When you're sunburnt and there's sand in your shoes, it's time for a new kind of Florida adventure. Luckily, there's plenty to do and see when you're ready to throw in the beach towel.
Here are 9 unique activities in Florida that aren't the beach.
Falling Waters State Park
Price: $5 per vehicle
Hours: 8 a.m. to sundown
Address: 1130 State Park Road, Chipley FL 32428
Why You Need To Go: Forget the beach, chase a waterfall instead. This one at Falling Waters State Park is the largest in Florida.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
Address: 485 N Washington Ave, Titusville, FL 32796
Why You Need To Go: Paddle through luminous waters in at Indian River Lagoon. Florida is among the handful of places in the world to see the bioluminescence.
Now Snowing in Celebration
When: November 30 through December 31
Address: Market Street, Celebration, FL 34747
Why You Need To Go: Who says it doesn't snow in Florida? In Celebration, it "snows" every night in December, so you can have a white Christmas every year.
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, October 2 through August 1
Address: 4553 Solomon Rd, Ona, FL 33865
Why You Need To Go: Head to a land far, far away to see this shining castle. The structure is actually an art piece is made of recyclable materials.
The Fairy Trail
Hours: Sunup to sundown
Address: 1325 Stevens St, Cassadaga, FL 32706
Why You Need To Go: Have a whimsical adventure on this unique trail in Cassadaga. You'll feel like a magical woodland fairy.
University of Florida Bat Houses
When: Spring through early summer for best viewing
Address: Museum Road, Gainsville, FL 32611
Why You Need To Go: Wait until sunset to see the bats fly into the night. These bat houses are the largest of their kind in the world.
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Price: $4 per vehicle
Hours: 8 a.m. to sundown daily
Address: 33104 NW 192nd Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972
Why You Need To Go: You can gaze at the stars like never before at this state park. On some nights, you can even see the Milky Way.
Sweetfields Farm Fall Celebration
When: September - November 2019, days and times vary
Address: 17250 Benes Roush Rd, Masaryktown, FL 34604
Why You Need To Go: Wander through a corn maze at Sweetfields Farm for some spooky fun this fall. Then pick a pumpkin from the patch for your doorstep.
Spring Hill Water Lantern Festival
When: March 14, 2020
Address: 17362 Old Dixie Hwy, Hudson, FL 34667
Why You Need To Go: This water lantern festival near Tampa will brighten up your night. And don't worry, the event is environmentally-friendly.
Hang up your bathing suit and try these 9 unique things to do in Florida. The Sunshine State has much more to offer than just sunshine.
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