Hello diversity. If you’re looking for a destination that has it all, and where it’s all truly original, then you’re looking for South Florida. Palm trees, flamingos and roller bladers may fill your visions of South Florida, and you’ll surely find them in glittering Gold Coast. But you don’t have to drive far to reach rural cattle ranches, wet and wild wildernesses, and a subtropical archipelago. Espy endangered and exotic wildlife in the stunning Everglades National Park, home to crocodiles, panthers and manatees. Island-hop into the Gulf of Mexico in the kick-back Florida Keys, where a Caribbean vibe mixes with a low-key American cool. Or get way off the beaten path in the Florida Heartland, where tourism barely touches the small towns and farms, retaining a hint of South Florida’s down-to-earth history. Boca Raton delivers class and sass, Fort Myers white sand beaches, and West Palm Beach all the reefs you can snorkel. And of course, you can do just fine sticking to the main attractions: traversing the canals of Venice-styled Fort Lauderdale, sampling the sizzling nightlife of legendary Miami—and yes, spotting a couple palm trees and beach bunnies along the way. You won’t have to go far to experience it all in South Florida.