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Christmas Throughout Florida

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

No matter where you live or where you plan to take your winter Florida vacation, there are fun and festive holiday events taking place. Here is a big list of Christmas events all over Florida.

Southeast Florida Christmas Events:

Delray Beach Boat & Holiday Parade: The Annual Boynton & Delray Beach Holiday Boat Parade begins at 6:30pm on December 7th (Friday) at the Boynton Beach inlet and proceeds south to the C-15 Canal in Delray Beach.
Watch beautifully decorated boats from around the area travel down the Intracoastal. Veteran’s Park is a prime viewing spot, be sure to arrive early!
See a land parade the next day on Sunday Dec. 8th, starting at 6 p.m. Takes place in downtown Delray Beach on Atlantic Ave.
Find superior lodging at one of our Delray Beach Bed and Breakfasts.

Southwest Florida Christmas Events: (more…)

A Sampling of Some of Florida’s Best Zoos

Monday, July 16th, 2012
Macaw meeting a family photo courtesy Central FL zoo

Photo courtesy of Central Florida Zoo. Central Florida Zoo macaw meets a visiting family. Many Florida zoos offer opportunities to interact with the animals in addition to offering visitors attractions such as rides, tours and overnight stays.

During your vacation at our Florida bed and breakfasts, you’ll almost certainly encounter some of Florida’s wild animals. With nearly 1,200 miles of coastline and a rich variety of ecosystems, Florida is a natural choice for viewing wildlife. Sometimes, though, you’ll want to see the animals in a more controlled environment. This is especially true for those with mobility issues or for children who might be a little too adventurous. If you want an activity that’s fun for the whole family, visiting the zoos of Florida is great way to safely experience wildlife from Florida and beyond.

Below are just a few of the fine zoos you can enjoy throughout Florida. For a more complete list of zoos and other animal attractions in Florida, go to VisitFlorida.com/zoos.

In Northwest Florida: Gulf Breeze Zoo is in Gulf Breeze close to Pensacola. This smaller, family-friendly zoo features a walking path, petting zoo and train ride through their lush gardens and animal habitats.

Northeast Florida: Jacksonville Florida Zoo is also a botanical garden featuring exhibits, fun rides, guided tours and other exciting educational experiences such their Zookeeper for a Day program.

Central West Florida: Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa was rated the #1 Zoo in the U.S. by Parents magazine. They offer interactive experiences such as giraffe-feeding, a camel safari, and a safe stingray touch tank.

Central East Florida: Central Florida Zoo in Sanford just east of Orlando is one of Florida’s largest and most popular zoos. It has over 400 animals plus unique attractions such as the ZOOm aerial adventure course, water Splash Ground, and Laser Tag field.

Southwest Florida: Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a nationally accredited zoo as well as a beautiful historical botanical garden offering entertaining shows, exhibits, cruises and more.

Southeast Florida: Miami Metro Zoo has environments housing over 2,000 animals as well as gardens with over 1,200 plants. Programs include Zookeeper for a Day, Zoo sleep-overs, and behind-the-scenes tours.

Click here to find your Florida B&B inn close to these great Florida zoos, as well as the best of Florida activities and events.

Some of Florida’s Best Places

Saturday, May 26th, 2012
mission san luis Tallahassee Florida

Mission San Luis.

Best of the Road was born from a collaboration between Rand McNally and USA TODAY. The aim is to find and share the most interesting stops along the country’s highways and byways. Reviewers share their favorite small towns, pit stops, restaurants, and other points of interest.

Florida makes the list again and again, with towns, cities, and many fun spots. The Best of the Road is just one more reason to plan a Florida Vacation. We hope you’ll stay in Florida Bed and Breakfasts when you do.

In the running for 2012 Best Small Town in America: (more…)

Take Mom to Florida

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Take Mom to Florida this year for Mother’s Day. If you can, get all your siblings to meet you there. Stay in a luxurious Florida Bed and Breakfast, and smother your mother with attention and love.

Mother's Day in Florida Bed and Breakfasts

Bring your mother to Florida for a special Mother's Day treat.

If your mom is active, plan a day of kayaking along the coast or deep sea fishing. Go snorkeling together (when was the last time you did that?). Swim with a manatee or a dolphin. Or simply lie on beach and cool off in the water.

Go for a walk on the beach before breakfast. Poke around shops or museums or art galleries. Get a pedicure and a new pair of sandals. Stay up late talking, sitting outside  and enjoying a cool drink and the warm air.

The truth is, it doesn’t really matter what you do together. What matters is that you make time for her.

Show your mother how much you appreciate her by going out of your way for her now. She’ll remember a trip to a Florida Bed and Breakfast much longer than a vase of flowers, lovely though they may be.

 

Florida in the Spring

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
Little Havana in Miami

Enjoy bustling Little Havana, in Miami.

Spring is a wonderful time to travel to Florida. The temperature tends to hover in the low 80s throughout the state, and humidity is low.

It’s a great time to visit the cities of Miami, Tampa, St. Augustine, Tallahasse, Orlando, and Naples. Many Florida Bed and Breakfasts are located in walkable, historic districts.

Explore the neighborhoods of Miami, many of which offer art strolls; galleries in the Bird Road Art District host an art walk from 7-10 p.m. the third Saturday of each month; There is an arts and culture street festival and gallery stroll every Friday evening in Little Havana; and galleries and showrooms in the Miami Design District stays open late the second Saturday of each month.

Treasure Island Florida

Sunset on Treasure Island.

Lounge on the fabulous beaches around St. Petersburg (St. Pete) by day: Treasure Island, Gulfport Beach Park, and the scenic Fred Howard Park. Then take advantage of the many restaurants, wine bars, and clubs in the city. Downtown St. Pete has lots of good places to dine while enjoying views of the waterfront: Ceviche has a romantic atmosphere and outstanding Tapas; Hurricane Seafood Restaurant features amazing sunset views over the Gulf of Mexico and fabulous crabcakes and grouper sandwiches.

Find a Florida Bed and Breakfast in the middle of a bustling, colorful town like Key West or a town steeped in history like St. Augustine. Explore the town on foot as much as you can, seeking interesting neighborhoods often overlooked by tourists. Ask a local (the innkeeper) where to go, and have fun exploring Florida this spring.

 

Celebrate Special Occasions in Florida

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Special occasions are just that: special. There are only so many of them in a lifetime. A marriage, the birth of a child, a big anniversary (silver, gold), a retirement. Certain occasions beg for special recognition.

Florida Weddings

To get married on the beach in Florida. Bliss.

Celebrate your next special occasion in Florida.

Are you planning a wedding? Have a destination wedding in Florida, where you can say your vows on the beach and spend your honeymoon at a Florida Bed and Breakfast, kissed by sunshine and warmth.

Approaching your silver or gold anniversary? Celebrate it in Florida. Travel with just your spouse, or bring along the whole family. This is indeed cause for jubilation.

Retiring? Travel to Florida with your closest business associates and their spouses. You’ve worked a long time, and you deserve something more than a party.

Special occasions deserved to be recognized and celebrated in style. Bring your next special occasion to a Florida Bed and Breakfast.

Summer Lives on in Florida

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Summer lives on in Florida. Indeed, Florida is one of the only places in the country right now that feels summery. We’ve had our cold snap, thank you, and now we’re all relishing the warmer temperatures.

Vacation Key West, Florida

This could be you, happy in Florida.

You want to be warm, too. You know you do. Cold weather is lovely, especially when it comes with snow and crackling fires. But at present, much of the country is without snow. If you’re there, and not here, you know that chilly temperatures without snow get on a person’s nerves. The solution? Find a Florida Bed and Breakfast to your liking, grab your sweetie, and come on down.

Florida has so much to offer. You can wiggle your toes in sun-kissed sand. You can paddle along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, and stroll through the historic town of St. Augustine. You can charter a boat and fish off of Key West, or search for shells on Sanibel Island. Float side by side on the surf. Swim laps in an outdoor pool. Have breakfast, lunch, and dinner out-of-doors. Wear summer dresses and shorts. Leave your sweaters at home.

Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Don’t hesitate. Come to Florida now.

 

Happy New Year from Florida Bed and Breakfasts

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Thank you for hosting your weddings here, and thank you for spending your honeymoons in Florida. Thank you for coming to Florida before your babies were born, and thank you for coming to Florida after your babies left the nest. Thank you for slipping away to Florida for romantic getaways and girlfriend getaways and bachelor parties.

Thank you for staying at Florida Bed and Breakfasts when you traveled here, whether you came for business or to get away from it all.

We appreciate your business, and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2012.

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Happy New Year, from Florida Bed and Breakfasts.

Happy New Year! 

Give a Special Florida Bed and Breakfast Vacation

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
Peaceful Beach

Give someone you love a slice of heaven; give a Florida Bed and Breakfast vacation.

It’s that gift-giving time of year, when folks do their best to come up with original gifts for the people they love. This is not as easy a task as it may sound. Big box stores and Amazon are convenient, but they offer the same old, same old. What can folks who are seeking something different do?

Why not give a gift of a Florida Bed and Breakfast Getaway? (more…)

Spring Biking in Florida

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Spring is a super time for a bike trip through Florida. Call a friend, pack your panniers, and plan a route from one Florida Bed and Breakfast to the next. Allow yourself to be pampered at the inns after miles in the saddle: soak in hot tubs, swim in pools, and sip wine on porches. Each morning you’ll be fed a tasty, nutritious breakfast before embarking on another day on the road.

Florida has more than 300 miles of trails suitable for biking. Just imagine how many Bed and Breakfasts Florida you’ll pass along the way.

Bike the Pinellas Trail in the Tampa, St. Petersburg area of CW Florida, or between Dade City and Citrus Springs. Explore the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail, which runs from Key Largo to Key West, or the Florida National Scenic Trail from Pensacola to Miami. Bike the short High Bluff Coastal Trail overlooking St. George Sound in NW Florida, or the 46-mile Withlacoochee State Trail between Orlando and Tampa.

It's just waiting to explore Florida.

Bike with a small group of friends or with your one-and-only. Enjoy a weekend bike trip or a lengthier trip of a week or two. No matter when you bike or where you bike, you’ll find Florida Bed and Breakfasts ready to welcome you.

 

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