When it comes to instagrammable spots, The Sunshine State has a lot to offer, from beautiful beaches to chic hotels to heavenly springs. Check out these 10 places to take the perfect shot!
1. Dry Tortugas
Dry Tortugas is a National Park located 70 miles west of Key West. As one of the most difficult spots to reach in Florida, it can be accessed only by boat or seaplane. The National Park comprises seven islands over 100 square miles. The most popular Instagram spot is the 19th Century Fort Jefferson, where visitors can walk along the outside of the fort right above the blue ocean.
Located in the small town of Safety Harbor just outside of Tampa Bay, Whimzeyland is one of Florida’s most colorful and joyful photography spots. It is a small home decorated with plexiglass sculptures, bowling balls, mosaics, flags, vases, and glass bottles to create a fairy-tale setting.
3. Saint Petersburg Sunken Gardens
The 100-year old Sunken Gardens is a botanical paradise in the midst of the bustling city of Saint Petersburg. The garden includes a collection of more than 50,000 plants and flowers, including some of the oldest tropical plants in the region. The lush vegetation, the cascading waterfalls, and the pink flamingos make it a very instagrammable spot and a place to reconnect with nature.
4. Florida Domes
The Florida Domes, also known as the Cape Romano Domes, are igloo-like structures that over the years have eroded into the water and now provide shelter for birds and aquatic animals. These peculiar architectural structures are located in the Naples and Marco Island area and can be reached by renting jet skis or taking a boat.
5. Saint Augustine’s Historic Downtown
Saint Augustine is Florida’s oldest city, founded by Spanish explorers in 1565. Thanks to its Spanish Colonial architecture and old-world charm, it is often called one of the most romantic cities in Florida. The city offers plenty of suggestive backdrops, including cobblestone-lined streets with hanging plants and tree-lined streets which make it a perfectly Instagrammable location!
6. Devil’s Den
Located north of Ocala, Devil’s Den is a heavenly place for scuba divers looking for instagram worthy places. There, a short staircase leads into a cave with an underground spring inside. On sunny days, sunbeams stream through the water from overhead creating the perfect lighting for your picture.
7. Battery Bigelow
Battery Bigelow, together with battery Laidley, is part of Fort De Soto, a 1,136 acres park located on five islands at the mouth of Tampa Bay on the Gulf of Mexico. Battery Bigelow is the submerged part of Fort de Soto situated near the fishing pier. There, visitors can walk on the abandoned fort or snorkel around it. Battery Laidley was the primary defense, while Battery Bigelow was the secondary defense for Fort De Soto. Both batteries were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
8. Crystal River National Park
Crystal River National Park is known for protecting the endangered Florida Manatees and preserving their habitat. There, visitors can take tours to see these beautiful sea creatures from mid-November to late March. Thanks to its incredibly clear water, it is very easy to take a picture of these wonderful creatures while swimming in one of the most enchanting places in Florida!
9. Clearwater beach
As its name implies, Clearwater Beach is known for its impeccable beaches and pure waters. Besides an exciting beach life, visitors can enjoy the small-town next to it with fine restaurants, family-friendly lodging facilities, and the famous Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
10. The colony hotel
Located in the sophisticated city of Palm Beach, the Colony Hotel is an eco-friendly chic hotel with private beach access at the Colony Cabaña Club. Known as Palm Beach Pinkest hotel, since 1947 the Colony has been hosting statesmen and stars, becoming an iconic hotel of Florida’s east coast.