Florida Bucket List

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Pier 60

Pier 60, located in Clearwater Beach, Florida, earns its spot as a must-visit destination due to its incredible atmosphere and diverse offerings. This vibrant spot allows visitors to immerse themselves in a full day of activities. From shopping and beachfront relaxation to dining at various restaurants and bars, the pier offers endless entertainment options. Particularly enchanting are the street performers who grace the area approximately two hours before sunset until two hours after, accompanied by vendors and buskers adding to the lively ambiance. Catering to individuals of all ages, this free attraction delivers an unforgettable experience against the backdrop of spectacular Gulf Coast views.Read More

Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach is a multifaceted destination that offers a plethora of attractions. Its stunning beachfront features charming shops, eateries, and the opportunity for fishing off the pier, where rentals are available for those without gear. Activities like volleyball add to the beach’s allure, complemented by the renowned Ron Jon Surf Shop nearby. A visit to Historic Cocoa Village provides a glimpse into the town’s heritage. Additionally, the area’s proximity to the Kennedy Space Center allows visitors to witness awe-inspiring space launches. Remarkably, many of these experiences can be enjoyed free of charge, except for gear rentals for fishing enthusiasts.Read More

Tigertail Beach
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Tigertail Beach

Tigertail Beach in Florida boasts natural beauty with its pristine sands, clear waters, and adjacent lagoon attracting wildlife. Visitors enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding, and shelling activities, while low tides reveal sandbars perfect for finding sand dollars. Family-friendly amenities and a quieter atmosphere make it an ideal spot for a serene yet adventurous day. With stunning sunset views over the Gulf of Mexico, Tigertail Beach is a must-visit for nature lovers and families seeking a unique Florida beach experience. Read More

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St. Augustine

St. Augustine has a ton to do. You can just walk around town and be amused. St. Augustine has a great atmosphere. You can go to Castillo de San Marcos National Monument or go over to St. George Street for some shopping. You can even take a ghost tour. The trolley here is a great way to get around. Read More

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Robbie’s

Robbie’s is located in Islamorada which is in the Florida Keys. If you go to the Keys you need to stop here! They have little shops and you can hand feed tarpon. Yes you can hand feed a fish that can get up to 8 feet and 280 pounds! They also have the Hungry Tarpon restaurant where you can staple your dollar to the wall or ceiling. Read More

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Mallory Square

Mallory Square in Key West Florida. If you come to the Keys you will probably find yourself at Mallory Square. Once you get done shopping on Duval Street you will come to Mallory Square. They have the sunset celebration and the street performers turn into your entertainment. With plenty of bars and buskers you will have everything you need for a good night. Read More

Fort Zachary State Park

Fort Zachary State Park is located in Key West in the Florida Keys. You can come spend a whole day here. You can check out the fort then spend the rest of the day at the beach. This is a good beach to snorkel at. They have grills so you can grill your lunch. With clean bathrooms there is nothing else you will need. Read More

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Manatee Viewing Center

The Tampa Manatee Viewing Center is located in Apollo Beach. The viewing center is free! You can come touch a stingray for free also. Along with seeing manatees you can also see stingrays, sharks, tarpon and maybe even a dolphin. The time to come here is November 1st to April 15th. This is a great place to see manatees in nature. They also have a gift shop. Read More

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Caspersen Beach

Caspersen Beach located in Sarasota County is known for prehistoric shark teeth. If you try you are almost guaranteed to find some. There are bathrooms, outdoor showers and a kayak launch. Read More

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Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is located in Titusville. You can come here and take a little ride around and see some wildlife. They also offer hiking and biking trails. This is a excellent place to go birding. You will probably see alligators here. Wild boars have even been spotted here. Read More

Sloan’s Ghost Fort Adventures

Sloan’s Ghost Fort Adventures / Robert the Doll Experience is located in Key West in the Florida Keys. This is a must do for many people every time they come to the Keys. With top of the line ghost hunting equipment this is one of the best places in the country to go ghost hunting. Where paranormal activity is regularly encountered. This all takes place inside Fort East Martello. With 5 stars on google it’s worth taking a look at. Read More

John’s Pass

John’s Pass is located in Madeira Beach in Florida. You can easily spend a whole day here. They have restaurants including Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. You can spend your day shopping at the many small shops here. You can take a dolphin cruise or even take a Pirate Ship Tour. You can go to The Alligator Attraction and feed and hold a alligator. They have so much to do here, There is no way it couldn’t make it on our Florida Bucket List. You can see dolphins right off the boardwalk. Everything they have done, they have went above and beyond. Read More

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Fort De Soto

Fort De Soto is located in Tierra Verde. You can camp at 1 of the 238 campsites they have. Other than the Historic fort they also have a boat launch, 2 fishing piers with food and bait concession. They have a souvenir shop. They also have a ferry to Egmont and Shell Key. No matter what you have in mind for a day in Florida I think Fort De Soto should have you covered. Read More

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Sarasota Jungle Gardens

Sarasota Jungle Gardens is located in Sarasota. Sarasota Jungle Gardens is a perfect place to spend a good 4 hours. Feeding the flamingos is just one of the awesome things to do here. You can also feed a alligator and a giant tortoise. With more than 200 native and exotic animals there are many animal opportunities. If you love animals you will need to come here. Read More

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Tin City

Tin City is located in Naples. This is a unique shopping trip with so much more than just shopping. With 4 buildings covered in tin there are over 40 specialty stores inside. If you come hungry there is a small café and also a couple restaurants. You won’t see any chain stores here just great prices and one of a kind items. The halls are uniquely decorated. You will enjoy your time here even if you don’t love shopping. Read More

Everglades Alligator Farm

Everglades Alligator Farm is located in Homestead. Airboat rides in Florida are always fun but throw in some education and an alligator show. All this in the Everglades. You also get to get your picture taken holding an alligator. Everyone needs their picture taken holding an alligator. Read More

Robert is here fruit stand

Robert is here fruit stand is located in Homestead. You might ask how does a fruit stand get on a bucket list. I just wonder how a fruit stand has an animal farm and play area. Live music on weekends and holidays. O ya and they specialize in rare and exotic fruits and vegetables. Yet you can still stop just to get your everyday vegetables. An animal farm, live music and a milkshake counter, this is a must see. Read More

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.A

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.A. is located in Key West. It is located only 90 miles away from Cuba. Come get a selfie. Read More

South Beach

South Beach is located in Miami. If you are looking for a truly unforgettable vacation this is the place. If you like above average this is it. From the Art Deco buildings to the people and everything in between. South Beach is always hoping, with nightclubs going everyday of the week this is the place to be. South beach is where the celebrities hang out. Rather your coming for the beach or the nightlife you will not be disappointed. Read More

Ron Jon Surf Shop

Ron Jon Surf Shop has 12 shops nationwide. Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach is my favorite. It is 2 stories and has everything you can think of. If you are in Florida you have seen one of the many billboards. Read More

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Duval Street

Duval Street is in Key West. Duval Street is lined with shops, bars and restaurants. It even has chickens on the streets. If you are coming to Key West I’m sure you will be on Duval Street. With this type of atmosphere you are sure to come back time and time again. Read More

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Wynwood Walls

Wynwood Walls is located in Miami, Florida. This is the perfect spot to spend a day. You can stroll thru the streets look at street art and even find a nice restaurant to have dinner at. This is a very unique place to visit and is always changing so you can always see something different. If you love murals and one of a kind art this is ma must do. Read More

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Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park is located off Key West. Getting here you will need to take a seaplane or a ferry. This is an amazing must do park. With the near perfect water good for Snorkeling, diving and swimming. There are more than 200 ship wrecks around the park. This is a must do! Read More

Key West Pub Crawl

Key West Pub Crawl should be on every drinkers Florida bucket list. That is if you cant handle the Duval Crawl. You will drink 5 cocktails on this tour of 2.5 hours. You will also get a free t-shirt. Come enjoy the party in Key West! Read More

Kennedy Space Center

The Kennedy Space Center is an absolute must for any Florida Bucket List. It’s not just a destination; it’s a gateway to an incredible universe of space exploration. The Center offers an immersive experience, allowing visitors to witness firsthand the marvels of space through simulators, launch tours, and interactive exhibits. Exploring the birthplace of America’s space exploration is an educational and awe-inspiring journey that encapsulates the spirit of innovation and human achievement, making it an essential stop on any Florida adventure. Read More

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