It disappears like a vapor in the wind. Spring in Florida is brief but beautiful – and if you blink, you might just miss it.  The unyielding heat and humidity of our summer weather is just a few weeks away, so out of all of the seasons in Florida, now is the ideal time to bask in the fresh air and scenery of the Sunshine State. With Daylight Saving Time fit perfectly into this season, you have an additional hour of daylight to explore your love of the outdoors.

Living in Florida offers many advantages for outdoor excursions. With our many bodies of water, our Florida theme parks and scenic views, there’s something for everyone and every budget.

Visit the national parks and monuments:

  • Big Cypress – Ochopee, FL
  • Biscayne – Miami, Key Biscayne & Homestead, FL
  • Canaveral – Titusville & New Smyrna Beach, FL
  • Castillo De San Marcos – St. Augustine, FL
  • De Soto – Bradenton, FL
  • Dry Tortugas – Key West, FL
  • Everglades – Miami, Naples & Homestead, FL
  • Fort Caroline – Jacksonville, FL
  • Fort Matanzas – St. Augustine, FL
  • Gulf Islands – Gulf Breeze, FL
  • Timucuan Preserve – Jacksonville, FL

If being at one with nature is not your thing, you can always spend some time at the most popular beaches in our state. Included on the Travel Channel’s Top 10 list of Florida beaches are:

  • Delray Beach
  • Clearwater Beach
  • Naples
  • Sanibel Island
  • South Beach
  • Siesta Key
  • Atlantic Beach
  • Palm Beach
  • Captiva Island
  • Key West

Still not convinced? Some people don’t like the smooth white sand or the crashing blue waves, and would perhaps prefer to take their outdoor adventure inland a bit. If you’re looking for something wild and fun while enjoying the sun, Florida offers a variety of zoological parks. You’re never too old or too young to enjoy the zoo! Each of these zoos is home to more than 1,400 animals and boasts ticket prices under $20:

  • Gulf Breeze Zoo
  • Zoo Miami
  • Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
  • Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park

If the call of the wild doesn’t drive you wild, maybe you crave the excitement that only a Florida theme park can offer:

  • Magic Kingdom – Orlando, FL
  • Epcot – Orlando, FL
  • Animal Kingdom – Orlando, FL
  • Universal Studios – Orlando, FL
  • Universal’s Island of Adventure – Orlando, FL
  • SeaWorld Orlando – Orlando, FL
  • Busch Gardens – Tampa Bay, FL
  • Discovery Cove – Orlando, FL
  • Blizzard Beach – Orlando, FL
  • Typhoon Lagoon – Orlando, FL

Why sit inside and waste another beautiful day? You don’t have to pick just one adventure – take advantage of the season and enjoy a few of them! Whether you’re strolling through the park or getting your tan on, take time to enjoy the beauty and life of spring in Florida.