Things To Do In Florida

Key West beach. (Photo by Jenn Deering Davis)

Free beaches in the Florida Keys: Our map helps you find the best

As you drive through the Keys, here’s where to stop and dip your feet in the surf. We include all the best Keys beaches (both free and admission-fee) on our map.

The oldest street in St. Augustine is Aviles Street, and it is paved with bricks, not cobblestones.

Five cool things we discovered in St. Augustine

St. Augustine is celebrating the 450th anniversary of its founding this year. Here are five cool things I was surprised to discover about America’s oldest city — from the story of a fiery pepper to a tasty locally made gin.

Kayak trail winds under boardwalk's bridge at St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State

Kayak trail to a hidden beach: St. Lucie Inlet Preserve

This state park fits my defination of a hidden paradise: A scenic kayak trail on a wild island that ends at a spectacular hidden beach you’ll have all to yourself. This little-known state park is accessible only by boat.

A family explores Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Fort Myers.

Florida’s best boardwalks provide easy access for all

Boardwalks allow everyone to explore Florida’s natural beauty, including people in wheelchairs and families with strollers. Here are a dozen of our favorite boardwalks in South Florida.

Key West Cemetery by Falling Angel via Flickr

Historic Key West cemetery: A scenic stop that is full of stories

The cemetery in Key West is a lot like the city itself: quirky, crowded, colorful and full of history. The site has a forlorn air and one could even consider it spooky. Take a walking tour and discover fascinating stories of Key West and its people.

Best RV and tent camping along I-95 in Northeast Florida

Best RV and tent camping along I-95 in Northeast Florida

Whether your coming or going, heading northbound or southbound, these state parks near I-95 in Northeast Florida are worthy of a layover for a couple of nights. Kayaking, hiking and pristine beaches in preserved natural habitats await you.

The peregrine falcon is one of the species that migrates south via the Florida Keys in the fall. In fact, the Keys see more peregrine falcons than anywhere else in the continent, according to Florida Keys Hawkwatch.

Keys Birding Festival isn’t much this year, but nobody told the birds

Sadly, the Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival is a shell of what it once was. But that doesn’t stop the birds from migrating through the Keys.

Not a soul in sight.

Florida’s best county parks: Loved by locals; worth discovering

If you love discovering off-the-beaten path places, look to county parks. Here are six we’ve stumbled on that offer exceptional recreation and natural beauty.