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Several of Florida’s bigger cities were ranked among the best the outdoors, according to Forbes. Nice weather, a lot of parkland, and an abundance of water sports keep people active outside. Imagine what you can do with a coastline of a total of 1,197 statute miles, tidal shoreline of 2,276 miles, 663 miles of beaches and more than 11,000 miles of rivers, streams and waterways, according to official figures. Biking and kayaking through the Everglades, which is the largest subtropical wilderness in the U.S., paddling with alligators, and flyboarding are unique experiences that will open your imagination in terms of what’s possible. Dry Tortugas National Park is on almost every list of places to go camping. If you’re looking for primitive camping destinations, the seven charming islands in the relatively small park are the places to be.