Up and down the Atlantic Coastline are barrier islands which remind us of the wonders of that place where the sea meets the shore. Many of these barrier islands have become seaside vacation destinations, some of them so popular that not much remains of the native habitat. Not so much with Little Talbot Island State Park. Set aside to be preserved as it was in 1951, Florida’s Little Talbot Island is renowned as one of America’s undeveloped barrier islands.Therefore, you can visit and explore at your leisure the wonders that have existed there from time immemorial.
The end of the 100-mile Overseas Highway, that long dramatic drive down through the Florida Keys, and the place of legend and lore is Key West. It is a town to linger in, and to soak in the “Conch” frame of mind. But if you have only a day to linger, here are the highlights to make your visit memorable.
The Oleta River runs through the northern reaches of the metropolitan Miami area. While Miami is famous for its glitz and glamor, over the top shopping, and clubs, as well as its showy Atlantic Ocean beaches, those from farther away may miss out on this, the largest of all Florida’s urban state parks. Locally it is thought of as the Central Park of the Sunshine State. It is an incredible natural escape from the glittery city that surrounds it.
T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park is a Florida State Park on the St. Joseph Peninsula near Port St. Joe. You want to go to this state park because this is one of the best-unspoiled stretches of coastline in the state. Among the many wonderful beaches of Florida, this one offers unsurpassed beauty, peaceful solitude, gentle wildlife, and an environment in which to unwind, relax and recharge.
Nestled in the heart of beautiful Kissimmee, FL at the Silver Spurs Arena is a place where the magic happens. Whether it be a rodeo or a graduation, Kissimmee can be home to some amazing events. One in particular that can draw in a crowd from thousands of miles away is the Runaway Country Music Festival.
When you think of Miami, FL, you probably think of the gorgeous beaches and vibrant culture of the city. From the world-famous nightclubs, five-star restaurants, and miles of beautiful beaches, Miami is full of heat and excitement. There is a strong presence of Latin culture in Miami, so it’s no surprise that one of the biggest events of the year is Carnaval Miami.
If you’ve never before had an opportunity to travel to Tampa, then you are in for quite a treat. Whether you plan to explore underwater wonders at the Florida Aquarium, ride roller coasters at Busch Gardens, or soak up some rays in the Florida Sunshine, a trip to Tampa is sure to provide fun for the whole family.
So, what’s on your agenda while you are there? With so many options from which to choose, you may not know where to begin. Our DriveTheNation.com team has compiled our “Quick Guide to Tampa” so that you won’t have to miss any of the action.
There is no question the National Park System truly is one of America’s greatest gems. And, with 2016 being the 100th birthday of the system, the parks were able to see increased growth.
While most people know the big parks like the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and the Great Smoky Mountains, there are dozens of incredible parks that most people don’t visit because they don’t know about them or they are very remote.