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Palm Beach/West Palm Beach, Florida

A- Overview: Established in 1894 by railroad tycoon Henry Flagler, West Palm Beach is at the northern end of Florida’s “Gold Coast” which also includes Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach. To the east lies Palm Beach and the Atlantic Ocean; to the west Loxahatchee Wildlife Preserve and Everglades National Park. West Palm Beach is the largest municipality in one of the fastest growing areas in the…


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Lake Buena Vista, Florida

A- Overview: “Zippy Doo Dah, Zippy Ay, My Oh My What A Wonderful Day”!!! And what a wonderful day (or week or two) for anyone visiting this magical place. If you are one of the lucky millions of people who will visit this fabulous “world”, get ready to have the ride of your life. It has been said that if you were to visit every attraction in the…

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Jacksonville, Florida

A- Overview: Located in the double loop of the sparkling St. Johns River in Northeast Florida, at the crossroads of two transcontinental highways, Jacksonville offers unlimited cultural and recreational opportunities for visitor and resident alike. Jacksonville is the largest city in the contiguous United States in land area. It is a major port, the site of U.S. Navy bases, the home of the National Football League’s Jacksonville Jaguars,…

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Fort Myers, Florida

A- Overview: Fort Myers, a tranquil town located on Florida’s west coast, is known the world over for the Festival of Lights that celebrates its famous resident, Thomas Edison. It is even better known for the fact that visitors can experience some of Florida’s most beautiful beaches just minutes from downtown. The city is one of the most frequented winter destinations as people from the north escape the…

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Daytona, Florida

A- Overview: Listen for the thunderous roar of a racecar engine, the thunderous roar of thousands of motorcycles or the thunderous roar of numerous college students on Spring Break. If you hear any or all of the above, you are probably in Daytona Beach, Florida! Daytona Beach is located on the Atlantic coast in central eastern Florida, only an hour away from busting Orlando. The waters of the…

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Tallahassee, Florida

A- Overview: Nearer to Atlanta than Miami, Tallahassee is “The Other Florida” in attitude, topography, climate and lifestyle. This northern Florida city blends a casual Southern style with the vibrant atmosphere of a major city. Tallahassee also holds the distinction of being the capital of the state of Florida. “Tallahassee” is an Apalachee Indian word meaning “old town” or “abandoned fields”. The original inhabitants knew a good thing…

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Pensacola, Florida

A- Overview: This is the place to hear the roar and view the amazing feats of the famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels flying overhead. Visitors to Pensacola, Florida will experience this and a host of other things to do and see from history and shopping to sports, natural beauty, and attractions. Conveniently located and easily accessible at the western end of the Florida Panhandle, Pensacola lies only five…

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Miami Beach, Florida

A- Overview: Miami Beach is a finger of land separating Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, connected by five causeways to the mainland. At its southern tip is South Beach, known as the Art Deco District, or SoBe. This 10-block stretch of Ocean Drive, which fronts South Beach, is one of the most celebrated ocean fronts in America. The Art Deco District Welcome Center is located there, along…

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Kissimmee, Florida

A- Overview: In Kissimmee, visitors can catch a glimpse of Florida as it was during the past two centuries. The rail station is a “newcomer”, by those standards. It still has the look and feel of a depot of the 1920s. It is well served daily by Amtrak, and is a popular and convenient choice as a point of arrival and departure to the Disney area. Landscaping and…

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Gainesville, Florida

A- Overview: Home of the “Swamp” and the famous Florida Gators, this Florida city has a life and culture all its own. In Gainesville, as well as the surrounding areas, visitors can explore the beautiful rivers, lakes, cool natural springs and unspoiled wilderness parks of an exquisite sub-tropical region. Easy US Interstate-75 access allows exploration of many of the nearby natural attractions from cycling, canoeing, hiking, camping, bird-watching…

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