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    20 Seriously Worthwhile Places To Visit In Florida, According To A Long-Time Resident Of The Sunshine State

    From small-town vibes to tropical beaches, find it in the Sunshine State.

    Florida sometimes gets a bad rep, but as a long-time resident, I can confirm that there are plenty of hidden gems tucked amongst the chaos of the Sunshine State. So I rounded up the most stunning Florida spots to put on your travel bucket list.

    A sunny Florida beach.

    Disclaimer: This article was written to provide travel recommendations or suggestions; however, it’s important to keep in mind your own health, community health, and exposure risk.

    1. Ichetucknee Springs

    Photo of Ichetucknee Springs river

    2. St. Petersburg

    Bustling scene on St. Pete Beach

    3. Amelia Island

    The beach on Amelia Island.

    4. Ormond Beach

    Photo of a bridge over water in Ormond Beach

    5. Destin

    Photo of the ocean and city buildings in Destin

    6. South Beach, Miami Beach

    Photo of Ocean Drive with palm tree lined streets and art deco buildings

    7. Marco Island

    Photo of a resort pool with the Gulf of Mexico in the background

    8. Port St. Lucie

    Nature reserve in Port St. Lucie

    9. St. Augustine

    Downtown St. Augustine, Florida.

    10. Key West

    Bridge leading to Key West

    11. Naples

    Photo of a boardwalk to the beach in Naples, FL

    12. Islamorada

    Photo of the clear blue water surrounding Islamorada

    13. Ponte Vedra Beach

    Photo of a beautiful sandy beach with a white lounge chair

    14. Key Largo

    Photo of a sunset on a Key Largo dock

    15. Caladesi Island State Park

    Photo of Caladesi Island State Park

    16. Boca Grande

    Photo of the beachside view at Boca Grande

    17. Longboat Key

    Photo of the ocean on Longboat

    18. Big and Little Talbot Islands

    Photo of the beach on Talbot Islands

    19. High Springs

    Photo of Ginnie Springs in High Springs, FL

    20. Lake Wales

    Photo of a shrine for St Anne de Lacs in Lake Wales, Florida