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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Sailfishing in Florida

The sailfish is one of the most prized game fish and Florida is famous for great sailfish fishing. Sailfish are incredibly fast and beautiful. They have been clocked at speeds over 65 mph, which makes them one of the fastest fish.

Top spots in Florida for Sailfishing include Stuart Florida (the sailfish capitol of the world) and Islamorada in the Keys.

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.

Miami Seaquarium

Visit the Miami Seaquarium for a rare chance to swim with dolphins and learn all about one of the most friendly and intelligent marine mammals. The Miami Seaquarium has been in Miami since 1955.

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.

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.

Cheeca Lodge and Spa

A beautiful resort nestled along the Atlantic Ocean on Islamorada, Cheeca Lodge is a private gated resort in the Florida Keys with all the water sports, golf, tennis, biking, and relaxation you’ll need.

Satchels Pizza

Satchel’s Pizza is a unique and delicious dining experience.  Satchel’s offers amazing salads, calzones, cold beer, and some of the best pizza in the Gainesville, FL. Whether you sit inside, in the garden, or in the beat up old van out front, you are guaranteed to love the fresh made pizza served at Satchel’s.

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 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.

Pioneer Lacrosse

Drive past Jock Leighton Park in Palm City and you there is a good chance you will see a lacrosse practice or game underway. The Martin County Pioneer Lacrosse league has introduced hundreds of youths to lacrosse.

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.

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.

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.

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