Florida Bucket List: 442 Things to Do in the Sunshine State

Sandy shore and blue skies of Palm Beach in Florida

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Welcome to the ultimate Florida bucket list, where we’re fixin’ to show you the best of the Sunshine State. 

Whether you’re a born-and-raised local or a curious tourist, we’ve rounded up the places and experiences that’ll make your adventure here something to remember. 

From the sun-drenched beaches of Daytona and Miami to the untamed beauty of the Everglades, you’ll be given the inside scoop on what to do in Florida. 

Dive into the vibrant nightlife of Key West, swim with gentle manatees in Crystal River, or let your inner child run wild at the magical theme parks of Orlando.

Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, a nature enthusiast, or just looking to soak up that Old Florida charm, this guide has got you covered. 

For easier navigation, the list of places and attractions is grouped by towns or cities where they are located.

You may also like our guides to Florida in the fall or the winter, or check out all the best state parks in Florida.

Free Florida Bucket List

Anna Maria Island Bucket List

Anna Maria Island is a barrier island located on Florida’s Gulf Coast. 

With its laid-back atmosphere, picturesque views, and beachside communities, this island is a perfect destination for relaxation and outdoor activities.

  • Spend the day at Bean Point on the beach, relaxing or splashing around in the pristine waters.
  • Pick up a sweet treat from Hometown Desserts.
  • Indulge in a fun sugary bite from The Donut Experiment.
  • Soak up the sun at Coquina Beach.
  • Walk around Leffis Key Preserve.
  • Eat at Island Creperie.
  • Learn about the area’s history at Anna Maria Island Historical Museum.
  • Check out what performances are happening at the Island Players Community Theater.
  • Indulge in fresh seafood at Sandbar Seafood and Spirits.
  • Spend an afternoon exploring Bridge Street.
  • Treat yourself at Aluna Wellness Center and Spa.
  • Play a round of mini putt at The Fish Hole Miniature Golf.
  • Rent all the gear you need to enjoy your day on the island at Beach Bums Recreational Rentals.
  • Drink the night away at the Bridge Street Pier bars.
  • Watch the sunset over the Gulf at Cortez Beach.
  • Take the kids to Coquina Beach.

We have another list of things to do in Anna Maria Island you may want to check.

This is also one of our favorite beach towns in Florida, among many others!

Historic Bridge Street Pier sign with pelicans on it in Anna Maria Island Florida

Celebration Bucket List

Nestled near the Walt Disney World Resort, Celebration is a meticulously planned community that captures the essence of a nostalgic American town.

Celebration is known for its Christmas program, community events, shopping, and dining experiences, making it an ideal destination for a leisurely stroll or fun-filled outing.

  • Explore Lake Rianhard.
  • Browse the Farmers Market.
  • Visit the Corpus Christi Catholic Church.
  • Dine at Celebration Town Tavern.
  • Ice skate on Main Street during winter.
  • Join a class and break a sweat at Advent Health Wellness Center.
  • Explore the area with a rental from Evolve Bicycle and Bike Rentals.
  • Enjoy the day at Celebration Golf Club.
  • Stop for a delicious meal at Imperium Food and Wine.
  • See the house decorations on Jeater Bend Drive at Christmas.

Here’s our guide, things to do in Celebration for more.

View of Lake Rianhard, Celebration, Florida.

Clearwater Bucket List

Known for its stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters, Clearwater is a popular family-friendly destination on Florida’s west coast. 

Relax on the soft sandy shores, go for a swim, or see the dolphins.

  • Have a beach day on Clearwater Beach.
  • Stroll around Clearwater Beach Marina.
  • Eat at The Salty Crab Bar and Grill North Beach.
  • See dolphins in the wild on this exploration tour, booked through GetYourGuide or Viator.
  • Island hop in a Private Pontoon Tour.
  • Relax on a Sunset Celebration Cruise.
  • Sample the wines at Aspirations Winery.
  • Watch a game at Spectrum Field.
  • Break a sweat at McMullen Tennis Complex.
  • Explore Moccasin Lake Nature Park.
  • Start your day with breakfast from Lenny’s Restaurant.
  • Walk the Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail.
  • Try the brews served at 3 Daughters Brewing.
  • Learn about the spooky past of Clearwater on this haunted trolley tour.
  • Put your skills to the test at Escape Thrill.
  • Find your inner peace at Hibiscus Spa.
  • Have a unique experience at Hatchet Hangout Axe Throwing.

Read more of our list of activities in Clearwater here.

Clearwater Beach yellow hut in Florida.

Crystal River Bucket List

Crystal River is a haven for nature lovers and adventurers seeking an up-close encounter with Florida’s remarkable marine life.

Find more activities and attractions when you visit the place.

  • Savor the tranquility of Three Sister Springs, during the winter months you can visit with the manatees that migrate here. Here’s our tour review.
  • Visit the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Learn about the area’s history at Crystal River Archaeological State Park.
  • Take a ride on an airboat and do some dolphin watching.
  • Grab something to eat at The Biscuit Barn.
  • Cool down at Hunter Springs Park.
  • Enjoy a drink at Copp Winery and Wine Bar.
  • Enjoy the day on the water with rentals from Hunter Springs Kayaks.

For more things to do in Crystal River, check out this list.

Daytona Beach Bucket List

On your Florida summer bucket list, make sure to include Daytona Beach

This legendary coastal city is renowned for its expansive sandy beach and thrilling motorsports events. 

Whether you’re eager to witness the excitement of NASCAR racing at the Daytona International Speedway, prefer a leisurely stroll along the iconic Daytona Beach, or want to explore its arts and culture scene, this place has something for visitors and locals alike.

  • Have a beach day.
  • Stroll around South Beach Street.
  • Go on an e-bike tour of Daytona Beach.
  • Watch a game at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.
  • Go on a guided kayak and stand up paddling tour.
  • Get to know the real Daytona Beach on a bus bar crawl.
  • Have a family fun day at Daytona Lagoon.
  • Eat at Hog Heaven Bar-B-Q.
  • Check out what performances are playing at the Peabody Auditorium.
  • Pick up a treat from Zeno’s Boardwalk Sweet Shop.
  • Cool off at Sun Splash Park.
  • Get a history lesson at Lilian Place Heritage Center.
  • Enjoy the views while you dine at Crabby’s Oceanside.
  • Watch a show at the Daytona Playhouse.
  • Enjoy an afternoon of adrenaline-pumping fun with a Daytona 500 NASCAR Race ticket.
  • Enjoy a brew at Daytona Beach Brewing Company.
  • Check out the Dale Earnhardt Sr. Statue.
  • Dine at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery.
  • Spend the morning antiquing at Nicole’s Beach Street Mall.
  • Visit the Southeast Museum of Photography.
  • Check out the Museum of Arts and Sciences.
  • See the exhibits at Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art.
  • Browse the Daytona Flea and Farmer’s Market.

Read next: Things to do in Daytona Beach.

Daytona Beach Florida beach scene.

Everglades National Park Bucket List

Everglades National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an iconic natural wonder of Florida. 

Spanning 1.5 million acres, it is home to diverse ecosystems, including sawgrass prairies, mangrove forests, and freshwater marshes. 

If you’re a nature lover looking for Florida outdoor activities, this one’s for you.

  • Stop at Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center to help plan where to go in the park and grab a souvenir.
  • Walk along the Anhinga Trail.
  • Try exploring the Everglades through slough slogging.
  • Embark on an eco-tour through the mangrove tunnels in the Everglades.
  • Learn about the area with a self-guided driving audio tour.
  • Check out the HM69 Nike Missile Base.
  • Stroll through the lush Mahogany Hammock.
  • Walk the Pa-hay-okee Trail.
  • Birdwatch at Eco Pond.
  • Go birdwatching with a chance to see the dolphins and other marine animals on this 2-hour boat tour.
  • Check out Shark Valley and get a chance to see the alligators in their habitat.
Alligator on the shore in the Everglades seen during an Airboat Tour in Florida

Fort Lauderdale Bucket List

Known as the “Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale features an extensive canal system and beautiful beaches. 

This city boasts upscale shopping, a thriving arts scene, and an array of outdoor activities. 

  • Visit Bonnet House Museum and Gardens.
  • Explore Hugh Taylor Birch State Park.
  • Grab a sweet treat from Yo Mama’s Ice Cream and Popcorn.
  • Learn the history surrounding the Stranahan House.
  • Eat at Wild Sea Las Olas.
  • Stroll through the Riverwalk.
  • Soak up the sun at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park.
  • Watch a show at Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Check out the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
  • Go on a tour to see multi-million yachts and mansions in Fort Lauderdale.
  • Bar hop along Commercial Drive at Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.
  • Top up your tan on the beach Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.

For more ideas to do in Florida’s Diving Capital, check out this guide, things to do in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

Private beach Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort and Spa beach in Florida

Fort Myers Bucket List

Situated along the Caloosahatchee River, Fort Myers is a charming city that showcases the beauty of Southwest Florida. 

With its rich history, including the winter estates of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, Fort Myers offers a glimpse into the region’s past. 

Visitors can also enjoy the city’s delightful downtown area or explore the area’s nature and wildlife scene.

  • Walk the trails of Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve.
  • Spend an evening at Broadway Palm Dinner Theater.
  • Check out the inventors, Edison and Ford Winter Estates.
  • Eat at Pinchers.
  • Admire the wildlife found at Manatee Park.
  • Visit the Butterfly Estates.
  • Watch a baseball game at JetBlue Park.
  • Pick up something sweet from Norman Love Confections.
  • Wander around the massive Fleamasters Flea market.
  • Enjoy a tasting from List Distillery.
  • Check out the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium.
  • Play an action-packed game of mini putt at Castle Golf.
  • Paint your very own masterpiece at Vino’s Picasso.

You may also want to explore our list of things to do in Fort Myers, FL.

Edison and Ford Winter Estates Monument in the park in Fort Myers Florida

Jacksonville Bucket List

As Florida’s largest city by area, Jacksonville offers a diverse range of attractions and experiences. 

The city boasts an array of cultural and recreational opportunities, including museums, parks, nature sanctuaries, and a lively dining and entertainment scene.

  • See all that nature has to offer on a guided airboat tour.
  • Visit Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Check out the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.
  • Browse the Riverside Arts Market.
  • Have a fabulous night with this drag queen pub crawl.
  • Explore Little Talbot Island State Park.
  • Learn the history of the Kingsley Plantation.
  • Catch a show at The Florida Theater.
  • Wander around the Museum of Science and History.
  • Eat at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.
  • Put your skills to the test with a 1-hour escape room adventure.
  • Ride your bike along the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail.
  • Check out what’s happening at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
  • Visit the Jacksonville National Cemetery.
  • Hop on the start of the Scenic A1A Highway – our favorite Florida road trip.
Jacksonville skyline and blue water fountain, Florida

Key West Bucket List

The southernmost point in the continental United States, Key West is a tropical paradise renowned for its colorful sunsets, eclectic nightlife, and laid-back island atmosphere. 

From exploring the historic Old Town and visiting the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum to cruising along its crystal-clear waters, this place offers you some of the most unforgettable activities in Florida

  • Immerse yourself in the area’s wildlife with a dolphin watching tour.
  • Leave your car behind and hop on a trolley tour where you can drop by and be guided through different attractions in Key West’s Old Town.
  • Visit the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory.
  • Stop for pizza at Seaside Café at the Mansion.
  • Admire the art at Alan S. Maltz Gallery.
  • Take a tour of the Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Museum.
  • Learn all about rum at Papa’s Pilar Rum Distillery.
  • Try Key Lime Pie.
  • Dine at Kaya Island Eats.
  • Enjoy a sandbar excursion and kayak tour that includes lunch and dinner.
  • Get your blood pumping with a jet ski island tour.
  • Take a tour of former President Harry S. Truman’s Little White House.
  • Learn about the history of the Florida Keys at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum.
  • Treat yourself and stop at Glazed Donuts.
  • Admire the sunset on a sailing trip with an open bar, food, and music.
  • Wander around Duval Street.
  • Visit the Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park.
  • Spend the day at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center.
  • Eat at Santiago’s Bodega.
  • Listen to the spooky stories of the area on this evening trolley tour.
  • Party the night away on a 2.5-hour pub crawl.
  • Discover the area’s cuisine on a walking food tour. 
  • Eat at Blue Heaven.
  • Learn about the history aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Museum.
  • Drive across the Overseas Highway.
  • Enjoy the peace found at West Martello Tower and Key West Garden Club.
  • Dine at Louie’s Backyard.
  • Glide through the open sky parasailing.
  • Explore Dry Tortugas National Park.

Try reading our free Key West itinerary or romantic things to do in Key West.

Historic Seaport Key West Florida

Kissimmee Bucket List

Just south of Orlando, Kissimmee is a gateway to the area’s famous theme parks and attractions. 

The city itself offers a variety of entertainment options, as well as outdoor adventures, including airboat rides, lake tours, and more.

  • Spend the day at Fun Spot America Theme Park or Old Town Theme Park.
  • Enjoy a picnic, splash pads, and playground at Kissimmee Lakefront Park.
  • Go for an afternoon tea at Diane’s Tea Room and Restaurant.
  • Learn the history of the military in the area at the Museum of Military History.
  • Relax for the day at Shingle Creek Regional Park.
  • Visit the Everglades at night on this airboat tour.
  • Have a unique experience with the Jororo Tribe’s weapon-making history.
  • Travel back in time to the Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village.
  • Play mini putt at Congo River Golf.
  • Explore the Disney Wilderness Preserve.
Kissimmee Old Town Street, Florida.

Marco Island Bucket List

Marco Island is the largest of Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands.

Known for its pristine white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and abundant wildlife, it offers a peaceful retreat for nature enthusiasts. 

Enjoy watersports, have a beach day, or take a scenic boat tour to discover the area’s natural beauty.

  • Have a beach day at Keewaydin Island.
  • Stroll around the Marco Island Farmers Market.
  • Soak up the sun on Tigertail Beach.
  • Learn about the history of the island at the Marco Island Historical Museum.
  • Dine at Ario.
  • Cool down with delicious ice cream from Sweet Annie’s.
  • Spend the day shelling at South Marco Beach.
  • Take the kids to play at Frank E. Mackle Park.
  • Eat at Davinci’s.
  • Look out for Burrowing owls.
Funny Burrowing owl Athene cunicularia tilts its head outside its burrow on Marco Island, Florida

Merritt Island Bucket List

Merritt Island is a barrier island situated on Florida’s east coast, renowned for its proximity to the Kennedy Space Center.

This island is also home to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, where you can observe various bird species and other wildlife in their natural habitat.

  • Explore the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Visit the Kennedy Space Center.
  • See the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.
  • Check out the Astronaut Training Experience.
  • Wander around the Space Shuttle Atlantis Museum.
  • Stop for something to eat at the Orbit Café.
  • Experience a Bioluminescent Sea Night Kayak Tour.
Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge in Florida during sunset.

Miami Bucket List

When it comes to places to see in Florida, Miami takes the spotlight as a lively and multicultural city. 

From its breathtaking views, Cuban influence, and iconic nightlife, Miami offers a diverse range of experiences.

  • Soak up the sun and take in the views of Miami from the waters on this city cruise.
  • Be awestruck at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
  • View the Wynwood Walls, street art.
  • Spend some time at the Miami Children’s Museum.
  • Visit the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science.
  • Eat at The Knife.
  • Spend some money at the Miami Design District.
  • Get down and dirty on an off-road quad tour.
  • Have an up close and personal view of the wildlife in the area with island snorkeling.
  • Relax on and enjoy some champagne on this private yacht cruise.
  • Have an interactive art experience and grab a Super Blue Miami Immersive Art Experience ticket.
  • Have a blast on a party bike bar crawl.
  • Watch a baseball game at LoanDepot Park.
  • Explore the Bayside Marketplace.
  • Check out the art exhibits at Perez Art Museum.
  • Dine at Mandolin Aegean Bistro.
  • Spend the evening on a 1.5-hour evening cruise on the Biscayne Bay.
  • Indulge your taste buds with Cuban food and culture on this walking tour.
  • Have fun on a pirate boat on this sightseeing cruise.
  • Get the best views of Miami from the sky on this private 30-minute helicopter tour.

You may also want to try our 3-day Miami itinerary, nighttime activities in Miami, and all of our other Miami guides.

Miami Beach Bucket List

Just east of Miami lies Miami Beach, a separate city famous for its glamorous resorts, Art Deco, and lively beachfront.

Relax on the sandy shores, indulge in mouth-watering treats from some of its restaurants, go on guided tours, and more.

  • Catch some waves with a private surfing lesson.
  • Explore Lincoln Road for shops, bars, and hotels.
  • See the art at Romero Britto Fine Art Gallery.
  • Eat at Pummarola Miami Beach.
  • Soak up the sun on a yacht cruise with swim stops.
  • Experience the thrill of a diamond heist without the risk with the South Beach Escape Room.
  • Visit the Holocaust Memorial.
  • Relax at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens.
  • Enjoy a walking food tour and eat like a local.
  • Satisfy your sweet tooth with a donut tour.
  • Dine at Ole Ole Steakhouse.
  • Ride a segway through the Art Deco District.
  • People watch at Lummus Park Beach.

 Looking for places to stay in the area? Read our guide to Art Deco hotels in Miami Beach.

Art deco buildings Starlite Hotel and palm trees on Ocean Beach Boulevard in Miami

Naples Bucket List

Naples, a gem on Florida’s Gulf Coast, is a destination worthy to be added to your FL bucket list.

With its stunning beaches and a touch of natural beauty, Naples offers a perfect blend of relaxation and outdoor activities.

  • Sunbathe at Naples Beach.
  • Check out Naples Botanical Garden.
  • Enjoy a wildlife tour and a chance to see manatees on this sightseeing tour.
  • Visit Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.
  • Embark on a guided Segway tour.
  • Learn about classic cars at Revs Institute.
  • Feast at Michelbob’s Championship Ribs and Steaks.
  • Wander around Third Street South.
  • Go on a guided jet ski tour of the Ten Thousand Islands.

For other fun things to do in Naples, read this guide.

Naples beach with sunbathers and umbrellas by the ocean in Florida

Orlando Bucket List

Known as the “Theme Park Capital of the World,” Orlando offers endless entertainment options for visitors of all ages- a great destination for some of the best things to do in Florida for families.

Beyond the theme parks, Orlando features diverse dining, shopping, and cultural attractions.

For those who want to visit the city on a budget, read our helpful tips here.

If you’d like to add more to this bucket list, try our guides to Orlando spring break and romantic things to do in Orlando.

Universal Studios Globe. Orlando. Florida

Rainbow Springs State Park

Located in Dunnellon, Rainbow Springs State Park is a natural oasis with crystal-clear springs, lush vegetation, and abundant wildlife.

Swim in the refreshing spring waters, go tubing down the Rainbow River, or hike the scenic trails that wind through the park. 

Picnic areas and wildlife viewing opportunities make it a perfect spot for a day of outdoor recreation.

  • Swim in the Rainbow River.
  • Visit the K.P. Hole County Park.
  • Go camping for the weekend.
  • Spend the day canoeing or kayaking.
  • Snorkel in the pristine water.
  • Hike the trails.
  • Birdwatch.
Scenic view of nature in Rainbow Spring State Park, Dunnellon, Florida.

Sarasota Bucket List

Sarasota is a cultural hub on Florida’s Gulf Coast, offering restaurants, a vibrant arts scene, and historical landmarks.

  • Explore the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
  • Browse the Farmers Market.
  • Eat at Owen’s Fish Camp.
  • Stroll around St. Armand’s Circle.
  • Learn about the history of Ca d’Zan.
  • Take a tour of the Myakka River State Park.
  • Visit the Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy.

Read next: Things to do in Sarasota.

Sarasota Bayfront sign in Florida.

Siesta Key Bucket List

Siesta Key is a barrier island near Sarasota, famous for its award-winning beaches and laid-back vibe. 

The island’s main attraction is Siesta Beach, renowned for its soft, powdery sand composed of pure quartz.

Apart from the beach, this place also offers other stuff you can enjoy.

  • Take it easy at Siesta Beach.
  • Get a massage from Hands of Light.
  • Indulge yourself at Made in Rome Organic Gelato.
  • Savor a sweet treat from Meaney’s Mini Donuts.
  • Bar hop at Siesta Key Village.
  • Dine at The Cottage.
  • Add a new piece to your jewelry collection at Silver City Sarasota.
  • Enjoy the peace at Crescent Beach.

You may also read our guide to things to do in Siesta Key.

Siesta Key Beach sign leading to sandy path in Florida

Silver Springs State Park Bucket List

Located in Ocala, Silver Springs State Park is a natural wonder with crystal-clear springs and a lush landscape. 

The park is also home to a variety of wildlife, including manatees, alligators, and numerous bird species.

  • Visit the tourist center.
  • Learn about the area on a guided adventure tour.
  • Search for monkeys.
  • Hike one of the several trails found in the park.

St. Augustine Bucket List

St. Augustine is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the United States, boasting a rich history and charming atmosphere. 

Explore the cobblestone streets of the historic district, visit the iconic Castillo de San Marcos fort, or take a scenic tour of the city’s landmarks. 

You may also like our guide to things to do in St. Augustine

St. Augustine Lighthouse Maritime Museum.

St. Pete Bucket List

St. Pete offers a mix of cultural attractions, stunning beaches, and outdoor activities. 

Explore the downtown area, relax on the sandy shores, or take a leisurely stroll along the scenic waterfront.

  • Enjoy St. Pete Beach.
  • Learn about the area at Gulf Beaches Historical Museum.
  • Pick up a sweet treat from Paradise Sweets.
  • Try the brews at Mastry’s Brewing Co.
  • Put your skills to the test at Beach Escape games.
  • Learn more about one of the greatest artist at the Salvador Dalí Museum.
  • Support local at the weekly Farmers’ Market.
  • Get the best skyline views from St. Pete Pier.

For more things to do in St. Petersburg, read this guide.

Aerial view of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Tampa Bucket List

Tampa, located on Florida’s west coast, offers diverse attractions and activities.

Explore the lively downtown area, take a leisurely stroll along the scenic Tampa Riverwalk, and more.

  • Spend the day at Adventure Island water park.
  • Stroll down the Tampa Riverwalk.
  • Take a guided tour of the city on an electric golf cart.
  • Learn about the dark history of the area on this ghost tour.
  • Check out what is happening at Amalie Arena.
  • Explore Lettuce Lake Regional Park.
  • Relax on a private sunset cruise with a glass of champagne or wine in hand.
  • Look around the Henry B. Plant Museum.
  • Stop for brunch at the Oxford Exchange.
  • Check out Legoland.
  • Cross the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

You may also like our list of things to do in Tampa, FL.

Small beach section in St. Pete Pier, Tampa, Florida.

Venice Bucket List

Visit Venice for a tranquil coastal escape and add it to your list of places for more Florida activities. 

Relax on the beautiful beaches, explore the lovely downtown area, and more.

  • Soak up the sun on the many beaches like Venice Beach or Caspersen Beach.
  • Pick up something local from Detwiler’s Farm Market.
  • Check out the Ideal Classic Cars Museum and Showroom.
  • Eat at Mad Dogs Hot Dogs.
  • Spend the afternoon at Snook Haven Park.
  • Learn about the area’s history at the Venice Museum and Archives.
Sunset at Venice Fishing Pier in Florida.

Vero Beach Bucket List

Vero Beach is a serene coastal town that offers a laid-back beach lifestyle and a wide range of outdoor activities. 

Enjoy the unspoiled beaches, engage in water sports, or discover the area’s rich marine life. 

  • Walk around the lush gardens of the McKee Botanical Gardens.
  • Check out the exhibits at the Vero Beach Museum of Art.
  • Find a treasure at the Wildwood Antique Mall.
  • Eat at Mrs. Mac’s Fillin’ Station.
  • Visit the McLarty Treasure Museum.
  • Relax at Round Island Beach Park.
  • Walk the trails at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Learn about treasure hunting at the Mel Fisher’s Treasure Museum.
  • Taste the beers served at Walking Tree Brewery.
  • Browse the stores at the Vero Beach Outlets.
  • Take a tour of the Indian River Citrus Museum.
  • Dine at the Kilted Mermaid.
Vero Beach Pier, Vero Beach, Florida.

West Palm Beach Bucket List

Add West Palm Beach to your Florida to-do list for a perfect blend of nature and city life. 

Enjoy the beautiful beaches of Palm Beach near WPB, stroll around the lively downtown area with its restaurants and shopping options, and see the local culture.

  • Browse the West Palm Beach Green Market.
  • Go on a delicious downtown food tour.
  • See the exhibits at the Norton Museum of Art.
  • Eat at Table 26.
  • Check out what is happening at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
  • Watch a show at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Pick up a sweet treat from the Paris Bakery and Café.
  • Watch a baseball game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
  • Wander around the stores, restaurants, and other tourist attractions in The Square.
  • Enjoy a rum or vodka tasting at Steel Tie Spirits Co.
  • Try the brews served at Steam Horse Brewing.
  • Go back in time at the Yesteryear Village.
  • Walk the Greenway Trail System.
  • Ride your bike through the trails at Hungryland Slough Natural Area.
  • Make some new memories at Legends of Xscape.
  • See some gentle giants at the Manatee Lagoon.
  • Learn about the evolution of candy on a 45-minute candy tour, and don’t forget to try all the samples.
  • Splash the day away at Rapids Water Park.
  • Enjoy a picnic at Okeeheelee Park.
  • Visit the McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary.

Read our guide to things to do in West Palm Beach next.

The Square Rosemary Ave West Palm Beach in Florida

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