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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Downtown Stuart

Downtown Stuart Florida is a mixture of shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Located directly on the St Lucie river Downtown Stuart has public docks so you can come by boat.

Dry Tortugas

Seventy miles off of Key West the Dry Tortugas is the site of Fort Jefferson built with 16 million bricks in the 1840’s and surrounded by breathtaking coral reefs just off the beach.

You can get to the Dry Tortugas on a 2 hour cruise aboard the Yankee Freedoom II.

Old Town Trolley Tours

The Key West Old Town Trolley takes you on a 90 minute tour of historic Key West. On the tour you see 100 points of interest around the historic town of Key West.

Local Color Boutique

One of my favorite clothing and jewelry boutiques in Key West is Local Color.  Their unique jewelry lines reflect the Keys with natural stones, sea glass, gemstones from the Caribbean, and beautiful shells. 

They also have linen and soft cotton clothing in casual and more formal styles.

Smathers Beach

Key West is all about water.  On any given day, you’ll see locals and visitors boating, parasailing, kayaking, fishing, sun bathing, exercising along the shoreline, or just walking barefoot along the beaches in Key West. And Smathers Beach is a local favorite.

Camping in the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys is one of the rare places where you can camp right on the beach. From tents and cabins with AC to RV sites there is a place for you to enjoy camping in the Florida Keys.

Dubsdread Golf Course

On the northern edge of Orlando almost on the border of Winter Park is Dubsdread Public Golf course.

The course is just minutes from downtown Orlando and features an 18-hole course that is a relatively short 6,055 yards and a great restaurant.

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.

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.

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.

Area Code 352

Area Code 352 is used in 13 Florida counties:  Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hernando, Lake, Levy, Marion, Pasco, Putnam, Sumter, and Taylor counties.  The western boundary of area code 352 borders the Gulf of Mexico.

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
813.273.3652

Find a library location near you.

Pioneer Lacrosse

Drive past Jock Leighton Park in Palm City and you there is a good chance you will see a lacrosse practice or game underway. The Martin County Pioneer Lacrosse league has introduced hundreds of youths to lacrosse.

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