Tackle adventurous outdoor sports and activities while experiencing the Sunshine State’s natural beauty.
Tallahassee, FL – The Sunshine State welcomes Canadian vacationers to get some sun on their faces and earth under their shoes with its plethora of outdoor sports and activities this fall. The cooling temperatures and pristine weather conditions are ideal for travellers to put their skills to the test at hanggliding, sponge diving or even beach volleyball, all offered throughout sunny Florida. Additionally, the state offers an array of world-renowned destinations known for their first-class golfing ranges, as well as some of the world’s top scuba diving spots — guaranteeing a fun outdoor activity for vacationers of all ages.
One of Florida’s ultimate outdoor playgrounds is Pasco County, located on the Gulf of Mexico in the Tampa Bay area. Known for its open spaces and vibrant places, Pasco serves as the ultimate destination where adventure seekers and outdoor lovers alike can embrace endless outdoor attractions, ranging from kayaking down the Cotee River to picking fresh fuit at the family-owned Hancock Groves, one of the few orange groves in the state that allows guests to pick their own. Canadians will find themselves captivated by the coast, with Pasco’s 24 miles of charming shoreline and more than 100,000 acres of wilderness to explore in between.
Calling Pasco home, Skydive City Z-Hills is the perfect place for those who dare to defy gravity. Travellers can get their adrenaline pumping as they free fall through the sky for a once-in-a-lifetime feeling. Tandem skydiving is available for first-timers or book lessons to begin the journey to solo skydiving. For more information, visit https://www.skydivecity.com/.
TreeHoppers Aerial Adventure Park is the perfect family-friendly activity for visitors of all ages. Tackle a series of courses featuring wood, rope, cable and ziplines, all while taking in the panoramic views of the stunning Old Florida forest. There are eight different courses available each offering a unique adventure. Visit http://www.treehoppers.com/index.cfm for additional details.
For those looking to take their sport adventures to the water, Sunwest Park is an ideal destination. Located in northwest Pasco, the park graces the shores of a 70 acre spring-fed lake, boasting an expansive recreational waterfront. While there, travellers can visit the Lift Adventure Park onsite to rent a kayak or paddleboard and see the park from an entirely new angle. As an added bonus, those who have never tried wakeboarding before have the opportunity to learn the basics by riding the cable across the spring-fed lake, becoming a master in no time. For landlovers looking to kick back and relax, Sunwest Park offers a tranquil and natural beach setting complete with gorgeous white sand. For more information, explore https://sunwestpark.com/.
Florida’s outdoor sport options aren’t just limited to Pasco County. Throughout the state, travellers can find an array of other countless activities allowing them to get up and active. For example, scuba diving is one of the most sought after outdoor sport activities in Florida, with waters offering tropical marine life, shipwrecks and reefs perfect for exploring. With dives suitable for both beginners and those a bit more experienced, vacationers are sure to get up close and personal with the abundant sea life. Find more about available tours at www.VISITFLORIDA.com.
Additionally, while Florida is best known as the Sunshine State, it is also considered to be one of the golf capitals of the world. Containing more than 1,100 courses in every corner of the state just waiting to be discovered, golf enthusiasts can head to areas like Ponte Vedra Beach to take on golf’s most famous hole at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course, or explore a unique, rural Bowling Green, such as Streamsong Resort, with three courses spread among dunes left behind by abandoned mines. To explore more of the best in golfing, visit www.VISITFLORIDA.com.
To top off the endless list of outdoor sports, Florida also happens to be the fishing capital of the world. With 1,350 miles of saltwater coastline, 7,700 freshwater lakes and 10,550 miles of rivers, anglers can expect to catch an array of brawny, beautiful and delicious species. To cast right off the pier, try Lake Worth and Pensacola Beach, or to get closer to wildlife, sprawl out on a sunny bank near Kissimmee or Gainesville. To find a fishing charter, visit www.VISITFLORIDA.com.
From natural wonders to exhilarating outdoor sports, the Sunshine State offers visitors unparalleled outdoor activies that are fun for everyone. To plan one’s next adventure and trip to Florida, as well as for more information on outdoor and nature activities available, visit www.VISITFLORIDA.com.
About VISIT FLORIDA:
As the Sunshine State’s No. 1 industry, tourism was responsible for welcoming 126.1 million visitors in 2018. Based on the latest economic impact study, in 2016, Florida visitors spent $112 billion, supporting 1.4 million Florida jobs. According to the Office of Economic and Demographic Research, for every $1 the state invests in VISIT FLORIDA – the official tourism marketing corporation for the State of Florida - $2.15 in tax revenue is generated. VISIT FLORIDA promotes tourism to Florida through sales, advertising, promotions, public relations and visitor services programs.
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