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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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.

Alligator Farm

You’ll come face to face with alligators and crocodiles from around the world at the St Augustine Alligator Farm.  Opened in 1893, this historic landmark is one of the oldest zoos in the USA.

Key West Hotels and Resorts

Key West has the biggest selection of hotels, resorts, and unique accommodations in the keys. This quaint and eclectic historic town offers hotels for families, singles, ocean side, bay side, and hotels nestled in the heart of historic downtown within walking distance to shops and restaurants.

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.

Blue Heaven

Blue Heaven is a restaurant in Key West that exudes the true personality of the Conch Republic. Situated in 100 year old wooden house painted baby blue, Blue Heaven serves delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner in an entertaining and very casual environment.

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.

State of Florida Government

Tallahassee is where you will find the Governor, Department of State, Department of Education and every major branch of the State of Florida Government. The center of Florida government is housed in the new 22 story capitol building.

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.

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.

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.

Hanna Park

Hanna Park in Jacksonville Florida is enormous and has beaches, a fresh water lake, a water playground with fountains, kayaking, fishing, and campsites. This 450 acre park is 17 miles east of Jacksonville and is also known for excellent surfing.

Area Code 904

Area Code 904 is located in northeastern Florida in a region called the First Coast.  The 904 area code is in 6 counties - Duval, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Nassau, and St Johns.

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.

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