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Florida Trips Guide - Places to Visit - Page 3

Bok Tower Summer Concerts.

For those of you that are fans of the splendid Bok Gardens (and come to think of it, maybe particularly for those of you that have never been) there is a summer of music planned for this year. On june the 25th, The Porchdogs are featured ...
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Visit Key Largo

There is a song by the Beach Boys called Kokomo that makes a famous reference to Key Largo and the Florida Keys, not to mention the famous film ‘Key Largo’ that starred Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Ever since I first heard that Beach Boy song a...
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Awesome Lake Okeechobee

Many of you will have visited the Historic Old Kissimme and marvelled at Lake Okeechobee but I wonder how many of you are aware of its awesome size and history? Lake Okeechobee was named by the Seminole Indian and it means ' big water' we...
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The Whetstone Chocolate Factory in St Augustine

Are you, like me, a chocoholic? If so, read on! Did you know that you can take a tour of a chocolate factory in St Augustine? Shh! Don’t tell anyone else – let’s keep it between ourselves. . . . . Why n...
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The Lakeland Derby

When traveling to the Gulf beaches from Orlando along the I4 you will see several signs for Lakeland. For many years we just thought of it as the place that sold plastic containers until a friend told us about the Lakeland Derby. Each Lak...
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The Town of Celebration Overview

Whenever we visit our home in Florida we like to take a trip to the town of Celebration. Located just off H192 and very well sign posted (look out for the water tower) is this beautiful quiet community was built by the Disney corporation in a...
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Visiting Fort Lauderdale

I first visited Fort Lauderdale in 1995, for a few days and fell in love with all it had to offer. The beaches and the life style blew me away. So much to see and do and of course the sunshine and beaches were an added bonus. Due to work and ...
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Visit Mount Dora

Mount Dora, set amongst the citrus groves of Lake County, this town is one of the prettiest Victorian settlements left in the State. It’s name comes from both the relatively high local elevation and the small lake on which it sits. The town was origi...
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The visit to The Ponce Den Leon lighthouse.

The Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse Museumwas built in 1887 and is one of only a few lighthouses left in the United States. You start your visit at the entrance buildings which houses a gift shop, rest rooms and library. This was built only 18...
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Labadee – Royal Caribbean’s Private Island Paradise.

Over 30 years ago the first ‘private’ island was developed by Norwegian Cruise Lines, and this was a totally new concept – that of an exclusive paradise island retreat for the use of its passengers. Since then all the major cruise lines in the Caribb...
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Henry Morrison Flagler Museum – part II

In my previous article about the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum I gave readers some insight into the history of the house and to the rooms on the first floor. While the emphasis on the first floor was on the art of what is known as ‘The Gilded...
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Henry Morrison Flagler Museum – Part I

Palm Beach County is the home one of Florida’s finest museums; the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum. The Flagler Museum was Florida’s first museum and was built in 1902 as a ‘house museum’ that would showcase the finest in art. The museum is hou...
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The Northern Tip of Anna Maria Island

On our previous trips out to the Gulf of Mexico we had tended to gravitate towards Clearwater and St Petersburg and enjoy many of the water activities on offer. On this occasion we decided to venture a little further south and head for the wh...
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The Florida Aquarium – an overview

The Florida Aquarium was established in 1995, covers over 200, 000 square feet and is rated as one of the top ten aquariums in the United States. The Aquarium has 4 main galleries; - The Wetlands Here you can follow the story of...
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The South Florida Museum - Part II

While plotting a route from our home on Orange Tree to Anna Maria Island I had noticed that along our route was the South Florida Museum, and so we decided to drop in on our way through Bradenton. The museum also incorporates the Parker Manatee Aquar...
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The South Florida Museum - Part 1

A friend had recommended a trip to Anna Maria Island if we were looking for somewhere new to visit, and while plotting a route on Google Earth I spotted an icon for the South Florida Museum, which was right on our route from Orange Tree to Anna Maria...
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A visit to the space coast and Kennedy space centre

Kennedy space centre is a truly awesome place to visit. The visitor complex is the best place to start. Here we have an IMAX theatre were they show 2 different films on stunning screens which are more than 5 storeys high. The first film we saw was Ma...
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Driving Across Seven Mile Bridge

Although we had heard of the Seven Mile Bridge, which links the small islands of the Keys like a necklace of pearls, we were quite bowled over when we actually drove over it. It is truly spectacular, and if you have time to drive all the way down to ...
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History of St. Augustine

If you wish to spend the day away from the hustle and bustle of Orlando and it’s fantastic Theme Parks, what better way than to take a drive to St. Augustine. As the oldest, continuously occupied European settlement in the United States, St. Augustin...
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Key West

We have visited Key West several times and have always been charmed by its quaint houses and fascinating museums and shops. Located in Monroe County, Florida, 129 miles from Miami, Key West is a delightful place to visit if you have time to spend a f...
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