Weirdest things you can only do in Florida
25 Weirdest things you can only do in Florida!
Whether you are looking to make South Florida your permanent home, or are planning a seasonal residency, during the winter season, you will find that we South Floridians have some interesting options to keep us entertained.
In a recent article published by Orlando Weekly® online, we found a pictorial slide show featuring some great ideas to create some memories in the Sunshine State. According to the author, “What were talking about here are the absolute most Florida things you can possibly do in Florida. So, with that in mind, what you have here are a few truly unique activities that you only do in The Sunshine State.”
Here are a few according to the article;
Spend the night in the underwater hotel
Jules’ Undersea Lodge l 51 Shoreland Drive, Key Largo l (305) 451-2353
Although appropriately named after Jules Verne, you won’t have to travel twenty thousand leagues under the sea to visit this underwater escape. You do have to scuba dive to your room though, which is located 21 feet underneath the water’s surface. Although it’s more like an old submarine than a posh hotel, it’s definitely a view you won’t find anywhere else.
- Eat lunch with an astronaut at Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex l Kennedy Space Center, SR 405 l (321) 449-4400. If you’ve ever played the old “if you could have a meal with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be” game and answered “astronaut,” now’s chance to make it a reality. Sit down to a buffet style meal with a veteran NASA astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center and hear firsthand what it’s like to be blasted into outer space. Ask anything you’ve ever wanted to know about being an astronaut and then snap a selfie with a space explorer.
- Look for a skunk ape
Skunk Ape Research Headquarters l 40904 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee l (239) 695-2275. The Everglades is home to large, hairy Skunk Ape, a relative of the elusive Big Foot. People speculate that the Skunk Ape smells like methane or rotten eggs because it sleeps in abandoned alligator dens with dead animal carcasses. Join the two-day adventure where you can ride airboats, drive swamp buggies, and trek through the muck looking for a glimpse of mysterious creature.
- Visit the Hamburger museum
International Hamburger Hall of Fame l 115 Mason Ave., Daytona Beach l (386) 254-8753. This “museum” is actually the lifetime collection Hamburger Harry, a German-immigrant who keeps more than a thousand hamburger-related items in his house. Everything on display is sandwich related, from banks, cookie jars, music boxes and ceramics. But the pinnacles of the collection have to be Harry’s Cheeseburger Waterbed, his Hamburger Harley Davidson and the actual Good Burger Mobile from the Nickelodeon movie. If you don’t leave with a newfound appreciation for burgers, at least you’ll probably really be craving some Mickey D’s.
- Visit JFK’s vacation bunker
Palm Beach Maritime Museum l 2400 N Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach l 561-832-7428
In just ten days, the army built this tiny bunker off the coast of Palm Beach to protect our most attractive president in the case a nuclear attack occurred while the POTUS was vacationing. Back before the events of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the country needed a confidential place to stash President Kennedy in case Fidel Castro tried to blow up the country. Now, the secret’s out, and anyone can find the hideaway, which was built with a decontamination room with showers to wash off radioactive particles and a command center big enough to house 30 survivors.
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Article by: Jeannie M. Ferrara
Photo Courtesy: Orlando Weekly® via Facebook®