go: Kissimmee Prairie Preserve offers an amazing viewpoint for astronomical events. On the right night, you can even see the Milky Way.

Turner Beach

Price: $5

Address: 17200 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL 33924

Why You Need To Go: Turner Beach has little light pollution, allowing for some of the most stunning views of the night sky in the state.

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Babcock-Webb Wildlife Management Area

Price: $3

Address: 29200 Tuckers Grade, Punta Gorda, FL 33982

Why You Need To Go: This wildlife area in Florida has some of the most scenic views of the stars. Head to Punta Gorda and make a wish on a shooting star.

Shark Valley Observation Tower

Price: $15 per pedestrian, $30 per vehicle

Address: 36000 Shark Valley Loop Rd, Miami, FL 33194

Why You Need To Go: The Everglades have low light pollution, which makes Shark Valley the perfect spot for Miamians to escape the city and see the night sky.

Chiefland Astronomy Village

Price: $5 per night for camping

Address: 5310 NW 52nd Ct, Chiefland, FL 32626

Why You Need To Go: Chiefland is the perfect spot for expert and amateur astronomists alike. Head to the Chiefland Astronomy Village and see if you can spot a meteor.

Pensacola Beach

Address: 12301 Gulf Beach Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32507

Why You Need To Go: The Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association offers stargazers free telescopes for night sky viewings.

Sebastian Inlet State Park

Price: $8

Address: 9700 S Hwy A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951

Why You Need To Go: You'll have a spectacular view of the night sky at Sebastian Inlet. Locals even hold "star parties" here.

Head to these spots across Florida for the best views of the Geminid Meteor Shower next month. For more stargazing, check out this island near Florida with views of the Milky Way.

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