If you love plants and nature, visiting Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park has to be number one on your to-do list. Maclay Gardens started when the widow of Alfred B. Maclay opened the gardens as a tourist attraction. In 1954 she handed over the gardens to the state of Florida. What started out as a retirement home is now a garden filled with camellias, pools, fountains, and cypresses. The garden covers more than 1,000 acres. The entry fee ranges from four to six dollars per vehicle and three to six dollars per person. However, entry is free in January and April.