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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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.

Long Key State Park

Long Key State Park is a true Florida environment. The natural and unspoiled landscape is a perfect place to see mangrove trees flourish and many species of birds including egrets, woodpeckers, and the white crowned pigeon. And the campground on the Atlantic Ocean is a unique camping experience.

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.

Snorkeling Key West

Crystal clear water and coral reefs teeming with life are just a few miles off the shores of Key West. See parrotfish, tangs, bright coral, and a loggerhead turtle in just 10 feet of water.

With 80 feet or more of visibility and coral reef as far as the eye can snorkeling is a must during any visit to Key West.

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.

Florida Fishing Guide

Florida is known as the Fishing Capital of the World. And one of the best ways to catch the fish Florida is famous for is to fish with a professional fishing guide. Being a fishing guide in Florida requires both being a fishing expert and having a captains license.

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.

St Lucie Medical Center

The St Lucie Medical Center is the main hospital in Port St Lucie Florida. The hospital is located at 1800 SE Tiffany Avenue. This Port St Lucie Hospital has an emergency room and also offers Fast Track Services between 10am and 10pm.

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.

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.

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

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.

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