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100 Ways to Celebrate Miami Beach's 100th Birthday

Visit Florida | Posted 03.27.2015 | Travel
Visit Florida

Miami Beach turns 100 in 2015 and the centennial year is the perfect time to explore "America's Riviera." To help you get the party started, we present this list of 100 things to do on your visit.

Chalk One Up for Sidewalk Art in Florida

Visit Florida | Posted 03.12.2015 | Travel
Visit Florida

Artists spend two or three days, on hands and knees, meticulously creating elaborately detailed chalk and pastel paintings on an asphalt or concrete canvas -- only to have it washed away after they're done.

Search Out Central Florida's Green Oases

Visit Florida | Posted 11.25.2014 | Travel
Visit Florida

Folks may flock to Central Florida for the chance to meet Mickey, link up at LegoLand and hob-nob at Hogwarts, but the real magic is in the area's hidden botanical gardens.

Rick Scott's Newest Friend Rocks The Mic Like A Vandal

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has made an unlikely friend in Rob Van Winkle, more commonly known as rapper Vanilla Ice. The men bumped into each othe...

Burgers are Big in Florida, Part 2

Visit Florida | Posted 11.10.2014 | Travel
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Sure, foodies flock to the Sunshine State to nosh at the birthplace of the Cuban sandwich, feast on fresh Florida seafood and traverse the Florida Key...

Road Trip, Part 2! Seeing Central Florida from US 27

Visit Florida | Posted 10.19.2014 | Travel
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U.S. Route 27, a 1,373-mile highway that runs from Fort Wayne, Ind., to the tip of the Florida peninsula, travels in Florida from north of Tallahass...

Road Trip! Head for the Heart of Florida on Route 27

Visit Florida | Posted 10.18.2014 | Travel
Visit Florida

If you like rustic and natural, then the stretch of U.S. 27 from just north of the tiny town of Havana south to Ocala is for you.

Why I'm Not Leaving Florida (Yet)

Sarah McCartan | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel
Sarah McCartan

As I prepare for a move from my Pensacola home, located on the Gulf Coast in the Florida Panhandle, over to St. Augustine on the East Coast this weekend, I am reminded why I've grown to love Florida and have decided to stick around.

Burgers Are Big in Florida

Visit Florida | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Visit Florida

Whether you're hankering for a simple, blue-collar patty or a burger with a bit more flair, you'll find something to suit your taste.

Dr. Beach Names 4 Florida Beaches to Top 10 List

Visit Florida | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
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Let me start by saying Dr. Steve Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach, didn't get it entirely right this year in his list of top 10 beaches. It is certainly rig...

Collecting Seashells on Florida's Beaches

Visit Florida | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
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5 Days, 15 Ways to Feed Your Face in Tampa Bay

Visit Florida | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel
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The Tampa Bay area is a hotbed of great food experiences, from casual food trucks to elegant fine dining. So many choices, so little time - which is w...

5 Days of Fine Orlando Dining

Visit Florida | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel
Visit Florida

Everybody knows about Orlando's theme parks and their many and varied dining options, but here's a guide for visitors who want to get to know the othe...

Florida Authorities Break Out Portable Jails For Spring Break Crowd

AP | MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL | Posted 03.18.2014 | Travel

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — From portable beach jails to extra emergency medical staffing, Florida is coping with the annual — but not altogether unwel...

The Lakes Are Dead, the Alligators Are Not!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Is this Thailand? Cambodia? Vietnam? The landscape here certainly fools your eyes. The water, the mist, the tree roots barely surfacing the dead calm ...

Immerse Yourself in Sea Life at Florida Aquariums

Visit Florida | Posted 04.26.2014 | Travel
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Batter Up! Take a Swing at Spring Training in Florida

Visit Florida | Posted 04.19.2014 | Travel
Visit Florida

Florida invented spring training and hosted the first integrated baseball game. Here's an introduction to the Florida cities that take you out to the ballgames.

5 Florida Beaches for a Great State (Park) of Mind (PHOTOS)

Visit Florida | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel
Visit Florida

Kindle the flames of love on Lovers Key, bury your toes in sugar-sand on Grayton Beach, or learn to kayak at MacArthur Beach Park. If you want to unplug and reconnect with nature, you can't do better than these Sunshine State shores in our state parks.

10 Florida Tours To Float Your Boat (PHOTOS)

Visit Florida | Posted 03.05.2014 | Travel
Visit Florida

The first tourists in Florida arrived by boat -- Juan Ponce de Leon and his crew, 500 years ago -- and it's still the best way to see the Sunshine State.

A Foodie's Heaven In Florida

AP | By BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 02.17.2014 | Travel

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A typical St. Petersburg itinerary might include seeing the Dali Museum, having a drink at the storied Vinoy hotel and c...

15 Awesome Ways to Experience Art in Miami (PHOTOS)

Visit Florida | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Visit Florida

Wynwood, one of Miami's historically troubled neighborhoods, is now an art destination. The area's transformation can be credited in large part to developer Tony Goldman. His idea was simple: Buy some buildings, put up a restaurant and create an outdoor street art museum.

Zip Line Over A Pit Of Alligators Just For Fun

AP | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 02.01.2014 | Travel

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — I was slowly crossing a swinging log bridge when I paused, sensing the alligator 12 feet below was staring at me. ...

Trekkers Walk the Final Stretch of Sand to Document Florida's Beaches

Visit Florida | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
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Find Your Beach in Florida Among 825 Miles of Choices

Visit Florida | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
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Go Wild Exploring Florida's Suwannee River

Visit Florida | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
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