Things To Do In Florida

Lake Seminole

Panhandle Safari: Exploring “the other” Florida, campground by campground

Cooler weather is calling us to North Florida, where we explore a diversity of terrain, campground by campground in Florida State Parks.

Photo courtesy Kyle Peterson via Flickr.

Kayak under a full moon in 2018

Take advantage of a full moon to go on a night-time adventure in Florida. Many kayak outfitters around the state organize full-moon paddle outings.

Our lakefront campsite.

Get away from everything at Three Rivers State Park

Three Rivers State Park ranks high on our list of Florida campgrounds. Perched on the shores of Lake Seminole at the Florida-Georgia line, there’s not a bad campsite in the park, and you are in the middle of nowhere. We loved it. So will you.

Free trolley in downtown Homestead.

Take trolley for free entrance to Everglades National Park on winter weekends

The free trolley from Homestead to Everglades National Park & Biscayne National Park runs every winter weekend. Riders enter free, saving the $25 admission.

Right whale off Flagler Beach. (Photo courtesy Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken under research permit issued by NOAA Fisheries.)

Whale watching in Florida: Winter thrill on northeast coast

Endangered right whales are viewed close to shore from Daytona Beach to St. Augustine every winter. Sightings aren’t predictable, but here’s how to get a chance to see Florida’s largest endangered species.

Trail along Tiger Creek Preserve

Exploring the Lake Wales Ridge: Central ‘highlands’ with old-fashioned flavor

Central Florida’s Lake Wales Ridge is made for exploration. It offers rolling hills, forests, streams, quaint small towns with lots of places for hiking, kayaking and camping.

January 2018 manatee festivals: Orange City and Crystal River

January 2018 manatee festivals: Orange City and Crystal River

Two large manatee festivals celebrate Florida’s beloved manatee every January – one in Orange City and one in Crystal River. These two locations are probably the best places in the state to see manatees well and in great numbers. First up: Jan. 13 and 14 in Crystal River.

Big Lagoon State Park, Pensacola

Pensacola in the winter: Florida at its best

Pensacola is a great destination for outdoor recreation during winter months — especially kayakers. It’s home to Gulf Islands National Seashore, a vast national park full of forts and history.