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I suggest you purchase the book Hidden Florida before visiting Florida. Everyone visiting Florida (or living there) should have this book in their travel bookcase. Another interesting book is Florida Off The Beaten Path. Another good book is Hidden Florida Keys and The Everglades. A must if you plan to visit the Keys.


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Click on Circling Florida Driving Tour for an interesting tour along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. The tour includes a lot of good information on things to see and do and attractions in Florida.

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Rita Aero's Walt Disney World : The Essential Guide to Amazing Vacations - Rita Aero has completely revolutionized the concept of the Walt Disney World vacation, opening up the Magic Kingdom to fun-loving vacationers everywhere--singles, couples, business travelers, families with children--and becoming the ultimate authority on planning the perfect Walt Disney World getaway. While Rita's book is also perfect for the "traditional" Walt Disney World family, it emphasizes the infinite grown-up pleasures of Disney World--scrumptious restaurant reviews, strategic hotel selection, tips to beat the maddening crowds. New this year there will be a section about Universal Studios Orlando. Rita Aero offers invaluable tips on how and when to avoid crowds, where and when to eat, and masterful packing tips, all packaged in her elegant, usable 2-color interior design. And Aero's vaunted website will expand the utility of the book by giving readers to-the-minute updates on attractions and money-saving offers. Rita Aero's Walt Disney World for Adults will be the guide for young-at-heart Walt Disney World vacationers.

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Astronaut Hall of Fame, Located in Titusville and open 7 days.

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Everglades National Park is the only subtropical preserve in North America. It contains both temperate and tropical plant communities, including sawgrass prairies, mangrove and cypress swamps, pinelands, and hardwood hammocks, as well as marine and estuarine environments. The park is known for its rich bird life, particularly large wading birds, such as the roseate spoonbill, wood stork, great blue heron and a variety of egrets. It is also the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles exist side by side. Click on The Everglades for travel guides, brochures, and money savers to help you plan your visit.

Great Family Vacations South -  Family-travel expert Candyce H. Stapen has taken the hassle out of vacation planning with Great Family Vacations South. Inside you'll find 25 complete vacations loaded with enough activities to keep every member of your family happy for weeks! Whether you're looking for museums and historic sites, thrill-a-minute amusement parks, animal attractions, natural wonders and the great outdoors, sporting events, or a healthy dose of all the above and more, here's everything you need to make your next family vacation a great family vacation. This information-packed guide includes hundreds of exciting things to see and do, valuable family travel tips, family-friendly places to lodge and dine, personally recommended side trips, important local sources of information and handy travel directions.

Busch Gardens of Florida - The perfect family vacation getaway!

Caribbean Gardens -- Be sure to visit the interesting Caribbean Gardens the Zoo in Naples Florida the next time you visit Naples.

Church Street Station in Orlando (Church Street Station) Church Street Station This wonderful area of Orlando is a fun place to go for shopping and dining. It can especially be a lot of fun during the evening.

Daytona USA, the official attraction of NASCAR at Daytona National Speedway.  904.947.6800.

Dolphins Plus (Dolphins Plus) Visit this interesting Florida Keys location and swim with the dolphins.

Kennedy Space Center is a wonderful place for the entire family where you can explore some of the restricted areas of America's busiest launch facility.  407.452.2121.

Historic Pensacola Village, located in the Seville Historic District, is filled with crafts demonstrators, folk musicians, and living history re-enactors that portray life in the district. There is also a nice walking tour that includes three 19th-century houses and the 1832 Christ Episcopal Church. 850.595.5985 or www.historicpensacola.org.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not!  Open daily in St. Augustine.

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Old St. Augustine Village (www.old-staug-village.com) fills a block in the city's oldest historic district and contains original houses dating to 1565 and archeological sites. You can also learn a lot about life in America's oldest city at the hands-on Old Florida Museum (1.800.813.3208 or www.historicvillages.com). Spanish Quarter Village on St. George Street is an open-air living history museum depicting the city in 1740. 904.825.6830.


Silver Springs  Welcome to Silver Springs!

St. Augustine Alligator Farm (St. Augustine Alligator Farm) This was one of the first in Florida and is still one of the most "touristy" places you could ever visit. But still, if you have never seen an alligator farm, you might just as well stop by and see this one.

SeaWorld for family fun and entertainment.  SeaWorld Adventure Park.

The Vizcaya House and Gardens in Miami make a very interesting step back into a bygone era. 3251 South Miami Avenue, tel. 250.9133.

Walt Disney World (Walt Disney World) Still one of the premier resort and vacation destinations in the United States - perhaps in the world. CLICK HERE FOR MY FAVORITE DISNEY WORLD BOOK The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World. I believe this is one of the best guides on Walt Disney World you can find. Don't try to do Disney World without it! Disney World and Beyond is also a very good guide book. This will give you a lot of ideas for interesting things to do "outside" of Disney World.  CLICK HERE to order Disney World and Beyond.  Click on Disney Shopping for hundreds of good Disney related items.

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Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2000  For me, Bob Sehlinger's book is the "official" unofficial guide to unraveling this place.  This is a must read for first-time visitors and returning visitors alike.  It is filled with Disney-sightseeing strategies.  I know because I have used them!  This newly updated edition is packed with the essentials you need to make your visit more "magical."
 

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Universal Studios Florida. No. 1 Movie Studio and Theme Park.  Universal Studios and the Universal Studios Escape.

Weeki Wachee Springs   This is an interesting stop for the entire family from the mermaid show to the river cruise.  Take a picnic lunch and enjoy an afternoon at Weeki Wachee Springs.