5 High-Adrenaline Adventures in Florida
By Lauren Tjaden
Is high adventure is your idea of a high time? If so, these five Sunshine State adventures are designed to thrill.
- Hang Gliding
So where are the mountains? You don’t need them to go tandem hang gliding in Florida. You and your instructor will tow up to altitude behind a Light Sport Aircraft, and then soar down while enjoying spectacular views. Check out this great video of me taking a friend for a flight.
Combine paragliding with wakeboarding and you wind up with this wild, windy adventure. The Florida Keys boast a boatload of shallow, glassy water and smooth breezes, making them an ideal location to learn this sport.
The Sunshine State, with its abundance of flat fields and balmy winters, is made for plummeting from the sky. Here’s a video of me trying it at Skydive City in Zephyrhills.
There's no better way to have a swell time making waves. If you’re just learning, splash over to Cocoa Beach to enjoy gentle, consistent conditions. Hot shots should head to New Smyrna Beach or Sebastian Inlet.
- Zip Lining
Glide over the forests and swamps in this fun-for-the-whole-family adventure at Forever Florida in Saint Cloud.