Looking for some new experience to try this summer? There are many experiences here in Florida, but there are four that made the list of the best in the nation. The list comes from Tripadvisor, which put together the list of Best Overall Experiences in the United States. What’s really cool about this list is that is Traveler’s Choice Awards. There are a couple of the experiences on the list that are right here in the Tampa Bay area.

Here is what Tripadvisor says about the list, “We award Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best to experiences and attractions with a high volume of above-and-beyond reviews and opinions from our community over a 12-month period. Each winner has passed our rigorous trust and safety standards. Fewer than 1% of Tripadvisor’s 8 million listings are awarded Best of the Best, signifying the highest level of excellence in travel.”

Some of the experiences on the list range from going on a snowmobile adventure, to zip lining in Hawaii, to whitewater rafting. The #1 experience in the United States is a full-day tour that takes you all around Oahu in Hawaii. We know there are many adventures to have here in Florida. There are four Florida experiences that are some of the best in the nation. Check them out below.

  • Swim With Manatees

    Specifically, swimming with manatees in Crystal River, Florida. Crystal River is located about 80 miles north of Tampa on the Nature Coast. Swimming with manatees comes in #8 overall in the United States.

    Manatee floating in water

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  • Kayak Tour of Cocoa Beach

    This experience comes in #13 on the list. Cocoa Beach is on the east coast of Florida and is located just south of the Kennedy Space Center. Tripadvisor says, “Paddle through mangrove tunnels in the lagoon making sure to keep your eyes peeled for manatees and dolphins that reside in the area.”

    Kayaker in everglades

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  • Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key

    Shell Key is located right here in the Tampa Bay area in Tierra Verde. This experience comes in at #14 on the list. Instead on riding in a regular kayak, you can ride in a clear one and get a different view of Tampa Bay.

    blue sea beach with floating kayak

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  • Key West Boat Tour

    This come sin at #17 on the list. This is an experience to put on your bucket list. You will be able to see dolphins, stingrays and possibly sharks on this experience.

    Sailboat at sunset in Key West, Florida.

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