Top Attractions in Florida
Florida is home to some of the best world class attractions anywhere in the world. These include family friendly fantasy at Florida’s theme parks and attractions from the Walt Disney World and Universal complexes in Orlando to Busch Gardens in Tampa, and many more zoos and botanical gardens, there is no end of ways to entertain the family. See our top 10 list of just a few of our favorite attractions located in Florida.
Walt Disney World Resort
Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, is most often associated with the Magic Kingdom. That theme park was the first, but now there are several others and the number of hotels has expanded many times over. Walt Disney World has other entertainment options and activities that make it a popular destination even for people who really like theme parks or rides.
NASA Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is where rockets launch and inspiration begins at Florida’s gateway to space. Located one small step from Orlando, arrive early for a full-day experience at the greatest space adventure on Earth. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers the closest public viewing of launches from Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and there is nothing quite like it on Earth!
Busch Gardens Tampa is a 335 acre African themed animal theme park located in the city of Tampa, Florida. The park officially features 8 roller coasters and 2 water rides amongst other rides and animal attractions. In 2015, the park hosted 4.2 million people, placing 11th as the most visited theme parks in the United States.
Universal Studios Florida, also known as Universal Studios Orlando or simply Universal Studios, is a theme park located in Orlando, Florida, United States. At Universal Studios Florida you’re the star so be prepared to experience one jaw-dropping adventure after another. Go beyond the screen, behind the scenes and jump into the action of your favorite films at the world’s premier movie and TV based theme park.
Epcot is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida. Inspired by an unrealized concept developed by Walt Disney, the park opened on October 1, 1982 and was the second of four theme parks built at Walt Disney World, after the Magic Kingdom. Epcot is dedicated to the celebration of human achievement, namely technological innovation and international culture, and is often referred to as a “permanent world’s fair”.
Discovery Cove is a paradise of rocky lagoons surrounded by lush landscaping, tropical reefs, winding rivers, a resort-style pool complete with waterfalls, and pristine white-sand beaches. With this all-inclusive experience, your family can unwind, explore, learn, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Swim with dolphins, feed tropical birds, snorkel through a saltwater reef and play inches from a family of otters all in one day.
Islands of Adventure
Prepare for a place where super heroes, beasts, and magical creatures stand before you. You’re entering lands where everything is real. Explore a secret school of witchcraft and wizardry. Fly high above the city streets with a famous web slinger. Hide from hungry dinosaurs and hope you’re not their next meal. And you can face the most colossal ape ever to walk the earth. Let the adventures begin.
SeaWorld Orlando is a theme park and marine zoological park, located in Orlando, Florida. SeaWorld’s Orlando Florida theme park offers roller coasters, rides, shows, tours, attractions & family-friendly activities for thrill seekers and animal lovers. In 2016, SeaWorld Orlando hosted an estimated 4,402,000 guests, ranking it the 10th most visited amusement park in the United States and 25th worldwide.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake near Orlando. Hollywood Studios offers iconic attractions, blockbuster entertainment, character experiences and more. In 2016, the park hosted approximately 10.7 million guests, ranking it the 5th most visited theme park in North America and the 8th most visited theme park in the world.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Disney’s Animal Kingdom park is filled with attractions, adventures and entertainment that reflect Walt Disney’s dedication to nature and conservation. The park leads the way in animal care, education and research for an enchanting experience. Home to more than 1,700 animals from 250 species and sprawling across 500 acres of lush landscape, Disney’s Animal Kingdom park is the biggest animal themed park in the world!