Here in the Sunshine State, we are #blessed with some of the coolest hotspots for tourists in the country. With theme parks like Disney World and Busch Gardens for thrill-seekers and crystal-like waters in the Florida Keys and Ginnie Springs, Florida is basically a traveler’s paradise. The only problem — these places can get so packed at times that it can feel difficult to walk more than two feet without bumping into a pair of Minnie ears or tripping on a beach cooler. Don't worry though, we've done a bit of digging and crafted this list of twelve places in Florida to visit if you absolutely hate crowds.\nWhether you're searching for a romantic garden or a whole state park full of breezy trees and crashing waves, you may just find one that you fall in love with.\nAlfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park\nPrice: $6 per vehicle\nAddress: 3540 Thomasville Rd., Tallahassee, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: Wander through a garden bursting with hundreds of dreamy flowers like camellias and azaleas and then discover the property's secret garden from behind a mysterious wall. Snap some stunning photos and then soak up some sun by the reflection pool. Is there a better way to unwind away from the crowds?\nView this post on Instagram Our new brick walk looks beautiful! Come take a stroll. A post shared by Alfred B. Maclay Gardens (@maclaygardenssp) on Mar 1, 2020 at 3:33pm PST\nWebsite\nCedar Key Scrub State Reserve\nPrice: Free\nAddress: FL-24, Cedar Key, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: You'll have over 5,000 acres of preserved land to hike; you may just feel civilization melt away. With thirteen miles of trails to bike, walk or even ride your horse, this spot is an adventurer's dream.\nView this post on Instagram Even when not looking at the beautiful ocean views, the scenery is pretty Photo by @patriciawalters #cedarkeyfl #cedarkey #ferns #pineforest #cedarkeyscrub #loveflorida #pureflorida #hiking #gooutside A post shared by Cedar_Key_Florida (@cedar_key_florida) on Feb 18, 2018 at 5:14am PST\nWebsite\nBulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park\nPrice: $4 per vehicle\nAddress: 3501 Old Kings Rd., Flagler Beach, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: If you're into history and old-time ruins, this is going to be number one on your list. Walk near the crumbling walls of a plantation, eat a picnic in the fresh air and take a spin on one of the park's canoes.\nView this post on Instagram Tucked away in the northeast corner of Florida, between Daytona Beach & St Augustine is the Bulow Ruins Plantation State Park. Back in 1810 this was Floridas biggest plantation, sugar was it crop. In 1836 it was burnt to the ground by the Seminole Indians and never recovered. Florida was a fledgling frontier at the time, it's volatility high. The mill was constructed out of local coquina shell, the same material the Castillo De San Marcos Fort in St Augustine is made from. Testament to the material large portions are still standing today some 200 years after construction. This is a fascinating place a tad eerie and very intriguing. @visittheusa @visitflorida @fl.stateparks @usatraveltrip @raw_mobile_ @apple @escapesnaps @qftravelinsider @marieforleo . . . . #bulowplantationruinshistoricstatepark #bulowplantation #plantationruins #ruins #unitedstates #usatrip#usaroadtrip #USATravel #Visittheusa #earthpics #usatraveltrip #travel #photograph #familytravel #familyadventures #roadtripusa #rvlife #rvtravel #amateursalbum #getoutside #qfttravelinsider #escapesnaps #ShotoniPhone #mobilephotography #worldmobilephotography #raw_mobile #OurWild #usa_travellers #outdoorsUSA A post shared by WeXploretravel (@wexploretravel) on Jan 26, 2020 at 4:45am PST\nWebsite\nSawgrass Lake Park\nPrice: Free\nAddress: 7400 25th St. N, St. Petersburg, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: Zig-zag through some stunning green trees on a boardwalk that winds through one of nature's most gorgeous gems. Keep your eyes peeled for butterflies and exotic birds. If you are into a good view, climb the observation tower and look out on the park's hidden waters.\nView this post on Instagram #sawgrasslakepark #florida #stpeteparks A post shared by Amanda Huggins (@pinellasbeachlife) on Feb 15, 2020 at 7:22pm PST\nWebsite\nNaples Botanical Garden\nPrice: $19.95 per adult\nAddress: 4820 Bayshore Dr., Naples, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: Explore 170-acres of exotic plants that will make you feel like you've traveled abroad. Let the USA dissolve into the background as you walk through a Japanese garden complete with stepping stones and lily pads. A boardwalk and observation tower give you extraordinary views of a garden that may just bring you a slice of peace.\nView this post on Instagram “Just like the lotus we too have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness and radiate into the world.” A post shared by Piper Arielle (@piperarielle) on Apr 17, 2019 at 6:56pm PDT\nWebsite\nWashington Oaks Gardens State Park\nPrice: $5 per vehicle\nAddress: 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: There's an ancient rock formation on the beach, where you can search for adorable little coquina shells. Folks who are trying to get rid of some stress will love the garden and its peaceful reflecting pool that feel like something out of a Miyazaki film.\nView this post on Instagram Gratitude list, because we all need a little positivity right about now. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⋒ Thankful I get to work from home when necessary and do something I adore. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⋒ Thankful for this view that never ever gets old and always manages to bring peace and joy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⋒Thankful for lots and lots of books to read, shows to watch, and podcasts to catch up on. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⋒Thankful for the motivation to draw and create art for the first time in a year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⋒Thankful to not be in school right now, and therefore avoid the annual “finals week cold” I catch every exam period due to lack of sleep and stress. (Knock on wood.) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⋒Thankful the weather isn’t so miserably hot yet that we can still get outside a bit, if not gather in large groups. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⋒Thankful for the opportunity to retrain myself to quittouchingmyface. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⋒Thankful for peace and grace in the chaos. . . . . . #honeywildpresets #oceanview #waves #washingtonoaksbeach #washingtonoaks #quietinthewild #skyline #loveflorida #sandsunsky #beachday #coquinabeach #gratitudelist #goodthings #practicegratitude #stormysea #floridalife #roamflorida #explorestaugustine #beachfolk #lifeonthelightside #beachy #raggamuffinheart #goexplore A post shared by Reilly Paige (@redheadreilly) on Mar 16, 2020 at 8:02am PDT\nWebsite\nNaples Zoo\nPrice: $22.95 general admission\nAddress: 1590 Goodlett-Frank Rd., Naples, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: As you stroll through exotic gardens or a walkway of royal palms, you can see some of the most adorable animals around. Feed lettuce to a giraffe or meet some animal babies. The combo of gorgeous green spaces and adorable animal babies is sure to give you a relaxing afternoon.\nView this post on Instagram just two bean heads feeding a giraffe A post shared by hannah (@h_wendling) on Oct 6, 2019 at 12:45pm PDT\nWebsite\nRavine Gardens State Park\nPrice: $5 per vehicle\nAddress: 1600 Twigg St., Palatka, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: You can wander around a dreamy old garden carved out of a ravine that feels like a lost jungle civilization. If you're in it for the photos, you'll be all about the hiking trail that's just under two miles long and will give you breathtaking views of a unique natural wonder.\nView this post on Instagram #florida #realflorida #ravinegardensstatepark #floridastateparks #palatka #ravinegardens A post shared by Yaroslav (@yarokuznetsov) on Dec 25, 2019 at 1:51pm PST\nWebsite\nCorkscrew Swamp Sanctuary\nPrice: $14 for adults, $6 for students with a valid ID\nAddress: 375 Sanctuary Rd., Naples, Florida\nWhy You Need To Go: If you think animals are better than people, this boardwalk through three different habitats is definitely for you. Take in those natural, green vibes and keep your peepers peeped for alligators, otters, exotic birds, butterflies, and other assorted beasts. There may be no better way to connect with Florida's wild side.\nView this post on Instagram Wo führt uns der Weg hin? . . #way #weg #everglades #evergladesnationalpark #swamp #corkscrewswampsanctuary #crorkscrew #naples #naplesflorida #florida #usa #usaroadtrip #canon #canon80d #canonphotography #canon80dphotography A post shared by Ein AG in TG (@ein_ag_in_tg) on Mar 15, 2020 at 1:39pm PDT\nWebsite\nKoreshan State Park\nPrice: $5 per vehicle\nAddress: 3800 Corkscrew Rd., Estero, Florida\nWhy You Need To Go: Wander through some intense greenery along a river and then explore a bamboo garden. If you're living for those haunted places, you may be really excited to check out the abandoned houses from the 1800s. Spooky!\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Christie Jacobson (@alicebythesea) on Mar 1, 2020 at 5:14pm PST\nWebsite\nEden Gardens State Park\nPrice: $4 per vehicle\nAddress: 181 Eden Garden Rd., Santa Rosa Beach, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: For folks who feel like they belong in a mansion, this place will give you a taste of that post-Civil War "good life" by letting you explore an enormous white mansion built in 1897. There are 167 acres of land for you to get some fresh air and some space.\nView this post on Instagram Oak magic 💚 . . . . . . . . . #oak #oaktree #park #statepark #edengardensstatepark #edengardens #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #instanature #green #instagram #instagood #insta #love #photography #photooftheday #photographer #travel #traveltheworld #travelgram #garden #florida #usa #america #travelusa #nationalparkgeek #beautiful #likeforlike #like4like A post shared by Lana (@lana__photographer) on Mar 6, 2020 at 4:41pm PST\nWebsite\nBig Cypress Bend Boardwalk\nPrice: $3 per vehicle\nAddress: 137 Coastline Dr., Copeland, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: This stunning boardwalk gives you a dreamy 2,500 feet of natural views with an observation deck perfect for a photo op. If you've ever wondered what Shrek's habitat actually looks like, you'll be stoked to see this untouched section of the Fakahatchee Strand Swamp.\nView this post on Instagram #happy #quiet #simple #life A post shared by Kristin Bailey (@kickasskristintravels) on Feb 11, 2020 at 10:34pm PST\nWebsite\nWhether you're in the mood to meditate in a gorgeous field of flowers, forage in the woods or dig up a slice of Sunshine State history, you can be sure to find a bit of peace and quiet at one of these stunning natural spots.\nWe 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.