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Florida Trips Guide - Other Florida - Page 4

Discovering The Unexpected – St Augustine

We had heard a little of St Augustine before we first visited. We had heard it was the oldest town in Florida. From all of our previous experience of Florida, “old” seemed to equate to about 1960. Old were the ’58 Corvettes in the vintage car parade ...
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The Little White House at Key West

On our first trip to Key West we saw an advert for Harry S Truman’s Little White House and decided to pay a visit, although not being quite sure what to expect. Were we going to see a scaled down version of the West Wing? No, as it happens! T...
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Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

A drive to the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge will give the visitor a taste of what Florida was like before any development took place. The area became protected due partly to the great abundance and divergence of birds and animals that have made it ...
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Naples

If you fancy travelling a little further afield, during your stay in Orlando, we can thoroughly recommend a trip south to Naples. An overnight stay is recommended, as it really is too far to travel there and back in one day and enjoy Naples at the sa...
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Tarpon Springs (5)

We had just dropped the kids off at Busch Gardens in Tampa and decided to spend the day on the Gulf Coast. Instead of heading for the more popular resorts of St Peterburg and Clearwater we drove further north to a jewel of a place…. Tarpon Springs. <...
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Lake Louisa State Park

If you are looking for a little bit of peace and tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of US192 and the theme parks then a couple of hours at Lake Louisa State Park should do the trick. Located on US27 just seven miles north of US192 L...
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San Sebastian Winery St Augustine

Located in the historic city of St Augustine and just a couple of hours drive from Orlando what could be a better way of spending an afternoon than taking one of the complimentary tours of the winery and also have the chance of tasting the wines as w...
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Sarasota

Sarasota is situated in the gulf coast about a good one and a half hours drive away from Orlando To get there you would talk the I 4 towards Tampa then the I75 south Sarasota has lots to offer. For a start the beach at siesta key has f...
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Our trip to Anna Marie Island - August 2006

We decided to have a break from our “villa owner” chores, and booked a five night stay at Anna Marie Island. Anna Marie Island is approximately a two hour, very pleasant, drive from our villa in Kissimmee. The Island is just seven miles long ...
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A Few Days In Miami

If you are lucky enough to be able to combine a trip to Orlando with a few days in Miami, then you will find lots to do and see. We often fly in via Miami, as flights can be considerably cheaper, and we love the area as it is so diverse. A cou...
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BIG TALBOT

Big Talbot State Park is situated west of Little Talbot and 20 miles from Jacksonville. On the A1A N on Floridas north east this is a great place to commune with nature and study what thousands and thousands of years have done to this unique shore...
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Historic bok tower and Sanctuary

If you want to get away from it all and enjoy a little bit of peace and tranquillity then take yourself down the 27 to Bok Tower and Sanctuary. I must stress that this is a very gentle day out and may not be suitable for lively teens accustom...
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Weeki Watchee Springs

It’s a couple of years now since we last visited Weeki Watchee Springs so it’s time we had another visit. That’s the trouble with Florida-there’s just too much to do in a two week trip. The way we went there was straight up the 27 and turn of...
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Lake Louisa One of Florida's Hidden Gems

Talk about Florida holidays to anyone and they immediately think of visiting theme parks and beaches. On our many trips to Florida we have often drove past Lake Louisa’s National State Park and promised ourselves a visit. Well on our last vacation we...
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Chalet Suzanne

Another item on our ‘to do’ list was Chalet Suzanne and we finally got the chance to fit it into a hectic schedule in September 2006. It is as quaint and a pretty as it sounds and at just less than an hour from the Orlando area it is not too taxing a...
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Silver Springs, Ocala

Silver Springs is just about an hour and a half north of Orlando up the 27 towards Ocala- a distance of about 90 miles. It had been on our ‘to do’ list for quite some time and two years ago we finally made the time to go and visit it. It is a...
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Lakeridge Winery, Clermont

A winery in Florida? Well why not? They certainly have the climate and just 18 miles up the 27 past Clermont is the 127 acre Lakeridge Winery-you will see it on the right hand side before you come to the exit for the Turnpike. It first opened...
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Tarpon Springs-6

If someone were to say to you that there is a Greek city on the coast of Florida –would you believe it? No –well I didn’t believe it either but it is true. Just about 2 hours from Orlando there is a little greek community based around the sea sponge ...
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Art deco area/ South Beach Miami

Imagine a cold, wet, wintry day in February in England and then being transported to this beautiful, hot, sunny, palm tree fringed paradise. That was my experience when I visited South Beach Miami one year. It was like dying and going to heaven. The ...
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Boggy Creek

Over by the busy, bustling Orlando International airport is another little bit of unspoiled Florida alongside the shores of East Lake Tohopekaliga(which means SleepingTiger.) This sleepine tiger is home to thousands of birds, insects, turtles and all...
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