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Gulf Islands National Seashore features sparkling blue waters, magnificent snowy-white beaches, historic forts, fertile coastal marshes, and beautiful winding nature trails.
A timeless vigil, Fort Matanzas National Monument guarded St. Augustine's southern river approach. The fort and its wild plant barrier are well-preserved.
Timucuans Fort Caroline National Memorial honors the short-lived French presence in 16th century Florida. Enjoy hiking paths and historical re-enactments.
Traveling in Florida isn’t complete without stopping at Everglades National Park—a swampland just outside Miami, where visitors can see alligators.
Visitors to Dry Tortugas, near Key West, can bird watch, camp on the beach, and snorkel the surrounding waters filled with sea life and pristine coral reefs.
On a sweltering day in May of 1539, Hernando de Soto and an army of over 600 soldiers splashed ashore in the Tampa Bay area.
The Castillo de San Marcos was a post of the Spanish Empire guarding St. Augustine, the first permanent European settlement in the continental United States.
Canaveral National Seashore is on a barrier island which includes ocean, beach, dune, hammock, lagoon, salt marsh, and pine flatland habitats.
Popular activities at Biscayne National Park, located within sight of downtown Miami, include boating, snorkeling, camping, and wildlife watching.
Big Cypress National Preserve, the first national preserve in the National Park System, protects over 700,000 acres of the Big Cypress Swamp in south Florida.