They call the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve "Jacksonville's Central Park." Its 46,000 acres of creeks, rivers, marsh, wetlands and islands exceed New York's great park by more than five times.
In fall, the migration of monarch butterflies from Mexico pauses along the Gulf Islands National Seashore near Pensacola. The air flaunts orange and black tattoos against white sand and emerald waters.
This year, let's resolve to have more fun, get inspired, make new friends and see new places.
If exploring is on your list, challenge yourself to see how many fun destinations you can visit this year!
Deserving of a mention on its own, the Rio Grande River is one of the biggest natural wonders in Texas. Offering a mix of spectacular river canyons and recreational opportunities, the primitive character of Rio Grande is only highlighted by the scenic experience it offers visitors.
Part of the Piney Woods region of Texas, Big Thicket National Preserve offers nature at its finest. A must-see for nature enthusiasts, the area has incredible bio-diversity where nine ecosystems converge to create a beautiful landscape of forest land.