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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Marathon Hotels

A key decision when visiting anywhere in the Florida Keys is where to stay. Marathon hotels are mostly in the form of rental homes, condos, and smaller hotels.  Large luxury hotels are scarce in Marathon and in the rest of the Florida Keys with the exception of Key West.

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.

Camping in the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys is one of the rare places where you can camp right on the beach. From tents and cabins with AC to RV sites there is a place for you to enjoy camping in the Florida Keys.

Matheson Hammock

Matheson Hammock is a park, a beach, a marina with public boat ramps and a great place to go windsurfing that is on Biscayne Bay in Miami. There is also a fine dinning restaurant - the Red Fish Grille - that is open for dinner.

The swim area is a protected enclosed man made lagoon that is a great place for small children to swim.

Adventure Landing

Adventure Landing in Jacksonville is a mini theme park with a water park, game room, go carts and putt putt golf course right off Beach Blvd in Jacksonville.

Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour

The scenic boat tour in Winter Park Florida is a one hour tour that takes you through the scenic lakes of Winter Park.

The boat tour is narrated by your captain with entertaining (and dry) humor and shows you the huge mansions, cypress trees, oak trees, Rollins College and Kraft Azalea Gardens.

The Tap Room

When the Inside Florida team visits Orlando, the Tap Room is one of our favorite lunch spots. Sitting on the porch is especially nice. We have tried most of the food and sandwiches, salads, burgers, and shrimp and crab cakes are all excellent.

Sandsprit Park

Fishing piers, boat ramps, pavilions, and a playground are a few things you’ll find at Sandsprit Park in Stuart. Located at the entrance to Manatee Pocket Sandsprit Park is great place to launch your boat, fish, or have a party in one of the many pavilions.

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.

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.

Sports Camps in Florida

How would you like your child to learn basketball at the Orlando Magic basketball camp or learn to play golf at the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy? They can at one of the many Florida Sports Camps that teach everything from basketball and golf to surfing and lacrosse.

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.

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