Later this summer I’ll be traveling to Florida for the first time and I’ve spent a lot of my rare free time looking for the best things to do while in the Sunshine State.
For reference, I’ll be in a small region from Fort Lauderdale to Key West so no Walt Disney World, panhandle or Everglades for me.
What I’m NOT doing
- swimming with animals
and for a few reasons. I’ve never been snorkeling or scuba diving so while it is something I want to try I don’t wish to spent a lot of money and time getting training so I can enjoy it for a short period. Plus I’m a land lovin’ girl. The dolphin places sound really cool but I’m not really with a group that would enjoy it. So, next time perhaps. Also, $110 for 25 minutes?
What I am considering seeing:
- Earnest Hemingway’s house
- Private garden tours
- the sea turtle rescue place
- Butterfly World
- Lighthouses, palm trees, beaches on the keys
Basically places where I can tour around casually, take lots of photos and soak in some culture of the region. The only one that has me seriously considering no on that list is the Butterfly World. Why? Because it’s $25! I could go at the front or end of my trip and I know I’d spend 2-3 hours photographing inside. And I love symmetry more than I probably should.
I saw two exhibits on my trip back East in March, one in Washington D.C and another in New York and I got some great photos (at least I love them):
What do you think? Do you put money into your hobby? I figure the cost is comparable to watching 2 movies in the theater.
And, if you’ve been to this part of Florida or the Butterfly World, what should I see? What should I skip (besides hurricanes)?