Top Ten Winter Activities in Florida

Sports and aquariums are only a couple of the fascinating activities to try in Florida.

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See Florida's best ocean view.

Grab a friend with a car and take a road trip you won't soon forget. Seven Mile Bridge takes you down Route 1 from Marathon into the Florida Keys. Head south, and you can say you've crossed one of the world's longest bridges, and been as far south as you can get in the United States.

Chill out at a hockey game.

You wouldn't think there would be much ice hockey in the Sunshine State, but Florida is home to two National Hockey League Teams, the Florida Panthers (Miami) and the Tampa Bay Lightning. In the northwest part of the state, you can cheer on the Pensacola Ice Flyers, a minor league professional team with less expensive ticket prices.

Attend the Florida Strawberry Festival

For years the Florida Strawberry Festival has offered live music entertainment and a taste of summer all winter long with delicious food, fine arts and crafts. The festival includes parades, marching bands, social events, contests and more!

Lowe Art Museum

Spend a day exploring the Lowe Art Museum in Miami, Florida. Since 1952 the museum has been the home to 17,500 objects and pieces from Renaissance and Baroque, American, Ancient and Native American, and Asian works of art.

Everglades Alligator Farm

Right next to the Everglades National Park lives more than 2,000 alligators. Glide across the everglade waters on an airboat and if you need more excitement than that, take part in a wildlife show.

Catch a basketball game

If you need to beat the Florida heat, consider getting some basketball tickets to see the Miami Heat or Orlando Magic teams play. If you’d rather watch a college basketball game, the University of Florida is home to the Florida Gators.

Key West Aquarium

Take some time to learn about the aquatic life of the Gulf of Mexico by visiting the Key West Aquarium. You will see everything from sharks and sting rays to hundreds of tropical fish and slow moving turtles.

Go on an outdoor adventure

As tempting as Florida beaches are, there is much more nature and wildlife in Florida to explore. Check out some of the top outdoor adventures available to you in the Sunshine State.

Taste the local seafood

Take advantage of living close to the ocean and try out some of the best seafood dives in Florida. Whether it’s deep-fried, slathered, breaded, buttered or steamed you’re bound to find something you enjoy.

Siesta Key Craft Festival

Over 100 crafters exhibiting their work of photography, paintings, sculptures, jewelry and more will take place for the 23rd year this February in sunny Siesta Key, Florida.

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