If you visit the Daytona Beach area and do not want to sunbathe, do water or motor sports there is still plenty to do for all the family.
Everyone will enjoy a visit to Angelo and Phelps Chocolate Factory in Beach Street. In this factory ... Viewed 4140 times.
We love the gulf Coast and have spent many days at the beaches there sometimes just traveling there for a day trip or even staying one or two nights at a motel as these are relatively cheap. Check the room contents out first because if you are a fami... Viewed 3850 times.
If you are visiting around the area of Fort Myers, take some time out to go to the Edison Ford Museum if you can. This is the winter residence of both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, two elegant houses set side by side in beautiful gardens on the shore... Viewed 3794 times.
You might have wondered how Lake County got its name, well don’t be surprised to learn that it is because of number of lakes it has, in fact it has over one thousand lakes and rivers, both small and large, long and short.
Apart from if yo... Viewed 4273 times.
Visiting the Everglades is something you can do if you are touring around Florida. Heading onto HIghway 41 - The Tamiami Trail - you need to go East from Naples skirting along the northern edge of the Park which provides the only land excess to Everg... Viewed 3662 times.
If you are not in Florida for the theme parks then you could do a lot worse than travel down towards Miami and spend a day in the Everglades. This natural unspoilt part of Florida is as it was all over before residential housing and Walt Disney World... Viewed 4665 times.
If you want something different on your Florida holiday away from the theme parks and the hustle and bustle of Orlando why not visit Cassadaga Psychic Village which is located at Exit 114 on I4 - but don’t be disappointed if the residents of t... Viewed 5137 times.
Some holidays on our way to our villa in Orlando we stop off at Naples on the Gulf Coast for a couple of nights. We do this by flying into Miami and then going to the Gulf Coast along Alligator Alley. Much as we look we have yet to see an alligator a... Viewed 4206 times.
If you decide to have a break from the magical world of Walt Disney in Orlando try heading towards the St Petersburg or Clearwater areas on the Gulf Coast. These are less than a two hour drive from Orlando but seem a world away with their laid back a... Viewed 5839 times.
After spending an hour or so enjoying the sunshine and a beer on the City Pier my wife and I decided to have a walk along the beach to see what the other pier had to offer, and maybe later return to the City pier for a meal in the restaurant. Viewed 3881 times.
We had decided to visit Anna Maria Island on the recommendation of some friends, but had broken our trip down from Orange Tree with a visit to the South Florida Museum & Planetarium (see separate articles for details). After a late lunch at the J... Viewed 3790 times.
The Florida Keys conjure up visions of an island paradise with swaying palm trees and dazzling sunsets, far removed from the strains and stresses of every day living. Here, you would be correct in assuming, is a jewel of a place set in just about the... Viewed 4952 times.
Just about anywhere along the length of the Suwannee River the outdoor enthusiast is certain to come across opportunities for canoeing or kayaking, either for a few hours or longer multi-day expeditions. However, it is not only the water that... Viewed 4892 times.
We have spent many happy hours on Cocoa Beach pier and I thought I would tell you a little about it to whet your appetite. Cocoa Beach is the closest beach to Orlando. The pier was originally constructed in 1962 and in those days you could dr... Viewed 4544 times.
We first visited Tarpon Springs about 12 years and the charm of this historic dock town has never palled. The history of Tarpon Springs starts in the 1970s when a women called Mary Ormond named the town. However, what she thought were Tarpon ... Viewed 3985 times.
If you would like to try something different from theme parks while you are in Florida, why not try a day at the Gulf coast. There are many areas to choose from and all about one and a half hours drive from Orlando. As someone once said, “There is mo... Viewed 4931 times.
Florida is blessed with many excellent beaches and visiting one can be inexpensive and make a pleasant change from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks. The sun kissed sands are an excellent place to top up your tan or just recharge your batterie... Viewed 4473 times.
On recent trips to Central Florida we have found ourselves flying into Miami rather than the usual Orlando or Tampa. Rather than driving up to the Orlando area immediately we have used the first few days of our vacation to visit Key West. Key... Viewed 4843 times.
Olde Englewood Village – part 2 Following on from the early arrivals in Englewood the year of 1923 was extremely important. This was the year that started the building of the Tampa to Miami (Tamiami) Trail and all locations wanted to be on the... Viewed 4026 times.
I’ve always wanted to visit The Florida Keys – I’d heard so much about Key West and these islands that stretch out towards Cuba, often with views of the sea from both sides of your vehicle. To break up our journey we flew into Miami and staye... Viewed 4220 times.
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