Tons of historic explorers have gone in search of many a wild myth in Florida; from the Fountain of Youth to the Florida Lizard Man, and many more. And while we won’t tell you not to chase your dreams, there are tons of amazing places in Florida to explore and things to do that are probably a lot easier to find. Time to update your bucket list and check out these awesome attractions in Florida.

Take A Day Trip From Miami To The Bahamas

Price: Normally $799, but on sale for $749 as of publication 

Address: 2201 NW 55th Ct., Hangar 11, Fort Lauderdale FL 

Why You Need To Go: You can take the day trip of your dreams and explore the dreamy shores of Staniel Cay in the Exumas and be back home in time for dinner. Swim in crystal clear waters, visit nurse sharks and the famous swimming pigs, check out Thunderball Grotto from the James Bond movie, and end your trip in the village before you hop back on your private charter plane for the trip home, just under two hours long. 

Float The Day Away On A Natural Lazy River

Price: $4 to $6 per vehicle

Address: 7450 NE. 60th St., High Springs, FL  

Why You Need To Go: Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park is about a 2.5-hour drive from Orlando, but the trip is totally worth it. This natural lazy river is about a quarter-mile of downstream floating bliss, and as a second magnitude spring, it’s one of the clearest in the state. 

Hang Out With Free-Roaming Monkeys

Price: $29.95 admission

Address: 14805 S.W. 216 St., Miami, FL  

Why You Need To Go: This wildlife park lets you get up close and personal with tons of different free-roaming monkeys on their 30-acre property. The park allows the monkeys to live in such a natural state, that scientists even use the park to research and study them. You meet squirrel monkeys, black-capped capuchins, howler monkeys, and Java macaques year-round. 

Paddle In A Clear Kayak With Manatees

Price: $55

Address: 18701 S.E. Federal Hwy., Jupiter, FL 

Why You Need To Go: Explore the emerald waters of Jupiter with the best view, through a clear kayak! This kayaking tour gets you up close and personal to one of Florida’s friendliest marine mammals while you paddle above vibrant shells and starfish. You may even spot sea turtles and dolphins as well. 

Pick Your Own Strawberries For Just $3

Address: 700 Florida Ave., Oviedo, FL 

Why You Need To Go: Spring is the perfect time to explore the fresh produce fields around Florida. In Orlando, Pappy’s Patch lets you pick your own strawberries for just $3 a pound. Both of their farms are bursting with berries right now but be sure to check their Facebook page for daily updates.

Freedive With Sharks

Price: $119

Address: Riviera Beach Marina — 200 E 13th St, Riviera Beach, FL 

Why You Need To Go: You can schedule a freediving trip with Calypso Dive Charters. They offer both private and public tours including shark and reef dives, wreck dives, lobster hunting, and more! 

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.

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