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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SKY Asian Fusion

The Sky- Asian Fusion Restaurant in Ocala, Fl is a truly unique dining experience that combines unique flavors from all over the world with an Asian Fusion Theme. 

The Sky restaurant is located on the top floor of the Holiday Inn hotel off of Interstate 75 and State Road 200 in Ocala, FL.

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.

Cruise Ship Excursions to Key West

Key West is a major cruise ship destination. As you step off the boat into the Historic Key West Port you are right in the middle of museums, great restaurants and bars and attractions like the Key West Aquarium and the Mel Fisher Treasure Museum.

Devils Millhopper State Park

Devils Millhopper State Park is truly one of the most unique attractions to visit while in Gainesville, FL.  The sinkhole is over 120 feet deep and has an extensive bridge and step system that allows the visitor to truly experience what it is like to be in a rainforest. 

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.

Mallory Square

At the very tip of Key West, where the road ends is Mallory Square where locals and visitors gather for a nightly sunset celebration. At Mallory Square you will see fantastic sunsets, street performers, local artists, and many surprises.

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.

Florida Fishing and Hunting License

Florida is home to more than 5 million acres of the largest wildlife management area in the country. If you plan to fish or hunt in the State of Florida you must have a license and the state makes it easy.

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 Resident Discounts

As a resident of Florida you live in one of the top vacation destinations in the world. So you should take advantage of the theme parks but you should not pay full price.  The bigger theme parks such as SeaWorld, Disney World, and Busch Gardens offer Florida Residents a discount for multi day passes.

Florida Traffic Laws

To get anywhere in Florida you have to drive a car so it’s important that you are familiar with driving laws. Driving and traffic laws are determined in Tallahassee by the Florida Legislature.

Florida Homeowners Insurance Savings

If you own a home in Florida then you know that home owners insurance can be expensive. The biggest cost for most Floridians is wind insurance, which is a distinct item. For many home owners close to the coast the wind portion of a home owners insurance premium can be 60 percent of the insurance cost.

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.

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