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 ... Viewed 3917 times.
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 ... Viewed 4798 times.
Want to experience something different on your next Florida holiday? Well, get in your car and take yourselves off to Monkey Jungle where humans are caged and the monkeys run free! This unique park is home to nearly 400 primates, most running free on... Viewed 6053 times.
Why not have a relaxing day out away from the theme parks:
Located approximately 25 miles northwest of Orlando, the City retains the atmosphere of a small town but it is quite hilly, there are several lakes, l... Viewed 4213 times.
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... Viewed 4342 times.
We recently visited Big Cat Rescue, which is located north of Tampa and an easy drive from the Orlando area, and I can thoroughly recommend it to you for a half-day visit. Big Cat Rescue is the world’s largest sanctuary for big cats, which ha... Viewed 5393 times.
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... Viewed 4808 times.
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... Viewed 4551 times.
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... Viewed 4051 times.
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 ... Viewed 4008 times.
We combined the Everglades National Park with a visit to Naples and Miami, in a round-trip, as it is definitely too far to do in a day from Orlando. Take Route 41 south from Naples (also known as the Tamiami Trail) to Everglades City. If you ... Viewed 4712 times.
Our first glimpse of Florida was actually the view out of the airport doors, as they opened wide in front of us, to reveal the dark velvety sky of Miami. We could hardly contain our excitement as we gazed up at the tall palm trees outlined aga... Viewed 4292 times.
Are you thinking of spending a few days sight-seeing elsewhere in Florida, maybe Miami? Apart from the excellent Miami beaches, which are a must, why not take yourselves and the children to the magical Parrot Jungle Island. Parrot Jungle has over 3, ... Viewed 6510 times.
When we are in Orlando we like to visit down town Mount Dora. It is around 44 miles from Orlando and gives yet another insight into Florida not to mention its quaint little shopping experience. There are some lovely old style shops that have gifts, a... Viewed 3305 times.
Ever wanted to try something different from the usual Theme Parks? Are you into eco-friendly? Then why not try an Eco - Safari at “Forever Florida “. Come and be a cowboy for a day, and bring the whole family there is plenty to occupy everyone. Viewed 4973 times.
Florida is home to a large variety of wildlife due to its tropical climate. Most people have heard about the alligators, but not many think about the other wildlife in Florida.
If you like wildlife you will usually be able to find it, ... Viewed 4639 times.
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... Viewed 3811 times.
Florida has much more than theme parks. For those who are interested in gardening and plants it is worth spending a few hours at West Orange Nurseries on Avalon Road. Heading west on 192 Avalon Road is on the right near to US27. Passing many interest... Viewed 4633 times.
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... Viewed 4662 times.
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... Viewed 4739 times.
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