Hidden Florida: Including Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa Bay, the Everglades, and the Keys

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Where Vacations Meet Adventures! First, Hidden Florida reviews the destination’s famed attractions. Then (more importantly!) it invites the reader to go further to “Hidden” spots other guides overlook, including small inns and local restaurants. The guide also focuses on outdoor adventures with detailed information on beaches, parks, and outdoor activities. Special traveler-friendly features include hidden spots, author’s favorite picks, getaway itineraries, driving and walking tours, websites and e-mail ...
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Overview


Where Vacations Meet Adventures! First, Hidden Florida reviews the destination’s famed attractions. Then (more importantly!) it invites the reader to go further to “Hidden” spots other guides overlook, including small inns and local restaurants. The guide also focuses on outdoor adventures with detailed information on beaches, parks, and outdoor activities. Special traveler-friendly features include hidden spots, author’s favorite picks, getaway itineraries, driving and walking tours, websites and e-mail addresses, and multiple scaled maps that zoom in on each area. Hidden Florida leads to art museums in Miami, tropical bungalows in the keys, and canoeing along the Gulf Coast. The author offers recommendations and opinionated reviews for over 402 restaurants and over 350 hotels and condos. This updated edition includes 46 maps.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569755075
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press
  • Publication date: 10/10/2005
  • Series: Hidden Travel Series
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 581
  • Sales rank: 1,342,084
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Florida Dreaming 1
The Story of Florida 2
Geology 2
History 4
Flora 9
Fauna 9
Natural Habitats 11
Where to Go 12
When to Go 13
Seasons 13
Calendar of Events 14
Before You Go 17
Visitors Centers 17
Packing 18
Lodging 18
Dining 19
Traveling with Children 22
Women Traveling Alone 23
Gay & Lesbian Travelers 23
Senior Travelers 24
Disabled Travelers 25
Foreign Travelers 25
Outdoor Adventures 26
Camping 26
Permits 27
Boating 27
Water Safety 28
Fishing 29
2 Miami 30
South Beach 36
South Beach Gay Scene 48
Central Miami Beach 53
Downtown Miami 58
Little Havana 67
Northern Dade County 70
Key Biscayne 77
Coconut Grove 82
Coral Gables 87
Southern Dade County 93
Outdoor Adventures 97
Transportation 101
3 The Gold Coast 103
South Broward County 106
Fort Lauderdale 114
North Broward County 131
Boca Raton & Delray Beach 137
Palm Beach & West Palm Beach 147
Northern Palm Beach County 160
Outdoor Adventures 166
Transportation 173
4 The East Coast 175
Fort Pierce Area 179
Cape Canaveral Area 190
Daytona Beach Area 202
St. Augustine 213
Jacksonville Area 223
Outdoor Adventures 237
Transportation 247
5 Central Florida 249
Walt Disney World Area 255
Downtown and North Orlando 274
Orlando-Gainesville Loop 281
Orlando-Withlacoochee Loop 301
Orlando-Arcadia Loop 305
Orlando-Okeechobee Loop 313
Outdoor Adventures 316
Transportation 323
6 The Everglades and the Keys 325
Everglades Area 331
Key Largo Area 347
Islamorada Area 356
Marathon Area 364
Lower Keys Area 371
Key West 379
Key West Gay Scene 398
Outdoor Adventures 404
Transportation 414
7 The West Coast 416
Tampa Area 420
Bradenton-Sarasota Area 430
Charlotte County 441
Fort Myers Area 446
Naples Area 457
St. Petersburg-Clearwater Area 462
Crystal River-Cedar Key Area 475
Outdoor Adventures 482
Transportation 488
8 The Panhandle 490
Eastern Area 492
Tallahassee Area 500
Apalachicola Area 511
Panama City Area 519
Fort Walton Beach Area 526
Pensacola Area 534
Inland Area 542
Outdoor Adventures 548
Transportation 555
Index 558
Lodging Index 574
Dining Index 578
About the Authors and Illustrator 584
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