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Our favorite B&Bs will help you have an authentic and memorable Florida experience — not a night in Anywhere USA.
Lake Louisa State Park is a half hour from theme parks, but is a natural world with 20 miles of hiking trails and great cabins. Located on the east end of the vast Green Swamp, you’ll find wildlife, old citrus groves, hills, cypress swamps and forests.
Micanopy is right off I-75 near Gainesville, but it feels far away — like a small town in a Florida long gone. Its jewel is the 1845 Herlong Mansion B&B.
It is possible to go to Key West on a budget. Here are some frugal tips on lodging, interesting budget restaurants and free places to go.
Don’t rush through the Keys to Key West. Stop and savor the recreational opportunities with a stay at Old Wooden Bridge Cabins, an off-the-beaten-path spot that is a perfect base for kayaking, seeing Key deer or visiting Bahia Honda State park.
This Miami state park, 10 minutes from sprawling Aventura Mall, is a remarkable island of green where you can kayak, mountain bike, picnic and enjoy a sandy beach. There are even rustic cabins to rent.
For a quick trip to the Keys, consider Gilbert’s Resort. The upgraded 1950s-era motel and tiki bar is the first lodging you reach on the road to Key Largo. Then, kayak nearby Garden Cove and discover its picturesque sunken barge, a good place to snorkel.
Sometimes, last-minute getaways are the best way to go, because you have solid weather forecasts and you know your schedule is clear. The Florida park system has a useful tool for finding what’s open THIS weekend.
Who doesn’t dream of finding a quiet, wild and remote island to pitch a tent or stay in a cabin? If this is the stuff of your dreams, we have four island adventures for you.