Deering Estate: Hidden getaway, full of beauty and history in Miami The Deering Estate boat basin viewed from the Stone House. (Photo courtesy Ross F18.)
Stop and camp awhile: Explore wild, vast Ocala National Forest Stop and camp awhile: Explore wild, vast Ocala National Forest
Bahia Honda State Park: Nice beaches, but historic bridge is the star Calusa Beach at Bahia Honda State Park in the Florida Keys.
Calusa Blueway: Kayak trail with maps, markers so worth exploring Calusa Blueway: Kayak trail with maps, markers so worth exploring

Things To Do In Florida

The Deering Estate boat basin viewed from the Stone House. (Photo courtesy Ross F18.)
Historic / Southeast Florida

Deering Estate: Hidden getaway, full of beauty and history in Miami

The Deering Estate is a serene spot in South Dade offering a sweeping view of Biscayne Bay and a fascinating tour of a castle-like home and a historic inn.

Stop and camp awhile: Explore wild, vast Ocala National Forest
Camping / Central Florida

Stop and camp awhile: Explore wild, vast Ocala National Forest

The opportunities for camping in the 607-square-mile Ocala National Forest are limited only by your imagination and your tolerance for inconvenience. Bring everything you need.

Best places to go and things to do on a Florida Keys vacation
Florida Keys

Best places to go and things to do on a Florida Keys vacation

For a series of small islands, the Florida Keys pack in a lot. Here’s a vacation-planning resource, a list of Florida Rambler articles highlighting special places to discover and experiences not to be missed in the Keys.

Calusa Beach at Bahia Honda State Park in the Florida Keys.
Beaches / Florida Keys / Historic / Snorkeling

Bahia Honda State Park: Nice beaches, but historic bridge is the star

With the best beach in the Florida Keys, Bahia Honda is a popular stop. But don’t miss the real star — the historic bridge. The park is also tops for camping and its cabins, though you have to plan way way ahead for that.

2015 free days in national parks: Next one is Jan. 19
Florida Roundups / News / Parks & Forests

2015 free days in national parks: Next one is Jan. 19

Florida residents are lucky. No matter where they live in the state, a national park is only a few hours away. National Parks are a bargain, but even more so on “fee free days.” Here’s the list for 2015.

Jan. 23-25: Homestead Rodeo, where wild west meets the south in the tropics
Festivals / Historic / News / Southeast Florida

Jan. 23-25: Homestead Rodeo, where wild west meets the south in the tropics

Homestead rodeo — the southernmost rodeo in the continental United States — is Jan. 23-25, 2015. Some may be surprised to learn that Florida has a rich history of rodeos in its small towns.

Everglades Seafood Festival
Festivals / News / Southwest Florida

2015 Everglades City Seafood Festival: Feb. 6-8

Seafood lovers mark their calendars for the annual Everglades Seafood Festival, scheduled for the weekend of Feb. 6-8, 2015, 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.

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