7 Things You Didn’t Even Know You Could Do for Fun in Florida
Hailing from Auburndale, Florida, Shanna's roots are firmly planted in the Sunshine State. Growing up surrounded by its natural beauty and vibrant culture, she developed a deep connection to her home and a profound appreciation for its hidden treasures.
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Sure, you’ve come to know and love some of Florida’s most popular tourist traps, but how well versed are you with its off-the-beaten path excursions? Here are a few things to do in Florida that even some locals have been missing!
Showcase of Citrus has “The World’s Largest Monster Truck Safari.” Visitors embark on a 45-minute excursion across an expansive 2,500 acre property full of You-Pick citrus varieties, all from the vantage point of a massive 4×4 Monster Truck. Common sights are snapping turtles, alligators, snakes and more.
The wildlife shows, exhibits and educational offerings are enough to keep you occupied at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park for hours. However, the most adventurous part of the park is by far “Crocodile Crossing,” a zip line ride over the alligator and crocodile habitats.
Be honest, everyone wonders how they’d cut it as a pirate. While pillaging and plundering aren’t on the menu at Destin’s Buccaneer Pirate Cruise, passengers get to the full experience with sword fights, water gun battles, treasure hunts and all sorts of one-of-a-kind activities.
Rope swings, giant slides and the cool rivers of the Suwanee, you can’t get a more authentic Florida experience than this. Bob’s River Place is a real-life “Redneck Water Park” like nothing you’ve ever seen.
Who hasn’t imagined being center stage in front of a live audience? Imagine, the spotlight shining down on you with a live band and backup dancers. This fantasy becomes a reality at this unique karaoke spot in Orlando’s Citywalk.
They say all it takes is one ride, and you’re hooked. At Daytona Beach’s Richard Petty Driving Experience you’ll get the chance to experience what it’s like to get behind the wheel of a powerful Nascar Vehicle. The opportunity comes with an instructional course on how to handle the machine, or you can just take a ride in the passenger seat with an experienced driver.