Category Archives: Florida

Ybor City

What to Expect on an Ybor City Historic Walking Tour On arrival in Ybor City, you may be surprised at how quiet this area actually is, particularly outside the winter season which runs from December to April. However, the area … Continue reading

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Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

What to Expect at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park I would recommend parking at the main entrance on US 19 as the boat trip is so much fun as you are transported along the river to the main attractions. This … Continue reading

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Ringling Museum

What to Expect on a Visit to the Ringling Museum After parking in the shady car park, head for the main Visitor Center where maps, information, and tickets are available. There is also a tasteful Museum Store and the lovely … Continue reading

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The Florida Aquarium

What to Expect on a Visit to the Florida Aquarium Your first impression as you walk into the Florida Aquarium is how huge this attraction is as signs and elevators lead off in various directions promising plenty of things to … Continue reading

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Glazer Children’s Museum

What to Expect on a Visit to the Glazer Children’s Museum Pick up a map at the Visitor Services as you enter this fabulous world of discovery through play. First stop will probably be the KidsPort where a flowing river … Continue reading

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Mary Selby Botanical Gardens

What to Expect on a Visit Opened in 1978, the historic home and garden were left to the people of Sarasota by Marie Selby in 1970. Your visit should begin in the Cooley Theater where a 4-minute film gives the … Continue reading

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Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

I learned so much on my High Points Tour with staff from the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve near Naples, Fl. Read and enjoy the photos! https://www.mustdo.com/articles/private-small-group-boat-tours-at-rookery-bay-reserve/

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Koreshan State Historic Site

Koreshan State Historic Site The Koreshan State Historic Site is a very unique and interesting place to visit. It is the preserved site of a 19th century religious community with 11 original buildings, Victorian gardens, a nature trail along the … Continue reading

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Fancy a Day Out in St. Augustine?

St Augustine Many people complain that Florida has no real history. It’s true, it does not have much compared to Europe, but the history it does have is very impressive. For example, did you know that America’s oldest continuously occupied … Continue reading

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Brevard Zoo and Treetop Trek

Brevard Zoo and Treetop Trek Brevard Zoo advertises itself as a little zoo that does big things, and it’s true. The emphasis at the zoo is on experiencing a variety of wildlife and having some unique adventures, all reinforcing a … Continue reading

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Ybor City Historic Walking Tour

Ybor City Historic Walking Tour Ybor City is the former Cigar Capital of the World, thanks to one enterprising businessman, Vincente Martinez-Ybor. He established his cigar-making business in this historic quarter of Tampa in 1885. By 1927, Ybor City had … Continue reading

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Tour of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Lighthouse

Tour of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Lighthouse Most people interested in space travel will want to spend a day at the Kennedy Space Center during their stay on Florida’s Space Coast. However, there is another way to take … Continue reading

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Experiencing the Everglades National Park Florida

The Everglades National Park lies just 10 miles west from Florida City and is a stone’s throw from Miami International Airport and the city itself. The national park covers 1.4 million acres, but if you think that is large, consider … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at the Edison Ford Estate

Behind the Scenes at the Edison Ford Estate One of the most visited attractions in Fort Myers is the Edison Ford Winter Homes Estates. Located right on the riverfront just a short distance from downtown Fort Myers, it was one … Continue reading

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Key West – America’s Southernmost City

Key West – America’s Southernmost City  The isolated island of Key West marks the southernmost point of the United States. Situated at the end of the 106-mile long Overseas Highway which links the chain of islands hanging off the southern … Continue reading

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Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour

Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour Unbelievably, I had lived in the Orlando area for 6 years before I heard a whisper about the Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour. I had to ask the Manager of the Publix in Orlando, a … Continue reading

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Daytona International Speedway – the World Center of Racing

Daytona International Speedway – the World Center of Racing It was the miles of firm sands on Daytona Beach that gave birth to it becoming the home of supercharged speed. The first Daytona speedway races ran for almost 50 years … Continue reading

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Cocoa Beach – Orlando’s Local Beach

Cocoa Beach – Orlando’s Local Beach The first time I ever came to Florida, like millions of visitors every year, I came to Orlando. The highlight was spending a few days at Cocoa Beach on the Atlantic East coast. The … Continue reading

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Visit the Home of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Visit the Home of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Anyone interested in reading or discovering more about Florida history will appreciate a day out at the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, located between Ocala and Gainesville. This attraction is centered on … Continue reading

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Alligators, Turkeys and Wild Boar at the Crescent J Ranch

  Visit the Crescent J Ranch, a short drive from Kissimmee and take a wildlife tour on their swamp buggy. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing birds, alligators and tracks of wildlife in our 2-hour tour with a wonderful guide called Nancy. … Continue reading

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