If you're planning a to Florida but want to try something a bit different than Walt Disney World, the good news is that the Sunshine State has plenty of weird and wonderful things to offer. Whether you're wanting to experience outstanding natural beauty, scientific wonders or the downright bizarre, we've rounded up some of the most unusual family adventures to try in the area.
1) Swimming with manatees
Florida is home to two places where you can enjoy swimming with manatees - the Crystal River and Blue Springs State Park. These wonderful creatures have a tendency to enter warmer waters between January and March and are incredibly friendly. While some consider swimming with dolphins as one for the bucket list, we think swimming with manatees has got to be up there too!