It’s summer time in South Florida and there’s no better time to see the sights. Here’s a few ideas for the annual staycay.
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Cape Florida State Park is currently ranked 10th Best Beach in Dr. Beach’s annual “Top Ten Beaches in America”. Home of a historic lighthouse built in 1825 and reconstructed in 1846, it is the oldest standing structure in Miami-Dade County.
For more information visit: www.floridastateparks.org/capeflorida/
Hutchinson Island in Fort Pierce
The beaches of Hutchinson Island in Fort Pierce are proud to be one of the only places within the state of Florida that permits horseback riding on the beach! The beaches designated for this activity are secluded, rustic, and picturesque.
For more information visit: www.visitstluciefla.com/horseback_riding
Explore Old Florida along the Ridge Scenic Highway
The Ridge Scenic Highway introduces travelers to historic communities and rural agricultural that Central Florida is famous for. View scenic vistas and have access to lakes, natural areas, citrus agricultural fields and unique Florida attractions. A trip along the Ridge Scenic Highway will provide you with a taste of what Florida was like in the early 1900′s.
For more information visit: www.floridascenichighways.com
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Key Largo
Key Largo is home to some of the world’s most beautiful coral reef, abundant seagrass beds and mangrove swamps all within driving distance! The first undersea park in the United States, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park encompasses approximately 70 nautical square miles.
For more information visit: www.pennekamppark.com
Visit the manatees at Blue Springs State Park in Orange City, FL
A designated Manatee Refuge and the winter home to a growing population of West Indian Manatees. At times there can be several hundred manatees cruising along the bottom of the crystal clear river.Manatee season is mid-November through March 15.
For more information visit: www.floridastateparks.org/bluespring/