One of Florida’s oldest and largest state parks, Myakka is a treat for an outdoor explorer. The kids and you can spend hours hiking, biking, kayaking, climbing the 74-foot observation tower and walking through the treetops on the canopy walk. Learn about the ecosystem on an airboat ride. And if you want to see gators, Myakka is a well-known gator stomping ground. Sarasota, Florida.
Nokomis Beach, Venice Florida Nokomis Beach is locally famous for the come-one, come-all drum circle held most Saturday evenings. Bring any musical instrument (especially a rhythm instrument), or just your voice, or just your ears, and enjoy the friendly, freewheeling musical mood.