Sightseeing in Florida

Grub and Pub Crawl for One or Two (Up to 55% Off)

Grub and Pub Crawl

Multiple Locations

$43.19 $20

Walking tour of Miami, which runs from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., includes stops at five or six restaurants and complimentary food and drinks

$12.99 for General Admission for One at MOSI ($22.95 Value)

MOSI

Temple Terrace

$22.95 $12.99

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A fun day at MOSI includes permanent exhibit galleries, IMAX documentary film, and hands-on interactive exhibits

$25 for a 90-Minute Waterfront Segway Tour from All About Fun Tours ($50 value)

All About Fun Tours

St. Petersburg

$50 $25

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Scenic tour of St. Petersburg’s waterfront; basic training, tour guide, and personal headgear provided

$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

The Other Bar

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

$205 for an Extended Introductory Helicopter Flight Lesson from Tallahassee Helicopters ($399 Value)

Tallahassee Helicopters

Tallahassee

$399 $205

A student takes the pilot’s seat for an extended flying lesson supervised by a trained instructor

60-Minute Segway Tour for One or Two from Segway Fort Lauderdale (Up to 45% Off)

Segway Fort Lauderdale

Segway Fort Lauderdale

$59 $35

See local sights such as downtown Fort Lauderdale, the Venice of America, and luxurious residential areas while a guide shares fun facts

$169 for Romantic Sightseeing Flight with Champagne for Two at ATA Flight School ($389.99 Value)

ATA Flight School

North Perry Airport

$389.99 $169

Witness the sun set over the Florida Everglades from a bird’s-eye view while sipping champagne

Electric Bike Tour or Rental, or Mountain Bike Tour for Two from New Age Cycles (Up to 41% Off)

New Age Cycles

Hollywood Beach - Quadoman

$99.90 $59

Guides show guests the beautiful sights of Hollywood Beach on motorized electric bikes or classic cruisers and mountain bikes

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Gainesville

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Gainesville's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

$169 for a Helicopter-Flying Lesson with a Simulator Session and Flight at Tampa Bay Aviation ($312 Value)

Tampa Bay Aviation

Clearwater

$312 $169

Learn basic flight maneuvers in an FAA-approved simulator before piloting an R22 helicopter over the scenic coast

2-Night Bahamas Cruise for 2 in October with Halloween Events from Celebration Cruise Line (Up to 55% Off)

Celebration Cruise Line

West Palm Beach

$398 $179

Caribbean ocean liner cruises from West Palm Beach toward Bahamas; spa, pool, Las Vegas–style casino, and free meals on board

Admission for 2 or 4 or 1-Year Family Membership to Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum (Up to 48% Off)

Florida Air Museum

Lakeland Municipal Airport

$24 $15

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Aviation museum displays homebuilt and military planes, plus artifacts from the largest collection of Howard Hughes memorabilia in the world

Boat Tour for Up to Six or an Island Boat Tour and Paddleboard Rental for One from Watersports Paradise (50% Off)

Watersports Paradise

Miami Watersports Paradise - Miami Beach Marina, Dock J

$160 $80

Cruise the waters of South Beach in a fully enclosed boat with an iPod jack, and room for up to six; optionally rent a standup paddleboard

Museum Day for Two or Four at Boca Raton Children's Museum (Half Off)

Boca Raton Children's Museum

Boca Raton

$10 $5

Fossil and artifact exhibit, hand-puppet theater, outdoor pirate-ship fort, and other kid-centric attractions

Visit for Two or One-Year Family Membership to The Armed Forces History Museum (Up to 53% Off)

The Armed Forces History Museum

Largo

$35.90 $17

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Day or year-round access to a museum of armed-forces memorabilia, interactive exhibits, dioramas, and audio visual effects

Two-Hour Dolphin and Manatee Tour on the Indian River for Two or Four from DolFun Tours (Up to 68% off)

DolFun Tours

Melbourne

$48 $19

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Boat tours sail through the Indian River's estuary full of dolphins, manatees, and more than 4,000 bird and fish species

Four Pony Rides for One or Two with Pet-N-Parties at Bedners Farmers Market (Up to 63% Off)

Pet-N-Parties

Boynton Beach

$20 $8.50

More than 40 farmyard animals, bounce house, and pony ride areas

Airboat Tour and Exhibit Pass or Gator Tour for One or Two from Sawgrass Recreation Park (Up to 38% Off)

Sawgrass Recreation Park

Conservation

$20.50 $13

Day or nighttime tour takes guests through the Everglades on an airboat; wildlife exhibits showcase rescued gators, panthers, and leopards

Two-Hour Dolphin Tour or Sunset Party Cruise for One or Two on The “Fort Myers Princess” (Up to 48% Off)

Fort Myers Princess

Fort Myers Beach

$27.85 $15

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Captain Gene Becker steers guests into calm waters for dolphin spotting or party cruises aboard a 75 ft. US Coast Guard–certified vessel

Two tickets to the Bridal Joy tour (Up to 51% Off)

Bridal Joy

Multiple Locations

$45 $22

All-day wedding planning event lets parties mingle with wedding professionals and visit venues amid food, music, and fun

Visit for Two or Four or Tour for Four at Everglades Outpost Wildlife Refuge and Rescue (Up to 67% Off)

Everglades Outpost Wildlife Refuge And Rescue

Homestead

$24 $12

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Volunteers rescue and care for a variety of native and exotic wildlife such as tigers, snakes, owls, alligators, monkeys, and birds

Chocolate-Factory Adventure Tour for One or Two from Chocolate Kingdom (Up to 41% Off)

Chocolate Kingdom

Kissimmee

$16.95 $10

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Professional Chocolate Tour guides lead 45- to 60-minute tours through a cacao-tree greenhouse, chocolate museum, and a micro batch factory

$82 Off Family Membership to Suncoast Primate Sanctuary ($150 Value)

Suncoast Primate Sanctuary

Palm Harbor

$150 $82

Members visit more than 100 apes, birds, reptiles, and other animals that call the park home; includes events, discounts, and other benefits

Horse-Farm Walking Tour for One, Two, or Four at The Gypsy Gold Farm (Up to 48% Off)

The Gypsy Gold Farm

Ocala

$60 $32

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Tour introduces visitors to rare horses & delves into vibrant subculture that began breeding them

$26 for Coconut Grove Historic Ghost Tour for Two from Ghost Tours Miami ($52 Value)

Ghost Tours Miami

Northeast Coconut Grove

$52 $26

Educational ghost tour hopes to visit spirits of ancient indigenous peoples, playhouse-dwelling phantoms, and modern soldiers and sailors

$14 for a Visitor Attraction Package at the National Naval Aviation Museum ($22.25 Total Value)

National Naval Aviation Museum

Southwest Pensacola

$22.25 $14

Come see the world's largest naval aviation museum, with special exhibits like Blue Angels jets, an IMAX theater, and 4,000+ artifacts

$29 for Visit for Four to Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary (Up to $60 Value) 

Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary

Sarasota

$60 $29

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Lions, tigers, bears, ligers, birds, lemurs, tortoises, primates, and a petting zoo await visitors at this wildlife sanctuary

Two-Day Bus Tour for One or Two with Option for Boat Tour from CitySightSeeing Miami (Up to 57% Off)

CitySightSeeing Miami

Multiple Locations

$39 $19

Bus tours usher customers through downtown Miami, offering stops at 18 locations to allow personal explorations

Admission for Two or Four to South Florida Museum (Up to 51% Off)

South Florida Museum

Downtown Bradenton

$36 $18

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Special and permanent exhibitions explore everything from fossilized mammals to historical surgical implements

Visit for Two, Four, or Family of Two Adults and Up to Three Kids at Coral Gables Museum (Up to 48% Off)

Coral Gables Museum

Coral Gables Section

$14 $8

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The museum focuses on architecture, urban design, historic and environmental preservation, and sustainable development

Entry for Two or Four to the US Space Walk of Fame Museum (Up to 55% Off)

US Space Walk of Fame Museum

Titusville

$10 $5

Visitors are educated about the US space program and historic Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Shuttle programs with artifacts and memorabilia

National Navy UDT–SEAL Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to Half Off)

National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum

North Beach

$16 $8

Museum honors the birth and evolution of the Navy SEALs, built at site of their first training missions 70 years ago

Day- or Weeklong Bike Rental from West Orange Trail Bikes and Blades Co. (Up to 54% Off). Four Options Available.

West Orange Trail Bikes and Blades Co.

Oakland

$30 $15

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Choose from a variety of bicycles to rent for the day or all weeklong, whether using it to get in shape, hit the trails, or to get around

Pirate Tour for Two or for Four with Pirate Packs from Black Sparrow Pirates (Up to 38% Off)

Black Sparrow Pirates

Riviera Beach

$50 $31

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Pirate ship sails around Peanut Island while kids participate in water-cannon battle and treasure hunt

Monster-Truck Off-Road Eco Tours at Showcase of Citrus (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Showcase of Citrus

Clermont

$15 $10

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Monster swamp buggies cruise through a 2,500-acre family farm inhabited by exotic wildlife and more than 50 varieties of citrus fruits

Hop-On, Hop-Off Trolley Tour for One, Two, or Four from City View Trolley Tours (36% Off)

City View Trolley Tours

Key West

$28 $18

Riders hop on and off at nine stops along a scenic route through the streets of Key West

Half- or Full-Day Sailing Outing with Refreshments from Atlantis V Charters (Up to 54% Off)

Atlantis V Charters

Tarpon Springs

$72 $34

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4.5- or 8.5-hour excursion leads passengers out to Anclote Key Preserve State Park aboard a 50-foot gulfstar yacht

Dolphin Discovery Tour or Dolphin Lighthouse Cruise for Two or Four from Marine Discovery Center (Up to 51% Off)

Marine Discovery Center

New Smyrna Beach

$50 $25

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Certified naturalists lead pontoon-boat tours in search of playful marine mammals and local nautical landmarks

Three Haunts, One Attraction, and Popcorn for Two or Four at Adventure Landing Jacksonville (51% Off)

Adventure Landing Jacksonville

Jacksonville Beach

$61.16 $30

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Haunt Nights entry includes CarnieVille, Apocalypse 3D, and Dark Fables

Manatee Eco-Tour and Shelling Adventure from Double R's Fishing and Tours Company (Up to 42% Off). Two Options.

Double R's Fishing and Tour Co.

Port of the Islands Resort

$180 $109

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After an eco-tour of the Ten Thousand Islands on a 22 ft. Hurricane deck boat, day trippers enjoy 45 minutes of shelling on Whitehorse Key

$16 for Family Visit for Five with Alligator Holding and Feeding at The Alligator Attraction ($33 Value)

The Alligator Attraction

Madeira Beach

$33 $16

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Visitors use long fishing poles to feed hot dogs to gators that are 18 to 48 inches long and hold a large gator with its mouth taped shut

Admission for Two or Four at Elliott Museum (50% Off)

Elliott Museum

Stuart

$24 $12

Permanent and rotating exhibits highlight the history of Martin County and include a baseball artifact collection and recreated Main Street

$199 for a 75-Minute Romantic Plane Tour for Two from Go Fly Tours ($399 Off)

Go Fly Tours

Opa Locka Airport

$399 $199

75-minute romantic plane tours include a champagne toast and chocolate

Three-Hour Glass-Bottom Boat Manatee-Snorkeling Tour for Two or Four at Paradise Boat Tours (Up to 46% Off)

Paradise Boat Tours

Crystal River

$240 $145

Glass-bottom boat tours explore Crystal River, stopping to let passengers out to swim with the manatees with the help of a guide

Ghost Boat Tour for One or Two from Jumanji Attractions (45% Off)

Jumanji Attractions

St. Augustine

$39.95 $22

Learn about shipwrecks and nautical legends hidden beneath Matanzas Bay aboard a lighthouse ferry boat that helped develop St. Augustine, FL

$149 for an Introductory Helicopter-Flying Lesson at Timberview Helicopters ($299 Value)

Timberview Helicopters

Destin

$299 $149

30 minutes of group ground instruction; 15 minutes spent solo with a pilot in a Robinson R44 helicopter

$259 for a Five-Hour Private Boat Charter for Up to Six from Island Ferry ($499 Value)

Island Ferry

Pass-a-Grille Beach

$499 $259

In luxury watercrafts, passengers take in costal views; the BYOB cruises are helmed by U.S. Coast Guard–licensed captains

$50 for $100 Worth of Paintings, Jewelry, and Other Art from Artists of Palm Beach County

Artists of Palm Beach County

Art on Park Gallery / Lake Park

$100 $50

Take home the work of Naomi Cordero, Lynda Donigan, Joseph Friedman, and other local painters, jewelers, and ceramicists

Port Canaveral Food Tour for Two or Four from Yummy Florida (Up to 39% Off)

Yummy Florida

Port Canaveral

$98 $60

Visit Exploration Tower and various historical sights, while enjoying samples of the best bits of local cuisine and drink

Two-Hour Narrated Ecological River Cruise for One, Two, or Four from St. Johns River Cruises (Up to 57% Off)

St. Johns River Cruises

Orange City

$22 $9.50

Leisurely two-hour cruise upon St. Johns River puts riders up close with manatees, alligators, bald eagles, and limpkins

$17 for $30 Worth of Wine Tours — Royal Manor Meadery & Winery

Royal Manor Meadery & Winery

Interlachen

$30 $17

The customer is welcome to taste all of our wines and receive one 750 ml bottle of wine per deal.

Two-Hour Glass-Bottomed-Boat Cruise for Two or Four on the "Key Largo Princess" (Up to 57% Off)

Key Largo Princess

Key Largo

$70 $31

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70 ft. yacht shuttles up to 129 guests, who gaze through 280 sq. ft. glass bottom at vibrant coral-reef state park

Individual or Family Membership to Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center (Up to 51% Off)

Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center

Downtown Jacksonville

$25 $12.49

Members explore maritime heritage center's myriad ship model & ocean-liner dioramas & attend quarterly member meetings & programs

Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Membership at Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science (Up to 50% Off)

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

Northeast Coconut Grove

$29.90 $18

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Learn about wildlife, constellations, and scientific principles in 48,000-square-feet museum

$149 for a Bay and Downtown Tampa Helicopter Tour for Up to Three from Old City Helicopters, LLC ($270 Value)

Old City Helicopters, LLC

Davis Islands

$270 $149

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Pilots fly over historic structures such as St. Pete Times Forum, the Florida Aquarium, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and Fort De Soto

Digital Walking Adventure for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (50% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Lake Eola Park

$39.95 $20

Friends and families grab their smartphones before heading out on an adventurous walking tour looking for clues and racking up points

One or Two Student Memberships to Tallahassee Museum (Up to 42% Off)

Tallahassee Museum

Lake Bradford/Cascade Lake

$25 $15

Exhibits range from native animals to historic buildings and natural scenery; zip line adventure course takes participants through tree tops

Two-Hour Pub Crawl for One or Two Seats on a 15-Person Bike from Cycle Party (62% Off). Two Options Available.

Cycle Party

Downtown Fort Lauderdale

$39 $17

Up to 15 people hop aboard a pedal-powered quadracycle during the two-hour crawl that includes drink specials

$149 for a Two-Hour Sunset Cruise or Sightseeing Cruise for Four from Flatsaholic Inshore Charters ($300 Value)

Flatsaholic Inshore Charters

Seminole Boat Ramp

$300 $149

Passengers enjoy views of the sunset or spend the day hopping islands, collecting seashells, and spotting turtles, dolphins, and manatees

$12 for a Walking Tour from Ghosts of Palm Beach ($25 Value)

Ghosts of Palm Beach

Living Wall Park

$25 $12

Explore haunted spots in Palm Beach during 150-minute walking tours

One- or Two-Hour Paddleboard Rental with Optional Instruction from Miami Beach Paddleboard (Up to 62% Off)

Miami Watersports LLC

Miami Beach

$30 $10

Paddleboarding instructors teach safety techniques and steering before sending paddlers off into the water fully equipped for 1 or 2 hours

$99 for a 45-Minute Introductory Flight Experience from Beach Aviation ($250 Value)

Beach Aviation

Multiple Locations

$250 $99

An introductory flight lets you take the controls of a plane and soar over the coast with the help of an FAA commercial pilot and instructor

Two-Hour Scenic Wildlife Boat Tour for One, Two, or Four from Good Natured River Tours (Up to 57% Off)

Good Natured River Tours

Grills River Side

$34 $19

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Cruise through the space coast estuary on the scenic Indian River Lagoon, glimpsing dolphins, manatees, and other wildlife

Southwest Florida Museum of History Visit for Up to Two or Four or Membership for One or a Family (Up to 61% Off)

Southwest Florida Museum of History

Fort Myers

$25 $12.50

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Permanent and rotating exhibits explore the history of southwest Florida dating back millions of years

Alligator Show and Airboat Ride for One, Two, or Four at Everglades Alligator Farm

Everglades Alligator Farm

Homestead

$21.62 $15

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Alligator handlers entertain and educate during shows, then let everyone hold a baby alligator; airboat rides zip through wetlands

60-Minute Airboat Nature Tour for Two or Four from Boggy Creek Airboat Rides (Up to 49% Off)

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides

Kissimmee

$87.90 $45

Glide through swampy wetlands at speeds of up to 45 mph on a certified airboat while spotting wildlife such as gators and eagles

$119 for 30-Minute Flight Lesson on Sea & Sky Cygnet Amphibious Aircraft from Duckwing Triking ($230 Value)

Duckwing Triking

Palm Harbor

$230 $119

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Soar above Clearwater Beach, the Gulf of Mexico, and St. Joseph Sound in an FAA-certified powered hang-glider

General Admission for Two or Four Adults or One-Year Family Membership at Appleton Museum of Art (50% Off)

Appleton Museum of Art

Ocala

$12 $6

The 80,000 square-foot museum on a 44-acre site houses European paintings, masterpiece sculptures, and rotating specialty exhibits

Dolphin or Sunset Cruise for Two or Four from Premier Dolphin Cruise (Up to 54% Off)

Premier Dolphin Cruise

Portofino Boardwalk

$60 $30

Guests feel the sea breeze on their cheeks as they sail Santa Rosa Sound in an open-air catamaran and scan the waters for dolphins

Fruit-Farm Outing with Grove Tour and Ice Cream for Two or Four at Mixon Fruit Farms (Up to 56% Off)

Mixon Fruit Farms

Bradenton

$27.30 $12

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Tram tours wind through citrus trees and stop at a wildlife refuge before dropping visitors off at the café for ice cream

VIP Kennedy Bunker and Coast Guard Station Tour for Two or Four at Palm Beach Maritime Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Palm Beach Maritime Museum

Palm Beach Maritime Museum (need to take Water Taxi or Boat to get to museum)

$50 $25

Water taxi to JFK's Cuban Missile Crisis–era bunker and a historical Coast Guard station on Peanut Island; historian discusses Cold War

90–120 Minute Narrated Dolphin Adventure and Nature Cruise for 1, 2, or 4 from Odyssey Cruises (Up to 47% Off)

Odyssey Cruises

Tarpon Springs

$18.99 $11

Sightseers journey down the Anclote River into the Gulf of Mexico on a narrated cruise, glimpsing wildlife such as dolphins and birds

Two-Hour Boat Tour for Up to Four from Turtle Mound River Tours (Up to 44% Off)

Turtle Mound River Tours

Bethune Volusia Beach

$50 $30

Wildlife specialist leads two-hour pontoon tours of the Indian River Lagoon Estuary and Canaveral National Seashore Park

Segway Tour for One, Two, or Four from Naples Segway Tours (Up to 44% Off)

Naples Segway Tours

Old Naples

$74 $45

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Tour the city on a Segway i2 Generation 2 machine to see sighs such as Naples Pier, Third Street South, and Cambier Park

90-Minute Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise for Two or Four by Dolphin Quest (Up to 47% Off)

Dolphin Quest

Madeira Beach

$33 $19

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A Coast Guard–licensed captain takes passengers out onto Boca Ciega Bay in search of dolphins, manatees, and seabirds

$175 for a Four-Hour Private Manatee Tour for Up to Six at Nature Coast Manatee Tours (Up to $350 Value)

Nature Coast Manatee Tours

Homosassa

$350 $175

The houseboat boasts satellite TV and a hearty breakfast spread, although swimming alongside manatees trumps those amenities

Pirates and Plunder Walking Tour for Two or Four from Tour Saint Augustine Inc. (Up to 50% Off)

Tour Saint Augustine Inc.

Historic Downtown

$24 $12

Pirate guides regale guests with tales of aquatic brigands and buccaneers while illuminating the history of former Spanish supply stop town

Port Canaveral Tour for One, Two, or Four from Space Coast Segway Tours, LLC (Up to 66% Off)

Space Coast Segway Tours, LLC

Cape Canaveral

$65 $25

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Guides lead segway riders on two-wheeled jaunt down palm-tree-lined paths to see sights such as manatees

Sunset or Reef Snorkeling Cruise from Gemini Dream Charters (Up to 50% Off)

Gemini Dream Charters

Coral Lagoon Resort

$400 $200

Groups of up to six watch the ocean ignite with reds and oranges on the sunset cruise, or explore the Coffins Patch Reef on a snorkel cruise

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A year before her death in 1959, Ninah Cummer—an art collector, garden enthusiast, and civic leader—donated her riverfront home and art collection to the community, imploring her fellow citizens to help support the foundation of an art museum. In less than 10 years, the board of trustees transformed the abode into the verdant Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, adding to Ninah's original gift of 60 pieces until the collection included nearly 1,000 works of art.

Today, the permanent collection holds pieces that span more than four millennia, from 2,100 B.C. to the 21st century. An ancient Egyptian stone tablet intrigues viewers with cryptic hieroglyphs and stylized portraits while, nearby, Peter Paul Rubens' The Lamentation of Christ epitomizes the colorful, sweepingly histrionic style of the Baroque painters. American treasures include Gilbert Stuart's iconic portrait of George Washington—one of over 100 he painted in an attempt to perfect the likeness of the first president and design a killer mask for the White House Halloween party.

After getting their fill of indoor beauty, guests can head to the open air and vibrant scenery of the museum's gardens. Begun more than a century ago, the gardens crisscross with winding paths that take guests under the canopies of majestic oaks and alongside the Italian garden's shimmering reflecting pools.

829 Riverside Ave
Jacksonville,
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As they observe the vibrant exhibits of aquatic life inside the Miami Seaquarium, many guests don't realize that they are walking through a movie set and a hospital. In the onsite lagoon, bottlenose dolphins swim through waters once traversed by Flipper, who filmed several television episodes and films at the venue. The Seaquarium is also recognized as a manatee critical care facility. Its staff has accomplished several historic treatments, including monitoring the conception and arrival of the first manatee born under human care and conducting the first manatee neurological surgery.

These facets of the Seaquarium—along with its many conservation efforts, educational programs, and shows—underscore a united commitment to wildlife consciousness. The animal attractions enable visitors to witness the allure and fragility of oceanic fauna up close, whether they are petting the back of a stingray or washing a dress shirt on the rough back of an 8-foot nile crocodile. Special encounters decrease the distance even further, sending patrons on underwater Sea Treks through the reef display or helping them to lead marine-mammal training routines.

It's hard to pinpoint the biggest personality inside the Seaquarium tanks, but Lolita the killer whale—who performs daily alongside pacific white-sided dolphins—claims the title of heaviest, period. On the other end of the scale, macaws and cockatiels perch around the Tropical Wings section of the park, and endangered sea turtles lounge at Discovery Bay. Elsewhere, a watery playground and three-story ropes course keep legs from growing too wobbly after a trip to Shark Channel or a smooch from a sea lion.

4400 Rickenbacker Cswy
Key Biscayne,
FL
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Photography is ubiquitous in contemporary life and culture. The founders of the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts recognized this fact, so they sought to create a setting where visitors from all walks of life could appreciate and experience photography. As one of the few photography museums in the country, FMoPA presents exhibitions, which exclusively use this medium to explore themes that expose some intriguing or exciting aspect of history or modern, everyday life. This focus allows the museum to prominently feature pieces that other art institutions might not necessarily show, such as works of photojournalism or historic photographs.

In addition to scheduling upcoming exhibitions, FMoPA also includes a permanent collection. The collection aims to preserve particularly important images, such as those of various masters of the medium, including Harold Edgerton, Clyde Butcher, Hans Silvester, and Berenice Abbott.

After studying the museum's exhibitions?which can include images culled from national and international sources?guests can step behind the camera themselves during photography workshops for students of all skill levels. Then, budding photographers can display their latest shots at 15 Minutes of Fame, a showcase where up to six presenters exhibit and discuss their original work. They also host a photography group, the Photo League, for those photographers that want to share tips and helpful hints once a month.

400 N. Ashley Drive, Cube 200
Tampa,
FL
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The Experience

Inside a building in St. Petersburg, works of art from around the world gather like good friends. Georgia O'Keeffe's Poppy hangs not far from Paul Cézanne's A Corner of the Woods, Pointoise. Claude Monet's Houses of Parliament gives a glimpse of faraway lands, while Thomas Moran's Florida Landscape stays closer to home.

With a range of permanent and rotating exhibitions, the Museum of Fine Arts seeks to engage visitors with art while preserving the pieces in its care. Much of the collection resides in an original 1960s building, but an adjacent modern gallery draws in visitors with special exhibitions, an art library, and interactive educational facilities—ensuring they have plenty of ways to experience art or at least overcome a fear of informational plaques.

The Highlights

  • Permanent collection houses pieces from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, as well as classical and modern American art
  • Daily events include docent-led tours, hands-on workshops, classical concerts, and lectures
  • MFA Café overlooks the waterfront

Who They Are

Even before the Museum of Fine Arts opened to the public in 1965, founder Margaret Acheson Stuart saw its galleries as a space where diverse audiences could explore art "from antiquity to the present." Architect John Volk had designed the original museum wing to instill visitors with a feeling of solidness and permanence. Decades later, the museum sought to expand, and conducted a nationwide search for a worthy architect. They were rewarded with designer Yann Weymouth, who completed a second building in 2008—a two-story, modern glass conservatory.

255 Beach Dr NE
Saint Petersburg,
FL
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iFLY Orlando's state-of-the-art indoor wind tunnel lets acrophobic and aerophobic adrenaline junkies experience the sensations of skydiving under safe conditions. iFLY Orlando will suit you up with a helmet, goggles, flight suit, earplugs, and a can of gravity repellent, before an instructor teaches you the basic maneuvers and hand signals. Once you've learned a lesson, you'll be unleashed into the vertical tunnel’s artificial wind current for two one-minute rotations of air time at terminal velocity (real skydives usually allow for about 40 seconds of air time). The entire process lasts about an hour, including waiver signing (flyers under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign), a 15-minute class, and a flight slot during which your group takes turns flying. In addition to the flight experience, the multimedia package includes a DVD with a recording of your flight.

Indoor skydiving is accessible to a wide, family-friendly age range, meaning that Grandma and Grandpa can celebrate their 60th anniversary with more than the traditional cake shaped like Andy Griffith. iFLY Orlando's free observation deck allows for maximum show-offiness, so invite along an audience of hard-to-impress friends, lovers, and butlers to marvel at your simulated plummet through the heavens.

6805 Visitors Cir
Orlando,
FL
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The goals of the instructors at Intensity Dancers' Studio go far beyond dance—the team aspires to help their students become well-rounded individuals as they grow. That can even be seen by the number of students using their talents outside the studio, with some competing on teams at the national level. Children can participate in lessons that cover classic or modern dance styles at the school, where ballet gets equal billing with hip-hop and acrobatics options. As dancers progress, they not only learn proper technique and execution, but how to cultivate discipline and self-confidence, tools intended to help them success off the dance floor too.

15507 Bull Run Rd
Hialeah,
FL
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