National Parks In Florida Offering Free Admission This January

The best things in life are free (we're lookin' at you free samples) and even better when that freeness involves an adventure. Those looking to save a little strain on the ol' wallet can explore these national parks in Florida for free this month. So grab bae, call a friend, or go on your own; no matter what you choose, you'll be happy you took advantage of this deal.

In an initiative to share the beauty of our environments that the U.S. National Park Service calls Fee Free Entrance Days, national parks across the country allow admission free entry to newcomers and frequent visitors alike on select days throughout the year.

A few locations in the Sunshine State are on the list, and their next free day is coming up on January 20th. Time to plan for a mini Monday getaway at one of these 5 national parks!

Canaveral National Seashore

Address: Enter Canaveral National Seashore or use plus code Q6QV+RC Shiloh Beach, Florida on Google Maps.

Why You Need To Go: Stunning beachline views all along the space coast. Nude sunbathers can make their way to boardwalk 13 to get the perfect tan. A great place to collect seashells and spot native wildlife too.

Castillo De San Marcos National Monument

Address: 1 S Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL

Why You Need To Go: Perfect for Florida history buffs wanting to check out a part of Florida past. Awesome old architecture that will make you feel like you're exploring an ancient ruin. It's allegedly haunted, and you can even tour it at night for the ultimate ghost hunting adventure.

Dry Tortugas National Park

Address: Enter Dry Tortugas National Park or 76PVJ4HG+9P G-Code into Google Maps for directions.

Why You Need To Go: This park is a dream for the beach go-er or photographer. The abandoned military fort on the island offers serious ancient ruin vibes and you can even stand on the top to get a bird's eye view of the water around you.

Everglades National Park

Address: This park has 3 separate entrances — 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL815 Oyster Bar Lane, Everglades City, FLand 36000 SW 8th Street Miami, FL

Why You Need To Go: As the largest subtropical wilderness in the U.S., you'll get major tropical jungle and wetland oasis vibes at this Florida park. It has an amazing spot for viewing the sunset, stars, & horizon. You can even go for airboat rides, hold baby gators, and swim with an alligator here for a fee — a truly one of a kind experience.

Gulf Islands National Seashore

Address: 1801 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL

Why You Need To Go: A beautiful place for camping and star-gazing, this seashore offers out of this world beach views. Made up of 13 different islands and areas, going someplace for free never sounded so stunning.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your bestie or boo and head off on a mini Monday vaycay.

For more information about these state parks, check out the National Park Service's website here. You can also review the free admission days, as well as learn more about regular discounts & annual passes here.

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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