Top 7 Gorgeous Parks of Florida

Top 7 Gorgeous Parks of Florida

The state of Florida has and will always be a top tourist destination. From its beaches, social scene, and water activities to its parks. We definitely would all want to visit Florida. There are many parks in this southernmost state. In this article, we will look into a few.

Top 7 Gorgeous Parks of Florida

But before making that trip, let’s look at some things to consider before embarking on this adventure.

Considerations to Make Before Visiting the Parks in Florida

To be able to visit most of the parks, you would want to start your tour from a central point of the state and the city of Tampa is a good place to begin. The City of Tampa has an international airport, The Tampa International airport. 

The ideal means of transportation to move around as you explore the various parks will be by car. Renting a car is an option, and you can rent one from the several Tampa car rental companies available. At the Tampa airport, alamo car rental has a location you can check out and make inquiries. Here you can also find other considerations to make:

  • Know the locations of the parks you intend to visit and their charges
  • Plan in advance for your Means of transport around
  • Plan in advance for your accommodation
  • Carry the appropriate clothing according to the weather expected
  • Don’t forget your camera!

 Other TAMPA Car Rental Companies  

Car rental prices vary depending on the type of vehicle and from one car rental company to another. It is always advisable to always make a booking beforehand. Here are some car companies to think about:

  • Dollar;
  • Enterprise;
  • Hertz;
  • Sixt;
  • Thrifty;
  • Avis.

You have your car ready, know it’s time to hit the road, and go soak in nature. Of the many parks in Florida, only seven have made it to our list. Let’s look at them to have an understanding of what they offer.

Everglades National Park

The Everglades is a world heritage site and one of the biggest wetlands in the world. If you are into boating and canoeing then this is your place. Expect to see the American crocodiles and Florida panthers here. For bird watchers, there are more than 350 bird species in the Everglades National Park. Other activities you can enjoy here are biking and also fishing. The National Park also boasts of a lake, the famous Lake Okeechobee.

Everglades National Park

Biscayne National Park

The park is only 20 miles from Miami. With a majority of it under water and hence only accessible by boat. Expect to see sea turtles, dolphins, and manatees. There are also unique coral reefs, mangrove trees, and islands. Activities you can partake in here include:

  • Sailing;
  • Snorkeling;
  • paddling.

Dry Tortugas National Park

Known worldwide as the home of Fort Jefferson, the Dry Tortuga National Park is a site to behold. From its blue waters, magnificent coral reefs, and prospering marine life to being a have to numerous bird species, Dry Tortuga will exceed your expectations.Most of the park is underwater; you can have access by boat or water plane. Some activities you can enjoy include:

  • Camping;
  • Boating;
  • Snorkeling;
  • swimming.

Big Cypress National Preserve

This is a freshwater cypress and mangrove swamp. Expect to see alligators, the endangered Florida panthers, whitetail deer, and even Turkey. To navigate through some of the difficult-to-pass-through areas you will require swamp buggies or airboats. Activities you can engage in include:

  • Hunting;
  • Hiking;
  • Fishing;
  • Canoeing.

Bahia Honda State Park

This is an Island-park in Florida, open every day from 8 am throughout the year. It’s a thriving marine life and bird haven. It also boasts of a wonderful coral reef. visit the park and enjoy:

  • Hiking;
  • Snorkeling;
  • Camping;
  • Fishing;
  • Boat tours;
  • birding.
Bahia Honda State Park

Henderson Beach State Park

The white sandy beaches in Henderson beach state park are always calling and whispering to you to come to bask in them and enjoy the Florida weather. Being the last remaining coastal scrub in the area, it became a preserved beach and the public can now enjoy it better. It’s a great place for:

  • camping;
  • Wildlife seeing;
  • Hiking;
  • Fishing;
  • Weddings and other family celebrations.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

This undersea park is found in Key Largo. The thriving marine life, coral reefs, and mangrove are some of the attractions here. Their tours on a bottom-glass boat give you a good view of the coral reefs and even marine wildlife. You can also enjoy:

  • Snorkeling;
  • Scuba diving;
  • Canoeing;
  • Kayaking.


Florida has many parks offering different activities you and your family can enjoy. Wildlife including alligators, American crocodiles, manatees, Florida panthers to even sea turtles can be viewed. Water activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, and swimming are the order of the day thanks to the Florida waters. With it being so easy to rent a car in the USA what is your excuse not to visit these gems in Florida?

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