A Grand Old Dame South of Miami There is a multitude of hotels in and around Miami, Florida. Many are new and shiny with popular
Getting there three ways and back – maybe! There are probably a couple dozen famous cities in the world that everyone either visits or wants
The Way to get to Key West! Florida Travel Log is about documenting great things to do, see and eat in the state of Florida.
There is a lot of exquisite scenery in Florida. The tall green forests of northern Florida, the palm studded coasts in the southwest, the blue waters where the Gulf meets the Atlantic Ocean in the Keys, the magnificence of the St. John’s River in the northeast to the crystal clear springs throughout the state – just amazing sights. However, if there is one region that convinces you that God is an unequaled artist, it would be the Nature Coast of Florida.
If you have a weekend retreat on your mind, this is a place to get away from city life or beach life. The lake supports a large swimming area – but I warn you about the temperature of spring water! There are great trails around the river along with canoe rentals nearby. If you must stray from the park, you are 30 minutes from Tallahassee, 30 minutes from St. Marks on the gulf and less than 90 minutes from Apalachicola, Florida, the former oyster capital of Florida.
Florida is blessed with hundreds of springs. Most are in the forests and wooded ares of northern Florida. In fact, one of the largest preserves in the state is the Ocala National Forest. Just before you enter the federal reserve, in Ocala, Florida there is a spring called Silver Springs.
The 200 foot tower was built on top of Iron Mountain which is one of the highest points in all of Florida at 295 feet above sea level.
The Keys are now the playground of Florida (and much of the world). The islands offer world class fishing, the best reefs in the northern hemisphere for diving, resorts renowned for their hospitality, beaches everywhere, entertainment, and some of the most famous restaurants and bars in the world. Cruise ships arrive daily in Key West dumping thousands of world travelers for the day, and expanding the international allure of the island.
We have seen claims from many small towns about being the largest, the best, the most, etc., but Arcadia lives up to the hype about being the antique capital of Florida.
Whether you go for the fresh seafood, fishing, or white-sand beaches, a road trip to Anna Maria Island is a must. Twenty minutes from Bradenton, Anna Maria possesses a laid-back atmosphere where visitors can go to relax and unwind.