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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Wild Waters

Want to spend the day cooling off and having fun in the sun! Visit Wild Waters theme park in Ocala, FL.

Wild Waters is located in Silver Springs, FL adjacent to Silver Springs Nature Park.  To get to wild waters from Ocala, just head east on State Road 40 about 10 miles or so. 

Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne is an island community just south of Miami Beach and East of Miami Florida. Connected by bridges to the mainland, Key Biscayne juts out into Biscayne Bay with Bill Baggs Cape State Park on the tip.

The Island of Key Biscayne is tiny, less than 2 square miles but it includes beaches at Crandon Park and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, a Hotel, marina, golf course, homes and condos.

Curry Hammock State Park

Curry Hammock State Park is located on Grassy Key (the middle keys) about 1 mile north of the City of Marathon.  It’s a great state park for camping, swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking and has a white sandy beach on the Atlantic Ocean.

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.

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.

Blowing Rocks Beach, Jupiter

Blowing Rocks is a unique beach because during high tide waves shoot up through holes in the limestone shoreline. Located on Jupiter Island, blowing rocks is a preserve.

Martin County Residents Guide

Martin County is located on Florida’s east coast directly north of Palm Beach County. The region is called the Treasure Coast because of the large number of Spanish galleons that wrecked off the coast during the 17th and 18th centuries carrying gold and silver coins, jewelry and other artifacts.  The Treasure Coast runs along the Atlantic Ocean and includes several coastal counties: Indian River County, St Lucie County, and Martin County.

Fishermens Hospital

A community based hospital in the Middle Keys, Fishermen’s Hospital in Marathon calls itself “The Hospital of Choice for the Florida Keys.” 

The Keys is a small community where everyone knows everyone and that’s exactly who Fishermen’s Hospital serves - neighbors, children, and friends.

Valencia Community College

Valencia Community College in Orlando is famous for its fine arts program, specifically the film school. Valencia has about 42,000 students that attend classes at 7 different locations in and around Orlando

Jacksonville Sports and Recreation

Sports and outdoor activities are a big part of life in Jacksonville and whether you’re a big football fan, golf fanatic or love to fish Jacksonville has the perfect game, course, or spot for you.

Moving to Jacksonville

Located in the Northeastern region of Florida, Jacksonville, is the largest city in the state and is in Duval County.  Jacksonville has 885 square miles of land and water with a population of 800,000 plus people.  The major highways that run through Jacksonville are I-10, I-95, and I-295.

The Tap Room

When the Inside Florida team visits Orlando, the Tap Room is one of our favorite lunch spots. Sitting on the porch is especially nice. We have tried most of the food and sandwiches, salads, burgers, and shrimp and crab cakes are all excellent.

Recycling in Alachua County

Alachua County and the cities in Alachua County provide comprehensive recycling services that range from curbside pickup to the County hazardous waste collection center and five additional rural collection centers.

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