Things To Do In Florida

The bike trail at Markham Park in Sunrise.

Biking in Broward: Markham Park trail follows Everglades levee

I’m always looking for scenic, traffic-free bike trails near my Fort Lauderdale home, and this one is good if you like a challenge.

Everglades kayak trail: Halfway Creek off Tamiami Trail is all about the plants

Everglades kayak trail: Halfway Creek off Tamiami Trail is all about the plants

Halfway Creek is a well-marked kayak trail just off the Tamiami Trail. It’s good for short or long paddles, taking you to a wild green world thick with airplants.

Tent camping: The essentials checklist

Tent camping: The essentials checklist

Spring is the best time of year for tent camping in Florida. Campgrounds are emptying out as snowbirds flock home, and the weather is fantastic. Break out the gear and head for the woods!

Lupines along the trail at Tiger Creek Preserve on the Lake Wales Ridge.

Tiger Creek Preserve helps make Lake Wales Ridge a hiker’s heaven

Hikers should discover the Nature Conservancy’s Tiger Creek Preserve, one of several sites located on Florida’s “central highlands,” a beautiful, hilly landscape with many appealing trails.

Venice 2018 Shark’s Tooth Fest: Where to camp, eat, play

Venice 2018 Shark’s Tooth Fest: Where to camp, eat, play

Our festival guide includes information on where to stay, where to camp, where to eat, and what to do in this beautiful Southwest Florida city.

Kayaking West Lake: A little bit of nature hiding in Broward

Kayaking West Lake: A little bit of nature hiding in Broward

West Lake provides a little bit of wildness in the middle of urban sprawl. It is of the most accessible natural places to kayak for 2 million people who live within 45 minutes of it. It is also a great place for a beginner to try out kayaking.

Two highlights of a Virginia Key kayak trip: Close up with the Miami Marine Stadium and Miami's stunning skyline.

Kayaking Virginia Key: Miami skyline views plus surprising natural splendor

A Virginia Key kayak outing offers an amazing combo – views of the Miami skyline rising out of Biscayne Bay in one direction, mangrove lagoons with shore birds in the other. An extra treat: It’s the best way to see the old Miami Marine Stadium.

Fort DeSoto Dog Beach

Swim, Spot, Swim! In search of the pawfect ‘Dog Beach’

Not every beach in Florida is pet-friendly, but there is one near you. You might be surprised by our statewide list.