7 Wonders Of The World That Are Actually Right Here In Florida

You’ve probably heard of the Seven Wonders of the World, a collection of the most impressive works of human ingenuity across the world from ancient times (or natural wonders, too). Those are great and all, but we think that when it comes to wonders, there’s no need to look outside of Florida! For our wonders (it was difficult to choose just seven, let’s be honest here), we chose natural as well as man-made wonders, most of them with a rich history to boot. After much consideration, here were our final choices for some of the best wonders in Florida:

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Have you seen any of these wonders in Florida for yourself? What places would you have chosen? Please let us know in the comments! If you’re craving more awesome things to see and do in the Sunshine State, you can’t miss this article.

Address: Gulf Islands National Seashore, United States
Address: Dry Tortugas, FL, USA
Address: 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL 34488, USA
Address: Lake Okeechobee, Florida, USA
Address: 2701 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134, USA
Address: 5390 NE 180th Ave, Williston, FL 32696, USA
The OIYS Visitor Center

Wonders in Florida

April 30, 2021

What the most amazing places to visit in Florida?

Obviously, “amazing” is totally subjective and ultimately up to you, however, we’d be lying if we said Florida isn’t home to truly amazing places. Obviously, you have your more obvious answers, like the Everglades, or the Florida Keys (and really, you should still definitely go see those at some point), but definitely don’t go discounting the spots you might not hear about so often! Some of our favorite breathtaking Florida places you’ve got to visit before you die include places like Boneyard Beach, on Big Talbot Island, where you can see numerous decaying skeletons of old trees and driftwood peppering the beach. There is also Dry Tortugas National Park, which goes criminally under-visited every year. It really all depends on your personal preferences and what kind of paradise you’re looking for; you might just find it here. 

Are there any beautiful places in Florida? 

Absolutely! Florida is an incredibly beautiful (and very unique) state with plenty to do and marvel at while you’re here. We’re home to 11 National Parks, which are all absolutely breathtaking, and more than 170 State Parks (whew!), each of which you’ll definitely need to make a day trip out of. In terms of man-made beauty, the Overseas Highway to the Florida Keys is simply stunning, and you’ll love the photogenic perfection of the Ringling Mansion in beautiful Sarasota. Explore any of our quaint small towns and discover more beauty there, and of course, you can’t miss the breathtaking splendor that is the Everglades. 

What kind of hidden Florida gems can I look for? 

Florida is a large state, and you know what that means: large numbers of offbeat, hidden-gem things to do! Falling Waters State Park is often overlooked, but it features the tallest (and one of the only) waterfall in Florida. Santa Rosa beach often goes ignored in favor of more famous beaches, but the nearby artists’ collective of Gulf Place is a can’t-miss. Craving a list of inspiration for hidden Florida treasures? Check out this list for lots more. 

Address: Gulf Islands National Seashore, United States
Address: Dry Tortugas, FL, USA
Address: 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL 34488, USA
Address: Lake Okeechobee, Florida, USA
Address: 2701 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134, USA
Address: 5390 NE 180th Ave, Williston, FL 32696, USA