Welcome to Florida: Best RV camping near I-95 Welcome to Florida: Best RV camping near I-95
Welcome to Florida: Best RV camping along I-75 Welcome to Florida: Best RV camping along I-75
Fort Zachary Taylor Pyrate Invasion: Historic party in Key West, Dec. 5-7 Key West Fort Zachary Taylor Pirate Invasion
West Orange Trail: A top Florida bike trail crosses historic Central Florida Smooth, wide and shaded: The West Orange Trail at its best

Things To Do In Florida

Welcome to Florida: Best RV camping near I-95

Welcome to Florida: Best RV camping near I-95

These state parks near I-95 in Northeast Florida are worthy of a layover for a couple of nights. Kayaking, hiking and pristine beaches in preserved natural habitats await you.

Welcome to Florida: Best RV camping along I-75

Welcome to Florida: Best RV camping along I-75

You made it! Welcome to the Sunshine State! But wait! You’re not really “there” yet. So take a break from driving for a night or two at one of these six state parks along I-75 in northwest Florida.

Key West Fort Zachary Taylor Pirate Invasion

Fort Zachary Taylor Pyrate Invasion: Historic party in Key West, Dec. 5-7

Key West is full of crazy fun and fascinating history and that’s what’s you get the first weekend in December when Key West’s Civil War fort recreates a pirate invasion that never happened.

Where to see manatees in Florida: The season has begun

Where to see manatees in Florida: The season has begun

If you’re lucky, you can see manatees in lots of waterways around Florida, but here are a few locations where, in winter, you can reliably admire these charming creatures — and even kayak with them.

Smooth, wide and shaded: The West Orange Trail at its best

West Orange Trail: A top Florida bike trail crosses historic Central Florida

The 22-mile-long West Orange Trail stands out as an appealing bike trail, as it winds along Lake Apopka west of Orlando. This smooth paved trail gets it right, with scenery and excellent amenities.

Bicyclists in downtown Winter Garden, pedaling the West Orange Trail.

Winter Garden: Old Florida town thrives around great bike trail

Here’s a great weekend getaway for bicyclists. The appealing West Orange Trail, a 22-mile rail-trail, goes right down the middle of the lively main street in Downtown Winter Garden. Stay in the Historic Edgewater Hotel for a great base with Old Florida charm.

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Our annual gift guide of cool products that will add to your enjoyment of Florida’s outdoors.

A sandbar made a lovely spot for a picnic along Fisheating Creek.

Legendary Fisheating Creek : Kayak trail lives up to hype, but timing is everything

This gorgeous, wild, winding river is well-known in Florida, but can only be paddled when water levels are high enough — and that’s right NOW. This river belongs on the bucket list of those who love the Florida outdoors.

The Overseas Highway

Road Trip: Florida Keys mile-marker guide

Spectacular views and things to do, places to go and places to hide, hidden harbors and funky tiki bars. The scenic Overseas Highway is the ultimate road trip. Let this be your guide.

The view at the Miami Circle Park is spectacular

Six places to celebrate Indian Heritage Month in Florida

I had lived in Florida a long time before I discovered the rich and often tragic history of native Americans here. Here are six parks, museums and events that tell those stories.

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