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    A Day of Paradise in Key Biscayne Florida

    It’s almost like spending a day in paradise, where you can experience many outdoor recreational activities such as bicycling, playing tennis, golf, fishing, windsurfing, kite boarding or sailing. And that is just a few things you can do in this incredible place some would call paradise.

    Key Biscayne is a tropical island paradise just six miles off the coast of Miami Florida and with so many things to do here is a small itinerary to get you started. Read More…

    Things to Do in Florida

    Charming Tarpon Springs

    Right off US 19, heading west on Tarpon Ave. in less than 1 mile you will soon step into a little Greek town called Tarpon Springs also known as “The Venice of the South”.   This town was incorporated in 1887 and is the oldest city in Pinellas County.  Tarpon Springs has plenty of parks, brick roads, delicious food, boutiques, antiques shops…

    Visit Tarpon Springs

    Visit Tarpon Springs

    In general, it has it all that you can think of a quaint old town.  Just the perfect scenery for a splendid and fulfilling day.   Tarpon Springs’ unique attraction is the Sponge Docks which is at the heart of the city’s Greek Town.  This area was settled by Greek Fishermen in the early twentieth century.  The Sponge Docks is actually registered in the National Registry of Historic Places.

    Tarpon Springs is also known as an art destination bust mostly known for its annual Epiphany Celebration in which young men dive in for a cross thrown in the Spring Bayou. As it is for me, I enjoy the antique shops and the fabulous food along the way.  Special mention to Currents Restaurant for the amazing dining experience;   Hella’s Cafe for its excellent coffee and delicious Greek pastries, and Rusty Bellies for Tarpon Springs’ freshest seafood and outside bar with live music.  OPA!

    Check out Tarpon Springs upcoming Events at: http://www.ctsfl.us/events.html

    Florida Beaches

    Daytona Beach - A Day of Water Views

    As a local you will appreciate how much you get out of visiting all the famous and most popular places around Daytona. You will also know that the fantastic enjoyment that you get from this experience is something you appreciate so much but did you know that there are some Florida locals that haven’t a clue what they are missing… Laying on a sandy beach, with beer or ice cream, and playing your favorite casino game on your phone. Sounds great, right? And it gets even better if you use online bonuses that will give you extra casino money.

    This is for the locals that didn’t know that in Daytona the famous 23 miles of white sandy beaches with huge waves of the Atlantic crashing along the shoreline is THE place to surf boogie board. Or you can spend the day relaxing in the glorious Florida sun with a cool drink or two and watch the excitement as surfer after surfer rides on in; and to think it’s also a very relaxing way to spend the day.

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    Florida Hotels

    Florida Resident Rates From $139 at Orlando World Center Marriott

    Orlando World Center Marriott ResortThe Orlando World Center Marriott Resort is gearing up for summer and invites Florida residents to drive in, park it, dine and save, with the Resident Rate Florida Resort Package, priced from $139 to $219 per night, now through September 30, 2009, which includes:

    * Deluxe hotel accommodations in Orlando for one night
    * Complimentary upgrade to pool view room
    * Breakfast buffet for two adults and children 12 and under
    * Free self-parking
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    Florida Casinos

    The fun activities and things to do in the Sunshine State continue into the night with the dynamic clubs, luxurious casinos, and all concert venues around Florida. Of course, among all those traveling enthusiasts, there are gambling fanatics who aspire to merge these two entertaining activities.

    As the gambling industry has spread throughout the country, Floridians have a wide range of options when it comes to casino games. In fact, many tourists who want to do something different in Florida take a chance at casino gambling and go home with enormous prizes of real money. There are three types of best casinos in Florida, Indian, Pari-Mutuel, and boat casinos.

    • There are two recognized tribes in Florida that own casinos, the Seminole Tribe owns seven casinos, and the Miccosukee Tribe owns the other one. In these casinos are played blackjack games, poker, and bingo games as well.
    • There is eight pari-mutuel casino in total, and some of them are allowed to have slots games.
    • The boat casinos are top-rated among tourists because they offer gamblers an offshore boat cruise where casino gambling is legal.

    Florida may not be Las Vegas, but it definitely has to offer an outstanding experience for every passionate gambler.

    Florida Restaurants

    The Avenue in Downtown St. Pete

    The Avenue St. Pete Review

    The Avenue in Downtown St. Petersburg has remained a popular destination for over five years. They have spectacular hamburgers that are unique creations with eclectic combinations of ingredients, and fun, creative names as well. They have $5 burgers on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., which is more than half off, as the regular prices are $12 - $13.50. The burgers are so huge and so delicious that even at the regular prices they are worth it. To customers' utmost delight, some of these restaurants have a burger-themed slot machine to let them entertained while waiting for their order. Fun fact: burger-themed slots are among the top 3 most popular games in the top British online casinos. Learn more at https://topbritishcasinos.com/. The Avenue does have other items in case you aren’t looking for a great burger. They have a few different chicken sandwiches, salads and snacks. There’s live music on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. It’s great to catch a game on one of The Avenue’s 21 TVs. To see the menu and a review of their Firecracker Burger, check this out - the Avenue St. Pete Review.

    Florida State Parks

    Butterfly Gardening

    alfred-bAlfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, Saturday, August 1st at 10:00 a.m.The Department of Environmental Protection’s Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park invites the public to come out for a morning presentation by Julie Neel, a well known butterfly gardener from South Georgia. Wouldn’t you like to have a beautiful garden and at the same time attract winged jewels? Julie truly enjoys educating the public about ways to attract butterflies to their gardens. She is a wonderful southern lady who has for years shared her joy of Butterfly Gardening with others. Southern Living magazine once referred to her as, “Georgia’s Butterfly Lady.” This workshop will take place at the Gardener’s Cottage.
    Fees: The program is free with paid park admission.
    Contact: (850) 487-4115
    Directions: Maclay State Gardens is located one half mile north of I-10 on U.S. 319.

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