9. Animal Encounters in Florida
If you like adventure but you hate expensive excursions and crowded theme parks then Clearwater, Florida is for you. The weather is great and yes, there are sandy beaches, but the highlight here is the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, which is the animal rescue center that the movie Dolphin Tale is based on. The aquarium hosts Winter, the famous dolphin without a tale who learned to swim with a prosthetic tale thanks to the care and efforts of the CMA. At this aquarium you’ll be able to interact with different animals, see them up close and personal and learn about a wide variety of marine life. This is one of those winter getaways that is equal parts fun and education.