5 Amazing Scenes From Florida

Florida is famous for its stunning beaches and tropical weather which makes it a popular beach getaway year-round. After two weeks of full-time hiking in a bunch of wonderful national parks in the US we also went there for chilling out on the beaches. And Florida didn’t disappoint. We loved the perfectly white sand, the wide beaches, the warm water (above 30+ ℃!) and we even ended up doing a little bit of hiking.

Here are those obvious and not so obvious places which we have the sweetest memories of:

Barefoot Beach State Preserve

Barefoot Beach is one of the most hidden and undeveloped beaches we’ve seen in Southern Florida. No crowd, just the sun, the sand and the ocean. And an incredible sunset view as this beach is facing west.

Barefoot Beach, Florida, USA

Siesta Key Beach

Siesta Key is a huge and very popular beach and there’s a reason for that! Clear green water, fine white sand and a great vibe.

Siesta Key Beach, Florida, USA

Florida Keys

This is the road trip you must take when visiting Florida! A bunch of charming tropical islands connected by road: this is the Overseas Highway or US Route 1 which leads you through Florida Keys. The ocean is always close to you on this road and that means the most important decision to be made is which beach should be your next stop.

Florida Keys, Florida, USA

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, Key West, Florida

Everglades: the home of alligators

As soon as we booked our flight to Florida we knew that we want to see the alligators. Florida’s Everglades National Park is the largest tropical wilderness in the US and it has a very unique flora and fauna. Including alligators who call this park their home. Anhinga Trail was our short and exciting introduction to Everglades.

Everglades National Park, Florida, USA

Everglades National Park, Florida

Miami

Last but not least: Miami. We spent most of our time on its endless beach and explored the walking streets nearby. Where else in the world could you swim while enjoying the skyline panorama from the crystal clear water? We just loved Miami’s crazy sunny tropical vibe.

Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Miami, Florida

Have you ever been to Florida? What are your favorite places?

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By Beata Urmos

Bea is the co-founder of Our Wanders. She’s the writer and the trip organizer, and she’d love to help you plan your own amazing trips! She likes hiking, good novels and chocolate, as well. Her motto is: “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” (John A. Shedd)

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