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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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.

The Bat House

Visit the Bat House at dusk on the campus of the University of Florida and you can see upwards of 100,000 bats exit the bat house in a beautiful steady stream resembling a flying rainbow.

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.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

On Key Largo in the Florida Keys at Mile Marker 102.5, you’ll find the award winning John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.  Home to the only living coral reef in the United States, the reef begins in Miami and stretches 221 miles down the Keys to the Dry Tortugas near Key West.

It is the third largest living coral reef in the world.  You can enjoy year round swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving at the John Pennekamp state park.

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.

Horse Back Riding on Ponte Vedra Beach

If you have dreamed of riding a horse on a beautiful beach then head for Ponte Vedra. Micklers Landing is the main public beach in Ponte Vedra and the place where Sawgrass Stables will take you horseback riding right on the Beach.

Duval County Residents Guide

Duval County is home to over 830,000 people. The county provides many of the services that residents need such as public schools, water, garbage and recycling collection, and law enforcement.

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.

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.

St Lucie County Residents Guide

St Lucie County is a small county along Florida’s east coast. It is located on the Treasure Coast between Indian River County (to the north side) and Martin County (to the south side.)

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.

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.

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.

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