7 Unique Florida Wonders

By Josh Speiss

1. Seven-Mile Bridge:

The name only begins to describe this impressive stretch of road. For seven miles, drivers can zip above the beautiful, South Florida waters connecting Knight’s Key (part of the city of Marathon, Florida) in the Middle Keys, to Little Duck Key in the Lower Keys. On one side is the Atlantic Ocean and on the other is the Gulf of Mexico, with gorgeous blue water everywhere you look.


Queen_Angelfish_at_John_Pennekamp_Coral_Reef_State_Park_Key_Largo,_Florida2. Florida’s Iconic Coral Reefs:

Take the plunge and explore the nearly 70 different coral species, which include Stony Corals and Octocorals. This 7,000-year-old coral playground will amaze everywhere you turn. Competing for your attention will be the endless varieties of tropical fish and sea life. Keep an eye out for Nemo.


3. Walt Disney World Orlando:

The happiest place on earth shouldn’t need much explanation, except that it’s guaranteed you will have the time of your life. It doesn’t matter if you are two-years old or 75-years young, you will be hard pressed not to break a smile when the big-eared mouse (Mickey) welcomes you to the park. Not only does the park encompass the Magic Kingdom, you’ll enjoy scientific wonders at Epcot, dazzling Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and excitement at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. If water is your thing, dive in at Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. That’s 40-square miles of fun.


4. Florida Everglades:

At 1,400 miles, it is the largest subtropical wilderness in the U.S. This National Park is one of the Nation’s most diverse parks, providing habitat for endangered species such as the manatee, American crocodile and the elusive Florida panther. The Florida everglades are a natural wetland that encompasses most of Florida’s southern tip.


5. Biscayne Bay:

Located just outside Kendall, you will find a shallow estuary where fresh water mixes with salt water, which allows for a variety of sea life to thrive. With the crystal clear water, the area is well known for its glass-bottom boat adventures. Come take a snorkel, swim or boat ride and experience its wonders.


staug6. St. Augustine (Old City):

St. Augustine is believed to be the nation’s oldest city and is also known as the Ancient City. It was founded in 1565, by Spanish Admiral Pedro Menendez de Aviles, and it served as the capital of Spanish Florida for around 200 years. Many old ruins still stand to this day.


7. Florida Caverns State Park:

Just outside of Marianna, you will find grandeur like no other with a series of underground caverns. This array of caves and caverns are dry (air-filled) and are open for exploration to the general public. There are several offered guided tours where you can relax and explore in capable hands. Visitors can see cave formations such as soda straws, stalactites, stalagmites, columns, draperies and ribbons. Don’t forget your flashlight.

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