Florida Travel Tips: Check Out These 4 Hidden Wonders!

florida_secretEvery year, tourists flock to Florida.  The state is the idea holiday and vacation destination.  The mild climate, pristine beaches, and domestic location make it a must-see destination for many people.

However, not everyone is drawn to bustling beaches and raging nightclubs.  Some tourists are in search of quieter, less obvious destinations.  If you fall into that category, check out one of these four hidden Florida travel gems.

Boca Grande, Gasparilla Island

Want to get away from the young, spring break type crowd?  Looking for a quiet place to relax during your Florida vacation?  Head to this historic town on Gasparilla Island – it is about an hour and a half west of Ft. Myers.  While it may be off the beaten path, Boca Grande doesn’t lack for entertainment.  There are more than seven miles of beach, a state park, and a bike trail.  Wildlife lovers will be eager to check out the dolphins, manatees, pelicans and more.  If the sand and surf isn’t your thing, don’t worry.  There are plenty of restaurants and shopping opportunities available.

Stuart

This Martin County town is known as the Sailfish Capital of the World.  With more than 800 species of fish, we can see why!  Just a short drive from West Palm Beach (about an hour), this area has quiet beaches, nature preserves, and parks.  If you don’t want an outdoor attraction, don’t worry.  There are plenty of indoor activities in this area too.  Downtown Stuart regularly hosts live music events from October to May.  Check out these jazz and rock shows for free!

Crystal River

It might just be an hour and a half from Orlando, but this Citrus County destination seems like its worlds away.  You won’t find big, world-famous commercial tourist attractions here; only beautiful, natural enjoyment.  Manatees swarm to this area because of the ideal water temperatures.  Crystal River is the only place in the USA where it is legal to swim and snorkel with manatees.  If you don’t want to get wet, try canoeing, bird watching, antique shopping or fishing.

Ocala

Want a Florida vacation that doesn’t involve the beach?  Marion County might be right up your alley.  Known as the Horse Capital of the World, this area has more horses than any other US location.  Come check out the horse farms, equestrian events, trail rides, and horse-drawn carriage rides.  If you tire of the horses, head to Ocala National Forest or Silver Springs theme park.  Between the two venues, you are bound to find all the entertainment options you need.

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