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Island Vacation at Florida Keys

Island Vacation at Florida Keys

When people ask about the top sights to see in the south Florida area including Fort Lauderdale and Miami, I always advise them to try and make some time to go down to the Florida Keys. The Florida Keys are the string of islands just south of the Florida mainland and runs 120 miles from end to end. Fort Lauderdale and Miami are fun but for a relaxing change of pace, the Florida Keys is the place to be. For snorkellers and scuba divers going to south Florida, I would consider Florida Keys a must. The waters around Key Largo are a protected marine park with a very healthy fish life and offer the best diving in the US. Key Largo is the first town as you enter the Keys after crossing the bridge from the mainland. It can be reached from Miami in an hour and from Fort...

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Go Hiking In Florida

Go Hiking In Florida

When you imagine hiking trips, you think of the Smokey Mountains and the Appalachian Trail. There are many unknown destinations that give you a different and sometimes better experience than you ever imagined. Florida has many different kinds of terrain to offer to hikers of all accomplishments. It does not take a mountain trail to create a great a great trip. Florida has a tropical edge that is not recreated anywhere else in the US. Florida has an excellent trail system that runs the whole length of the state. South Florida boasts and area called Big Cyprus that has been made famous by local photographer Clyde Butcher. The South Florida Everglades offer a complex system of lakes and marshes that offer all kinds of different experiences. Hike alongside lakes with beautiful palmetto and pine trees. You can even take an excursion on an airboat that skims along the water...

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Florida: All Year Round Events Calender

Florida: All Year Round Events Calender

From January to December, there is always something exciting happening in Florida. January Orange Bowl (New Year’s Day) Miami – fans of college football flock to Miami for the big post season game. February Florida State Fair (mid-February) Tampa – carnival rides, corn on the cob, big-name performers and even alligator wrestling can be enjoyed at this big fair. Silver Spurs Rodeo (mid February) Kissimmee – the state’s oldest and wildest rodeo. March Carnival Miami (second Sunday) – a 9-day street party in Miami’s Latin district. Florida Strawberry Festival (March 2-12)- performances, parades and of course strawberries, make for a tasty trip out. July America birthday party (July 4) Miami – picnics during the day and fireworks at midnight in the biggest Independence day celebration in South Florida. Hemingway Day’s Festival (July 18-24) Key West – Key lime pie eating contests, street fairs and look-alikes in abundance. August Annual...

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All About Miami Beach

All About Miami Beach

With summer approaching, it may be a nice idea to take a break from one’s gruelling daily routine and splash around in the cool waters of the Atlantic. Talking about beach resorts, why look any further than Miami Beach? Originally established in 1915, the city, located in the Miami-Dade County of Florida, changed its name to Miami Beach in 1917. It is a city known not only for the excitements that it offers as a seaside resort but also for its cultural and artistic heritage. The city’s Art-Deco style architecture won recognition in 1979 when the city’s Art-Deco Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Hundreds of hotels, apartments and other structures built during the period 1923-43 provide the architectural basis for declaring the district a historic place of national importance. Besides Art-Deco, Mediterranean and Streamline Moderne are the other architectural styles that are well...

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