As 2013 comes to a close, we’d like to pump you up for 2014 and beyond. Coming to Florida for the weather, golf, and water is fun and all, but we bet you didn’t know about some of the awesome adventures below. That’s why decided to create a South Florida Bucket List. These are a few things in Florida that you HAVE to experience before as part of your 2014 New Year’s Resolution.
#1 SKYDIVE – Isn’t this on everyone’s bucket list? There is no other feeling like the rush caused by free-falling at 120mph towards Florida’s beautiful beaches. Then, once the parachute goes up, you get to enjoy the magical view!
#2 AIRBOAT RIDE - Florida is known for its subtropical landscape and there is no better way to explore it than by airboat.
#3 JUPITER LIGHTHOUSE – Climb the 268 steps of the iconic Jupiter lighthouse. Once you get to the top, the view is spectacular. The panorama below isn’t towards the inlet, you’ll have to see that view for yourself.
#4 PIER SIXTY SIX - Speaking of panoramas, Pier Sixty Six in Fort Lauderdale is one of the few rotating bars that exists in the world and, boy, does it have some amazing South Florida views! Since the the panorama ballroom is only available for catered events, you can rent the venue for approximately $10,000 a night. The good news is you can bring up to 150 of your closest friends to enjoy it with you . This IS a bucket list – so live a little!
#5 MERMAID SHOW AT THE WRECK BAR – Located within the Sheraton Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, there is a signature Mermaid show going on Friday and Saturday nights at 6:30pm. Even if you don’t go for the mermaid show, you can sit at the table Billy Crystal and Rober DeNiro did while filming Analyze This. Mermaids or not – it’s a pretty cool place to visit!
#6 SHOP ON WORTH AVENUE – Palm Beach is home to one of the most lavish shopping venues in the country – Worth Avenue. Just strolling along the palm tree lined streets while you’re surrounded by high end retail shops will make you feel like a million dollars. So, if you’ve always wanted to go on that ultimate shopping splurge, well, this is the place to do it!
#7 MAI KAI’S LIVE SHOW – Fire eating, twirling knives, belly dancers = a must see show at Mai Kai’s in Fort Lauderdale.
#8 CATCH A SAILFISH - Ever fought the 7ft water acrobat known as the Sailfish? No? Well go to Stuart, Florida (The Sailfish Capitol of the World), charter a boat, and troll for this miraculous creature. It is an experience like none other!
#9 BUTTERFLY WORLD – Wild butterflies and beautiful birds wisp around this enchanting garden. If you love nature, this is a miraculous place to visit.
#10 LION COUNTRY SAFARI – Drive your car through your own personal safari! Lion Country Safari features lions, zebras, giraffes and more at this once of a kind animal preserve.
#11 THE BREAKERS – If you’re coming to Palm Beach, you have to stay a night (or at least grab brunch) at this glamorous resort. You’ll love the luxurious atmosphere, decadent food, and beautiful views.
#12 JOHN PENNEKAMP CORAL REEF STATE PARK – Have you always wanted a great snorkeling adventure? This is an amazing place to go.
Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments below!