MatD’s Ultimate Florida Bucket List

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Florida is the state of beaches.  It has the most coastline of any state in the lower 48 states.  The state was founded by the Spanish in 1500.  It is home to the oldest European city in the United States.  The state is virtually flat, the highest point is only 345 ft (105 m) high.  The state is called the sunshine state due to the sunny year around weather. Here is my Florida Bucket List.

  1. Big Cypress National Preserve (Spring 2010)
  2. Biscayne National Park (Spring 2010)
    MatD's Ultimate Florida Bucket List
  3. Canaveral National Seashore (Winter 2015)
  4. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument (Spring 2013)IMG_5542
  5. De Soto National Memorial (Fall 2015)
  6. Dry Tortugas National Park (Spring 2012)
  7. See a ghost in Fort Jefferson
  8. SCUBA dive Little Africa
  9. Everglades National Park (Spring 2010)
  10. Kayak the Wilderness Waterway
  11. Fort Caroline National Memorial (Spring 2013)
  12. Fort Matanzas National Monument (Spring 2013)IMG_5577
  13. Gulf Islands National Seashore
  14. Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor
  15. Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve (Spring 2013)
  16. SCUBA dive the shipwreck trail
    • Benwood (Spring 2010)
    • Duane (Spring 2010)
    • Siegel (Spring 2010)
  17. Snorkel the Christ of the Deep Statue
  18. Photograph a Florida Panther
  19. Almost get eaten by an alligator (Spring 2010)IMG_3677
  20. Hike the Florida Trail
  21. Ride all the roller coasters in Busch Gardens (Summer 2005)
  22. Visit Harry Potter World (Fall 2011)
  23. Visit Disney World (Fall 2012)
  24. SCUBA Dive Ginny Springs (Fall 2008)0100,0,558,3486,548,2687,542,2,0,=,1,0828,0524,0299,462,582,8,020,04,01,16,12,172,6,536,439,145,CAWB,00,000,242,185,29,29,CAE,075,0015000,0639,1,000,095,007,072,STR,0,0,000,000,160,000,0000,000,000,PAWB,29,165,242,185,29,29,PAE,032,0030000,0928,1,172,000,072,Rec,007,000,000,000,1,0,0084,0151,0048,0290,0050,0,05000,05000,3,
  25. SCUBA Dive Devil’s Ear and Devil’s Eye
  26. Get Cave Dive Certified
  27. Watch the sunset at Mallory Square (Spring 2012)
  28. Air boat ride through the Everglades (2000)
  29. Try alligator wrestling
  30. Call the 1-888-IVE-GOT1 (888- 483-4681) to report a python sighting
  31. Tour the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg (Winter 2015)
  32. Pet one Ernest Hemingways’s six-toed cats in Key West (Spring 2012)
  33. Drink my way around Epcot (Fall 2013)
  34. Swim with Manatees (Winter 2010)
  35. Ride all the roller coasters to Universal’s Islands of Adventure (Fall 2011)
  36. Go on a cave tour of Florida Caverns State Park
  37. Find out how the built the Coral Castle (Spring 2011)
  38. Swim in the springs of Ocala National Forest (Fall 2009)
  39. See a mermaid show in Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
  40. See an actual mermaid
  41.  Spend a week on the Suwannee River (Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013)739
  42. SCUBA dive Devil’s Den

What is on your Ultimate Florida Bucket List?

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MatD's Ultimate Florida Bucket List. A complete list of things I want to do in Florida. I want to explore the entire state and have adventures along the way.

20 thoughts on “MatD’s Ultimate Florida Bucket List”

  1. Try alligator wrestling!?! That’s not something you hear people wanting to try! 😉 Let us know how that goes, please. Florida has so much natural beauty. Glad to see you include many great places here on your list. Certainly, it’s not just beaches and theme parks.

    1. Yea. I watched a TV show on it once. I wanted to try it. I have done the theme parks but Florida has so many more things to do.

  2. Its so satisfying to check experiences off a list sometimes and reminisce on how amazing they were. Seeing a mermaid should be fun! There is actually a mermaid school in Singapore, if you’re planning to visit someday 🙂

  3. Wow, that’s a lot to see. My heart is with Orlando right now, that’s for sure. That’s the only Florida destination I’ve been to other than Miami – obviously I have a very long bucket list to knock off!

    1. I have a bucket list that when it is written out is probably thousands of items long. I plant to get as much done as possible.

  4. Yes, you are right. The beaches are definitely world famous, so thank you for pointing out some other attractions as well. Definitely do not wanna get eaten by an alligator 🙂

  5. Love how you’re checking things off as you do them. Congratulations on that strategy. I just want to do it all and see just about everywhere! Not so organized but I know there’s so much more than Disneyworld for me yet to explore in Florida!

  6. I think instead of “Almost get eaten by an alligator” I’d just simply say “See an alligator.” Nope…nvm, scratch that. I’d actually have “Avoid all alligators” on my FL bucket list!!!

  7. I haven’t been to Florida yet but I’ve read about way too many amazing places to visit. This is definitely a great list!

    I’ll make sure to visit some of these on my next US trip.


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