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Top Ten Retirement Activities in Florida

by Caldwell Trust

Florida might just be an ideal retirement destination. At least, the ever-constant influx of retirees into the state suggests as much.

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There are ample beaches, consistently beautiful weather, and the lack of a state income tax. That alone can make it an ideal place to settle down and thoroughly enjoy the fruits of one's labor. That's not to mention that the warm, sunny weather may be beneficial for conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, and even depression. It's no wonder the state is a favorite of retirees. 


Simply put, retirees flock to Florida. Around 78,000 of them move to the state every year. That's 50,000 more than Arizona, the next most popular retirement destination! Retirees need enjoyable ways to invest their free time in the Sunshine State, here is our list of great activities for retirees.  


Bird Watching in the Florida Wilderness

The avian fans are in luck. Bird watching is a great activity for retirees in Florida. In fact, here are five spots to consider for your bird watching needs. 


The Bald Eagle, White-Crowned Pigeon, and Snail Kite are three distinctive birds native to Florida.


Hike Through One of Florida’s Hundreds of State Parks

Florida is home to numerous beautiful and scenic hiking trails. The state parks alone are great time investments. This is why Florida can be the ideal place to get fit and unwind. The state offers the most idyllic scenery while you do so.  


Photograph Florida’s Stunning Landscapes and Wildlife

These days, all we need is a smartphone to take some seriously spectacular pictures. It doesn't matter if you're photographing your latest dessert, favorite beach, or Florida wildlife. 


Retirement can be a perfect time to pick up the hobby of photography. This outlet can be a great way to create art and remember to notice the little things around you. 


Here are 31 beautiful pictures of Florida. 


Quilting, knitting, crocheting, sewing, etc.

Using a needle and thread to create things like garments, bags, and blankets can be stress relieving and time-consuming. This makes it a great hobby to learn. Perhaps you'll create crafts you can either gift or sell. Speaking of craft sales, here's a list of craft shows and art fairs happening around Florida.


Enjoy Florida’s Tropical Cuisine

Florida is a great place to be a "foodie". Fresh seafood? Delicious southern cooking? Authentic Cuban cuisine? Check, check, and check. Florida has it all. 


It can not only be a great place to eat out but can also be a great place to become an enviable home cook. There are plenty of farmers markets to provide you with ample, fresh produce. 


Set off and Explore Florida’s Waters

Florida is a place where you can enjoy the warm waters and all-year boating. Therefore, it can be a great place to own a boat. 


Whether you like fishing, jet skiing, canoeing, or simply lazing around on your boat all day, Florida can provide you the waters to do so.   


Try Out One of Florida’s World-Class Golf Courses

Do you love to golf? Well, how would you like to be able to golf all year long? 

It's possible in Florida. The golf capital of the country provides an array of world-class golf courses to check out. 


There's more to Florida than simply beaches and sunshine. But we must admit that that is the topping on the cake. 


Hopefully, this list has provided you with some more ideas for how to spend your sunny Florida retirement days. Contact us for information on investing in Florida.


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