Instagram an alligator - Myakka River State Park
When it comes to the outdoors, there's beauty beyond the beach. Myakka protects 37,000 acres of wild, “natural Florida,” and you can see it all from atop the park's must-visit canopy walk and observation tower. Rent bikes and explore the many miles of pathways that take you deep into a landscape that feels prehistoric. This place is one gigantic ecology class -- but with fewer PowerPoint slides and more alligators.
13208 State Rd. 72, 941-361-6511