Things To Do In Florida

Best Florida B&Bs: Lodging as an experience

Best Florida B&Bs: Lodging as an experience

Our favorite B&Bs will help you have an authentic and memorable Florida experience — not a night in Anywhere USA.

Koreshan historic building: The Planetary Court

Koreshan State Park preserves wacky Florida history

Florida’s wackiness goes back to its first settlers, and Koreshan State Historic Site celebrates one of our earliest eccentrics. Thanks to this cult leader, though, a lovely wooded site on the Estero River was preserved through the years for us to enjoy. So go enjoy it.

Key West Bed and Breakfast, 415 William Street, is a turn-of-the-century house decorated with original art, vibrant color and serving a spectacular breakfast .

On a budget? Key West on the cheap isn’t easy, but here are tips

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.

Lake Kissimmee State Park Cow Camp fire

Lake Kissimmee State Park: Where Old Florida lives on

This large state park in a rural, out-of-the-way part of Central Florida, preserves Old Florida cracker history. It offers great hiking trails and camping plus lakes to explore by kayak or canoe. Wildlife, from deer to alligators to sandhill cranes to eagles, is abundant.

(Photo by Bob Peterson/Bob in Swamp via Flickr.)

Jonathan Dickinson State Park: A Florida treasure

Jonathan Dickinson State park can keep a lover of the outdoors busy for days with hiking, biking, kayaking, camping, wildlife watching and soaking up the natural beauty. Now’s the perfect season to plan an adventure there.

At Fairchild Tropical Garden

Fairchild Tropical Garden: $7.50 admission on Sundays in August

Miami’s paradise of tropical plans, Fairchild Tropical Garden, normally charges $25 adult admission. But during August 2013, Sundays are only $7.50. Explore the rain forest, edible gardens and the “Wings of the Tropics” exhibit.

Cabin at Blue Spring State Park near Orlando

Woodsy cabins in Florida: Stay at four great state parks near Orlando

Thanks to Florida’s award-winning state park system, Central Florida is the ideal place to plan a family vacation in a cabin surrounded by nature. There are four great state parks within 90 minutes of Orlando that offer affordable cabins in exceptional settings.

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8 hot tips for summer camping in Florida

Summer is not the best season for camping in Florida — but if you do, there are a few things you should consider to make you camping experience a little more comfortable.

Sea turtle nesting. Photo courtesy of Florida Wildlife Commission,

On a sea-turtle walk in Juno Beach, turtle traffic was plentiful

There’s no guarantee you’ll see a sea turtle laying eggs on these night-time beach walks. But we got lucky.