To access the closest beaches from the Rotonda area drive up Hw 776 towards Englewood. Take a left at the lights at Beach Rd. Cross over the bridge and continue up to the roundabout. You now have a choice of four beautiful beaches. Go left at... Viewed 4405 times.
Troy Springs State Park is situated on N. E. Springs Rd in Branford off C. R. 625. This park contains the underwater remains of The Madison. The Madison was a steam boat that was completed in the mid 1840' s for a Captain M Tucker and he name... Viewed 3747 times.
For a change from the park attractions, why not try something different. An experience not to be missed is a visit to the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Kings Bay. This has the largest collection of manatees in the world. The Wildlife Refuge... Viewed 3894 times.
There is a possibility that your travel to Florida’s coastline or to exciting central Florida may be via Miami should your travel plans include flying into Miami International airport. Many travellers will jump straight into a hire car and head for t... Viewed 6355 times.
The Harry P Leu gardens are in Forest Avenue in Orlando. The history of the house and gardens start in 1885 when John Thomas Mizell built a farmhouse on the site. Later in 1902 one Duncan Pell bought more land that now makes the majority of t... Viewed 6859 times.
You may ask, what is there to do in Florida after you have done the parks to death, some people may think that there is nothing else to do but, they would be missing out on a wealth of other activities whether they be sporting or relaxing. Fo... Viewed 4009 times.
Just southeast of Sarasota is this wild and scenic state park. Myakka River State Park is one of Florida' s oldest and largest state parks Myakka’s vast expanse of native flora and fauna, hiking and biking trails, waterways, and, of course, allig... Viewed 3303 times.
As you will have read in my shore excursion article, you will be offered a wide range of excursions at each of the ports you visit. They are usually excellent, but if you have a family to cater for it may be quite expensive. They don’t always offer e... Viewed 4155 times.
Pensacola is hidden away in the extreme west of the Florida Panhandle, very close to the state line with Alabama and is much closer to New Orleans and Atlanta than it is to Orlando. But Pensacola is certainly big on Florida hospitality and boasts som... Viewed 4008 times.
Tarpon Springs is affectionately known as the sponge capital of the world. It is here that many years ago Greek immigrants risked their lives diving for sponges. Today the Greek influence remains with several restaurants, lively bars, shops, museums ... Viewed 3934 times.
Wekiwa (or Wekiva) State Park is less than an hour from the hustle and bustle of the Theme Parks but a million miles away in its ' Old Florida' beauty. It is located in Apopka (exit 94 off Interstate 4) in Seminole County. Jus... Viewed 4128 times.
The Crowley Pioneer centre and Nature Trails is only 15 minutes drive west of the I-75 (Exit 210 Sarasota) adjacent to the Myakka River. Set in 190 acres the trails and history area show the visitor how the fist pioneers to Florida used to live. ... Viewed 3806 times.
Located across the street from the Hemingway house is the Key West Lighthouse Museum. Climb the 88-step circular iron stairway leading to the top of the lighthouse and you can view a 360 panoramic view of historic Key West and the nearby ocea... Viewed 3789 times.
This famous Florida city carries the name of General Abraham Charles Myers, a distinguished officer in the United States Army. The city was developed in the later years of the 19th Century, and is now a popular destination in South West Florida. Fame... Viewed 3594 times.
If you enjoy the odd glass of wine (or maybe the odd bottle or two) then you should try to fit in a visit to the Lakeridge Vineyard and Winery, just north of Clermont on Highway 27. Although Florida does not have the best climate for grape growing, t... Viewed 3628 times.
The Stepehen Foster Folk Centre State Park is situated in White Springs on the U. S. 41 This is a park rich in intersesting things to see and do that makes a great day out for all the family. You can also rent a cabin here to stay overnight fo... Viewed 3959 times.
These 2 parks are close together and can be visited in the same day. The Battle of Olustee took place in 1864 and was considered to be the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. The Union troops, led by General Truman A Seymour began thei... Viewed 3859 times.
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center is situated in White Springs on the U. S. 41 The man who gave this State Park its name was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania in 1826. He was a prolific songwriter with a catalogue of some 200 tunes and was cons... Viewed 3865 times.
When you visit Florida, you are sure to hear Cracker homes and the people mentioned. Well, what are they? Cracker people were true pioneers, self reliant and resourceful. They spoke in a patois of Old English, some local vernacular an... Viewed 4114 times.
Cracker Country Museum is a fully outdoor museum that is located in the Rainey Building at Florida State Fairgrounds. It is devoted to re creating the life and culture of the pioneers of the late 19th century. This museum provided an authenti... Viewed 4196 times.
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