Florida has tons of unique activities to offer. The state's rich history, long coastlines, and tropical climate allow for countless one-of-a-kind adventures. If your Florida bucket list is overflowing, choose from these 9 things you can only do in the sunshine state for a true Florida experience.
Get a pizza delivered by a mermaid at an underwater hotel
Price: $150 to visit the hotel
Address: Key Largo Undersea Park at 51 Shoreland Drive
Why You Need To Go: Jules Undersea Lodge in Key Largo is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You can order their world-famous pizza while you're in the hotel and have it delivered to you by a mermaid!
Attend a space shuttle launch
Price: $57 admission plus $20 or $49 for different launch viewing areas
Address: Banana Creek Launch Viewing Area or LC-39 Observation Gantry in Cape Canaveral
Why You Need To Go: You can view a rocket launch up close! Currently, there are two upcoming rocket launches with dates that are "to be determined." Check the events page for the official launch dates and buy tickets for a VIP launch viewing.
Roll around in a giant bubble
Price: one-person bubble $30, two-person bubble $50, three-person bubble $65, four-person bubble $75
Address: North Beach Rd. in Dania Beach near Hollywood Beach
Why You Need To Go: Hollywood Beach Bubble offers one of the most bizarre and awesome experiences in Florida.
Zipline over alligators at a gator farm
Price: starts at $37
Address: 999 Anastasia Blvd in St. Augustine
Why You Need To Go: This alligator farm in St. Augustine offers a gator zipline adventure! You can zip above swarms of gigantic alligators on two different zip line courses...if you can handle it.
Stroll down Diagon Alley
Price: from $115, Florida residents save $50
Address: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando
Why You Need To Go: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter's Diagon Alley is a colorful street lined with all the best shops from the beloved book series. You can stop by Ollivander's for a new wand, or pop into the Leaky Cauldron for a bite to eat!
Take a dip in the 'Fountain of Youth'
Price: $4 per vehicle, $2 per pedestrian
Address: 2860 State Park Rd. in Ponce de Leon Springs
Attend the Underwater Music Festival
Price: For costs and reservations, call 305-872-2411
Address: Looe Key Reef in the Florida Keys
Why You Need To Go: The Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival is one of Florida's most unique events. Hundreds of snorkelers and SCUBA divers attend the performance each summer. Performers play marine-themed songs like "Yellow Submarine," according to the Florida Keys & Key West website.
Swim with Manatees
Address: Three Sisters Springs at 123 NW. US 19 in Crystal River
Why You Need To Go: Three Sisters Springs is a sparkling-clear spring full of manatees! You can swim or kayak with these majestic sea creatures that flock to Florida for its warm waters.
Watch the sunrise on the east coast and the sunset on the west
Price: Free! Just need gas
Address: Florida's east and west coasts
Why You Need To Go: In one day, you can watch the sunrise on Florida's Atlantic coast, then drive to watch the sunset on Florida's Gulf Coast. Florida's unique peninsular shape provides two opposite coastlines within driving distance of each other.
Try these incredible experiences that you can only find in Florida this fall!
For another unique Florida experience, read about the magical Fairy Trail in Cassadaga.
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