The groundhog might have seen his shadow and there are 6 more weeks of winter. But not here in Florida!  Explore the following 50 ways to enjoy winter in the Sunshine State:

  1. From Pensacola to South Beach, have a beach day at one of the 825 miles of Florida’s beaches. Try out the Florida Beach Finder to find your perfect beach.
  2. Therapies at the Evangeline at the Epicurean Hotel at Tampa Bay are a treat for the senses, incorporating freshly grown herbs and recommendations from a spa sommelier to create customized spa products.
  3. Enjoy ocean inspired and customized spa treatments at The Spa at The Breakers in Palm Beach.
  4. New Smyrna Beach boasts several low-key attractions for visitors who are in need of some peace and quiet, including the New Smyrna Museum of History and the Smyrna Dunes Park.
  5. Ease some stress at the ocean-front Diplomat Beach Resort and Spa.
  6. Plan a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day.
  7. And speaking of Valentine’s Day, plan a stay in the heart of St. Augustine’s Historic District at the Saragrossa Inn Bed and Breakfast.
  8. The Fantasy World Resort in Orlando features a lazy river, two water slides, bingo and a floating driving range.
  9. Visit the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra for Mozart Madness on February 4, 2017.
  10. Get some much-needed retail therapy on the Top 5 Streets for Shoppers in Florida.
  11. Test your sense of adventure on the Florida Forever EcoSafaris Zipline Rollercoaster in St. Cloud.
  12. Storm Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fort in the country and a view into the early colonial era in America.
  13. Venture out into the headwaters of the Florida Everglades aboard an airboat tour in Kissimmee.
  14. Acquaint yourself with the works of Salvador Dali at the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. The museum is home to 96 Dali oil paintings, plus drawings, prints, sculptures, photos and written works.
  15. Explore rollercoasters, museums, lighthouses and more than 130 other attractions with the Florida Attractions Finder.
  16. Spend a day in Gainesville and see a butterfly rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History.
  17. Spend a day tubing on the Ichetucknee River at Ichetucknee Springs State Park near Gainesville.
  18. Go camping at Dry Tortugas National Park.
  19. Fly a kite across Florida’s islands, state parks and beaches.
  20. Take your bike or car down North Florida’s A1A Ocean Islands Trail, which runs from Fernandina Beach all the way down to Jacksonville Beach.
  21. You might as well go snorkeling right by the shore while you’re at one of Florida’s beautiful beaches.
  22. Stroll through Washington Oaks State Park to see some beautiful native and exotic plant species.
  23. While you’re in Sarasota, visit The Ringling Museum of Art and the Ca’d’Zan, or “The Residence of Mable Ringling”.
  24. Catch some fish over John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk.
  25. Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park is the setting for the movie “Adaptation” starring Nicolas Cage and Meryl Streep.
  26. Watch masterpieces being recreated on the street during the annual Lake Worth Street Painting Festival.
  27. Music and seafood await at the Everglades City Seafood Festival.
  28. Popular music and food events will take place over 14 weekends at SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Festival.
  29. Attend the Miami Film Festival from March 3-12.
  30. Find live music and Latin flavor at Tampa’s annual Cuban Sandwich Festival.
  31. There’s no way you won’t find something to eat at the South Florida Garlic Fest.
  32. Head to the Florida State Fair for some rides, carnival games and bacon ice cream (yes, bacon ice cream).
  33. Stroll through the First Wednesday Downtown Artwalk at Hemming Park.
  34. On March 4th, 2017, help Jose Gasparilla and his band of pirates set back out to sea during the Gasparilla Outbound Voyage.
  35. Find some rhythm at the five-day Miami Salsa Congress, which hosts over 500 salsa dancers and live DJs.
  36. Grab some Creme Brulee French Toast at Ginny’s & Jane E’s Bakery Café on Amelia Island.
  37. The catch of the day is waiting in the Fishing Capital of the World.
  38. Learn about wildlife at night and the planets, stars and constellations during the Nighttime Star Gazing Series at the Hobe Sound Nature Center.
  39. Locate one of many photo-worthy spots and take a selfie to share with friends back home on the Selfie Trail of The Palm Beaches.
  40. With more than 2,400 acres at Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park, find more than six miles of nature and hiking trails.
  41. Root for your favorites at the Daytona 500 on February 26.
  42. Visit one of Florida’s scenic golf courses.
  43. Find your new favorite sport at the St. George Island Mullet Toss.
  44. Navigate Central Florida’s fishing waters with the help of Scott Taylor’s Central Florida Bass Fishing Guide Service.
  45. Go camping, hiking, or bicycling around Dixie County.
  46. Take man’s best friend to his or her pet friendly paradise on Dog Island, right off of St. George Island.
  47. Warm up with some laughs at improv theaters in Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Palm Beach, or Tampa.
  48. Commune with dolphins in the wild with Dolphin Safari Charters in Key West.
  49. Discover the Sunshine State’s history at the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee.
  50. Visit your favorite theme parks and find new surprises in the Theme Park Capital of the World.