Nature lovers, foodies and art connoisseurs would all agree: Florida walking tours are the way to go when visiting the Sunshine State.

Exploring by foot may be the best mode of transportation if you’re looking to savor the moments, stop to take in the sights and experience Florida life the way it was meant to be enjoyed.

Take in the state’s rich history by strolling brick streets or lush gardens. Nosh on authentic Cuban empanadas or indulge in the best of what Florida five-star restaurants have to offer. Get close to Everglades wildlife or the country’s oldest Spanish colonial plantation. Learn fascinating facts and history while following a Florida native guide, or go hiking at your own pace with a handy map to lead to the way.

Walking tours in Florida offer the chance to get some exercise while seeing, smelling, tasting and listening to your surroundings, keeping you fully submerged in the experience while learning some interesting tidbits on your vacation.

Click on a city below to discover what walking tours await.

Want more walking tours? Just go to Florida Stories Walking Tours, download the app created by the Florida Humanities Council and start exploring.



If you’re visiting Northwest Florida, Emerald Coast Tours offer fun and new ways to see Pensacola by food, bike or Segway, depending on your need for speed. Its walking pub tours are particularly popular for groups and a fun way to learn about downtown Pensacola’s history while tasting local beer and wine. The company also offers free or donation-based tours for visitors looking to get a taste of history, celebrity tales and local food.

At Fort George Island Park, you can take guided grounds tours of the early 1800s Kingsley Plantation or walk through the federally protected coastal land and check out native plants, birds and other wildlife.

In Tampa, history buffs love the Ybor City historic walking tours as well as the ghost tours, which give a glimpse into its rich Cuban cigar-rolling past and other interesting eras.

Nearby, St. Petersburg is also filled with quirky tales and historic lore that are best seen and heard while on a lovely guided stroll.

In Miami Beach, the Miami Design Preservation League’s famous art deco walking tour is among one of the most popular attractions in the area. The tour brings life to the fabulous Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival, and Miami Modern (MiMo) buildings, each of which has its own fascinating history.

And in St. Augustine, the drink and food tours – including an exciting haunted beer and wine tour -- are a must-do for visitors with adventurous palates.