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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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.

PGA Village

The PGA Village Golf Club is the first public golf facility owned and operated by the PGA. There are three (3) 18 hole golf courses and the first PGA learning Center.

Key West Holiday Light Contest

Every December Key West residents light up their homes with awesome Christmas Lights. You can see all the light displays by riding the Conch Train.

Indian River Lagoon Treasure Coast

Florida has great natural scenery and the Indian River Lagoon is a perfect example. There are two Indian Lagoon scenic highways our focus is on Indian River Drive (highway 707) - an official Florida Scenic Highway that runs from Jensen Beach in the south along the Indian River Lagoon into downtown Fort Pierce in the north.

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.

Castillo De San Marcos

Castillo De San Marcos is the center of St. Augustine. Built by the Spanish in 1672 to defend the city, the fort has seen hundreds of years of battles between many enemies.

Today it is a National Monument that takes you back to a time of iron cannons, wooden ships and battles between empires.

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.

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.

Bowl Games in Florida

As snow ice and sleet pound much of the US Florida is bathed in sunshine - perfect weather for the 6 bowl games in the sunshine state.  There are two bowl games in Miami, two in Orlando and games in Tampa and Jacksonville.

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 352

Area Code 352 is used in 13 Florida counties:  Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hernando, Lake, Levy, Marion, Pasco, Putnam, Sumter, and Taylor counties.  The western boundary of area code 352 borders the Gulf of Mexico.

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.

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