Blue Spring State Park, home to manatees in the winter and a favorite place for a swim in bracing spring water in the summer, will allow visitors to stay after closing during firefly season through March 31. If that took you by surprise, you’re with me. But there is a firefly season and Blue Spring, located 35 miles north of Orlando in Orange City, is firefly central.
The variety and size of kayaks is almost endless, and it’s difficult to decide which yak is best for you. We hope this guide will help you make that decision.
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Like Cedar Key itself, the Cedar Key Art Festival is a slice of authentic Old Florida. This historic small town is located on an island on Florida’s Gulf coast, about 60 miles west of Ocala. Its festival attracts serious artists and all the food on festival grounds is made and sold by local non-profits.
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.
FORT PIERCE — The Navy SEALs are the backbone of U.S. Special Forces, and Floridians have a unique opportunity to explore their history at the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, the birthplace of Navy frogmen.
There’s no guarantee you’ll see a sea turtle laying eggs on these night-time beach walks. But we got lucky.
DAYTONA BEACH — Tiger Bay State Forest is a vast wilderness quite close to Daytona Beach International Speedway, and it’s a great destination for camping, fishing, off-road bike riding, hiking and horseback riding.
Delray Beach makes a great weekend getaway: It’s a charming, walkable urban area with outstanding gardens, historic buildings, a great downtown main street and an open, natural beach.
Flamingo Gardens in Davie combines my all-time favorite things: history, flora, fauna — and great deals.