The Insider's Guide to Florida

Florida is home to over 18 million people and has over 85 million visitors a year. Inside Florida delivers an insiders guide to everything Florida. If you are moving to Florida we have the essential information you need. If you are planning a vacation to Florida we’ll guide you to the best beaches, attractions, and many unique Florida destinations and Events.

Head to Key West

Summer in the Florida Keys means warm ocean waters perfect for snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing. It’s also the perfect time to visit Key West. The Southern Most City is packed with fantastic restaurants, history such as the home of Ernest Hemingway or the Mel Fisher Museum, and more interesting people than you can imagine. Come by Cruise Ship, Car, or Plane. However you travel to Key West you won’t be disappointed…

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Sailfishing in Florida

The sailfish is one of the most prized game fish and Florida is famous for great sailfish fishing. Sailfish are incredibly fast and beautiful. They have been clocked at speeds over 65 mph, which makes them one of the fastest fish.

Top spots in Florida for Sailfishing include Stuart Florida (the sailfish capitol of the world) and Islamorada in the Keys.

Lake Okeechobee

Take a look at any map of Florida and you will see the enormous 451,000 acre (731 square mile) Lake Okeechobee in southern part of the state. Lake Okeechobee is a recreation area with boating, fishing, and camping and it is also part of the complex water management system for southern Florida.

Sunset Key

Stand in Mallory Square in Old Town Key West and look west across the water and you’ll see a beautiful pristine island called Sunset Key. This luxurious island has 27 acres with both private homes and a 37 cottage resort.

Bud and Mary’s Marina

Islamorada in the Upper Florida Keys has one of the largest fleet of fishing guides in the world catering to its nickname The Sportsfishing Capital of the World.”  Bud n’ Mary’s Fishing Marina has more than 40 fishing guides using its marina for back country and offshore fishing located on Islamorada.

Cheeca Lodge and Spa

A beautiful resort nestled along the Atlantic Ocean on Islamorada, Cheeca Lodge is a private gated resort in the Florida Keys with all the water sports, golf, tennis, biking, and relaxation you’ll need.

TPC Sawgrass

The TPC Sawgrass Stadium Golf Course located in Ponte Vedra Beach is home to the annual Tournament Players Championship held in May. The Stadium course, with its picturesque and challenging #17 Island hole is considered by many to be one of the most challenging and feared Golf Courses in the world.

Josephs Pizza

If you love pizza you know that great pizza is rare. There are plenty of good pizza restaurants but that rare gem that you recommend to friends as great pizza is rare indeed. Josephs Pizza in Jacksonville is absolutely excellent.

Duval County Residents Guide

Duval County is home to over 830,000 people. The county provides many of the services that residents need such as public schools, water, garbage and recycling collection, and law enforcement.

Martin County Artifical Reefs

Martin County and the City of Stuart are known for excellent fishing but many residents and visitors don’ know that some of the best fishing is on four (4) artificial reefs that sit between Jensen Beach and Stuart.

Central Florida Community College

CFCC is a fully accredited two-year college that was originally established in 1957.  There are several campuses that serve the counties of Marion, Citrus, and Levy.

The Ocala Campus is located on State Road 200, west of downtown Ocala and east of Interstate Highway 75. There are also campuses in Chiefland, Lecanto, and West Ocala.

Florida Car Insurance

Florida car insurance laws cover two main areas:  No Fault Law and Financial Responsibility Law.  These two laws protect you as a Florida driver and hold you accountable for accidents. You can only get auto insurance coverage from companies licensed by the Florida Department of Insurance.

Gainesville Private Schools

While Gainesville is famous for the University of Florida the public schools are about average for the State of Florida. The result is that some parents who can afford it put their children in private schools.

Hillsborough County Library

The Hillsborough County Library Cooperative is a combination of the Tampa - Hillsborough County Public Library System, Bruton Memorial Library in Plant City, and the Temple Terrace Public Library. There are 30 library locations in Hillsborough County including the book mobile.

Hillsborough County Library
900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602

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