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

Bioluminescent Kayaking

Price: $72 

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 

Price: Free

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.

Solomon's Castle

Price: $18

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

Price: Free

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

Price: Free

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

Price: $9.50

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

Price: $25

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. 


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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