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Florida Trips Guide - Other Florida - Page 2

St Augustine – Red Train Tours (part 1)
St. Augustine is just a 100 miles (1 ¾ hours) from Orlando and is ideal for a day or a couple of days away from the theme parks and gives you a chance to experience this beautiful historic city. An ideal way to get your clearings and make sur...
Viewed 4675 times since 13 February 2009.

DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER
Our first trip to the Florida Keys was in July 2003, not the best time of year to travel south but when you’re tied to the school holidays what can you do? We decided to visit the Dolphin Research Centre at Grassy Key on the way down, we look...
Viewed 2909 times since 19 January 2009.

A trip to Daytona and the Speedway track
A trip to Daytona Beach and the speedway circuit is always a great day out. If you a motor enthusiast and also like a bit of culture then I can recommend the following places to visit. Firstly Daytona Beach is a great place to start, here you can dri...
Viewed 4322 times since 4 January 2009.

Kelly Park, Rock Springs, Apopka
Central Florida is home to many beautiful clear spring parks. Kelly Park, Rock Springs Apopka is just one of these and not too far from the Orlando vacation homes. Kelly Park is in Apopka, Orange County north of Orlando. It’s around 250 acres...
Viewed 3110 times since 2 January 2009.

Avist to Fort Myers
Fort Myers is an old Floridian town that dates back to the 1880s. Its better knows n as “the city of palms” and has plenty of sightseeing attractions in and around the town. One place we visited was called the Edison Winter Home and the Ford Winter H...
Viewed 2714 times since 26 December 2008.

The Delights of Clearwater Beach
We had spent a couple of hours strolling along the pristine white sand of Clearwater Beach a couple of years back but, on that occasion, we were pressed for time giving us little opportunity for further exploration. On this visit we had put a...
Viewed 2760 times since 1 September 2008.

Biscayne National Park
Florida is home to three National Parks, maybe not as well known globally as say Yellowstone, Yosemite or the Grand Canyon National Parks, but they certainly possess their own natural beauty. Probably the best known of the Florida National Pa...
Viewed 4287 times since 1 September 2008.

Lake Louisa State Park (4)
Some of our favourite places to visit in Florida are the State parks. Not only are they cheap to visit, but they offer some of the most beautiful and calm surroundings you are likely to come across. Lake Louisa, west of the Disney area, and off of Hi...
Viewed 1433 times since 1 September 2008.

Mallory Swamp
In Lafayette County, Northern Florida, lies the recently restored natural beauty of Mallory Swamp. Once owned by Richard W Sears, co-founder of Sears Roebuck & Co. , and president of the Standard Lumber Company, the land belonged to a suc...
Viewed 3082 times since 1 September 2008.

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
If you are ever in the West Palm Beach area of Florida and feel the need for a cultural ‘fix’ then a visit to the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is highly recommended. Ann Norton lived from 1905 to 1982 and was the second wife of Ralph Hubbard ...
Viewed 3380 times since 1 September 2008.

St. Augustine - Alcazar Courtyard Shops and Café
Away from the main pedestrian area of St Augustine are the imposing buildings of Flagler College and the Lightner Museum, the latter of which also doubles up as City Hall with all the usual administrative departments necessary to run the city. Both a...
Viewed 3409 times since 1 September 2008.

A Whistle Stop Tour of St Augustine
On our most recent trip to Orlando we decided to see a little more of Florida and booked three nights in St Augustine, which is located on the Atlantic coast thirty five miles south of Jacksonville and around a hundred miles north east of Orlando. Viewed 2765 times since 1 September 2008.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium
There are numerous aquariums around Florida, but the one probably closest to the Orlando attraction area (excluding those at Sea World & Epcot) is the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. This is a non-profit making, working aquarium whose purpose is dedi...
Viewed 3554 times since 1 September 2008.

The Florida Aquarium – Tampa
On our early holidays in Orlando one of the attractions our kids used to make a beeline for the Tropical Reef Aquarium at Sea World. Alas due to re-development this attraction is no more. While there are a few small displays at the Living Seas at Epc...
Viewed 2830 times since 1 September 2008.

DeLeon Springs State Park
A trip to Deleon Springs State Park is well worth the drive from the Davenport / Kissimmee area. Situated north of Orlando and close to Blue Spring Park -the home of the manatee -Deleon Springs is easily reached by taking I-4 to exit 114 then followi...
Viewed 2748 times since 1 September 2008.

St Augustine
If you’re looking to visit somewhere different in Florida when you’re staying in Orlando. I can fully recommend visiting St Augustine. This city is the The Nation’ s Oldest City was founded in 1565. St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occu...
Viewed 3176 times since 1 September 2008.

A side trip to Key West Part 3 ....final part
Our third and final full day and once again we awoke to a glorious morning, although today the breeze was a little stronger, not that we weren’t thankful for it as it was very warm. We had toyed with a boat trip today but discounted it as the...
Viewed 2959 times since 1 September 2008.

A side trip to Key West Part 2
We awoke to another beautiful day, a blue, cloudless sky and a warm gentle breeze, it was only 8am and already in the mid 70’s…. it was going to be a warm one! After breakfast al fresco we decided to take a formal tour of Key West, this would have a ...
Viewed 2675 times since 1 September 2008.

A side trip to Key West Part 1
We have been coming to Florida for almost 20 years now, and whilst we have explored both the East and West coasts extensively, we have never traveled to The Florida Keys. Having friends with us who were keen to visit Key West, this trip we we...
Viewed 2674 times since 1 September 2008.

Clearwater
A holiday to Orlando is never complete in my opinion without a day trip to Clearwater/St. Petersburgh! The drive to Clearwater takes approx 1¼ hours from the US 27. Clearwater has a beautiful stretch of white soft sand and is a lively beach w...
Viewed 3182 times since 1 September 2008.

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