Discover the Attractions of Florida’s Colleges and Universities

    By Florence Beth Snyder

    Students from all 50 states and most every nation come to study at Florida’s universities. And when they aren’t hitting the books, they're discovering the tourist gems scattered throughout their campuses.

    And so can you.

    Florida’s university campuses are treasure troves for tourists seeking low-cost, high-quality experiences the whole family can enjoy. 

    Local day-trippers can easily fill a staycation schedule with the endless variety of university-based sports, arts, exhibits and lectures that surprise and dazzle those who visit Florida’s campuses.

    Savvy seekers of tourism treats make a point of checking university websites often to see what’s new. Whether you're far away and planning ahead for your high-schooler's grand tour of Florida colleges, or a block away and looking to fill a free afternoon, you'll be surprised and delighted by the year-round entertainment opportunities Florida's universities offer.

    VISIT FLORIDA is pleased to serve up a small sampling of the unsung tourist attractions that help make our universities so special.  

    Here’s an education:

    Bethune-Cookman University

    Eckerd College

    Flagler College

    Florida A&M University

    Florida Atlantic University

    Florida Gulf Coast University

    Florida International University

    Florida Polytechnic University

    Florida Southern College

    Florida State University

    Lynn University

    New College of Florida

    Nova Southeastern University

    Rollins College

    St. Leo University

    University of Central Florida

    University of Florida

    University of Miami

    University of North Florida

    University of South Florida

    University of Tampa

    University of West Florida

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