Whether you live in the area or are just visiting, South Florida is a great place to spend the holiday season. The weather is perfect, the beaches are beautiful, and the attractions are amazing. It’d be hard to find another place that’s a better place to relax while the rest of the country is dealing with winter weather!
If you’re a local, you may be thinking about just staying home during the holidays. But there are plenty of exciting things to do all over South Florida for locals and tourists alike. Our West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys love traveling around the state for the holidays. Here are some of their top destinations:
If you’re looking for a slice of the island life, the Florida Keys are a perfect destination. You can reach paradise by boat, airplane or car, and there’s plenty to do for the kids and adults alike. Scuba diving, snorkeling, shopping and much more await you!
There are a few high-end resorts on the islands. Or, you can find more low-key lodging in a bungalow. Just be sure to plan ahead for the traffic. Like you, plenty of other people will be in the Keys for the holidays!
If your nature-loving family is coming to South Florida for the holidays, it’d be a big mistake to miss out on Everglades National Park! Hailed as the largest subtropical wilderness in the country, the Everglades are full of wildlife your family won’t want to miss, from alligators to panthers and more.
If you’re staying in Miami, there are plenty of tour companies that offer shuttle rides to and from the national park for airboat tours. Just be sure to pack your sunscreen, water bottle and camera — and resist the urge to feed the animals!
Want to do a bit of fishing this holiday season? The city of Stuart, just north of West Palm Beach, is the perfect destination. It’s known as the “Sailfish Capital of the World,” you can easily rent or hire a fishing boat for some of the best fishing in the Atlantic.
Of course, there’s more to do than just fish. There are a couple great museums in the city, and downtown Stuart is very pedestrian-friendly. Exploring the historic city will lead you to great shopping, art galleries and more!
Enjoy the beauty and fun of South Florida’s beaches without the typical crowds at Deerfield Beach! Located between Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach typically stays pretty quiet during the holiday season. It’s perfect for those looking to avoid hectic tourist destinations.
While the award-winning beach is beautiful, there’s plenty to do at Deerfield Beach. Be sure to check out the country’s longest “cable ski” courses, which combine surfing, wakeboarding and skiing into one incredibly fun activity the entire family can enjoy!
Delray Beach is another “under-the-radar” travel destinations that’s perfect for the holidays. Located a little north of Boca Raton, Delray Beach has been rated the Most Fun Small Town in America. Whether you want to soak up the sun, enjoy new cultures or do some shopping, Delray Beach has a little something for everyone.
There are plenty of outdoor activities like kayaking and snorkeling to enjoy. Or, you can step into the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens to virtually take a trip across the globe. The local food options are sensational, and you won’t want to leave before you’ve tried them all!
If you’re visiting Miami this holiday season, you can’t miss Little Havana. This vibrant Cuban neighborhood is full of good culture, good people and good food. Be sure to take a Little Havana Food Tour so you and your family can enjoy every morsel the neighborhood has to offer!
There’s also a gallery called Futurama featuring works by Cuban artists you won’t want to miss. The nightlife is as vibrant and boisterous as you may imagine, but if you’re bringing kids on vacation with you, there’s plenty of things to see and do in an afternoon!
No, you won’t need a passport to get to this Naples. This city is known for its world-class shopping, dining and culture, but it’s also a great spot for families to spend their holiday season. One of the most popular attractions is the Naples Botanical Gardens. There are over 1,000 species of plants spread out over 170 acres, which are separated into seven distinct ecosystems.
The NGALA Wildlife Preserve is also a must-visit. You can feed a giraffe, meet a white rhinoceros and get a picture with a Eurasian eagle owl. While you’re in town, be sure to visit the Naples Museum of Art and the interactive Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples as well!
The Miami Seaquarium is a marine life entertainment park your kids are sure to love. Devoted to the rehabilitation and release of marine animals, the Seaquarium has a lot of different wildlife exhibits and shows the whole family will enjoy. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to see them all!
Also located in Miami is Jungle Island. Here, you and the kids can get up close with wildlife, and you can also see rare species of lions and tigers. Apart from the animals, Jungle Island has escape rooms, a wind tunnel-powered free-flight experience and much more. You won’t want to miss out!
Trying to explore everything South Florida has to offer during your holiday is just about impossible. But, we hope this list at least points you in the right direction, whether you’re vacationing solo or with the whole family.
If you are injured while spending your holiday in South Florida, you have legal options. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene’s personal injury lawyers in West Palm Beach are here to help. Give us a call today at 561-408-6511 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation.