Florida Things to Do

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Florida Things to Do

  • Beach

    Key West Things to Do

    Smathers Beach is the largest public beach in Key West. Powdery soft sand, turquoise water, lined with palm trees - it is what a south Florida beach should look like! On the windy day we were there for a beach wedding, there were kite-surfers out on the water who were fascinating to watch! The beach is located on the south side of the island,...

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  • Universal Studios

    Orlando Things to Do

    I love universal studios I have a year pass, but I wish they would do a couple things diffenet like the Harry potter , not have so many people in that park at one time. You can't enjoy it. I think they should have a time for each group to come back and enjoy it. So there isn't a lot of people at once. I know that would never happen. But I wish. I...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Busch Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tampa Things to Do

    We went with our young grandson and his parents. We were amazed at how much there was to do and entertain a toddler under 2 years old. It was a blast! Things we learned: •We went on a Friday after New Year’s and it was great- small crowds and minimal lines •Check the weather when planning your trip. Initially we planned to go earlier in the week. A...

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  • Beach

    Jacksonville Things to Do

    Popular with fishermen and spectators alike, the Jacksonville Beach Pier gives visitors a remarkable view of the coast and oceanfront skyline from as far away as 1,320 feet offshore! Watch fishermen reel in their catches, or set your sights on the surrounding waters, where surfers love riding the wave breaks created by the pier's support posts.

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  • Ocean Drive

    4 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse

    Daytona Beach Things to Do

    This was insane! A mega workout, and to top it off I had a major hangover. Flight after flight of winding stairs, two people in my group had to turn back, but I was determined. After reaching the top the intense climb was well worth it. What a view!

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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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  • 1134 Liberty Hall Drive Rental Villa

    Kissimmee Things to Do

    We stayed in this villa fora fortnight - 4 adults and 2 year old last autumn. Lovely villa - there was a large king size room (en suite), a queen size room (also en suite), a double room and a room with 2 single beds perfect for kiddies. The pool was fab, we could put the net up to keep the 2 year old away from the edges too. Great security &...

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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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  • Edison & Ford Winter Estates

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Fort Myers Things to Do

    I visited the estate several years ago and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, both the amazing gardens and the fascinating history communicated during the guided tour of the estates. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Fort Myers.

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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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  • Treasure Coast Cruises

    Vero Beach Things to Do

    Great captain, comfortable boat. Very accommodating. We had such a nice time with out of town visitors. Captain knew tons of history about the lagoon and we even saw a pod of dolphins. The sunset was simply breathtaking. Highly recommended, we will be taking another cruise soon!

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  • At the Helm Sailing Charters

    Melbourne Things to Do

    Sailing on the Indian River with Capt. Mickey was an experience I will never forget. Watched dolphins play along side of the sail boat as if they knew him! Capt Mickey encouraged me to bring along snacks and drinks which added to the ambiance. The excitement of steering the 32 ft vessel as she cuts through the water so quietly, is something...

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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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  • Clermont Rowing Boathouse - Lake County...

    Clermont Things to Do

    This is THE place to come row crew or scull if you are an experienced rower. It is a new boathouse and the water on Lake Minneola is nearly always like glass! If you are not a rower you can hang out by the water and watch them row, kayak and paddle board. The whole area is just beautiful!!

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  • Wild Life

    Big Pine Key Things to Do

    I'd read about the tiny endangered deer and wanted to see them. Just when I gave up home we saw a bunch and just parked and watched them .. they didn't seem particularly afraid of people but we did not cox them or try to feed them. After a bit we just drove off but I was thrilled to see them in person. that's our car in the pic .. we had got out...

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  • Bok Tower Gardens

    Lake Wales Things to Do

    Edward W Bok was an immigrant from the Netherlands who became a successful publisher and author. Whilst spending a holiday in the area in 1921 he hit upon the idea of creating a bird sanctuary and gardens on one of the highest hills in Florida. After extensive work the gardens and signing tower were open to the public on 01 February 1929 and given...

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  • Bahia Honda State Park

    Bahia Honda State Park Things to Do

    Before today I was more than a bit disappointed by my beach experience in the Keys .. we were spending 18 days in Florida .. working our way from the Keys to other areas in the Gulf side. But I didn't realize the keys were not so good for beaches. There is a fee for Bahia Honda State Park but well worth it if you want a nice beach experience. ...

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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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  • 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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  • Walt Disney World

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Orlando Things to Do

    This is the daytime parade at Magic Kingdom and showcases an array of characters and floats. The music is pumping throughout the parade and it really is a fun time. We had a great viewing spot on Main Street and enjoyed all the fun characters and entertainers.

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  • Beach

    Fort Lauderdale Things to Do

    Ft. Lauderdale changes its artwork right along the beach frequently. While we were there in the fall of 2012, we saw this amazing display of empty plastic water bottles assembled into two smiling fish. I thought it was both clever and creative. Happy fish!

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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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  • Castillo de San Marcos

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Saint Augustine Things to Do

    The Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort in the USA. Work started in 1672 and was completed 23 years later in 1695. It is made of a locally quarried material called Coquina. Coquina stone is a unique local substance comprised of small seashells. The fort has had 3 names and 4 flags have flown over it. It became a National Monument 1924...

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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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  • Downtown Riverfront/Jacksonville Landing

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fifth Avenue South

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Naples Things to Do

    5th Avenue South is a great shopping district in central Old Naples. This area include unique stores, sidewalk cafes, hotels, galleries, and fine dining along palm-lined streets just a few blocks from the water. Perhaps the only problem here is the lack of convenient parking. Also nearby is Third Street South, an area of of some 100 fine clothing...

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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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  • The Beach

    Fort Myers Beach Things to Do

    This is a great beach with just the right mix of young party type people and peace and quite. Clean white sand and plenty of watering holes for a quite bite or alcoholic beverage! The parking was a bit rough and there the traffic getting there from Cape Coral bottle necked a few times but well worth the ride!

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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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  • 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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  • Mote Marine Aquarium

    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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