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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 6692 times.

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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