Moon Florida Road Trip: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Daytona Beach, Walt Disney World, Tampa, Sarasota, Naples, the Everglades & the Keys

Moon Florida Road Trip: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Daytona Beach, Walt Disney World, Tampa, Sarasota, Naples, the Everglades & the Keys

by Jason Ferguson

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ISBN-13: 9781612388342
Publisher: Avalon Publishing
Publication date: 04/07/2015
Series: Travel Guide
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
File size: 13 MB
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About the Author

Florida native Jason Ferguson has yet to find a corner of his home state that doesn't hold some sort of surprise. With a background in alternative journalism and arts and culture reporting, Jason enjoys finding surprises and unusual sights in some of Florida's most well-traveled destinations. As a father, he certainly enjoys the pleasures of the beaches and outdoor opportunities, but also likes to dig deep into the nightlife, arts, and cultural scenes.
Jason has written for publications ranging from Time Out, Travel + Leisure, and Caribbean Travel & Life to Florida newspapers such as the Orlando Weekly and Miami New Times. He enjoys sniffing out the beauty of Florida's natural history as well as the oddness of its quirky present. He, his wife, and their kids utilize their home in Central Florida as a launching pad for weekend adventures that take them to points of interest throughout the state. Although their favorite spots change from week to week, there's a general consensus that the white-sand beaches of southwest Florida aren't just the best in the state, but are possibly some of the best in the world.

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From Moon Florida Road Trip

Florida’s Atlantic coast is deeply aware of its history, and more possessed of remnants of “Old Florida” than you are likely to find elsewhere. It’s incredibly easy to step back in time in this part of the state. Here are some of the best places across the state to have a true Floridian experience:


  • Fort Lauderdale Beachfront: These gorgeous and expansive beaches make up some of the largest and most beautiful municipal oceanfront in the state, with broad swaths of white sand merging into crystalline blue-green waters.

  • Las Olas Boulevard: This strip of boutiques, galleries, and restaurants is classy and charming, evoking Fort Lauderdale’s history.

  • Worth Avenue: The “Rodeo Drive of Florida” is home to stores like Cartier, Hermès, Ferragamo, and Louis Vuitton, along with pricey art galleries, custom boutiques, and ritzy restaurants.

  • Morikami Museum&Japanese Gardens: For more than 30 years, the Morikami has been one of the most peaceful and beautiful destinations in South Florida, with a meditative museum and equally relaxing and well-curated gardens.

  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex: This facility’s location within sight of NASA’s launch pads and assembly buildings makes it a surprisingly evocative destination.

  • Canaveral National Seashore: Bought by NASA to provide a security buffer for Kennedy Space Center, Canaveral has some of the state’s most secluded and naturally beautiful coastline.

  • St. Augustine’s Old Town: Enjoy the beauty of St. Augustine’s 400-year-old buildings and narrow walkways.

When you reach Miami, don’t miss these highlights around the city:

  • Ocean Drive: This is the heart of South Beach, where art deco buildings house the
    hippest nightclubs. This part of town is as beautiful during the day as it is decadent at night.

  • Design District: One of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods is also one of Miami’s premier spots for contemporary art and furnishings. This is a historic and artistic alternative to South Beach.

  • Little Havana: Little Havana is the heart of the United States’ Cuban American community.

  • Vizcaya Museum&Gardens: The 34-room Gilded Age mansion and its 10 acres of botanical gardens have long been an icon of Miami’s historical opulence.

  • Coral Castle: This halfacre castle was crafted by hand from local materials as an homage to the builder’s one true romance.

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