Southern Escapes of Florida

ANNA MARIA ISLAND FLORIDA

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 At the BRIDGEWALK and SILVER SURF, living on “island time” is simple. Visit Bridgewalk, a landmark resort or experience Silver Surf’s new look which recently debuted their updated luxurious new interiors in soft hues that accent its location! Situated on the quaint, and newly refurbished sands of Anna Maria Island where everyone eats fresh local cuisine, fishes on old wooden piers, know the shop owners by name, and stay on the beach until the sky turns 10 shades of beautiful. CLEARWATER BEACH  From the serenity of 10 acres of white sand beach alongside the Gulf of Mexico’s crystal blue waters to endless adventure, HILTON CLEARWATER BEACH awaits as the perfect destination for business or pleasure. While adults luxuriate in complete relaxation, kids can enjoy ultimate recreation with fun-filled activities. A full-service hotel, Hilton Clearwater Beach is a true tropical paradise. Guests can lounge in private cabanas with beachside food and drink service, take a dip in two sparkling pools, and indulge in delectable, seasonal cuisine and cool beverages at numerous restaurants and lounges. After a full day of tranquility or play, families retreat to the resort’s airy, elegantly-appointed rooms, most offering private balconies with beautiful views of the Gulf, harbor or city. Plus, just a pleasant stroll from the resort are water sports, more dining and shopping. SHARKY’S in Venice offers patrons breathtaking sunset views from the restaurant’s Upper Deck, live entertainment, and some of the freshest seafood and a variety of family-friendly menu items around, including shark (chicken) wings, shrimp bruschetta, island jambalaya and key lime pie. They also serve a variety of frozen specialty island drinks and margaritas on the rocks. There’s no place in Florida like it, and now the historic landmark “Sharky’s on the Pier”, has expanded to offer guests even more space to be “Smack Dab on the Gulf”! 

 TO ENJOY AN ECO DESTINATION!

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TRENTON. Come and explore FLORIDA’S NATURAL PLAYGROUND where rivers run wild and free racing toward the glistening Gulf of Mexico. This region, known as the “Springs Capital of the World”, has some of the best kayaking, fishing and diving you could experience. Discover unspoiled hammocks and river banks. Whether it’s a charming bed & breakfast, a secluded cabin in the woods or camping is more your style, it can all be  found here.  JACKSON COUNTY preserves the serenity of its crystal-clear rivers, springs and lakes, relishes all nature parks on Chipola River deservingly labeled an ecotourism paradise. Kayaking, canoeing, birding and hiking is a mainstay in this pristine spot. Relive historic moments of Marianna’s civil war battle of 1864, tour antebellum homes, historic sites, drive the 150 mile Spanish Heritage Trail, discover Spanish mission sites circa 1600s. Their uniqueness is unheard of yet known to only a few.  Located on the pristine Nature Coast of Florida, LEVY COUNTY is framed by 53 miles along the Gulf of Mexico. Far removed from stress and traffic congestion you will find forests, nature preserves, and wildlife refuges flourishing to make this the ideal and unique vacation destination. Awaiting your arrival is the tranquil 200 year old fishing village of Cedar Key which offers art, art festivals, history, salt water fishing, farmed raised clams and magnificent sunsets. GILCHRIST COUNTY “Home of the Jumping Sturgeon” invites you to explore the 55-mile Gilchrist Blueway Trail; whether you enjoy paddling, fishing, swimming, camping, observing wildlife or just plain relaxing you’ll find it all in the “Springs Capital of the World”. As you travel along the Santa Fe and historic Suwannee River the crystal clear springs invites you to dive into Blue Springs, Ginnie Springs, Ellie Ray’s, Hart Springs and Otter Springs. Come visit and enjoy their Southern Hospitality. Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, just 70 miles north of Tampa and 80 miles west of Orlando, CITRUS COUNTY is known for being the only place where you can legally snorkel with the manatees in their natural environment, the crystal-clear spring waters of Homosassa and Crystal River. Chosen as a vacation destination for its wide variety of outdoor and nature based activities, Citrus County offers miles of hiking, bicycling and birding trails, and numerous rivers and lakes perfect for paddling, water sports, fishing and boating.

CRUISE…CLEARWATER!

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At CAPTAIN MEMO’S PIRATE CRUISE, visitors can set sail on the Gulf of Mexico, pirate style! Each two-hour cruise features the hilarity of Captain Memo and his energetic crewmembers as they interact with their guests, both young and old. Whether it’s a daytime cruise to dolphin watch, champagne cruise to end another perfect Florida day or, one-hour private bay cruise, popular for birthdays, Captain Memo and his spirited pirates encourage each of their guests to enjoy a life at sea. Complimentary beer, wine, champagne and soft drinks are served. Sarasota is the home to indoor and outdoor displays of tropical plants, SELBY GARDENS is North america’s only botanical garden dedicated to epiphytes, including orchids, bromeliads and ferns. With its stunning 10-acre bayfront setting in downtown Sarasota, fantastic community events and a new outdoor, elevated rainforest designed for children and families, it’s a one-of-a-kind horticultural wonderland. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $19; $6 ages 4-11; Free ages 3 & under and members. 811 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota.

 To Discover!

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 The APPLETON MUSEUM OF ART, owned and operated by the College of Central Florida, is recognized throughout Florida and beyond as a vibrant cultural center because of its world class permanent collection, outstanding exhibitions, education programs and year-round special events. Visitors can experience the museum’s Biennial of Florida Installation Art through October 19 and the Art of the Ancient World through January 4, 2015. Celebrating its 35th year, the CLEARWATER JAZZ HOLIDAY Presented by HCI Group, Inc will present, in concert between October 16 and 19, 2014 some of the finest talents in Music and Jazz including; Earth, Wind & Fire, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Spyro Gyra, Boogie on the Bay Marcia Ball & Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience, Dr John & The Nite Trippers, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and more! Continuing with its diverse music lineup, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday is sure to appeal to the tens of thousands of visitors attracted to this world-class event, the third weekend in October each year. One of the longest-running and known events in the country, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday has presented in concert a impressive list of artists of our generation. Tickets On-Sale NOW for $15 in advance. Children 12 and under are free. Limited Reserved Seating and VIP tickets are also available. For more information about the 35th Clearwater Jazz Holiday Presented by HCI Group Inc.. 

Travel to Tennessee! Mountain Lakes.

Escape to a destination in Tennessee where luxurious accommodations, mountain golf and attentive service surround you. REDTAIL MOUNTAIN RESORT & GOLF offers discerning travelers with upscale interiors, in one, two, or three-bedroom fully equipped vacation units. Onsite dining at Vistas, with incredible views and only the finest and freshest ingredients are served. Outdoors, RedTail is home to a mountainous par 72, 18-hole signature course designed by Dan and Ellis Maples. Fly In is available in Florida.

What’s What

Getting there

Air India Express, Jet Airways, Etihad Airways, Air Arabia, Air India and Emirates has daily flights to Florida from Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi. You can get daily connecting flights to Florida from U.S countries near to it.

Accommodation

There are several reasonable, mid-budget and luxury accommodation options available in Florida. Use the search window to book your accommodation.

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