New things to do on Islamorada make it a great stop in Florida Keys The Florida Keys  Brewing Company in Islamorada
Five romantic places in Florida for you & your Valentine (c) Can Stock Photo
Boat tours are back at Biscayne National Park south of Miami Biscayne National Park
Free kayaking guide to Hidden Coast plus tips on exploring Gopher Creek A view along the Suwanee River near Gopher Creek.

Things To Do In Florida

Daytona 500, Speedweeks: Camping, things to do
Camping / Northeast Florida

Daytona 500, Speedweeks: Camping, things to do

Racing is an authentic Florida tradition proudly worn in Daytona, where motor cars first coursed the hard-packed sand of its beaches during the 1930s. Enjoy our comprehensive guide to camping and things to do near Daytona.

The Florida Keys  Brewing Company in Islamorada
Florida Keys / Historic

New things to do on Islamorada make it a great stop in Florida Keys

There are excellent reasons to stop on your Florida Keys trip before you get to Key West. A top spot is Islamorada, which is developing a cluster of cultural attractions including a new brewery and a top-notch museum.

(c) Can Stock Photo
Florida Roundups

Five romantic places in Florida for you & your Valentine

From a comfy B&B to a vast and perfect beach, here are five natural, wild and thoroughly romantic places to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day in Florida Rambler style.

Biscayne National Park
Southeast Florida

Boat tours are back at Biscayne National Park south of Miami

Biscayne National Park is 95% covered by water, so you can’t see much without a boat. Now, after a several year gap, the park again offers boat tours to one of its islands over its clear blue waters.

A view along the Suwanee River near Gopher Creek.
Kayak & Canoe / Northwest Florida

Free kayaking guide to Hidden Coast plus tips on exploring Gopher Creek

The Hidden Coast, the Gulf Coast north of Cedar Key, is a wonderland to explore by kayak, according to Nick and Sandra Crowhurst, who have written a kayaking guide that is free for you to download. They’ve also written a guest post for us about a little-known scenic river in the region, Gopher Creek.

White pelican flyover at Peaceful Waters Sanctuary in Wellington
Bike & Hike / Birding / Southeast Florida

Wellington’s Peaceful Waters: Top birding spot, close to two good nature hikes

Peaceful Waters Sanctuary is an outstanding birding site and a particularly good destination for nature-starved folks from Broward and Palm Beach counties. It’s also close to two good places for 3-mile-long walks in natural settings.

Launch site at Gulf Coast Visitor Center of Everglades National Park, the entry point to the 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge.
Camping / Everglades / Kayak & Canoe / Southwest Florida

5 great ways to explore Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands

Vast and remote, the Ten Thousand Islands off Florida’s southwest coast seems challenging to visit, a labyrinth of twisting channels through thousands of remote mangrove islands.

Everglades Seafood Festival
Festivals / Southwest Florida

2016 Everglades City Seafood Festival: Feb. 12-14

Seafood lovers mark their calendars for the annual Everglades Seafood Festival, scheduled for the weekend of Feb. 12, 13 and 14, 2016, in Everglades City, gateway to the Ten Thousand Islands. This free event packs ’em in for fresh seafood, country music, carnival rides, crafts booths — with an estimated 50,000 people expected to attend this year’s event in a remote corner of Florida.

Loop Road: Storied road through Everglades is full of wildlife
Bike & Hike / Everglades / Road Trips / Southeast Florida

Loop Road: Storied road through Everglades is full of wildlife

Loop Road is famous for being a wild place. (That once applied to the people as well as the animals.) It’s a gravel road off the Tamiami Trail in the Everglades. If you’re not in a hurry, it’s a rewarding place to explore.

Port Charlotte sea kayaking: White pelicans & mangrove mazes
Birding / Kayak & Canoe / Southwest Florida

Port Charlotte sea kayaking: White pelicans & mangrove mazes

The Gulf coast along Charlotte Harbor has miles of wild shoreline, making it a wonderland of wildlife and natural beauty and ideal for sea kayaking.

The Historic Long Key Bridge on the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail.
Bike & Hike / cycling / Florida Keys

Biking the Florida Keys: Overseas Heritage Trail has safe & scenic sections

Everyone wants to bike through the beautiful scenery in the Florida Keys, but the Overseas Heritage Trail isn’t entirely complete or entirely safe. We found four terrific segments, however, that give you a fun day’s ride and a sampling of all the Keys has to offer.

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