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10 Things to Do in Venice Florida
Whether you are visiting Venice Florida for a day or the whole winter season, this lovely city has plenty of attractions. Here are 10 great things to do.
Egmont Key State Park
Egmont Key, a small island at the mouth of Tampa Bay, is both a state park and a national wildlife refuge. This key is home to a lighthouse and the ruins of historic Fort Dade. Activities include walking on the beach, swimming, fishing, and snorkeling. Access is by private boat or ferry.
Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Have you ever seen roseate spoonbills sifting the stream for food? Did you know that pink flamingoes were once common in southern Florida? Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park is one of the best places to see rare and exotic Florida wildlife up-close as this article shows
Orchid Lovers Delight at Marie Selby Gardens
Enviably located overlooking beautiful Sarasota Bay, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a delightful 14-acre urban garden which specializes in epiphytes, including over 6,000 orchids
Ringling Ca' d' Zan Mansion in Tampa
One of Florida's loveliest estate homes is the Ca' d'Zan Mansion, built for circus owners John and Mable Ringling in the 1920s. Read about the gorgeous architecture and sumptuous furnishings and make a date to visit it yourself!
Ringling Museum of Art in Tampa
The Ringling Museum of Art is one of the most comprehensive collections of European and American artworks in Florida. The entrance fee also includes a self-guided tour of the Venetian Gothic Ca' d Zan Mansion, the 66-acre gardens and the Circus Museums. Learn more ...
Stilt Huts and Fishing Boats at Cedar Key Florida
Cedar Key is a great destination if you fancy a drive along the Gulf Coast of Florida. With a long history, it offers a museum, boat trips and stunning sunsets.
Stylish St Petersburg Florida
St Petersburg, Florida takes its name from the iconic Russian city, but that's where the similarity ends! Find out the connection between these two vastly different cities in this informative article.
Tampa Cigar City of Florida
Tampa was only incorporated as a city in 1855 but is now a busy and prosperous modern city with an interesting past. Take a walking tour around Ybor City and see what I mean!
The Sponge-Diving City of Tarpon Springs
Discover a community of transplanted Greek sponge divers in Tarpon Springs near Tampa. Take a boat trip to see divers at work, visit the Spongorama Museum and dine out on authentic Greek food when you visit this delightful Florida community.
Things to Do in Tampa
As we head towards the cooler days of winter, Florida comes into its own as a popular sunshine destination. Within easy reach of Orlando, Tampa has plenty to offer - read on and be inspired to visit soon!
Two Florida Beaches are in the US Top 10!
Every year "Dr Beach" publishes his Top 10 beaches in the US.This year 2 are in Florida. Read on to find out which beaches he chose, and why.
Venice on Florida's Gulf Coast
Discover laid-back Venice with its stunning beaches, historic architecture and great shopping and dining opportunities.
Visit De Soto National Memorial
De Soto National Memorial in Bradenton, a national historic site on Florida's Gulf Coast, commemorates the landing of the Hernando de Soto expedition. It's a good place to learn American and natural history as well as fish, picnic, or walk your dog.
Visit Fort De Soto County Park
Ft. Desoto Park, largest of the Pinellas County Parks, is located south of St. Petersburg on 5 keys. The park contains the remains of historic Ft. De Soto, 2 fishing piers, a campground, 2 beaches and a dog beach, picnic areas, and a paved, multiuse trail that connects all these features.
Ybor City Historic Walking Tour Tampa Florida Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Florida Site Map
Tampa's historic Ybor City is a forgotten city which was once the Cigar-making Capital of the World. Discover the history, architecture and lifestory of Vincente Martinez-Ybor on a most enjoyable walking tour with local historian and storyteller, Lonnie Herman.
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