8 Secret Places In Florida That Only Locals Know

Located north of Orlando, this park offers 600 lakes and rivers for water sports, hiking trails, and fishing at Lake George and Lake Kerr. There are trails for motorcycles, ATVs, and a separate area for horseback riding at Doe Lake Recreation Area.

Ocala National Forest, Silver Springs

Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., these gardens feature the Singing Tower with a carillon and nature trails, set around a 1930s Spanish-style mansion.

Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales

Despite its humble name, Little Moir's offers locally-caught seafood dishes like Fried Tuna Basil Roll and Sweet Potato-Crusted Pompano, with a changing daily menu.

Little Moir's Food Shack, Jupiter

A serene spot with benches overlooking a salt marsh and dock for kayaks, also available for events through Omni Amelia Island Resort.

Walker's Landing, Amelia Island

Home to sculptures and rare plants, this garden was the former residence of sculptor Ann Weaver Norton.

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, West Palm Beach

Established in 1931, this historic pub on Big Pine Key features walls and ceilings covered in dollar bills, popular for its laid-back atmosphere.

No Name Pub, Big Pine Key

Starting as a takeaway shop in 1977, it's now a chain known for fresh juices and Cuban food, with each location featuring a bodega.

El Palacio De Los Jugos, Miami

A hidden gem for snorkeling and tropical fish spotting accessible by kayak or boat, offering a secluded beach experience.

Peanut Island, Riviera Beach