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10 Hidden Gem Attractions in Florida   U.S.A

Started Jun-30 by Feisty Old Broad Shorty (TOILETHEA1); 118 views.

10 Hidden Gem Attractions in Florida That Won't Be Too Crowded

Florida's hidden gems include a beer trail, manatee sanctuary, and caverns.

With stunning beaches, vibrant cities, and some of the world's most-visited theme parksFlorida is one of the most popular destinations in the United States. When you think about popular Florida attractions, theme park resorts like Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando likely come to mind, along with places like the Kennedy Space Center and South Beach, Miami. And if you've visited any of the Sunshine State's hot spots, you know that they can get pretty crowded, so we've rounded up 10 hidden gem attractions in Florida without the crowds. Spot manatees in a stunning wildlife refuge, visit beautiful caverns, and explore one of the country's least-visited national parks — you'll be surprised to see just how many incredible attractions are overlooked by tourists.

 

1. Three Sisters Spring at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

Wildlife viewing, hiking trails, bicycling, and guided tours are all available at this beautiful wildlife refuge, but it's best known as a world-renowned winter sanctuary for manatees. West Indian manatees migrate to the spring's warm waters every year, so it's a must-visit if you dream of seeing the sea cows in their natural habitat.

2. Dry Tortugas National Park

One of the nation's least-visited national parks, Dry Tortugas National Park is well worth visiting if you're traveling to the Florida Keys. Although Dry Tortugas isn't a secret to locals or national park lovers, its remote location means you can explore Fort Jefferson, enjoy the beaches, snorkel among the coral reefs, or dive to a shipwreck without the crowds you might find on the Sunshine State's popular beaches.

3. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Sixteen acres of Japanese gardens are Delray Beach's best hidden gem. This beautiful and serene spot features a world-class bonsai collection, ponds filled with koi, trails, and picnic areas, so you can immerse yourself in nature. You can also learn all about Japanese culture through the clubs and workshops, which include lessons in Japanese ink painting, traditional Japanese music, and more.

 
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