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Visit Florida: glamping vacations
Visit Florida—home to world-famous beaches, theme parks, and year-round sun, Florida is a diverse vacation destination with a host of unforgettable experiences. High-powered airboat rides through the Everglades, kayaking or scuba diving in the Florida Keys are only some of the outdoor adventures that Florida has. Get up-close and personal with an alligator, discover a hidden, underwater paradise, ride horseback across white sand beaches; in the Sunshine State, is the perfect outdoor vacation destination. If you’ve never been before, well then you’ll have to make a couple of stops in the main cities, Miami, Orland, Tampa, and so on. Check out the best things to do in Miami and more! But once you’ve finished exploring Miami and Orlando’s attractions, go glamping in Florida and get out into the great outdoors!
Things to do in Florida outside
So, you’re going glamping and Florida, but how to fill your days you’re asking? Keep reading here to learn about all our favorite things to do in Florida outside! With over 200 days of sun a year, Florida’s subtropical climate is ideal for outdoor recreation. Beaches, bays, inlets, islands, estuaries—these are the perfect places for swimming, surfing, glamping, hiking, fishing, and more! There are 500 miles between northwest Florida and the Florida Keys with a range of landscapes and ecosystems, from the Apalachicola National Forest to the Gulf Coast islands like Captiva all the way down to the Everglades National Park.
On the southern point of the state, before you get to the Florida Keys, you can find Everglades National Park. Here is the only place on Earth where both freshwater alligators and saltwater crocodiles coexist. Beginning with the Kissimmee River as it leaves Orlando and heads south, the Everglades are a subtropical expanse of wetlands, best explored from an airboat. Many tour operators can be found to take you out for a day trip! You can also choose to rent a kayak and paddle through the park’s waterways, spotting manatees, alligators, and tropical birds as you go. The Everglades are only one great place to go kayaking, though; Florida is filled with kayaking adventures all along the coastline, especially through the mangrove tunnels the Florida Keys are known for. Make a special plan for a night trip and paddle out from Port Canaveral to see the otherworldly, bioluminescent algae that glow blue in Banana River as you paddle. If you prefer a different perspective of the coast, swap your kayak for some scuba or snorkel gear. The reefs around the Florida Keys are definitely the best places to explore. Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary, just off Big Pine Key, has amazing coral and marine wildlife, like eels, barracuda, and angelfish. Head to the Crystal River, inland in Citrus County, and you can snorkel with manatees (between November and April)! There is so much more to do on the water, where do we start and stop? There are miles of amazing beaches on either coast; hot spots for tourists include Sarasota, Captiva and Sanibel Islands, Key Largo and the rest of the Florida Keys, all the way up the panhandle and the beaches of Panama City.
On land, more outdoor adventure awaits! While Florida’s beaches and coastline may be the shining stars, the state has so much more to offer. For example, the Florida National Scenic Trail covers 1,300 miles in Florida, from the Gulf Islands National Seashore to Big Cypress National Preserve. Wherever you decide to stay nearby, just pick a section that works for you and head out for your hike! In North Florida, Torreya State Park has miles of trails that overlook the Apalachicola River, in Central Florida, you might want to visit Withlacoochee State Forest, while in South Florida, Big Cypress National Preserve is home to Florida’s most challenging hike. But wait, there’s more! You can also discover the coast on horseback. Places like Cape San Blas, Amelia Island, and Bradenton, to name a few, have great beaches and coastlines to go horseback riding on the beach. Book a sunset ride for the best views over the water!
Florida weather for Florida camping
Florida is a year-round vacation destination because of its great weather. Florida has a subtropical climate, with winters not dropping below 48/50°F. Summer can be quite hot, with normal daily temperatures in the 90s F. Florida is a very popular spring break destination and sees an influx of visitors from March-April. The Daytona 500 NASCAR race is in February in Daytona Beach; the Florida State Fair is in Tampa in February; Art Basel Miami Beach is in December. Hurricane season in Florida is from June through November. Perhaps apart from hurricane season, luxury Florida camping vacations are the perfect year-round getaways!