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Tampa: The Florida Aquarium Skip-the-Line Entrance

1. Tampa: The Florida Aquarium Skip-the-Line Entrance

Get close to many of Florida’s aquatic and terrestrial animals and ecosystems, as well as others from around the world at the Florida Aquarium, including sea turtles and coral. Your ticket allows you to access all of the exhibits, which feature diverse creatures and habitats.  The Florida Aquarium works to protect and restore our planet on many conservation fronts, including research and rescue efforts that help restore Florida’s sea turtle and coral populations and to ensure that sharks continue to swim the seas.  Get up close and personal with unique moon jellies at the touch pool experience in the Moon Bay exhibit and learn about this hypnotically graceful ocean creature with surprising survival skills. On the Wetlands Trail, see species such as alligators, river otters, and even the invasive Burmese python. There is also a large aviary that allows birds to explore in a safe environment. Journey through a mangrove forest to see it teeming with local fish. Witness feedings of the intriguing pink spoonbill or other animals and learn more about the wildlife during scheduled presentations at the ranger station. Embark on the Journey to Madagascar, a unique exhibit featuring ring-tailed lemurs, chameleons, hissing cockroaches, and marine life found in the Indian Ocean. In the Bays to Beaches exhibit, see spiny lobsters and the strange Toadfish as well as Batfish who walk on the bottom of the seafloor. Take the opportunity to touch the gentle aquatic creatures at Stingray Beach, or bizarre creatures that have no backbone such as anemones and sea stars. In the coral tunnel, discover the intriguing sea dragons and sea horses. The Florida Aquarium journey culminates at the 500,000-gallon habitat that features sharks, rays, sea turtles, reef fish, and moray eels. Learn about the aquarium’s conservation efforts at the Waves of Wonder gallery. The highlight of this section is the Heart of the Sea where you will see bonnethead sharks, loggerhead turtle, tarpon, southern stingrays, spotted eagle rays, plus a variety of reef fish. At The Splash Pad, bring swimsuits for the kids who are invited to play in the outdoor plaza at the rain-forest-themed water feature with dump buckets and waterworks, plus net climbs, slides, and more.

Panama City Beach: Gulf World Marine Park Entrance Ticket

2. Panama City Beach: Gulf World Marine Park Entrance Ticket

Enjoy and explore a world of underwater animals at Gulf World Marine Park. Enjoy a fun day out for all the family where educational tours and animal encounters abound. Learn more about your favorite animals and experience them up close. During your visit, get the chance to watch 3 daily educational presentations featuring dolphins, sea lions, and more. Explore the indoor and outdoor gardens, see tropical birds, and get up close and personal with the park's friendly stingrays and even pet them. It takes an average of 3 to 4 hours to enjoy the shows and explore the exhibits, however, you’re welcome to linger longer and wander around the grounds.

Orlando: The Wheel at ICON Park Observation Wheel + Options

3. Orlando: The Wheel at ICON Park Observation Wheel + Options

Admire aerial views of Orlando and beyond from the East Coast’s tallest observation wheel, The Wheel at ICON Park. Soar 400 feet (120 meters) into the sky in a clear capsule, taking in sweeping views of the city and central Florida landscape, including lakes, theme parks, and even the Atlantic coast on a clear day. Each capsule is equipped with an iPad that offers information about the sights and the surrounding environment. A great experience for all ages, the air-conditioned capsule offers exceptional views of Cape Canaveral, downtown Orlando, and Floridian landscapes. You can enjoy the city landscapes whenever suits your schedule during operating hours. Upgrade your experience to include dining experiences or activities If you select The Wheel and Starflyer bundle ticket, take a flight on the world's tallest swing ride, which stands at 450 feet (137 meters). This seated ride takes you up the giant tower and swings you at speeds of up to 45 miles (72 kilometers) per hour right alongside International Drive. Upgrade to the Icon Park Play Pass to access ICON Park attractions. With this option you will also receive admission tickets to the Museum of Illusions, the 7D Dark Ride Adventure, Madame Tussauds, SEA LIFE Aquarium as well exclusive shopping and dining discounts.

Orlando: SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

4. Orlando: SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

Experience a wave of underwater adventures with sea creatures from around the world at the Sea Life Orlando Aquarium. Come face-to-face, or rather, face-to-fin with thousands of fish, sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, and more. Prepare for a world of glittering scales, enormous tentacles, and rows of sharp teeth. Get ready to plunge deep into the oceans as you explore Florida’s only 360-degree ocean tunnel with sharks, sea turtles, eels, and tropical fish swimming over, under, and all around you.  Meet the friendly rescue sea turtles, Ted and Chely, and a curious pacific octopus. Touch real sea creatures at the coastal rock pool, a microhabitat full of incredible creatures. Pet a starfish or anemone. Swim with sharks in a 10-minute virtual reality experience, if option selected, and learn about the aquarium on the behind the scenes tour, a 35-minute guided tour of the aquarium’s backstage areas. See how aquarists take care of the thousands of sea creatures and feed some of the fish yourself.

Miami: The Miami Seaquarium Park Admission Ticket

5. Miami: The Miami Seaquarium Park Admission Ticket

Discover the magic of sea creatures like turtles, dolphins, and penguins with this ticket to the Miami Seaquarium. Explore s 38-acre tropical paradise where you can sea and learn about animals like pink flamingos and bamboo sharks. Experience the thrill of watching dolphin acrobatics at a live show. View a 750,000-gallon saltwater aquarium teeming with reef fishes of every size and color. See the manatees that are featured as part of the rescue and rehabilitation program. Learn about the challenges that manatees and endangered sea turtles face in the Conservation Outpost. Get up close to some marine life in one of the touch pools. Feed and feel the gentle glide of sting rays at the Sting Ray Exhibit. Take a break and let the kids enjoy Sharky’s Playground Island. Make sure you visit the seals and sea lions to watch these playful sea dogs.

Orlando: Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE Aquarium Combo Ticket

6. Orlando: Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE Aquarium Combo Ticket

Get the best of both Madame Tussauds Orlando and the Sea Life Aquarium with this combo ticket. Get up close and personal with thousands of species of fish at the aquarium and even more up close to impressive wax replicas of famous celebrities at Madame Tussauds Plunge deep into the ocean to explore Florida’s only 360-degree ocean tunnel and so much more. Touch friendly sea stars and sea anemones in the coastal rock pool. Meet Ted, the rescued loggerhead sea turtle and Orlando’s Most-Loved Animal, and feel the unique texture of a sea anemone or starfish. After you get your fishy fill, save the world with all the Justice League superheroes. Join Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on his action movie set and feel fabulous with Ariana Grande. Take selfies with the hottest A-listers.

Orlando: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 5 Attractions

7. Orlando: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 5 Attractions

Save time and money compared to buying individual attraction tickets with this Orlando Explorer Pass. Pick 2, 3, 4, or 5 of Orlando's top attractions and tours and visit them at your own pace within 60 days from your first attraction visit. Discover Orlando's famous wildlife through an airboat tour, explore the Chocolate Kingdom on a Factory tour, or enjoy an Orlando Magic home game. The possibilities are endless. Tours, attractions, and tickets available with the Explorer Pass: • Fun Spot America Theme Park: 4 Ride Sampler • The Wheel at ICON Park • SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium • WonderWorks All Access Ticket • Madame Tussauds Orlando • Boggy Creek Airboat Tour • Gatorland: the Alligator Capital of the World • Museum of Illusions Orlando • Congo River Golf • Chocolate Kingdom: Factory Adventure Tour • Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition • The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show • SkyCoaster at Fun Spot America • The Mall at Millenia & $25 P.F. Chang’s Credit • The Mall at Millenia & $25 Cheesecake Factory Credit • The Mall at Millenia & $25 Brio Tuscan Grille Credit • Orlando Magic ticket • Salsa Night! Lesson and Nightclub Admission Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check your included digital guide for an up-to-date attraction line-up including opening times and instructions on how to access each attraction with your pass before you go.

St. Augustine: Tour Pass with over 27 Attractions

8. St. Augustine: Tour Pass with over 27 Attractions

Gain full admission to over 30 St. Augustine tours, attractions, and historic sites, and save up to 40% off retail ticket prices with this pass. Skip the lines and make reservations in advance of your trip. Choose between a 1 or 2-day pass. Take advantage of a 100% digital pass with interactive maps, booking tools, and detailed information. Simply show your digital pass at the ticket window for your chosen tour or attraction. Upon purchase, you'll instantly receive a text and email to start using the pass on your smartphone. Get instant access to tours and attractions with full admission. Featured Tours • Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour • Ghost and Gravestones Trolley Tour • Creepy Crawl Haunted Pub Walking Tour • Dolphin Odyssey and Sightseeing Boat Tour • Ghostly Experience Walking Tour • Lightner Museum Admission • Nights of Lights Boat Cruise (from November 15 to January 31) • Paranormal Investigation of Fort Grounds • Sunset Bring Your Own Beer Boat Cruise • World Golf Hall of Fame Admission • Pirate and Treasure Museum • Fountain of Youth Park and Museum • Haunted Pub Crawl Tour • Telling Elergies Walking Tour Standard Attractions • Classic Car Museum • Colonial Quarters Experience Tour • Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center • Oldest House Museum Complex • Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse • Oldest Store Museum Experience • Potter's Wax Museum • Spanish Military Hospital Museum • St. Augustine Aquarium General Admission • St. Augustine History Museum • The Old Jail Museum Tour • Villa Zorayda Museum • Ximenez-Fatio House Museum • MarineLand General Admission

Florida: Key West Overseas Highway Self-Driving Tour

9. Florida: Key West Overseas Highway Self-Driving Tour

Begin your sunshine-filled journey just an hour outside Miami, Florida: on Key Largo. Start the scenic 100-mile drive bypassing the ‘African Queen’, the iconic Hollywood riverboat. Follow in the historical footsteps of the Overseas Railroad to Plantation Key, the smuggler's haven. While there, check out Big Betsy, the giant lobster, and Theatre of the Sea, home of the original dolphin shows. Continue through Isla Morada while learning about the hurricanes, ecosystems, and wildlife of the tropical Florida Keys. Explore Anne’s Beach, Long Key, and Marathon, each of which contains unique attractions. Cross over the iconic Seven Mile Bridge and make sure to check out Fred the Tree, the famous spirit of the Keys. Journey past Pigeon Key and Geiger Beach until you reach the most famous Key of all: Key West. In popular Key West, discover Mallory Square, Truman’s White House, the Hemingway Home, Tennessee Williams’ House, and the historic lighthouse. Wrap up your tour at the Southernmost Point of the Continental US.

SeaWorld Orlando: Howl-O-Scream Park Entry Ticket

10. SeaWorld Orlando: Howl-O-Scream Park Entry Ticket

After a successful "inaugural fear," Howl-O-Scream will once again wash ashore at SeaWorld Orlando with nowhere to hide. This year promises to be bigger than ever before with more pulse-pounding, sweat-inducing haunts, thrills, and chills. Pre-book your entry ticket to this exclusive event now. Howl-O-Scream is a yearly Halloween fright fest and Orlando’s newest Halloween event, held at SeaWorld Orlando. This adult-targeted event transforms SeaWorld Orlando into a late-night party with haunted houses, scare zones, rides, bars, and live shows. More Haunted HousesHear every bloodcurdling shriek. Feel every spine-tingling terror. Get ready for the haunted houses of SeaWorld’s Howl-O-Scream. There’s no turning back as you brave dark passageways and round dimly lit corners, hoping you can avoid what’s lurking in the depths. The legends are true, the fear is real, and the only way out is through. More Terrifying ShowsEven amid so much mayhem, the show must go on. Duck inside and be mesmerized by a raucous, high-energy musical dance show, or witness the outdoor spectacle as the ominous story of the one who has emerged from the lake unfolds before you. You’ll also find DJs and party zones that are perfect for a dance break between frights. More Scare Zones and Roaming HauntsThere are no safe zones. There are no places to hide. The scares are everywhere, and the roaming haunts never weaken. Get ready for immersive terror at every turn during SeaWorld’s Howl-O-Scream. Stay alert and be prepared for anything, because you never know what’s waiting up ahead (or creeping up behind you). More Rides and ExperiencesHave you ever ridden your favorite attraction in the dark? It wouldn’t be a SeaWorld visit without a ride or two, but it wouldn’t be Howl-O-Scream without a dose of nighttime terror. Meanwhile, sinister interactive surprises await at your favorite bar haunts. After nightfall, every moment of fun comes with a splash of fear.

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What people are saying about Florida

IT WAS SO FUN. I’m not a kid and I don’t have any children, but my boyfriend and l really enjoyed the experience. If you are going on a weekday, it’s usually not too busy so “skip the line” isn’t really needed. But everything was fantastic, the place is very clean. The touch pools were my favorite. Definitely a must see.

The Wax Museum was a lot of fun. It’s not very big but worth the money. The Aquarium was small and the fish were all the same. It would be worth it if you took kids though.

The app was very easy to use and very helpful. I would recommend using this app to learn about the area and the sites to see.

Great experience, so many fish to see and good ambience. Would recommend especially for the price!

It is a wonderful place to take children to learn and explore!