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My Outdoor Florida Bucket List

This winter instead of making a yearly state to-do list, I decided to just make a bigger state bucket list.  Then I decided to turn this into a little series.  I wanted to do specific states that I spend a lot of time in, want to spend a lot of time in, or am close to a lot.  I also wanted to do more general regional bucket lists for all the other things I want to do, which is a lot.  They are all pretty outdoor focused with a few non-outdoorsy things, too.

I’m starting this little series with my outdoor Florida Bucket list.  As I do things and write posts for them, I’ll update this to link back to those.  If I do something and don’t have a post, I’ll just cross it out.  I would like to do one a month with 12 total.  These bucket lists are partially to help me keep track of things, but also to inspire you to get out there, too.  You can find the rest of my Florida posts here and my bucket list posts here.  While this is outdoor-focused, there are so many other cool things to do in Florida, too.

  • See manatees
  • Kayak on the Ichetucknee
  • Visit Everglades National Park
  • Visit Biscayne National Park
  • Visit Dry Tortugas National Park
  • Camp in the Florida Keys
  • Take the seaplane to Dry Tortugas
  • Go to Disneyworld
  • Do a ghost tour in St. Augustine
  • See a launch
  • Go to the Kennedy Space Center
  • Swim in a spring
  • Snorkel
  • Do a bioluminescent kayak tour in Titusville
  • Visit Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and do the drive
  • Go to Wynwood in Miami
  • Visit St. Petersburg
  • Go to the Salvador Dali Museum
  • See turtle nesting
  • Swim/snorkel with manatees at Crystal River
  • Blue Spring State Park (see manatees and post linked there)
  • Wekiwa State Park
  • Seacrest Wolf Preserve
  • Go to Catty Shack rescue in Jacksonville
  • Key West Aquarium
  • Caladesi Island State Park
  • Bahia Honda State Park
  • Big Lagoon State Park
  • Big Shoals State Park
  • Henderson Beach State Park
  • Grayton Beach State Park
  • Big Cypress National Preserve
  • Lovers Key State Park
  • Sebastian Inlet State Park
  • John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
  • Little Manatee State Park
  • Devils Millhopper Geological State Park
  • Weeki Wachee State Park
  • Fackahatchee Strand State Park and Preserve
  • Little Talbot State Park
  • Fort Desoto State Park
  • Coral Castle
  • Devils Den spring
  • Cape Romano dome houses
  • The Rocks-Washington  Oaks State Park
  • Stiltsville
  • Abandoned Annie Lyttle elementary school
  • The Holy Land Experience
  • Drive the A1A (or at least part of it)
  • Blackwater River State Park
  • Myakka State Park
  • Corkscrew Swamp

Have you done any of these things?  Do you want to?  Is there anything else I should think about adding to the list?

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