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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Hemingway House

Ernest Hemingway lived in Key West for 10 years. He spent his time writing, fishing, drinking at Sloppy Joes, and enjoying the island atmosphere of Key West. 

The Hemingway House is the house that Ernest Hemingway lived in and today it is an attraction and museum you can visit in Key West.

Mel Fisher Museum

Today is the Day - that was the mantra of Mel Fisher who discovered the Spanish Galleon Atocha loaded with treasure just 30 miles from Key West. Today you can see and touch the treasure first hand at the Mel Fisher Museum in Key West.

Marathon Hotels

A key decision when visiting anywhere in the Florida Keys is where to stay. Marathon hotels are mostly in the form of rental homes, condos, and smaller hotels.  Large luxury hotels are scarce in Marathon and in the rest of the Florida Keys with the exception of Key West.

Ponte Vedra Beach

Ponte Vedra is known for its beach. The primary beach area is Micklers Landing, which is at the south end of Highway A1A - the intersection of Mickler Road and Highway A1A.

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.

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.

Flagler College

In the Center of St. Augustine on the site of the historic Hotel Ponce de Leon is Flagler College. Just a few miles from the pristine beaches of St Augustine Flagler College is a private liberal arts college with about 2,000 students.

Alachua County Library

The Alachua County Library has 10 locations and two book mobiles that service more than 20 locations in Alachua County. Many of the libraries resources are available online.

Baby’s Coffee

If you love drinking quality coffee, you need to stop by Baby’s Coffee at Mile Marker 15 in Key West.  The specialty coffee shop has an assortment of Key West and specialty roasts, Hawaiin roasts, and decaf. 

Sandsprit Park

Fishing piers, boat ramps, pavilions, and a playground are a few things you’ll find at Sandsprit Park in Stuart. Located at the entrance to Manatee Pocket Sandsprit Park is great place to launch your boat, fish, or have a party in one of the many pavilions.

Florida Home Inspection

Florida has a reputation for having high homeowners insurance, however, there’s an easy way you can get up to a 50% discount on your home insurance - with an inspection focused on reducing wind damage and loss.

World Martial Arts Center

Do you want your child to be confident, focused, and have a positive “can-do” attitude? Consider the unique teaching approach of the World Martial Arts Center located in Gainesville, FL.

Sunpass

Sunpass is the fastest way to cruise through tolls booths on many Florida highways. Sure it saves you money in most cases because you pay a lower toll but cruising through the toll booth without stopping is even a bigger savings - time.

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