Florida Things to Do

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Florida Things to Do

  • Universal Studios

    Orlando Things to Do

    I am not a Furry Potter--I mean Harry Potter-- fan in the slightest, but I still thought the Harry Potter World at Universal was pretty cool, other than the the throngs of people it attracts. The town is so authentic the wood is real wood, the stone is real stone, no plastic junk here. Even the butterbeer is real butterbeer, but only if you pay $5...

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  • Duval Street

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Key West Things to Do

    Duval Street in Key West is known for its ***colorful*** nightlife. You can see a little bit of all kinds of attire, including some men who like to dress in unusual and/or women's clothing. There is even one bar called Garden of Eden where clothing is optional. I've never figured out how the patrons go from off the street obviously wearing clothes...

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  • Shell Island

    Panama City Beach Things to Do

    I picked this park to visit because it was close. The fact that it was named by Dr. Beach (Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman) as America¿s Best Beach in 1995 didn't really matter to us as it was January and cold. At other seasons this might be a selling point for the park which s 1,260-acre park is located on a peninsula with over 1.5 miles of beach on the...

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  • Downtown

    Fort Lauderdale Things to Do

    I apparently wasn't paying attention when people told me to visit Las Olas Boulevard, for some reason I thought that the section they were referring to was near the beach so we started walking...and walking...and walking. We finally got there, I'm not even sure how long it took, but most people will want to take the Sun Trolley or the bus to get to...

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  • Ocean Drive

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Miami Beach Things to Do

    Ocean Drive is the epicenter of cool. But it's also the epicenter of thuginess. This area really attracts all types, and many who come here don't fit the wealthy, pretty South Beach stereotype. Ocean drive runs right along the Atlantic Ocean. With sandy beaches on one side of the street and high-end trendy bars, clubs, restaurants, and hotels on...

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  • Bayside Market Place

    Miami Things to Do

    Bayside is wonderful!! My mother and I had a lovely time shopping there. There was live music (every night), a magician, and a man that let you take pictures posing with his pet macaw parrots. There are a bunch of good little places to eat, including chains like Hard Rock and Bubba Gump Shrimp! It's right along the bay, as the name implies, so...

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  • Beach Activities

    Destin Things to Do

    destin has a beautiful white sand gulf beach. there are several public beach accesses as well as several gulf beach state parks nearby. the destin-fort walton area is famous for it's "sugar" sand beaches.

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  • Castillo de San Marcos

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Saint Augustine Things to Do

    Located along the bayfront in St. Augustine's Historic District, the Castillo de San Marcos is perhaps St. Augustine's biggest attraction. It was built in the late 1600's out of coquina, an unusual local shell/stone material. Previously, St. Augustine was defended by a wooden fort, but the burning of that fort and subsequent devastation of the town...

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  • Busch Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tampa Things to Do

    Covering a huge area, Busch Gardens is well worth a visit if you get the chance. We took my 2 teenage daughters and they had a fantastic time. The picture on my main page is of my daughters and other children, stood near the bottom of a ride, that hits the water at the bottom and splashes them. On a really hot day it's keeps the kids from getting...

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  • Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse

    Daytona Beach Things to Do

    the ponce inlet lighthouse was designed by francis h. smith and was built in 1887. this lighthouse is the tallest in florida and the second tallest in the united states. along with the lighthouse is a museum and a small park. you can go up to the top of the lighthouse for a small fee.

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  • Downtown Riverfront

    Jacksonville Things to Do

    Jacksonville’s riverwalks are among the finest and most scenic in the nation. Lining the north and south banks of the St. Johns River, the two are connected by either water taxi or by the pedestrian walkways of the Main Street and Acosta bridges. Both riverwalks offer changing perspectives of the city’s downtown skyline, which is split in half by...

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  • J.N. Ding Darling Refuge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sanibel Island Things to Do

    after sanibel island's beautiful beaches the ding darling national wildlife refuge is one of the most visited attractions in sanibel. the refuge was created in 1945 and is named after j.n. "ding" darling who was instrumenal in saving this part of sanibel island from development. this 6,400 acre refuge has mangrove forest, cordgrass marsh, and...

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  • Times Square

    Fort Myers Beach Things to Do

    Most of Fort Myers Beach is laid back, with quiet beaches, small cottages, motels, and come condos. However, the intersection of San Carlos Boulevard and Estero Boulevard is so busy, with its nightlife, shopping, and entertainment, that it has come to be known as Times Square. This is the heart of the town and the busiest area for tourists. Fort...

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  • The Beach

    Naples Things to Do

    We have been to Naples four times and on each vacation the beach beckons for a variety of reasons. Naples Beach is impressive, but others are equally enjoyable. Choose from Lowdermilk Beach Park, Naples Beach, or Keewaydin Island.

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  • Fishing

    Marathon Things to Do

    most visitors come to marathon for it's excellent salt water fishing. at the key colony marina you can book off shore and back country fishing charters. the key colony marina is located on 6th street off of US 1 at MM 54 oceanside.

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  • Ringling Museum

    Sarasota Things to Do

    This is a place I have wanted to visit for a long time. We arrived at the Ringling Museum on a Thursday which is their day to stay open until 8 PM and we still didn't see it all. We took a guided tour through Ca' D' Zan the Ringlings winter residence in Sarasota. The Venetian Gothic style reflects the Ringlings' love for Italy, their favorite place...

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  • Parks

    Florida Keys Things to Do

    Another park in the upper Keys which I had NOT heard about is Harry Harris Park in Tavernier at M.M. 93.5 which has fishing, swimming basin, children's playground, picnic areas with charcoal grills, softball field and basketball courts. It has very nice boat ramps and is a good place to launch for access to both Key Largo and Islamorada. The beach...

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  • Thomas Edison's Winter Home

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Fort Myers Things to Do

    the auto maker and creator of the automoble assemby line, henry ford was a close friend of thomas edison. ford built a winter home on the grounds of the edison estate to be close to his friend and business associate.

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  • Kennedy Space Center

    Cape Canaveral Things to Do

    You will see KSC's industrial area to see NASA HQ, the operations & Checkout building, as well as the International Space Station Centre. In addition you'll get a close up look at the Space Shuttle launch facilities from the scenic AB Camera stop, the Vehicle Assembly Transporters, as well as the Shuttle Landing Facility. The Rocket Garden is a...

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  • De Soto National Memorial

    Bradenton Things to Do

    The De Soto National Memorial marks the approximate location where Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto first set foot in what is now the U.S. on May 1539. Over the next four years De Soto's expedition, which began with 600-700 soldiers and over 200 horses, explored the southeast U.S. from modern-day Florida through North Carolina to Texas. De Soto...

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  • Sunsets

    Captiva Island Things to Do

    Some people are storm chasers, we are sunset chasers. We highly recommend this activity. Key West has nothing on this island! We saw some of the best sunsets of our lives here! The whole Lee Island Coast is a tropical delight. For more on this island, please see tropicdiver's page too!

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  • Bok Tower Gardens

    Lake Wales Things to Do

    When we first visited Bok Tower, one of the things I remember best about it was seeing wood ducks swimming in the reflecting pond. This time, all we saw were the mute swans (photo 4). There IS a new Florida Natives Exhibit which features a series of "native"species of Florida snakes,turtles, arachnids and mammals in naturalistic enclosures. This...

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  • Jungle Adventures

    Christmas Things to Do

    pictured is "swampy" a 200 foot "alligator" at jungle adventures. jungle adventures is a small roadside wildlife zoo just east of the town of christmas. before the construction of the interstate highway system in the 1960's there were scores of these small attractions on roads in florida. jungle adventures is one of the few remaining in florida.

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  • Sea World

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Orlando Things to Do

    Sea World is a huge wonderful place to visit. The parking alone was on such a grand scale, it took us 15 minutes to walk from our car. It was so hot when we went, too hot, and with children that spells trouble. My girls struggled to cope in the crazy heat and humidity, and so did we to honest. If I would have realized it would have been that hot...

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  • Southernmost Point

    4 out of 5 stars

    Key West Things to Do

    Get your photo taken at the southernmost point of the continental USA. We got there in the afternoon, and the sun was behind us and it was hard to take a good pic. If you want a better photo, get there in the early morning. There will be less people too.

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  • The Cruise Ship Terminal

    Fort Lauderdale Things to Do

    The Navigator of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean International's five Voyager-class cruise ships built in 2002. The ship has many amenities such as: Ice skating rink Rock climbing wall Inline skating Nine-hole miniature golf course Full-sized basketball court Adventure Ocean Royal Promenade, complete with shops and pub Mardi Gras themed...

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  • Beach

    Miami Beach Things to Do

    This is obvious, no? Our favorite beach entrance was at 76th & Collins ave. There is parking next to the library. And a block north is Sazón (they serve the best empanadas and Cuban coffee) and a convience store. The hours are dawn until dawn. The current is quite strong so that is something to note.

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  • Vizcaya Mansion

    Miami Things to Do

    What a beautiful place! The outdoor landscape is just unbelievable! You must see this place. Easy to get to on the metro system. There is a walking bridge over the highway which makes it quite safe to walk to. The home was the project of James Deering who lived at the mansion from 1916 to 1925. Yes, that is a short time but he died. He only lived...

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  • Dolphins

    Destin Things to Do

    I went to this little place called xtremeh2o. The guys there told us right where to go (outside the Destin pass slightly to the west) to see the dolphins and sure enough within 10 minutes of leaving the beach we were right in the middle of a whole pod of dolphins, mothers and babies playing jumping and swimming right under our ski. I could not...

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  • Historic District

    Saint Augustine Things to Do

    Beginning at the Old City Gates and stretching for several blocks, St. George Street is the very popular heart of St. Augustine's historic Old Town. Pedestrian-only, except for some street crossings, St. George Street is lined with old or re-created historic structures now occupied by specialty and souvenir stores, restaurants, art galleries,...

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  • Ybor City

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Tampa Things to Do

    When you are visiting Tampa, hop onto the tram at Channelside to Ybor city (advised in the daytime) Once there, walk around the old cigar factory area, wander into antique stores, and enjoy the funkiness. Grab a bite (and if you are lucky a tour) of Columbia restaurant, a landmark in Tampa.

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  • Beach

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Daytona Beach Things to Do

    Daytona Beach is famous for its hard packed sands that have long been driven on by beach goers. In fact these beaches are so famous, the first stock car races at Daytona Beach actually occurred on the sandy beach. The first street and beach course ran down A1A about 1.6 miles then turned onto the beach at Beach and returned 1.6 miles to the...

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  • Beach

    Jacksonville Things to Do

    Divided by Atlantic Blvd., the pedestrian-friendly communities of Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach share a the lively, beautifully landscaped Beach Town Center. Beginning at the Atlantic Blvd. beach access and spanning a few square blocks, Beach Town Center is full of funky, trendy and casual hotspots located just footsteps from the sand. Here,...

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  • Beach Activities

    Sanibel Island Things to Do

    sanibel island is famous for it's beautiful gulf beach and it's excellent shelling. sanibel has six public beach accesses. there is timed ticketed parking at the accesses where you pay for the amount of time you want to spend on the beach. these timed tickets are tranferable to any of sanibel's beach accesses. the best time for shelling is just...

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  • The Beach

    Fort Myers Beach Things to Do

    Not the prettiest beaches in Florida, but will full fill the basic beach bum needs. A nice pier in the busiest part of the beach. More of a younger crowd, if that is your thing. So have fun, look at the hotties and use plenty of sun screen.

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  • Tin City

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Naples Things to Do

    The owner is a lazy scam artist. My dad and my husband went for my dad's birthday. They caught a very large trout, over 2' long. The owner made them release it. We were later told by the former owner of the business that the new owner was simply too lazy to clean it. Everyone left the fishing trip empty-handed after having paid $100 per person.

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  • Seven Mile Bridge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Marathon Things to Do

    the seven mile bridge is a significant feat of 20th century engineering. the original bridge was built by henry flagler for his railroad in the early 1900's. sections of the old bridge still stands today and you can walk or bike to historic pigeon key. pigeon key was a camp for workers on the seven mile bridge. see the attached website for more...

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  • Mote Marine Aquarium

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sarasota Things to Do

    The Mote Marine Aquarium is part of Mote Marine Laboratory, a facility for the study of local marine biology. The staff, therefore, is freakishly knowledgeable. It's also a really good place to see local animals. Plus, they offer all kinds of crazy programs that allow you to get even closer to Flipper and the like.

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  • Key West

    Florida Keys Things to Do

    Key West National Wildlife Refuge is located off the western shores of Key West in the Florida Keys in Monroe County Florida. The islands of the refuge contain mostly mangrove habitat, although of primary importance to some species are a few beaches and salt ponds. Red mangrove forests constitute all or part of the vegetation on most of the...

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  • Birding

    Captiva Island Things to Do

    OK, now some of you dont care about birds, I know, but when a 4' bird walks in front of you, you cant help but notice, and appreciate it. You just don't get that where we live. With miles and miles of refuge nearby, you get all kinds of wildlife on the beach!

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  • Walt Disney World

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Orlando Things to Do

    If you have young kids you may want to familarize them with some of the Disney songs before visiting the park this will substantially add to their enjoyment. A complete list is available at the following website but it is way too comprehensive: http://www.parktunes.com/resorts/2 Here is a list of Top Disney Songs - 37 minutes worth. I am not sure...

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  • Beach

    Key West Things to Do

    Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park is Florida's southernmost state park. Fort Taylor is the park's centerpiece ad was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973. The park is home to the most popular beach in Key West, which is located on the southern shore of the park. The beach offers picnicking, swimming, snorkeling, and fishing....

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  • The Riverwalk

    Fort Lauderdale Things to Do

    the riverwalk is located in the fort lauderdale downtown historic district on the new river. the riverwalk is a park and a collection of shops, restaurants, and bars. a very nice place to visit in downtown fort lauderdale. for a list of shops, restaurants and bars see the attached website.

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  • Little Havana

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Miami Beach Things to Do

    Home to the most famous of Miami's domino clubs, Maximo Gomez Park is a small park located on the corner of SW 15th Avenue and SW 8th Street in Little Havana. Its fascinating to go and watch these elderly residents playing dominoes at high speed. You can also take time to enjoy the heady scent of the many cigars that are smoked here.

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  • Seaquarium

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Miami Things to Do

    After years of having my blinders on, I am aware of the true nature of places like the Miami Seaquarium. It's so sad that we rob these beautiful creatures of their families and homes. Don't support such life long torture and loniless of animals that spend all of their lives with their families. If you want to know more about the lives that...

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