You probably know Florida for being the sunshine state, but it has way more to offer than oranges + beautiful beaches!

Check out the list of our destination cities below where we feature what we think are the coolest cities in the hottest State!



Will Smith wouldn’t have written a whole song about it, if the city wasn’t awesome. Miami is the only major city founded by a woman, a fact that we at Pack Up + Go love since we have that in common!

What to See:

Wynnwood Walls Street Art: Looking for the perfect background for your #instavacay post? Look no further than this bright and colorful street art! One of the unique murals is pictured above!

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens: Created as a private home, this beautiful structure is now used as a public museum.

Everglades National Park: Whether you’re interested in back-country camping or just a quick visit, you’ll get your fill of nature at this national park.

Little Havana + Calle Ocho: You’re sure to get your cultural fix in this Cuban hot spot!

What to Eat:

CRUST: CRUST offers specialty toppings that will satisfy any palate!

Blue Collar: Comfort food kicked up a notch and served in a 70s-style diner? What’s not to love?

The River Seafood Oyster Bar: Fresh oysters, crab and fish with plenty of local options!

What to Do:

Art Deco Historic District: This strip of Miami houses pastel architecture that will brighten up any photo!

Bayside Marketplace: If shopping is your thing, you won’t be disappointed by this outdoor market.

Miami Children’s Museum: Let the kids run free at this interactive museum; they even offer Sensory Friendly Saturdays for children with sensory processing disorders!


Key West

There’s more to this city than limes! This Florida city is famous for its sunsets, which you can watch in Mallory Square amongst street performers + musicians.

What to See:

Southernmost Point in the continental US: Make sure you get your picture taken at this monumental location!

Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory: Walking through rooms that are home to over 50 species of butterflies from around the world? Sign us up!

Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum: Come see where this famous American novelist once called home!

What to Eat:

Thirsty Mermaid: Locally-sourced seafood paired with a raw bar and craft beers!

Firefly Key West: A two-level restaurant that offers variations on southern comfort food in a relaxed atmosphere.

Seven Fish: This restaurant serves different twists on locally-caught seafood!

What to Do:

Tennessee Williams Theatre: Check out some live music or a stage performance at this venue!

Duval Street: Also known for its abundance of shops and restaurants, it’s been said that no trip to the Keys is complete without a “Duval Crawl.”


St. Petersburg

This “Green City” is pure gold. It should come as no surprise that St. Petersburg is known as “the sunshine city” as it currently holds the Guinness World Record for most consecutive days of sunshine — 768 days!

What to See:

The Dali Museum: We’ve heard experiences at this museum are pretty surreal, so come see for yourself!

Sunken Garden: This botanical paradise is home to some of the oldest tropical plants in the region.

Weedon Island Preserve: If you need to get away from the city, retreat to this nature reserve for hiking or canoe trails!

What to Eat:

Trips Diner: This restaurant should be your go-to spot for classic American breakfast or sandwiches!

Locale Market: Not sure where you want to eat? Head to Locale Market for a variety of options that are sure to please everyone.

4th Street Shrimp Store: Don’t be fooled by the name! Though you can buy clams and snow crab by the pound, they also have a full-service menu if you want to grab a table.

What to Do:

Great Explorations Children’s Museum: We want to visit this place based on pictures alone! If you’re traveling with little ones, you won’t want to miss this!

Treasure Island Beach: Looking for a relaxing day on the beach? Come enjoy the white sands of Treasure Island!

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St. Augustine

Much like Alphaville, this city will stay “forever young.” Originally founded in 1565, St. Augustine is considered the oldest city in the United States!

What to See:

St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum: Arrghh you ready to have fun in St. Augustine? This museum promises an authentic look at the Golden Age of Piracy!

Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park: Visit the oldest attraction in the United States and see the first settled American city!

Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine: If you’re interested in the history of this city, be sure to stop by one of the oldest Catholic church in the continental United States.

Anastasia State Park: Bring a tent and sleeping bag to this beach habitat because an afternoon visit might not be long enough!

What to Eat:

Maple Street Biscuit Company: This restaurant specializes in biscuit sandwiches and our mouths are already watering!

Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grille: Serving New Orleans-style dishes, enjoy local seafood in their outdoor, waterfront dining room.

Uptown Scratch Kitchen: A food truck that offers classic American dishes in a new way!

What to Do:

St. Augustine Distillery: If you’re interested in sipping on something a little stronger than coffee, stop by this distillery that focuses on small batch spirits.

St. George Street: There are no cars or bikes allowed on this strip of shops that sell everything from baked goods to seashells!

Did you know Florida was this much fun? Think we missed something?

Let us know in the comments below!

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