Florida Waterparks

From Typhoon Lagoon to Wet-N-Wild, explore the waterparks of Florida.

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Daytona International Speedway

Daytona International Speedway

Where to Go: Daytona International Speedway
The speedway offers 3 different tours: Speedway, All Access and VIP. Each offers different levels of access to the track, garages, press boxes and Victory Lane, as well as history of the speedway, NASCAR and drivers.
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Jackie Robinson Museum, Statue and Ballpark

Jackie Robinson Museum, Statue and Ballpark

Where to Go: Jackie Robinson Ballpark and Museum
The stadium is home to the Daytona Cubs, a feeder team for the Chicago Cubs. It was named after Jackie Robinson in 1990. The ballpark is now home to a museum and statue that honors Robinson's accomplishments as an athlete and "barrier breaker." Exhibits include information on Robinson's accomplishments on and off the field, his secret to stealing bases and a tribute to other athletes who broke barriers.
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Ponce de Leon Lighthouse

Ponce de Leon Lighthouse

Where to Go: Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse
The lighthouse is the tallest in Florida -- and one of the tallest in the country. Visitors can climb the 203 steps to the top for amazing views of one of the world's most famous beaches, Ponce Inlet and surrounding inland waterways. The museum showcases exhibits on the history of Florida and one of the finest collections of restored Fresnel lenses in the world.
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Main Street Pier

Main Street Pier

Where to Go: Main Street Pier
Called Daytona's "highway over the ocean," the 70 plus-year-old pier is the longest on the East Coast. It has rides such as a sky lift and space needle observation tower, a restaurant and a place for fishing.
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Bulow Plantation Ruins

Bulow Plantation Ruins

Where to Go: Bulow Plantation Ruins
The park has an interpretive center that gives the history of the plantation and Florida's frontier in the early 19th century. Visitors can walk through the ruins of the plantation, sugar mill, wells and slave cabins.
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Museum of Arts and Sciences

Museum of Arts and Sciences

Where to Go: Museum of Arts and Sciences
The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is located on a 90-acre nature preserve. The exhibits include collections of American, Chinese and Cuban art, a prehistoric giant ground sloth, an Americana collection and a rare Napoleonic collection. It also has a planetarium and children’s museum.
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Marine Science Center

Marine Science Center

Where to Go: Marine Science Center
Learn all about marine wildlife through exhibits on alligators, coral, dolphins, whales, sea turtles and fish. Check out the 5,000-gallon aquarium or get up close and personal with a stingray in the touch pool. The center also does rehabilitation of seabirds and turtles, and allows visitors to observe the animals they are helping.
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Shores Resort and Spa

Shores Resort and Spa

Where to Stay: Shores Resort and Spa
This luxury resort offers guestrooms and suites with amazing views and high-end amenities. The resort is home to the Indulge spa, as well as the oceanfront fine-dining restaurant Azure. It also offers a fitness center, kids' club, heated salt-water pool, multiple bars, cabanas, oceanfront fire pits and services to pamper your pet.
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Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/ Ocean Walk Village

Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/ Ocean Walk Village

Where to Stay: Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village
The Hilton Daytona Beach Resort is located right on the beach in the heart of the Ocean Walk Village. The spacious rooms offer sunset views and lots of amenities. The hotel has a KidsZone and kids’ camp for the younger set and a spa for the adult travelers.

Other Hotels to Consider: Wyndham Ocean Walk, Hampton Inn Daytona Shores -- Oceanfront and Sun Viking Lodge
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Hog Heaven Bar-B-Q

Hog Heaven Bar-B-Q

Where to Eat: Hog Heaven
If you are looking for some Southern barbecue, head over to Hog Heaven for beef, chicken or pork that is slow-cooked in a real pit. Diners can feast on everything from baby back ribs to pulled pork and catfish.
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The Oyster Pub

The Oyster Pub

Where to Eat: The Oyster Pub
If you are looking for a place to kick back and watch the latest race or sporting event, check out this sports bar and grill. The menu features fresh seafood and raw bar, burgers, wings and more. For entertainment there is a nightly DJ, pool tables and more than 45 TVs.
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The Dancing Avocado Kitchen

The Dancing Avocado Kitchen

Where to Eat: Dancing Avocado Kitchen
This downtown restaurant is known for its eclectic decor that many describe as hippie-like. It's also known for great vegetarian and vegan dining. The Dancing Avocado Kitchen is only open in the daytime so be sure to visit for breakfast or lunch.

Other Restaurants to Consider: Gene's Steak House, Boot Hill Saloon and Chart House
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Angel and Phelps Chocolate Factory

Angel and Phelps Chocolate Factory

Where to Eat/Go: Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory
To satisfy your sweet tooth, visit this chocolate factory that has been on Beach Street since 1925. You'll find chocolate in every shape and size along with fudge, jelly beans, taffy and coffee. Take the factory tour to see candy makers doing things the old-fashioned way.
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Caladesi Island State Park

Caladesi Island State Park

Enjoy 3 miles of undeveloped beach with your significant other on Caladesi Island State Park, which is easily accessible from St. Petersburg. Hotels and resorts closest to the island are minutes away, in Dunedin, FL. 960 1280

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Destin

Destin

What better way to start your life together than on the beautiful sugar-white beaches of Destin, FL, at Sandestin Beach Golf Resort, northwest Florida’s premier hotel. The hotel recently made National Geographic Traveler's "10 Best Fall Trips." 960 1280

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Little Torch Key

Little Torch Key

Welcome to tropical paradise on Little Torch Key. The Little Palm Island Resort and Spa is a wonderful oasis for a honeymoon. Picture this: Air-conditioned, thatched roof bungalow suites, with custom-made beds topped by plush mosquito netting. White paths of crushed seashells weave through 6 acres of tropical flowers, palm trees and sandy beaches. 960 1280

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Santa Rosa Beach

Santa Rosa Beach

Just outside of Panama City, the WaterColor Inn and Resort on Santa Rosa Beach is considered one of the best honeymoon locations in Florida. 960 1280

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Honeymoon Island

Honeymoon Island

Minutes north of Caladesi Island is Honeymoon Island, known for its turquoise waters and white sand beach. 960 1280

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Florida Keys

Florida Keys

The beautiful islands and beaches of the Florida Keys can leave anyone speechless. 960 1280

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Palm Beach

Palm Beach

Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Four Seasons Resort on Palm Beach. 960 1280

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Siesta Key

Siesta Key

Many consider Siesta Key the Sunshine State's most romantic getaway, according to Southern Living magazine. 960 1280

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South Beach

South Beach

While visiting The Tides, you can feel world's away from the busy nightlife of South Beach, or right in the middle of it. Your choice. 960 1280

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Naples

Naples

If kicking back and enjoying one another isn't enough, the LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort in Naples, FL, is a beautiful complement. Enjoy the relaxing sands in the morning, greens the rest of the afternoon, and an intimate dinner for 2 in the evening. 960 1280

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Sanibel Island Beach

Sanibel Island Beach

Located on Florida's southwest Gulf Coast, the beautiful Sanibel Island Beach is a favorite destination among honeymooners for its honeymoon cottages and memorable sunsets, some of the most romantic along the Florida Gulf Coast. 960 1280

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Captiva Island

Captiva Island

Captiva Island, the sister island to Sanibel, offers a luxurious honeymoon escape. South Seas Island Resort's secluded honeymoon getaways and private villas are a must. 960 1280

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Brendan Mica and Brittani Cotton having a picnic on Little Palm Island Resort

Brendan Mica and Brittani Cotton having a picnic on Little Palm Island Resort

Among the Florida Keys' many luxury resorts, the Little Palm Island is a private, 5-acre resort accessible only by boat or seaplane. The amazing accomodations include an Island Grand Suite, with hot tub, his-and-her bathrooms and a massage room. To complete the day, you can have a romantic picnic on the beach. 960 1280

  

South Beach in Miama Beach

South Beach in Miama Beach

South Beach, a neighborhood in Miami Beach, is another Florida destination where you'll find luxurious beaches, resorts and clubs. 960 1280

  

Penthouse deck pool at the Setai in South Beach

Penthouse deck pool at the Setai in South Beach

One of the swankiest South Beach hotels is the Setai. The resort's specialty suites include a penthouse with a 2,000-square-foot patio, a bar, pool and Jacuzzi. A private chef, butler and concierge are on call for VIP guests. 960 1280

  

Penthouse Suite recording studio at the Setai Hotel in South Beach, Florida

Penthouse Suite recording studio at the Setai Hotel in South Beach, Florida

For those rock stars who need to work while on vacation, the Setai offers a professional recording studio. Artists like Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige have used the facility. 960 1280

  

SET nightclub in South Beach Miama

SET nightclub in South Beach Miama

An evening in South Beach wouldn't be complete without a visit to SET nightclub. Be warned: getting past these ropes can be tough. 960 1280

  

Dance floor at the SET in South Beach

Dance floor at the SET in South Beach

A-list celebrities, such as Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio, have been spotted at SET. The Trophy Room offers privacy for those who want to keep a low profile. Bottles range from $500 to $20,000. 960 1280

  

Lucretia Lindemann shows a mansion in Coral Gables, FL

Lucretia Lindemann shows a mansion in Coral Gables, FL

High-end real estate broker Lucrecia Lindemann specializes in multi-million dollar beach homes in areas like Coral Gables, FL. 960 1280

  

$17 million mansion in coral gables

$17 million mansion in coral gables

This mansion in Coral Gables, FL, has got it all, including a private dock. The price tag for this amazing beach house is $17 million. 960 1280

  

top deck on the mega yacht Triumphant Lady

top deck on the mega yacht Triumphant Lady

For those who would rather stay at sea a 155-foot motor yacht called the The Triumphant Lady is the answer. This vessel includes 5 staterooms, a spa and a crew of 8, including a private chef. 960 1280

  

Outdoor dining area of the Triumphant Lady mega yacht

Outdoor dining area of the Triumphant Lady mega yacht

The Triumphant Lady mega yacht also includes an outdoor dining area and a glass-bottom Jacuzzi. The price tag for a week's stay is $150,000. 960 1280

  

Rachel Quinn, Disney Dream Cruise Director

Rachel Quinn, Disney Dream Cruise Director

Rachel Quinn, Disney Dream's cruise director, gives a tour of the ship's 14 decks, 1,250 staterooms and luxury options. 960 1280

  

Roy O Disney Suites

Roy O Disney Suites

Among Disney Dream's accommodations are the Walter E. or Roy O. Disney suites. These concierge-level staterooms are spacious enough for the whole family, and feature a private verandah with your very own hot tub. 960 1280

  

Remy adult only restaurant on Disney Dream

Remy adult only restaurant on Disney Dream

For those adults looking for a getaway, the Disney Dream offers an adults-only pool as well as adults-exclusive dining at its upscale restaurant, Remy. 960 1280