• Amy Painter

Top Travel Destinations in Florida to visit post-quarantine

In the current global situation, most of us will not be traveling across the country or internationally for some time, and many will be very cautious before engaging in long-distance travel even after life returns to normal.

For many, traveling to different destinations within your own state may be the perfect middleground once traveling resumes again. For this reason, I’ve compiled a list of some of the top travel destinations in Florida for you to plan your next trip, once the situation allows.

St. Augustine


A trip to St. Augustine is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the area’s history and explore some hidden gems of the city. For some spooky adventures, go on one of St. Augustine’s famous ghost tours or visit the St. Augustine Lighthouse at night. After touring the Castillo de San Marcos, enjoy some more modern pleasures such as the Ice Plant Bar for innovative drinks or The Donut Experiment for customizable treats. A stay at the adult-only Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens, where walking tours of the grounds with a historian and cocktails at The Well Bar are to please even the most luxurious traveler.  

The Florida Keys

Stretching from Key Largo to the southernmost point of the continental U.S. at Key West, the Florida Keys are filled with fun adventures for any traveler. Enjoy a tropical vacation without ever having to leave the country and soak up the sun while boating, snorkeling, fishing, diving and much more. The first all-inclusive resort in the Keys, the adult-only Bungalows Key Largo, opened only a little over a year ago and provides an incredible experience for anyone looking for a getaway.

The Palm Beaches


The Palm Beaches refers to the cities of Palm Beach County including West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Wellington, Boca Raton and Jupiter. Once in the Palm Beaches, you can enjoy beach life while visiting places such as the Loggerhead Marinelife Center where you can visit sea turtles that are undergoing rehabilitation. Watch a Broadway musical at the Kravis Center or take a Two-Night cruise to the Bahamas right from the port in Palm Beach. Explore the Warehouse District of West Palm Beach to visit some trendy, up-and-coming hot spots.


Miami


If trendy eateries, fancy hotels, fun places to party and Instagrammable spots all interest you, then Miami is the place for you! The Art Deco District of South Beach is full of lively, bright art for you to explore and take photos with for your social media feed. For more street art and murals, Wynwood Walls is an exciting destination that every art lover would enjoy. Relax on Miami Beach and prepare to spend your night partying away at one of the city’s many haunts. No matter when you decide to visit Miami, it is sure to always be a fun time for any visitor.

Tampa Bay


Tampa and its surrounding areas are close to many of us in Central Florida and are often just far enough away from home to make a fun little getaway. Visit Busch Gardens for some gravity-defying roller coasters and safari experiences, or visit the nearby Hyde Park for high-end shopping and unique restaurants. Hyde Park is home to one of the very few Sprinkles Cupcakes in Florida, complete with a working cupcake ATM. 

Clearwater Beach is also a wonderful destination. Walk along Clearwater Beach and visit the infamous Pier 60, or visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium to see the very dolphins and other aquatic life from the Dolphin Tale movies.

Although our travel plans are currently on hold, there are plenty of fun and exciting things to do right here in Florida once the quarantine passes. For now, let's make the most our time indoors and plan for the future.

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