Things to do in Florida
No matter what your age or interests, there are tons of things to do in Florida. Florida is the place to visit if you are a NASCAR fan. The season begins in February at the Daytona International Speedway and concludes at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in November. The Everglades is one of the most unique ecosystems in America. It is actually a wet prairie, not a swamp, and the water moves (though very slowly). Visit from December to April during the dry season to see more wildlife and avoid the bugs and afternoon thunderstorms. Take an airboat tour to scout out Florida alligators, and even dolphins and manatees.
Since 2011, the Kennedy Space Center has transformed into a historical museum rather than a living one, but that doesn't affect its marvel. Call ahead for a tour to see parts beyond the visitor center. As one of the oldest settlements in the US, St. Augustine has history and haunted landmarks to explore. Its cobbled roads and small pubs give it a quaint and quirky personality. Stop by the Alligator Farm to see the only facility with every species of crocodile, including Maximo, the 15-foot Australian saltwater croc. As always, Florida provides the strange and exciting.
Workplace furnishings of modernist design have been this high-end retailer's sole focus for more than 70 years.
A 30-acre collection of bars, restaurants, and dance-till-two nightspots wedged between the Universal theme parks, CityWalk outweighs Pleasure Island, Disney’s much squarer rival.
One of the best dance clubs in Miami, Circa 28 lies in the heart of Wynwood and is full of hip artist types, especially on Circa Saturdays, when two DJ's spin on the top floor and one spins downstairs.
An Indiana Jones stunt show and a retelling of The Little Mermaid top the long list of kid-oriented shows at this park, called Disney-MGM Studios until 2008.
Owned by a Key West native who stocks her well-appointed accessories boutique with candles from Diptyque and Tocca, antique clocks, spicy red pepper–flavored Belgian chocolates, and enough Dr. Hauschka and Kiehls beauty products to keep you moisturized for life.
Part museum, library, and research facility, the Wolfsonian Museum at Florida International University houses a collection of 120,000 pieces dating 1885 through 1945.
The Hell's Bay Canoe Trail runs through a complex mangrove ecosystem in the Everglades. So named because it was once considered “hell to get into, hell to get out of,” the trail takes paddlers through several small ponds and bays.
The museum is a knockout, jammed with authentic antiquities: read Captain Kidd’s actual journal in a virtual touch-screen version, and see one of only two existing Jolly Roger flags. Don’t miss the souvenir shop.
Known for Tracking down hidden gems and what’s new in hotels, restaurants, boutiques, and cruises. Ramsey spends days at a destination—always with advance reports from ground staff about where to go, from the popular to the under-the-radar spots.
Hand-knotted rugs straight out of Nepal distinguish this carpet retailer in the city's cutting-edge design district. Inspired by a childhood spent overseas, owner Beth Arrowood makes it her mission to bring sumptuous rug designs from other continents to the US interiors market.
A vast room of floor-to-ceiling movie memorabilia.
Fish with Captain Tina Brown.