Tips for The Average Joe


Florida is considered a hotbed of tourism for both overseas travelers and locals because of several reasons, from its 8,436 miles of coastline, the Gulf of Mexico, Orlandos theme park, the rich history of Tampa Bay and St. Augustine, farmland, citrus groves, and so many others.

For your vacation that will be filled with sun and laughter, here are some of Floridas best kept secrets that you can consider as you plan your trip.

One of Floridas popular best kept secrets is Tarpon Springs Historic Sponge Docks where because of its non-beachy coastal towns considered to be unique, and it is where Greek sponge divers are settling where you will be transported to the 1900s once you visit Tarpon Sponge Docks, plus if you are visiting in January, you will be able to witness the celebrated Epiphany celebrations.
The Clearwater Beach is another best kept secret in the Gulf coast of Florida, where you will run into as you head south for 20 miles. You can then take a short ferry ride in the Gulf of Mexico and you will be off to Caladesi Island, or even talk a walk at the southern tip of Clearwater Beach which will bring you to Caladesi Island State Park.

As you think of Florida Keys, you will not only be exploring the Hemingways estate and Margaritaville, but also know that it has among the best kept secrets in Florida the Bahia Honda State Park. Snorkeling and kayaking are among the many water activities in this park, plus you can rent out cabins and campgrounds in the 500 acres of land, and this will give you more time to go to Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary by taking a boat.

Another best kept secrets in the Keys is the Dry Tortugas National Park which you can visit by taking a seaplane or boat located at the west of the Key, and there you will be seeing seven remote islands that have quite a unique history for your imagination. This park is the epicenter of several stories about pirate shipwrecks and buried treasure, with its marine life, coral reefs, tropical birds and breathtaking aqua water abounds.

Another best kept secrets on the Keys and the entire eastern seaboard is the city of St. Augustine, filled with centuries old Spanish colonial architecture, the historic Castillo de san Marcos, the Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, and the restaurants and quaint shops on Saint George street.

Going 30 miles northwest of Orlando you will find the hidden gem of Mount Dora, where museums, antique shops, festivals, cafes, parks, gardens and the famous Lake Dora would meet you. It is advisable to check out floridatix reviews to avoid scams when pre-purchasing your theme park tickets.