7 Florida Delights Beyond Disney & Universal

Florida's beyond-the-theme-park treasures offer diverse attractions for all, from Panhandle's beaches to South Florida's swamps.

As a resident I recommend unique, family-friendly spots and activities, making a Florida vacation memorable beyond the usual.

"Rock Springs at Kelly Park: crystal waters, family-friendly lazy river. Try tubing or kayaking for a unique Narnia-like experience

St. Augustine's Nights of Lights: 3M+ lights, boat parades Explore history and nearby beaches. Pack for cooler temperatures, accessible for road trips

Blue Heron Bridge: Dive into crystal-clear waters and vibrant marine life. Snorkel trail, kayaking to Peanut Island for a Caribbean-like escape

Gulf Coast scallop hunt: charter a boat and snorkel for treasure. Fun chase and feast await. Cook a seafood dinner or dine out

Navarre Beach is a tranquil, unspoiled oasis. Clear waters and unique spots make them perfect for family trips. Ideal for a Southern road trip

Beyond theme parks, Space Coast rocket launches wow kids. Lunch with astronaut, Kennedy Space Center tours. Plan extra days for launches

Key West: culture, family fun, Duval Street charm Road trip? Explore Key Largo and Duck Key. Festive vibe without wild events

Key West: family museums, iconic spots Unique experiences: sunset cruise, ghost tour, fishing. Day trip to Dry Tortugas National Park