Florida Attractions

Tiger exhibit at Busch Gardens, Tampa

Busch Gardens

African-themed family entertainment attraction in Tampa with world class live entertainment indoors and out, thrilling rides, roller coasters, animal habitats and shows.  This place has several of the southeast's largest and best roller coasters!


Tropical lagoon at Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove

A unique attraction.  Secluded tropical paradise with friendly and playful dolphins - it doesn't get any better! There are limited tickets offered so plan a vacation here well in advance.


Shuttle launch vehicle at Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center

Tours and exhibits of the world famous space port. For those vacationing on the east coast of Florida, this attraction is a nice alternative to the mega parks.


Orca jumping at SeaWorld

SeaWorld

Marine animal adventure attraction with fascinating and fun dolphin, killer whale and seal shows. See polar bears, penguins, sting rays in recreations of their natural habitats. Rides include the awesome Kraken roller coaster and the Journey to Atlantis. Another vacation favorite.


The Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium

An impressive glass-domed facility that is home to thousands of marine creatures and bird life. Several habitats are represented including wetlands, bays and beaches, coral reefs and offshore.  Both an interesting and educational attraction.


Universal Studios, Orlando

Universal Studios

Movie studio based attraction with first-rate exciting rides, 3-D shows, and movie sets and attractions. Rides and shows include Terminator 2: 3-D Battle Across Time, Back to the Future the Ride, Earthquake - the Big One.


River boat at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World

The Florida attraction and resort that set the standard.
The Magic Kingdom - Fantasy park
Epcot - High-tech theme park and great nations
Disney's Hollywood Studios - Movie-oriented attraction.
Disney's Animal Kingdom - Animal theme




Florida State Fair

Think the state is way too urbanized to have a real county fair? Think again! Florida's annual State Fair is one of the most anticipated family events in the Sunshine State. Celebrated for the first time in 1904, the fair always draws tens of thousands of visitors.

 

Strawberry Festival

Held each year in Plant City – the Strawberry Capital of the World, located between Brandon and Lakeland, this festival has been continuously touted as one of the "Top 50 Fairs in the U.S."



Links to other parks


Adventure Island (Tampa) wet and wild, splash and slide at this water play park. Enjoy water flumes, slides, lagoons, rapids, a wave pool and children's water playgrounds - a summer time vacation favorite.

Lion Country Safari (West Palm Beach) drive-through "cageless" zoo with lions, ostriches, rhinoceros, giraffes, antelope, bison, chimpanzees and many other animals.  An outstanding open range animal park that will provide a memorable vacation experience.

Island of Adventure (Orlando) explore timeless stories, myths and legends experience epic adventures.

CityWalk (Orlando) a dazzling array of restaurants, nightclubs, shopping, cinemas and live entertainment.

Wet 'n Wild (Orlando) a premier water park with thrill rides, slides, wave pools, rapids and play areas.  Be sure to include this park to cool off during your Sunshine State vacation!


Without question, the Orlando area has more theme parks and attractions than any similar area on earth!  But, look beyond these entertainment complexes for other vacation opportunities.  There are many activities and small attractions that provide good entertainment and adventure for those looking for less than the full day of theme park vacation experience.









 
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