Florida reopens for visitors after months of closing. This is mainly to boost up the local economy and build back the crumbling tourism sectors. Florida is a beautiful state with exotic beaches, amusement parks, night clubs and so many more. If you happen to feel fed up with quarantining and need to just freshen up a bit, here are some Tourist Destinations that are open in Florida.
1. Wild Florida Safari Drive-Thru Park: Florida Reopens for Visitors
A perfect gateway from self-quarantine with your family is this drive-through Safari Park. Even though Safari Park also has a walkthrough, it is still currently closed. This 600 acres green landscape is a home for over 1,000 animals. As crazy as it sounds, you can witness them walking around freely from your vehicle. There are about seven different areas with different animals. The first area is Las Pampas which shows the south American Animals such as Pelican and Tapir. The next area is the Ruaha National Park which shows the African animals. There are giant Ostrich and Impala in this area. Lastly, If you want to interact with the giraffes, head to the Hwange Natural Park. Moreover, they are giving discounts on Online Ticket Purchases. The park follows strict safety protocols and practices Social Distancing. They are open from 9.30 AM – 5.30 PM.
2. Kennedy Space Center
Started on 6th of July, Kennedy Space Center reopens for visitors. This Florida must-visit finally opens with strict safety protocols. Such as limited attendance per day, mandatory face coverings for guests and employees, and increasing of sanitation regularly. There is also a temperature screening before entering. Moreover, Kennedy Space Center is an iconic tourist destination while you are in Florida. The Kennedy space center is truly a modern amusement park that has Space Exploration Exhibit, Playground, Rocket Display Garden, Astronaut exhibitions, and Angry Bird Areas for children. There are different tours here but it is currently unavailable. Overall, a visit to Space centers will cost you about $50.
3. Madame Tussauds
Another top tourist spot is Madame Tussauds in Orlando. It began to open in back in May after the Lockdown. Madame Tussauds is a museum displaying wax figures of famous Americans. From Beyonce, Katty Perry, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, to Elvis and The Beatles. The replica looks exactly like the real ones. The figures also place in different poses and backgrounds. Not only you can take countless of pictures you can also learn a lot of people which influenced history. Furthermore, Madame Tussauds also practice strict safety protocols. First, they only accept cashless payments to minimize contact. Second, they only allow 25% maximum capacity inside the museum. Lastly, they give free admissions to medical Professionals! Overall, They are open from 11 AM – 5 PM. Click here to book your tickets.
4. Disney Springs
While you are in Florida, don’t miss a nice day out in Disney Spring. Reopened in May, it gives the local community a chance to have fun again. Disney Spring consisted of Baloon rides, Shopping center with over 100 retails, free entertainment, and Live performances. The shopping centre is full of Disney Spring also offers the best-themed dining. Before the pandemic started, this place was a magical getaway for children and a lot of adults. It was a vibrant place packed with crowds. Unfortunately, they have to go limit the admission quota to ensure social distancing. However, that just means less lining to most of the places! Disney Spring open from 10 AM – 10 PM.
5. Fun Spot America
Fun Spot America is a theme park in Orlando, Florida. It reopened back in May. This theme park is famous for owning two tallest SkyCoasters in the world. Fun Spot also owns a multilevel go-kart track. The go-kart track is definitely challenging, perfect to try with friends. Other than the thrilling rides, there is also a retro arcade game center to enjoy. Lastly, they have giant wheels, bumper cars, etc. Overall, Fun spot is the perfect place for all ages visitors to just spend a day having fun. Fun Spot has strict safety protocols, from temperatures checking, hand sanitizers station added, and staff to ensure social distancing. They are open from 10 AM to 12 PM.
6. Miami Beach
Miami Beach is among one of the beaches reopens in Florida back in June. The locals can finally enjoy the sunlight and the fresh breeze. While you are visiting this beach, you might see some people trying to ensure social distancing. They are the volunteers patrolling around the beaches. However, there are few rules you need to obey to visit the beach. Some of them are mandatory face coverings, no more than 10 people in a group, and no special events. Overall, it is the perfect place to go on hiking, swimming on the shores, and sunbathe.
7. Leu Garden
In the middle of this hectic city, visiting Leu Garden can be very refreshing. This garden is a home for many lawn artistry which resembles the royal palace garden. There are plenty of different areas you can explore here. Some of them are azalea collection, Flowering trees collection, Herb gardens, etc. There is also this Stunning Rose Garden by the lake. Furthermore, the museum had been closed for 33 months and it reopened back in July. Unfortunately, Hurricane Irma stroke the garden in 2017 causing a lot of damages. After countless of hard work and effort to restore the garden, it is available to the public. They are limiting numbers of people inside the Garden at a time so make sure you visit early.
8. Universal Citywalk: Florida reopens for visitors
Since Universal Studio itself is not yet open, you can still visit the Universal Citywalk. Located in Orlando, this Citywalk is an iconic landmark of Florida you can’t miss. Even without the theme park, the citywalk over some interesting things to do. There are innovative dining with amazing restaurant options, a live karaoke, to the famous Hollywood drive-in Golf. You can also find unique and tasty desserts while strolling around. Lastly, there is a free water taxi ride around the park. The best part is they have free admissions and parking. Following safety protocols, there are plenty of safety signs around the place. Face coverings are also mandatory. They also increase the cleaning services and sanitize most of the time. They are open from 9 AM to varying closing times.
9. Orlando Eye: Florida Reopens for Visitors
The wheel of Florida or the eye, is among one of the famous tourist attractions in Orlando. Unlike the other places which offer thrill-seeking experience, this Giant wheel lets you sit back and enjoy the city landscape from over 100 meters height. You can see the city landscape either in the daylight or the night. It is open from 1 PM – 9 PM. The admission ticket varies from $13 for children to $25 for adults. The ride was reopened back in the beginning of June.