7 Things You Need to See Between Orlando and Miami

On August 26, 2021

When you live in Orlando – one of the most popular destinations in the world – you’re probably never short of things to do.

The same could easily be said about Miami. Sure, it doesn’t have Disney World, but there are plenty of attractions, events, and more.

But, as they so often say: it’s about the journey, not the destination.

The trip from Orlando to Miami isn’t a long one, but it does cover a good portion of this beautiful state and you could find yourself experiencing a whole new adventure if you take the time to stop at a few places along the way.

As you ride the bus from city to city, make sure you take the opportunity to visit:

  1. Flamingo Gardens

Flamingo Gardens is a botanical garden and wildlife sanctuary that has been listed as one of the top 10 things to do in Fort Lauderdale, was awarded the Best Botanical Garden by Travel Awaits, and won Travelers’ Choice on TripAdvisor. This is also home to more than 90 species of birds and animals that are native to Florida.

The Gardens hosts many events throughout the year and there are plenty of great opportunities for a bit of education when you arrive.

  1. Intracoastal Waterway

Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal Waterway has a lot of great options for people travelling from Miami to Orlando. You’ll find all kinds of activities out on the water as well as plenty of on-shore things to do along the 300 miles of inland canals. You can eat at one of the unique restaurants, take a sightseeing cruise along the coast, or even experience a gondola tour.

  1. Pompano Beach Water Taxi

While most people think of the actual Beach when they think about Pompano Beach, there is, in fact, many more things to do in this city. For example, the Pompano Beach Water Taxi is an opportunity to get around the beautiful waterways that earned the nickname of the “Venice of America.”

You can easily get your tickets and ride the water taxi to one of nine different locations, each of which is another great place to spend your day.

  1. The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

While this is a bit of a seasonal attraction, it’s one you don’t want to miss if you’re a baseball fan. The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is where the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals hold their spring training. This complex has a main stadium that can seat 7,700 fans, but there are other practice fields for each team, too.

When these teams aren’t here for training, you can still find some things going on. You can catch a local tournament, participate in community walks, or reserve it for some kind of corporate function. You may even find some kind of concert or festival going on, too.

  1. Clematis Street in Downtown West Palm Beach

Clematis Street is one of the most notable places in Downtown West Palm Beach, especially if you’re looking to experience a fun and lively nightlife. The area is full of dining options, unique shops, nightclubs, live music, and a few historical landmarks.

Getting around the place is fairly easy, and you’ll even find some unique ways to tour the street. Having said that, many people recommend a leisurely walk through the area so you can take the time to see everything.

  1. Navy SEAL Museum

The Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce was founded back in 1985 and has worked all these years to preserve the history of the SEALs. The museum is actually right on the training ground of the first Navy combat divers, the Frogmen, and there is even a Memorial area, including a Memorial Wall, Living Beach, and Memorial Garden.

This is a museum unlike any other, and you’ll find a collection of very unique or unusual artifacts here. If military history is something that appeals to you, this is an attraction you need to see.

  1. Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery

Before you leave Fort Pierce, you can check out the Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery and experience some good vibes and good wines. This place is not just about wine tastings (though, obviously, that’s a big part of it). Here, you’ll find live music every weekend, special concert series, unique events, and more.

Discover More of Florida

We could make endless lists of things to do in Orlando and Miami and include everything from world-famous tourist attractions to fun activities that are a little off the beaten path. And all of those things are worth your time.

However, if you have lived in Orlando and Miami all your life, and you’ve seen a lot of what they have to offer, then maybe it’s time to explore a little more of Florida and see something that many people never will.

A lot of Floridians will go their whole lives never realizing that there are a lot of must-see things between Orlando and Miami. Now’s your chance to get out see it all for yourself.


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