Enjoy Florida’s natural beauty

The best parks in Florida

When it comes to the great outdoors, Florida has some of the world’s most amazing ecosystems right here in our own back yard. Visit one of these three top Florida parks for a fun, affordable getaway this weekend.

Cayo Costa State Park

This remote, wooded island is only accessible by ferry or private boat. In addition to privacy and the peace of an area not flooded by tourists, Cayo Costa offers fishing, camping, kayaking, and some incredible snorkeling.

Long Key State Park

This park offers some of Florida’s best beach camping, with a campground right at the edge of the Atlantic. Perfect for swimming, hiking, and surf anglers who want to be right there at dawn, fishing just 100 feet from your campsite.

Blue Spring

One of Florida’s best springs, Blue Spring is a massive aquifer which pumps out 104 million gallons of water a day, draws in manatees in winter, and snorkelers and SCUBA divers in summer. 

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