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1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
At the Ritz's new restaurant, Jack Dusty, the focus is on incredible seafood. Their desserts aren't too shabby either. My favorite is the build-your-own ice cream sandwich bar. Mix and match between several homemade cookies and homemade ice creams...
Port Ave, Fort Pierce, FL 34950, USA
There are many beautiful beaches on Hutchinson Island in Florida. Some of them like this one in Stuart have huge rocks and boulders. When the tide is low you can walk up the beach in front of these rock formations. Don't forget to bring along your...
27 Ocean Ave, St Augustine, FL 32084, USA
There are so many wonderful places to see in St. Augustine, Fl. This is one of those towns where every little corner hides a gem. And because it's so walkable, you can discover all the rich gifts that the oldest city in America has to offer, on...
Sanibel, FL 33957, USA
A barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, Sanibel Island is known for its natural beauty, wildlife preserves, and of course shelling. All you need is a bathing suit, flip flops and lotion, and the closer you look, you never know what you will find!...
Pensacola Beach, FL, USA
Arches under the west wall of Fort Pickens. Fort Pickens is located on Santa Rosa Island, Escambia County, Florida, west of Pensacola Beach. Construction of the original brick fort began in 1829 and was completed in 1834 and used 21.5 million...
14790 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL 33924, USA
Sugar sands, shallow waters, and consistently smooth seas are just a few factors that make Captiva Beach a Southwest Florida favorite. The shelling is great here, especially after storms, but it’s the sunsets that make it famous—and...
4151 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931, USA
and he's in the sand. UNLIKELY ART: Cocoa Beach, Florida Competitive sand castle building was never something I would have considered as a professional hobby. But it certainly is so. This was my first time visiting the competition, recently held...
36000 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33194, USA
Our national parks are such wonderful destinations for some fun adventure. So when I visited my friend in Miami earlier this year I got her to agree to go to the Everglades with me. We decided to do the 15 mile Shark Valley trail by bike. That...
3750 S Flamingo Rd, Davie, FL 33330, USA
Located in Davie which is thirty minutes down the road from Ft. Lauderdale, the Flamingo Gardens Botanical Collection & Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary is a total gem. It is a relatively unknown spot (which is not a bad thing). The park is not too...
10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156, USA
While I went to the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden for their annual Chocolate Festival, I took time to walk around and found a little spot I'd previously overlooked. With a nearby bench, I took in a few moments to enjoy the sound of the water...
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