Recreational Activities in Florida: 8 Unforgettable Firsts

    By VISIT FLORIDA staff 

    There’s a first time for everything. And you can find it in Florida. If you’re seeking adventure, a quick getaway or family fun, here’s a list of recreational activities in Florida. 

    This will flip you out
    You’ve been swimming in Florida, sure. After all, the Sunshine State has 825 miles of beaches. But have you ever been swimming with dolphins?
    Read and see moreHow to Swim with Dolphins in Florida

    Sea turtle hatchlings
    Nearly 90 percent of sea turtle nesting in the U.S. occurs in Florida from March through October of each year.  You don’t want to miss this miracle.
    Read and see moreTurtle Walks: See Nesting Sea Turtles in Florida

    recreational activities in florida manatee sightings

    View Manatees from Fish Bowl observatory


    See a sea cow
    Swim beside Florida's famed gentle giant: the manatee. These docile mammals are impossible not to love. 
    Read and see more5 Great Places to see Florida Manatees


    Your perfect beach
    You may have been to the beach before, but did you know you can find the perfect beach for you and your family before you go? Dig your virtual toes into the sand with hundreds of 360-degree views.
    Read and see moreVISIT FLORIDA Beach Finder

    What's happening, Florida?
    Whatever your passion, Florida has something for you, wherever you are in the Sunshine State. Here are just a few of the events awaiting you. You choose.
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    Family Must-Sees

    From water parks, theme parks, and baseball to coral reefs, space centers, and zoos, here's a list of Florida must-sees for families.
    Read and see more: Family Must-Sees


    Florida luxury in 30 seconds
    Here’s a guide, in just half a minute, to some of glamour that Florida has to offer - from lavish hotels to charity galas to planning a destination wedding.
    See moreFlorida Luxe in 30 Seconds

    Food and Wine Festivals

    Whether it’s oysters in Apalachicola, mullet in Marco Island, lobsters in Key West, kumquats in Dade City, or wine or craft beer all over, Florida’s flavors are worth celebrating.
    Read and see more: Food & Wine Fests

    Places to Remember