BOK TOWER GARDENS ‒ National Historic Landmark sits on peninsular Florida’s highest point and features Olmsted-designed landscaped gardens crowned with a majestic bell tower that plays music by the hour. A lovely children’s garden and play area is now on site. Open daily and holidays. Admission $18 adults; $8 children. www.boktowergardens.org. 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales, 863.676.1408.
BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA BAY‒ From eight extreme roller coasters to up- close animal encounters, this park features thrill rides and world-wide adventure with stops in Egypt, Australia and the Serengeti. Best bets are Cheetah Hunt, SheiKra and the new Falcon’s Fury. www.buschgardens.com. 10165 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa, 888.800.5447.
CLEARWATER MARINE AQUARIUM ‒ Come see Winter, the star of the hit movie, “Dolphin Tale!” She calls this place home, along with sea turtles, otters, stingrays and sharks. Don’t miss the eco boat tour and the behind the scenes tour. www. seewinter.com. 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, 727.441.1790.
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY‒ Take a daily tour of the World Center of Racing with the famed track and pit road, Drivers Meeting Room, Sprint Cup garages, Gatorade Victory Lane and press box. www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com. 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, 800.PIT.SHOP.
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX‒ One of Florida’s most- popular destinations, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex tells the epic story of the U.S. space program. Open daily. www.kennedyspacecenter.com. Kennedy Space Center, SR 405, 321.449.4444.
ST. AUGUSTINE, PONTE VEDRA AND THE BEACHES VCB ‒ Representing St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the Beaches, just a two-hour drive from Orlando, the St. Johns County Visitor and Convention Bureau provides free travel resources for leisure and business travelers. Stop by the visitor center for maps, brochures and coupons or browse the website for a variety of information, from special events to lodging. www.floridashistoriccoast.com. 29 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, 800.653.2489.