When they hear “Florida,” most people immediately think of three things: Disney, Miami nightlife, and the beach. But did you know that Florida has 164 state parks to explore and enjoy? As a Florida girl, I have spent a lot of time exploring the nature and landscapes throughout the state. Here are 8 of my favorite state parks in Florida. Included are some great swimming spots, great historical discoveries – and even a park located in the ocean.
Editor’s note: These spots are all taken directly from travelstoke®, a new app from Matador that connects you with fellow travelers and locals, and helps you build trip itineraries with spots that integrate seamlessly into Google Maps and Uber. Download the app to add any of the spots below directly to your future trips.