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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
Visit Florida


5 Fantastic Beaches in Florida State Parks (PHOTOS)

Visit Florida | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Visit Florida

You can discover some of the finest, most pristine beaches in the world at Florida's state parks. 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.

Florida Is The Place To Be

AP | By TAMARA LUSH | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida is on pace to have a record year for tourism, Gov. Rick Scott said Friday. About 22.9 million visitors cam...

Gulfport is Quirky, Quaint and Open to All (PHOTOS)

Visit Florida | Posted 12.30.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

The man on the saxophone is onto full upbeat jazz classics as the foot traffic picks up along Beach Boulevard in Gulfport. On bikes, in sandals, wh...

Guess What's Coming To Google Maps?

Posted 07.25.2013 | Miami

If you've enjoyed highjinks captured by Google Maps' Street View cameras, just wait until they've photographed the scene on Florida's beaches. The...

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Florida Boycott Picks Up Steam | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.17.2013 | Black Voices

A tourist boycott of Florida is gaining strength, whipped by rage, disbelief and disappointment in a jury's weekend acquittal of neighborhood watchman...

Boycott Florida?

Posted 07.15.2013 | Miami

A Florida jury's acquittal of George Zimmerman has enraged a nation, and critics are hoping to hit the Sunshine State where it could really hurt: in i...

Queen of the Silver Screen Shines in Key Largo (PHOTOS)

Visit Florida | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

She may be the only real movie star residing in Key Largo. Certainly she's the only one still reprising her most famous role on a daily basis. And, ...

Take the Aquatic Highway to Florida State Parks

Visit Florida | Posted 05.14.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

On Florida's west coast, a segment of the Intracoastal Waterway serves as a gateway to some of the state's most beautiful state park getaways.

Why Florida's Governor Wants Tourists to Rent Cars

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Florida's Supreme Court also delivered a gift to the rental car industry when it declared the Graves Amendment as constitutional. The Graves Amendment is a federal law that shields car rental and leasing companies from financial responsibility when one of their vehicles is involved in a crash.

New Florida Law Apparently Violates Geneva Convention

Posted 02.16.2013 | Miami

It was Canada against Florida Tea Partiers. Canada won, for now. A new driving law, introduced last year by Tea Party Caucus member Rep. Ben Albrit...

Why The BCS Title Game Was So Good For So Florida

Sun Sentinel | Craig Davis | Posted 03.11.2013 | Miami

Nick Saban's Crimson Tide and their fans jubilantly rocking out to "Sweet Home Alabama" late Monday at Sun Life Stadium weren't the only winners from ...

Save The Next Trayvon Martin By Avoiding Florida

Andrew Burmon | Posted 05.30.2012 | Travel
Andrew Burmon

Florida law must not only protect the liberties of Floridians, but also the wellbeing of tourists and tourism, the state's largest sector.

Where To Find Naked Ladies In The Everglades

AP | By J. PAT CARTER | Posted 02.16.2012 | Miami

OCHOPEE, Fla. -- The tourists in their rental cars creep down the Everglades byway known as Loop Road. Some are searching for alligators, exotic birds...

Florida Only State In U.S. With An Official Chef

AP | By TAMARA LUSH | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The air in the parking lot of Orlando's Citrus Bowl smells like fresh cut oranges, shrimp and barbecue. A crowd has gathered before t...

Florida's Biggest Tourism Boom Since Great Recession

AP | MITCH STACY | Posted 12.20.2011 | Miami

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A flood of new visitors from Brazil and a stunning post-oil-spill rebound by Panhandle beaches were bright spots in 2011 for a...

Pleasant Pensacola

Carolyn Scott | Posted 08.10.2011 | Travel
Carolyn Scott

If you ever find yourself in Pensacola, Florida, you will be pleasantly surprised. Not only by their white, sandy beaches and their southern hospit...