Downtown St. Pete: Art, Beaches & More

St. Petersburg is one of those rare cities that balances big city-caliber museums with the unparalleled beauty of nature. Downtown St. Pete has a reputation for its friendly residents and proximity to beautiful beaches. Add to that world-class art museums, award-winning restaurants, entertainment…

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The Big Picture: Film Festivals Spotlight Florida’s Diversity

By Jodi Mailander Farrell The sun isn’t the only light shining in Florida. Since “Moon Over Miami” cast its Technicolor glow in 1941, the state has had a long-standing love affair with film. Today, there’s a film festival in every region practically every month, stretching from Jacksonville’s…

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Thrills and Adventure on Your Family Vacation

By VISIT FLORIDA A family vacation is the perfect time to de-stress, reconnect, and make memories that’ll last a lifetime. The memories that may last longest are the ones fueled by thrills and excitement. Here are just a few of the adventures you and your family can experience in Florida. ORLANDO…

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Sarasota Ecotourism Attractions and Activities

By Patty Ryan In Sarasota, the beach residents turn off lights to avoid distracting sea turtles. When birds of many species adopt a county drainage field, the community responds by building an Audubon Nature Center. Voters tax themselves to extend a popular bike trail. It isn’t difficult to be an…

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Miami Ecotourism Attractions and Activities

By Jodi Mailander Farrell Ecologically and culturally diverse, Miami extends a friendly ¡Bienvenidos! for responsible, green-minded visitors. From eco-friendly hotels and low-impact activities to give-back voluntourism opportunities that help the community, the greater Miami area offers many…

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Destin Ecotourism Attractions and Activities

By Julie Landry Laviolette Sugar-white sand beaches, emerald green waters, abundant marine life and tranquil parks and conservation areas are a few of the jewels in Destin’s crown. The city’s plentiful ecological attractions and environmental treasures make it a natural for visitors looking for…

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LGBTQ-Friendly Destinations in Northeast and Central Florida

By Dalia Colón With world-class attractions set against the backdrop of Florida’s natural beauty, the Sunshine State’s northeastern and central regions offer plenty of enticing reasons to visit. Whether you’re looking to indulge in a good meal, entertain the kids or cut loose after dark, here are…

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Explore Central Florida's Picturesque Attractions and Towns

If you're visiting Central Florida and would like to explore the region, here are a few off-the-beaten-path places that are well worth a drive: Forever Florida, located on a 4 700-acre cattle ranch and nature preserve, offers three types of zip-line safaris. Take a walking tour of Main Street…

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Where to See Nesting Sea Turtles in Florida

During the day, beaches are filled with sunbathers. But at night, wild Florida sea turtles weighing hundreds of pounds lumber out of the sea and onto the sands in an ancient ritual to lay their eggs. Here's how to experience it. By Bonnie Gross Visitors are often surprised to learn that more…

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