Dr. Benjamin Cory Harow knows that life isn’t complete without a vacation to Florida. But with so many things to see, from beaches to theme parks and both natural and man-made wonders, what are the best tourist attractions in the Sunshine State? Miami Beach has something for everyone with crystal blue waters, soft sandy beaches, and year-round outdoor dining for families, couples and friends. Head to the North Shore for a family beach day, or the famed South Beach for the chance to glimpse international celebrities. Splurge on dinner at Joe’s Stone Crab, a memorable dining experience for kids and adults alike, especially the world famous key lime pie.
Heading north past orange groves, Walt Disney World is a destination like no other. Spanning over 40 square miles, Disney boasts four theme parks, Disney themed hotels, and a plethora of amazing restaurants for any taste. It’s no wonder this Florida gem is the first stop after winning the Super Bowl! The nightly fireworks show is best enjoyed with a sweet treat in hand. East of Disney, Kennedy Space Center delights visitors of all ages with the history of space exploration, replicas of shuttles and even the ability to plan a mission. With shuttle launches restarted and happening more and more frequently, it’s even possible to see a shuttle launch during a trip to Kennedy Space Center! Head north up I-95 to the oldest city in America, St. Augustine, founded in 1565. St. Augustine has open-air trolleys to ride up and down some of the oldest streets in the United States while enjoying amazing weather, shopping and dining. A trip to St. Augustine has to include a visit to the Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fort in the US, built by the Spanish to defend against the British. For those brave enough, there are spooky ghost tours through this old city that include some of the oldest cemeteries, and ghosts, in America!
Tampa is home to the Cuban sandwich, a delectable treat made of roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard pressed between buttered, crusty slices of Cuban bread. This is a great lunch staple to enjoy between visits to the still working cigar factories of Tampa. Head south to the quiet beach town of Venice Beach where shell hunters find not only beautifully intact shells, but also shark teeth of all shapes and sizes. Venice Beach is known as the “Shark Tooth Capital of the World.” There’s even an official “Shark Tooth Map” to help visitors locate treasures from the deep. The Florida Keys are a laid back area of Florida. Snorkel or kayak while enjoying dolphins playing in the water. Fresh caught seafood, breathtaking sunsets and of course key lime pie complete a trip to the Florida Keys. Benjamin Cory Harow and his family love the Sunshine State and all it has to offer, but nothing beats a family weekend at Disney. Disney is a favorite spot the family will return to time and time again.