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Things to Do and Sights to See in South Florida

South Florida has plenty of things to do and sights to see. From about Fort Pierce all the way down through Miami, there's lots from which to choose.

If you prefer the great outdoors, there is plenty of camping, canoeing and kayaking.  There are also lots of trails to both hike and bike.

If you like attractions, South Florida has plenty of those as well.  From the truly unique Coral Castle to the larger attractions like the Miami Seaquarium and Lion Country Safari, South Florida has it.

Attractions in South Florida

Probably the most well-known South Florida attraction is Lion Country Safari, near West Palm Beach.  You drive your car though a game preserve, where the animals mix.  Lions, rhinos, antelope and more are all here.

South Florida Things to Do, Airboat RideThere's Monkey Jungle down near Miami -- the slogan is, "Where humans are caged and monkeys run wild".  On a similar theme is Parrot Jungle Island, also near Miami.

I mentioned the Coral Castle, down in Homestead, Florida.  It doesn't take long to go through -- maybe an hour -- but what Ed Leedskalnin built with his own hands is truly amazing.

Check out this list of South Florida attractions for more ideas.

Things To Do and Sites to See in South Florida -- Outdoors

With the mild Winter weather, South Florida has a ton of outdoor activities.  Some can be enjoyed in Summer, like diving, snorkeling and swimming.  Others you will want to wait until Fall and Winter, like camping and hiking, due to the thriving insect population.  Canoeing and kayaking can be enjoyed most of the year.

A couple of really nice Florida State Parks in South Florida are John D. MacArthur Beach State Park and Jonathan Dickinson State Park, both located in the greater West Palm Beach area.  MacArthur Beach State Park is rarely very busy and seems to be a hidden treasure.

For some truly spectacular way to spend a day or two, check out Florida's national parks.  First is Everglades National Park.  The best place to enter is the Shark Valley entrance, where you can rent a bike, take a tour, hike and enjoy the fantastic wildlife.

Prefer to spend your time in the water?  Then spend the day at Biscayne National Park, which is mostly underwater!  Snorkeling, diving, swimming and fishing are awesome here.

And before I forget -- if you love shelling then you will adore Sanibel Island, on South Florida's Gulf Coast. A word of warning -- it's one of the pricier places to stay in South Florida.

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