Discover the tourist attractions in Florida
To follow and conclude the amazing lists of places to visit while in Florida is this third post of the same title.
From where we left off, we specifically mentioned Kayak(ing) the Scenic Waterways of Florida. To continue the list, here are some of the tourist destinations people go to while in Florida:
Kayak the Scenic Waterways of Florida (continued)
Miami Dade County
o An hour away south of Miami, is the wildest place to kayak that is the Everglades National Park. In it you will find:
- Bear Lake Canoe Trail: an out-and-back paddle along a straight man-made historic waterway through thick mangroves. We’ve done this one and enjoyed the mangrove tunnels and wildlife.
- Hell’s Bay Canoe Trail: Famously: “Hell to get into and hell to get out of.” Through mangrove creeks and ponds.
- Noble Hammock: a 1.9 mile loop through a maze of mangrove tunnels and small ponds.
o Stated as a heaven for kayaking in South Florida. There are unlimited places to put in your kayak and paddle through spectacular scenery in the Keys.
- A ghost town with ruins overgrown by jungle and great snorkeling along its rocky shore, Indian Key Historic State Park is an outstanding kayak destination.
- Famous for its snorkeling, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park also offers 2.5 miles of mangrove trails through the park.
- Home to the endangered Key Deer, Big Pine Key / No Name Key is also a popular spot to kayak. You will find variety of animals when kayaking through here. There are plenty of birds, Key Deer and any number of creatures in the water, from crabs to rays.
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution
- Also commonly referred to as HBOI or HBOI at FAU, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution is a non-profit oceanographic institution operated by Florida Atlantic University in Fort Pierce, Florida, USA. Similar to the Kennedy Space Center, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution is a tourist destination for its educational and science museums.
Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge
- Part of the United States National Wildlife Refuge System, located along a twenty mile (30 km) section of coastline from Melbourne Beach to Wabasso Beach, Florida along State Road A1A is Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge provides nesting habitats for approximately one-fourth of all sea turtles nesting in the United States. The refuge also provides habitat for several other threatened and endangered species.
McLarty Treasure Museum
- Occupying part of the former site of the Survivors’ and Salvagers’ Camp – 1715 Fleet, and is part of Sebastian Inlet State Park, McLarty Treasure Museum is located at 13180 North A1A on Orchid Island, north of Windsor and Vero Beach, Florida. It houses exhibits on the history of the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet.
Mel Fisher Treasure Museum
- In another part of Florida, Mel Fisher Treasure Museum houses exhibits on archaeology and the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet. It is located at 1322 U.S. Highway 1, Sebastian, Florida. The museum included a working conservation laboratory used to preserve artifacts recovered from underwater with an observation window for viewing conservation work from inside the museum.
Laura Riding Jackson Home
- Born January 16, 1901, Laura Riding Jackson, an American poet, critic, novelist, essayist and short story writer, lived in this house until her death on September 2, 1991 making this place of value for tourists.
Manatee Observation and Education Center
- The Manatee Observation and Education Center is a waterfront environmental education and wildlife viewing center located on Florida’s east coast in beautiful downtown Fort Pierce. The Center lies just west of the Atlantic Ocean and overlooks the nationally recognized Indian River Lagoon, a saltwater estuary, and Moore’s Creek, a freshwater tributary and historical resting spot for the Florida manatee.
Finally concluded, these are the places you can visit while in Florida. If you are outside of Florida and is wanting for a meaningful vacation, visiting Florida based on the number of places to visit is a travel and vacation worth spending on.