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Florida Trips Guide - Other Florida - Page 1

Crystal River Archaeological State Park
When we visited the Crystal River preserve state park we took the Heritage- Eco boat tour and whilst on the tour our guide pointed out The Crystal River Archaeological State Park and museum so we decided to stop by for a visit. In ord...
Viewed 831 times since 18 November 2015.

Bok Tower Gardens
On a recent trip to our villa on Highlands Reserve we wondered what we could do in Florida that was both child and Grandma friendly and wouldn' t bore the adults to death? We surfed the internet and found Bok Tower Gardens which appeared to fit the b...
Viewed 1095 times since 11 September 2014.

Wekiva Springs State Park
Whilst spending time re-decorating at our villa on Highlands Reserve, we decided to reward ourselves with a day off and decided to head towards one of the more ‘natural’ attractions of Orlando. Wekiva or Wekiwa Springs State Park is a hidden gem down...
Viewed 1082 times since 1 September 2014.

Miami Beach- What to see
Miami Beach has 7 miles of Golden sands which cover several neighbourhoods along its coast but the place everybody wants to see is the super chic, South Beach. South beach is the home of the wonderful Art Deco District. The Miami Art Deco district bu...
Viewed 1174 times since 16 August 2013.

Pinky's Ice Cream Shop.
Do you have a sweet tooth? Well if you do then no day at the beach complete without at least one ice cream cone? Then forgo the beach vendor and head to Pinky' s Ice Cream shop instead. Pinky's is located in Indian Rocks Beach and they specialise in ...
Viewed 1244 times since 14 April 2013.

Boca Ciega Millenium Park.
Boca Ciega Millenium Park is one of Pinellas Counties wonderful parks. There are 12 in all. This park, as the name suggests, is one of the newer parks and they have created a Time Capsule to be opened, and added to, every hundred years. Not ...
Viewed 1172 times since 13 April 2013.

The Best Beach in Florida
I wonder if you know which beach in Florida has been voted the number one beach? Well, I can tell you! It is Fort De Soto North Beach which actually is made up of Mullet (the fort site); St Jean; St Christopher; Madelaine and Bonne Fortune K...
Viewed 1161 times since 13 April 2013.

Suncoast Bird Sanctuary.
It is always nice to credit people who devote their lives to animal rescue and if you visit Indian Shores on Florida' s Gulf Coast you can visit a wonderful sea bird sanctuary. The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary is a not for profit organisation ...
Viewed 1315 times since 13 April 2013.

The Armed Forces Military Museum.
If you are an ex serviceman or if you just have an interest in The Military then I would like to tell you about the largest such museum in Florida. The Armed Forces Museum is in Largo, about one and a half hours or so from your lovely theme park ...
Viewed 1359 times since 13 April 2013.

Wall Springs Park
Florida is home to many great parks and I would like to tell you of one of our favourites. Wall Springs Park is in Palm Harbour and was once a spa for the early tourists. It is named after its original owner, Charles F Wall. Pinellas County acqui...
Viewed 1073 times since 12 April 2013.

Florida Botanical Gardens.
I know that many people factor in a day at Clearwater Beach during their wonderful Disney area holiday. Well, next time you do that, drive a little further and visit the stunning Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo. These gardens w...
Viewed 1309 times since 12 April 2013.

Arts Park at Young Circle Hollywood Beach.
During the overview article on Hollywood Beach, we touched briefly on Arts Park at Young Circle. However, this wonderful waterfront park, deserves a longer look. During the first decade of the 2000s, no less than 5 million dollars has bee...
Viewed 1429 times since 27 March 2013.

Bok Tower Gardens & Pinewood Estate
Close to Lake Wales and 300ft above sea level (one of the highest points in Florida) Bok Tower Gardens is a unique oasis. The gardens were commissioned by Edward W Bok, a famous at the time literary editor, who in 1929 gave them to the public. ...
Viewed 1812 times since 23 March 2013.

Cherry Pocket & Lake Wales
For those of you that like to take a walk on the wild side why not visit the Cherry Pocket located by the side of the beautiful Lake Pierce in Lake Wales approximately a 30 mile/40 minute drive from the Davenport/Kissimmee area. The Cherr...
Viewed 1639 times since 8 March 2013.

Gainseville; an overview
If you have been to the resort area many times or are simply having an extended stay in Florida you may fancy an overnight side trip during your stay. Now your first thoughts may very well veer in the direction of a night at the beach (and ...
Viewed 1292 times since 7 February 2013.

A Road Trip to the Panhandle
A Road Trip to the Panhandle In January of 2012, we decided to take a week out from our stay in Orlando and drive to the Panhandle. We booked a small townhouse on Navarre Beach and having hired our car through uscarhire. com we got the enh...
Viewed 2328 times since 17 March 2012.

Space Center
No trip to Florida should end without a visit to the Kennedy Space Center. When you are so close it would be such a shame not to visit the most well known place in America – from where all the space missions leave. It is situated about 60 minutes dri...
Viewed 2179 times since 13 October 2010.

Merritt Island – More than NASA
The area from New Smyrna Beach down to just south of Vero Beach is known now as ‘The Space Coast’ due to the domination of the incredible Kennedy Space Centre. It is to the east coast of Florida what mouse ears are to Orlando. So much so that even th...
Viewed 2135 times since 19 September 2010.

Ponce De Leon lighthouse.
The Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse Museum was built in 1887 and is one of only a few lighthouses left in the United States. You start your visit at the entrance buildings which houses a gift shop, rest rooms and library. This was built only 1...
Viewed 2386 times since 4 August 2010.

St Augustine – Red Train Tours (part 2)
Back on the miniature Red Train again and the driver continues with his narration of all the important historical facts of this wonderful city. Our next stop is Dow Museum of Historical Houses and then onto the Ximenez – Fatio House built by Andres X...
Viewed 2664 times since 13 February 2009.

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