50 Things to Love About Florida
for the Non-Theme Park Enthusiast
This list is a work-in-progress, beginning in April 2010.
1. Spending a Day at the Beach — swimming in the ocean, walking along the shore, building sandcastles
2. Alligator Spying — Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge, Lake Woodruff Wildlife Refuge
4. Swamp Hiking — Little Big Econ State Forest
5. Scuba Diving — Key Largo, Key West, Jupiter, Ginnie Springs
6. Marine Center Exploring – Tampa Aquarium, Ponce Inlet Marine Science Center
1. Sanibel Island — shell collecting, bike riding
2. The Florida Keys — Key West (Hemingway House, Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, Lighthouse, Sloppy Joes); Key Largo (John Pennekamp State Park); the drive from one end of the Keys to the other.
3. Amelia Island — Fernandina Beach Historic Downtown and Marina, Fort Clinch State Park
4. Flagler Beach — Fishing Pier, small-town ambience, award-winning Blue restaurant
5. Cross Creek — Orange Grove home of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning fiction book The Yearling
6. Jupiter and Juno Beach — Jupiter Inlet, Jupiter Lighthouse
1. Oak Trees draped in Spanish Moss – Fairchild Oak, Maitland Art Center
3. Freshwater Springs — Ginnie Springs, Wekiva Springs, Gemini Springs, Blue Springs