Best Places to Travel on Your Own in Florida
Updated: Apr 13
Traveling in a group can be fun, but sometimes it’s nice to personalize your vacation and not worry about your group having input on the activities. If you’re looking for long days at the beach, translucent water, and great Instagram scenery you should visit Florida. Florida has become a great hotspot for vacations due to the beautiful beaches, scenery, and of course, Disney World. However, Florida has a lot more to offer than just Mickey Mouse.
Places in Florida to Travel
Here are the four places you should venture to if you’re considering taking your next vacation to this wonderful state.
1. St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg has a lot to offer. It has won a Guinness World Record for the most consecutive days of sunshine. If you’re an art enthusiast make sure to check out The Dali, which holds the largest collection of paintings by the famous Salvador Dali himself.
If you’re not into the museum scene and love the outdoors, St Petersburg has seven miles of waterfront parks for all visitors to enjoy. Of course, if you love the beach, you should plan a day to go to the beautiful St. Pete Beach. The beach is great for alone time and enjoying the gorgeous view. If your planning a trip to St. Pete, make sure you visit one of the best beaches in this area.
2. St. Augustine
If you’re into history, St. Augustine is the place for you. Here you can take a free tour of Flagler College. Flagler College was originally the Ponce De Leon Hotel established in 1888 by Henry Flagler, the building is a “masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance architecture.”
Now if your interests are more aligned with the paranormal, you can check out the St. Augustine Ghosts and Gravestones tour. Their website features actual ghost stories that you can check out before booking. Look out on Groupon for the best deals to save money while encountering the paranormal. You can mix history with outrageous facts by visiting Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum. The museum itself is located in the historic Castle Warden.
Now if you want a more relaxing day, take a day off at the St. Augustine Beach.
Tampa has a little bit of something for everyone. The beautiful bay will surely have you planning your next trip back. If you want to mix an amusement park a zoo, you should plan a solo trip to Busch Gardens.
If an amusement park doesn’t sound too appealing, but you still want to see cool animals, you should check out Tampa Zoo at Lowry Park.
Now if you want to relax and unwind, you should check out the award-winning Clearwater Beach.
Maybe mixing history and the nightlife is a good idea, try visiting Ybor City at night. The city is lively and comparable to Bourbon Street in New Orleans. To get a good bite of food in Ybor City, grab a bite to eat at Colombia Restaurant. For a wide array of options for food in the city of Tampa, make sure to go to Armature Works. They have options from ramen to Cuban cuisine.
Tampa has all kinds of events going on all the time to check out!
Miami is world-renowned and has beautiful beaches as well as an incredible nightlife. If you’re trying to escape the 9-to-5 for a week this is the perfect destination for you. The infamous South Beach not only has gorgeous beaches but amazing clubs that you can venture to so you can dance the night away.
Not only does South Beach have great clubs it also has the infamous Versace Mansion which was where the murder of Gianni Versace took place. The mansion has excellent architecture. For a full experience, you can even stay and dine there but keep in mind prices are not cheap. For a more cohesive view of the city, you can do tours via speed boats with this Tripadvisor guide.
To visit Florida and not experience seeing an actual alligator would be a shame. To immerse yourself in wildlife plan a visit to Jungle Island. Jungle Island allows you to have up-and-close interactions with animals. The staff at Jungle Island will take your picture with a lemur or the animal of your choosing. Having a photo with a lemur is certainly something to write home about.
Considering a solo trip may be easier and more fun to plan because you don’t have to worry about anyone but yourself. Florida is a great option because it has something for everyone. Whether you’re into history, beaches, or the nightlife. Florida is a great state to relax, unwind, and unplug yourself from the stress of our daily lives.
Regardless of where you’re headed make sure to use the best travel apps as a guide to planning your next getaway. I hope you plan an amazing vacation and make this trip one to remember.