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Sanibel Island, Florida

Traffic and tourists are relatively recent additions to the island, as the causeway linking the island to the mainland was not constructed until 1963. Before that time, a ferry transported visitors to the island. Among the more notable passengers on ...
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St Augustine - places to visit

You will have read the history of St Augustine now it’s time to visit those places of interest and make the history come to life - and it does. To undertake the walking tour of the old city can take 1 - 2 hours depending on your pace and how m...
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St Augustine - The city and history

With its old world charm and unique attractions it easy to see why ‘The Nation’s Oldest City’ is one of Florida’s top holiday destinations. Founded in 1565, St Augustine is Americas oldest permanently settled Euopean city. Whether you ...
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Gulf Beaches

Theme parks are great but fancy something different? Take a trip to one (or more) of the Gulf Coast beaches. Allow yourself a whole day and expect to be lured back for more. Head south on Interstate 4 and give yourself a real treat by taking ...
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Manatees of Florida

The first European to report seeing a manatee was Christopher Columbus and to sailors who had been at sea for a long time, manatees were reminiscent of Mermaids. Sometimes called the sea cow and with a face only a mother could love these gent...
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Merritt Island National Wildlife Reserve

Being approximately only a fifty-minute drive from central Orlando, Merritt Island wildlife reserve is an easy drive away and a fabulous place to visit. Located on the space coast on a 140,000 acre overlay of the John F Kennedy space centre, Merri...
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St Augustine Beaches

St Augustine Beaches are located approximately a 2 hour drive north of Orlando and just a few miles further north than Daytona Beach. We drove there on a Thursday and arrived at the beach around lunchtime and it was so quite and peaceful it wa...
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St Augustine Light Station

St Augustine light station is the tallest light station in Florida and the second tallest in the United States. The light station is known as a light station and not a light house because it is situated amongst a collection of other buildings which w...
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J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is situated on Sanibel Island just a short drive across the causeway from Fort Myers on the west coast of Florida. It is in the top ten most visited refuges in the United States and second only to the ...
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Showcase of Citrus

Everyone knows that Florida is famous for its cowboys and cattle ranching. But, as well as cowboys, Florida is known for it's great oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes - you'll have seen Florida orange juice in most supermarkets but you can now se...
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City of Sanford

For most people,Sanford is just the place they fly into when they are on a charter flight.However,Sanford is well worth a visit in its own right Sanford is in Seminole County and is situated on the south shore of Lake Monroe at the head of...
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Ernest Hemmingway's House and Museum, Key West

If you have time to visit Key West you will find that there are many attractions to see. One of our favourites is Ernest Hemmingway’s house and museum, which provides a fascinating insight into how the man lived. Hemmingway was already a well...
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The Florida Aquarium, Tampa

Tampa is just a short distance from our villa so we often spend a day there – it is near enough to drive down and back in one day, and not only has some lovely malls, but one of our favourite attractions is the Florida Aquarium. We like to get...
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Old Town

Probably the brightest place on the US192, Old Town at night is lit with the most wonderful display of coloured lights and fluorescent lights. The Sling Shot can be seems from miles around with its brightly coloured fluorescent lights making it easy ...
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Space coast

If you are looking for a great day out why not take a visit to the Kennedy space Centre. The area which is now known as the ‘SPACE COAST’ lies on the east coat of Florida, around 1 hour from Orlando. Driving there could not be easier with most of the...
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Florida’s Space Coast

Florida’s Space Coast, comprises primarily of such cities as Titusville, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne and Palm Bay. Located just 35 miles east of the Orlando theme park attractions, you'll find 72 miles of pristine sandy Atlantic beaches known as Florida's...
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Kennedy Space Centre - Some Details

In addition to the theme parks, shopping, golf, restaurants and other attractions in the Orlando and Kissimmee area, there is much more to see outside of the main attractions area. One attraction that we have visited a couple of times ...
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Coconuts on the beach at Cocoa

When we feel like a break from the parks and just want to relax, we head for Cocoa beach and in about an hour we are on one of the most beautiful stretches of beach, absolutely lovely. We normally spend the day relaxing totally winding down and nearl...
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Take a walk on the wild side?

OK, so perhaps you've been to Florida before, done the theme parks, so what else is there? A surprising amount that you probably never even heard of before! If you like wildlife, there's a whole heap of it in Florida. Probably some of it is ri...
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The Florida Everglades

Although the numerous parks are a must-see for the first time visitor, there is much more to see in "The other Florida". The Everglades National Park is well worth a visit if you can tear yourself away from the Kissimmee area for 2 or pr...
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