Things To Do In Florida

Fat Albert

Oh NO! ‘Fat Albert’ is biting the dust

The iconic blimp that has hovered over the Lower Keys for more than 30 years is being grounded on March 15, the apparent victim of Pentagon budget cuts.

Every twist in Shell Creek brought a new gorgeous view.

Shell Creek: The prettiest kayak trail you’ve never heard of

This little creek should be famous. Its magnificent tree canopy and unspoiled Old Florida feel offer kayakers great natural beauty and wildlife, all in an easy, accessible day paddle.

Juno Beach: Turtlefest 2015 at Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Juno Beach: Turtlefest 2015 at Loggerhead Marinelife Center

At the northern tip of Palm Beach County, you’ll find some great parks, beaches and, […]

Mangrove tunnel that connects Coot Bay to Mud Lake is among best scenery on this kayak or canoe paddle in Everglades National Park.

Canoe or kayak Everglades National Park: Coot Bay and Mud Lake trail

Our Everglades National Park paddle on the Coot Bay/Mud Lake trail offered two hours of gorgeous scenery through magical mangrove tunnels. It also required about two hours of hard paddling against the wind.

Justin Riney (Photo by Jackson Berger)

Explorer shares his Florida favorites

Justin Riney’s Everglades Exile begins June 1. The environmental activist will brave heat, bugs, gators and snakes while living and camping in the Everglades and 10,000 Islands. Thanks to technology, you can come along.

Near the north end of the beach at Lovers Key State Park, Fort Myers Beach. (Photo: Bonnie Gross)

Lovers Key State Park: Great beach plus kayaking, manatees & birds

It’s not the best known destination in southwest Florida, but there are a lot reasons that make Lovers Key State Park so lovable: A 2.5 mile beach lined with natural vegetation that is perfect for beachcombing and bird watching, and mangrove-lined waterways that are draws for both manatees and kayakers.

Coconut palms on Crandon Park Beach

Key Biscayne’s Crandon Park Beach is postcard-perfect

Crandon Beach Park is the Miami that you see in magazine ads, tourism brochures and movies. Relax on the picture-perfect beach, picnic under the canopy of live oaks, visit the gardens and ride an antique carousel.

Sandbar off Jewel Key (Photo by Angie Chestnut)

Ten Thousand Islands: Ride the tide through Indian Key Pass

EVERGLADES CITY — Whitewater paddling in the Everglades? Well, almost. The tides move in and out of the Ten Thousand Islands so quickly, the water rushes and ripples through the passes, so you need to catch the current going in the right direction if you want to make headway.