Things To Do In Florida

Pristine, white-sand beaches are the big attraction at many state parks in the Panhandle. (Photo/John Mayer)

Camping at state parks in Florida’s Panhandle

State park campgrounds in the Panhandle are popular in summer, while spring and fall are best to enjoy spectacular beaches, paddling, hiking, fishing — and Florida’s highest waterfall.

The honky-tonk sign out front proclaims the location as Downtown Card Sound

Alabama Jack’s: The best start to a Florida Keys roadtrip

Alabama Jack’s has been an outpost in the middle of water and mangroves for 50 years. It’s a well-weathered, open-air, waterfront spot known for conch fritters, fresh fish and pure Keys ambiance.

Key West beach. (Photo by Jenn Deering Davis)

Free beaches in the Florida Keys: Our map helps you find the best

As you drive through the Keys, here’s where to stop and dip your feet in the surf. We include all the best Keys beaches (both free and admission-fee) on our map.

The oldest street in St. Augustine is Aviles Street, and it is paved with bricks, not cobblestones.

Five cool things we discovered in St. Augustine

St. Augustine is celebrating the 450th anniversary of its founding this year. Here are five cool things I was surprised to discover about America’s oldest city — from the story of a fiery pepper to a tasty locally made gin.

Kayak trail winds under boardwalk's bridge at St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State

Kayak trail to a hidden beach: St. Lucie Inlet Preserve

This state park fits my defination of a hidden paradise: A scenic kayak trail on a wild island that ends at a spectacular hidden beach you’ll have all to yourself. This little-known state park is accessible only by boat.

A family explores Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Fort Myers.

Florida’s best boardwalks provide easy access for all

Boardwalks allow everyone to explore Florida’s natural beauty, including people in wheelchairs and families with strollers. Here are a dozen of our favorite boardwalks in South Florida.

Key West Cemetery by Falling Angel via Flickr

Historic Key West cemetery: A scenic stop that is full of stories

The cemetery in Key West is a lot like the city itself: quirky, crowded, colorful and full of history. The site has a forlorn air and one could even consider it spooky. Take a walking tour and discover fascinating stories of Key West and its people.

Best RV and tent camping along I-95 in Northeast Florida

Best RV and tent camping along I-95 in Northeast Florida

Whether your coming or going, heading northbound or southbound, 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.