3. Admire the foliage at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park (Nearby Hotels)
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park has some of the most beautiful landscapes in North Florida, home to Italianate walled gardens and ornate fountains. With its colorful oasis of lush foliage, you can explore the park’s 1,000-acre ornamental garden, take a stroll under the Japanese maple trees and admire the reflection pool and secret garden. Birdwatching, kayaking, canoeing and fishing are also popular activities.