Tourist Attractions in Florida

Tourist attractions in Florida include Key West, Orlando’s Disney World, Kissemmee Gatorland, SeaWorld in Orlando, and Miami’s South Beach.

Key West ( is the largest island within Florida Keys archipelago, within the most southern part of Florida, not too far from Cuba.

Florida Keys are best-known for their beautiful nature, with many artists and writers coming here to take inspiration…

…with Key West historically being linked to names like Ernest Hemingwayand Tennessee Williams.

Best way to get to know Key West and its Old Town is to rent a bicycle, but the place is also ideal for walks.

Among the authentic Key West experiences are also:

  • fishing trips with chartered boats, and
  • enjoying some of the available genuine Cuban cuisine.

VIDEO: CNN’s tour of Key West as a family holiday destination.

Orlando’s Walt Disney World Resort ( is one of the world’s most visited and largest amusement parks, and features…

  • four theme parks,
  • two water parks,
  • 23 themed hotels, and
  • numerous opportunities to shop, dine, entertain and relax.

The theme parks — Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom — are among the more popular parts of the amusement park.

Of the ​​32 Disney World hotels, majority is owned by Disney itself, while the rest are operated by well-known names such as Westin, Sheraton, Holiday Inn, Best Western, and Hilton.

For golf enthusiasts, there are no less than five golf courses nearby.

Kissemmee Gatorland ( is a theme park and a wildlife reserve, that has been open to visitors since 1949.

Gatorland theme park, which is often called the “Alligator Capital of the World,” includes:

  • thousands of alligators and crocodiles,
  • lizards and a lizard show,
  • a wildlife breeding marsh with observation towers and a walking plank,
  • a petting zoo, and
  • educational programs.

VIDEO: Tour of Gatorworld observation towers.

Tourist attractions in Florida also feature Orlando’s SeaWorld(

SeaWorld is a theme park, which, together with the nearby Discovery Cove and Aquatica Water Park, forms the largest center of entertainment in the world, focused on the earth’s seas and the animals that live in them.

The theme park’s most famous inhabitant is called Shamu the killer whale, which has its own section at the park.

Other sections include, for example:

  • a themed area imitating Key West, where you can get to feed marine animals, and
  • Waterfront, which resembles a Mediterranean village, and which has the famous Sky Tower, a revolving observation tower.

The theme park also includes a variety of amusement rides and roller coasters, such as the “Trip to Atlantis“, an Atlantis themed water roller coaster.

VIDEO: Promotional video for SeaWorld Orlando’s “One Ocean” show.

Finally, of the tourist attractions in Florida, Miami’s South Beach( is the world’s most famous beach, and also one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

The area rose to world-fame in the 1980s, when Miami Vice TV-show was filmed here, and since then, the region has been one of the best places to see the rich and the famous.

South Beach is the most important area for entertainment within Miami Beach, with…

  • hundreds of night clubs,
  • restaurants,
  • fashion boutiques, and
  • hotels.

South Beach, and especially its Ocean Drive, is also the world’s number one place for fashion shoots.

In fact, it is been estimated that around 1,500 fashion models live within South Beach, with the number growing considerably during the high season for fashion shoots, from October to March.