The summer months will soon fade into shorter days and cooler nights, but there’s still plenty of time to squeeze in some last-minute adventures before the seasons change. Florida is full of incredible places to explore, where you can immerse yourself in the natural beauty of The Sunshine State and maybe even forget you’re still stateside! So, while the days are still long and hot, take a trip out to these Florida spots with amazing views before summer ends.

Florida’s environs are much more diverse than you may initially think. Along with gorgeous beaches, you can explore underwater caves, lush tropical forests, magical glowing waters, and even views of outer space.

Florida’s manmade attractions are nothing to scoff at either, giving you a chance to explore the fringes of otherworldly places you would never get to see otherwise.

For the curious explorer, all you need is a reliable source of transportation and a willingness to travel, because it’s outside our comfortable suburban homes where you'll find the most stunning views.

So, treat yourself to views that will fill your heart and eyes, and adventure out to these gorgeous Florida spots.

Sunset and Bioluminescent Paddle in Titusville

Price: $20+

Address: Titusville, FL; exact location confirmed upon reservation.

Why You Need To Go: The folks at Lake Life Paddle will show you a magical side of Florida when you join one of their bioluminescent tours. Held near Titusville, you can bring your own board and pay $20 for the tour or rent one of theirs for $50. 

SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

Price: $24.95+ 

Address: 8449 International Dr., Orlando, FL 

Why You Need To Go: Get away from the city without driving far when you escape to this magical underwater world. This Orlando aquarium gives you views of the deep sea that you would never get to see otherwise. 

Chassahowitzka River

Price: $5 parking at the campground 

Address: 8600 W. Miss Maggie Dr., Chassahowitzka, FL 

Why You Need To Go: Paddling down this hidden gem of a river is a magical experience, and you can even detour through the several different springs to go diving through underwater caves. 

Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park

Price: $4 per vehicle 

Address: 4732 Millhopper Rd., Gainesville FL 

Why You Need To Go: This curious Florida landmark is a 120-foot sinkhole that leads down to a mini rainforest, where fossilized shark teeth and marine shells have even been discovered.

Weedon Island Preserve

Price: FREE 

Address: 1800 Weedon Dr. NE., St. Petersburg, FL 

Why You Need To Go: Paddle through winding tunnels of mangrove trees at this gorgeous park or explore the boardwalk for even more amazing views.

St. George Island State Park

Price: $6 per vehicle 

Address: 1900 E. Gulf Beach Dr., St. George Island, FL 

Why You Need To Go: Spice up your beach trip and stay the night at this remote barrier island for unparalleled views of the night sky.

Happy otherworldly adventuring!


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 and obey any local laws.

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