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We're showcasing all that Florida has to offer right here. Make this web site your springboard for jumping into the Cities and Lifestyles that make
up our paradise!
Featured Destination - Mount Dora
Mount Dora is only 27 miles or 43 km northwest of Orlando. It has an elevation of 184 feet above Lake Dora, which makes it Florida's only "mountain
top town". Indeed the rolling hillsides and winding roads are a welcome unique feature in the generally flat topography of Florida.
Mount Dora's history dates back to the 1800s. In 1846 Lake Dora was named for Dora Ann Drawdy. She and her husband homesteaded two miles south of
Mount Dora. In 1880 the town's first name was Royellou, named after the three children of Postmaster R. C. Tremain - Roy, Ella, and Louis.
Then in 1883 the town was renamed Mount Dora. Incorporated as a town in 1910 with 370 residents, the town now has a population of around 10,000
people. The first railroad service through Mount Dora began in 1887 and by 1915 there were two passenger trains daily in each direction.
At one time citrus was the major industry in the area, with a great deal shipped from Mount Dora, while today Mount Dora's major industry is tourism.
According to the Local Chamber of Commerce, the town also has a number of claims to fame, including: - The Friendliest Small Town - Best Antique
Shopping - The New England of the South - The City of Parks - Festival City - Top 100 Great Towns of America - Best Romantic Escape -
Money Magazine "Top Places to Live Today"...read more about Mount Dora, Florida
Also worth a visit in Tampa are the Florida Aquarium, Dinosaur World, the Weeki Wachee Springs, the extremely historic Sacred Heart Catholic Church
and the Raymond James Stadium, which regularly hosts major professional football games and is the home ground of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Throughout the year the city regularly features many exciting festivals, including the extremely popular Gasparilla Pirate Festival, which is held
each year during January and always attracts large crowds...read more about Tampa, Florida
Tourist attractions in Tampa are extremely impressive, with many superb beaches nearby making Tampa the perfect holiday destination.
Facilities include imposing landmarks and monuments, museums and art galleries, many must-see sights and family attractions, recreational
activities, and a number of large parklands and gardens. Top attractions include Busch Gardens, which is one of the best theme parks in the
whole of Florida, with thrilling rides combined with a vast zoo.
This Month's Featured Travel Articles
Florida Beachside Attractions
The north central area of Florida's Gulf Coast, known as the "Big Bend" region, is a nature lover's paradise. Here you will find small coastal
villages, such as Apalachicola, the center of Florida's oyster industry. The barrier island, St. George Island is a 28 mile stretch of uncrowded
beaches perfect for sunning, swimming, fishing, and shelling. Another 30 miles is Tallahassee, Florida's capital since 1824. Along its oak-lined
roads are the city's 145 properties on the National Register of Historic Places, including the restored Old Capitol (850-487-1902), with its candy
strip awning and stained glass dome. The current Capitol (850-488-6167) is one of five tower capitals in America. Be sure to head to the 22nd floor
for a panoramic view of the city. The Museum of Florida History (850-245-6400) documents the state from the very beginning.
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge protects most of the coastline south of Tallahassee and is home to the St. Marks Lighthouse (ca. 1830), the only
lighthouse in Florida with wooden stairs. Perhaps the best known coastal destination in North Central Florida is Cedar Key. A 19th century fishing
village, its remoteness and rustic-ness is its appeal. Cedar Key, a combination of a fishing village and artists community, represents Old Florida.
In this area, you will find your moderately priced hotel chains, and bed and breakfasts in the historic part of Tallahassee....
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When many people think of Florida the first thoughts they have are sunshine and beaches. That's because Florida has gorgeous sunshine year round
and breathtaking white sandy beaches that attract residents and visitors year round. Some beaches are more well-known such as The Florida Keys,
Miami's South Beach. If you are looking for accomodations in the South Beach, Miami area then visit
South Beach Apartments.
A fabulous choice of holiday apartments in Miami South Beach afford visitors stunning views of the Atlantic and provide a perfect base from which to explore the area.
The east coast has Daytona and Cocoa Beach and on the west coast there is St. Petersburg and Clearwater Beach.
Panama City has also become a popular spring break and summer getaway for younger beach goers who are looking for a great place to unwind and
enjoy the sun. No matter which location you choose, you can't go wrong. Most locations have taken great care in preserving their shorelines,
placing boardwalks or piers to sight see from, and offer low priced and upscale hotels and condominiums to enjoy. Whether you are looking for a
seasonal getaway or want to call one of these seaside locations home, you will not be disappointed. Florida is blessed with warm weather almost
year round which makes it a great place to stroll in the sand, splash in the water, enjoy a sunset or take advantage of the beach side restaurants
that provide lively entertainment and night life.
Florida is surrounded by great waterways to enjoy. You can charter a boat or Jet Ski to play on the water. A good captain will be able to help
you catch snook, grouper or the many other types of fish in these waters! You can take sight seeing cruises where you can see dolphins, sea turtles
or go to many small or remote islands off these coasts. The Florida Keys is an ocean lovers paradise and popular for lobster catching, snorkeling
or scuba diving. It has great live coral and the scenery is breathtaking...read more »