Several national parks in Florida are hidden treasures. In honor of National Public Lands Day Sept. 26, when national parks are free, here’s a guide to Florida’s national parks, from the famous to the obscure.
The best beaches near Orlando and Disney World are not exactly at the edge of town, but you do have some beautiful options.
When it comes to social distancing outdoors, you can’t do much better than fishing. Back-country to off-shore reefs, from Florida’s beaches to the mighty bass of Lake O, my favorite fishing holes offer great escapes.
The Castle Windy Trail is a shady respite from the never-ending sun of Cape Canaveral National Seashore, introducing you to the primitive coastal environment that was once typical of Florida’s Atlantic shoreline.
JB’s is your original crab shack, a funky Florida kind of place where blue crabs are served steaming from the kitchen and dumped onto sheets of brown kraft paper that serve as your tablecloth. There’s an outdoor dining deck with a tiki bar overlooking Mosquito Lagoon.