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5 Florida Places for Outdoor Fun Activities

Updated on January 27, 2015

Florida is full of fun and amazing things to do, and with the warm pretty much year-round with endless sunny skies, it’s one of the best vacation destinations. Outdoor and active people will especially love these destination for vacation, because almost everywhere you go in Florida, there is something fun to outside. Here’s a few tips to get anyone looking to get warm and outside for a visit to Florida.

Key West Fishing

Key West has PLENTY of things to do that involve the outdoors, and primarily the ocean. It was hard to nail it down to just one activity in Key West, but we thought, what does everyone tend to think of when they think of Key West? Ernest Hemingway. And what did he love to do outside of drinking at Sloppy Joe’s? He loved fishing. Key West fishing is one of the most adored and beloved pastime of locals and visitors alike. Glide the seas with your Key West fishing guide, and fight to keep the fish on the rod while reeling it in!

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Jupiter Paddleboarding

Jupiter, Florida is a smaller and lesser known beach town, that lies a couple of miles north Palm Beach. But this tropical small town has everything you could want for a truly outdoor getaway in Florida. With beachy bars, a great state park to camp at, and more outdoor activities to do by the beach than anyone thought existed. One of our top picks for this place is paddleboarding. Why, you ask? Because Jupiter has some of the most beautiful, crystal clear, turquoise water, and getting to paddle board these waters makes it easy to catch a glimpse of the wildlife below. Jupiter paddleboarding is also a popular pastime of the locals, and they could give you some pointers and some places to see that you normally would know about.

Explore the Everglades in Miami on an Airboat

This has been the number one mode of transportation around the Everglades for over a decade now, and is as adventurous as it gets! Glide the Everglades at top speeds, while absorbing all the nature and wildlife that lives out there. You’ll get to see alligators, turtles, and many different types of exotic birds, making it the best tour for bird watching lovers. An Everglades airboat tour is is a must if you’re planning on staying in or near Miami, and we recommend trying to book the sunset tour if you can!

Swim in the Springs Near Gainesville

Florida has some of the hottest and muggiest days in the country, so getting to plunge into a river of clean and fresh water is the best feeling in the world. This is what locals near the springs do on these days that are almost unbearable. Locals of Gainesville and North Central Florida love going to the Springs. There are plenty of them to choose from all around North Central Florida, but we’ll give you just a few of our favorites (It was pretty hard to narrow down, because they are all pretty great). Try Ichetucknee Springs State Park for a good old fashioned float down the river, and enjoy the clean, clear water, and wildlife while relaxing and floating. Other ones that are nearby that are great are Blue Springs, a privately own spring that is perfect to bring kids, and Poe Springs Park, which both are designed for lounging on the shores and going in and out for a dip.

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Walk Through History in Saint Augustine

There is something so romantic and nostalgic when walking the streets of St. Augustine, Florida, and it’s clear why this is a top place to visit for travellers in the United States. St. Augustine is loaded with historical places which require a great deal of being outdoors, in order to see the forts, and the lighthouse. Stroll the streets of the oldest city in the U.S. and learn about the history while enjoying a St. Augustine walking tour. You won’t be disappointed by this choice.

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