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Celebrate Father’s Day Florida Style

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Happy Father's DayFather’s Day Ideas For Every Type Of Floridian Dad

Father’s Day is coming upon us quickly so it’s crunch time for making plans. Knowing that not all Dads are made the same…we have come up with several options that may work for your special man. Show him how much you care with a Gift Certificate to a Florida Bed and Breakfast Inn! Whether your Dad is/does:

Enjoys a fine meal ~ There’s nothing like al fresco dining on the water. Or is a no-frills dad who’d rather go out for burgers and beer ~ Perhaps taking him to a sports bar for casual dining and watching a game.

For the dad who loves to get out and move, enjoy a little adventure and spend time with the family: Why not try a picnic? Florida has beautiful Local and State Parks with plenty of activities such as nature trails, kayaking, paddle board, bike trail, nature cruises, canoeing, hiking or perhaps an airboat ride through the Everglades…something for everyone in the family.

Does Dad like fishing? There are several fishing piers throughout the state, state parks or chartering a boat for deep sea fishing which may be more his style.

 Does Dad think he’s a golf pro? There may be more than 1,000 golf courses in Florida offering a short course for beginners, greens with varying elevations, wetland areas that attract wildlife or semi-private courses offering various tee times.

 For the dad who just wants to unwind: Give him a spa day… Yes, men enjoy spas too. Florida has some of the Best Spas in the country. Or “Dad can always bro it up at ManKind—a spa for men—where all services come with a complimentary beverage (beer or wine). The establishment recommends its One of a Kind shave, which is great for men with sensitive skin. Alternatively, you can make dad a massage appointment (as long as mom is OK with the all-female spa staff) or let a real shoe-shine specialist spiff up his kicks.”

Is Dad a Fan of History? There are countless museums, notable estates, other historical buildings, or cultural art museums across Florida where Dad can enjoy the days of yesteryear.Father's Day

Mother’s Day Gifts and Celebrations Florida Style!

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

 

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Mother’s Day Gifts and Celebrations Florida Style!

Are you at a loss…don’t know what to get Mom? Show her how much you care with a Gift Certificate to a Florida Bed and Breakfast Inn! A perfect gift for a woman with discriminating taste.

Here are some gift ideas and celebrations based on her interests or personality.  We have a Bed and Breakfast Inn location to accommodate any activity you choose.

  • A Sports Fan ~ Catch a game or a gift of team spirit
  • Sweet on Key Lime Pie ~ Head to Key West they’ve got the best!
  • Loves a Little Drama ~ Catch a show at one of the many venues throughout Florida
  • Fancy a Flight ~ Hot Air Balloon ride, Hang Gliding, Float Plane…what does she fancy?
  • Love Wine ~ Tour a Florida Winery, taste and find a new favorite to take home
  • Love Gardening ~ Tour some of Florida’s most beautiful gardens throughout the state.
  • A Fishing Fanatic ~ Catch a charter for a full or half day and give her some reel Florida fun
  • Need Pampering ~ Reserve a treatment or day at the Spa.
  • A Fan of Mysteries ~ Grab a seat on a Murder Mystery Train where you can dine and solve a mystery
  • A History Buff ~ Explore and Tour one of the hundreds of historic sites around the state
  • Enjoy Fine Dining ~ Make reservations for brunch or Dinner at one of the many fine dining establishments throughout the state
  • Love to Drive Fast ~ Forget the Mini Van! Ferrari’s and Lanborghini’s more her speed? Take her to the Exotic Driving Experience
  • Dream of Swimming with Dolphins ~ There are lots of ways to see Dolphins from Orlando down to the Keys

Woody & Pattie

Florida’s Northeast

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Florida’s Northeast Region

St Augustine Lighthouse Florida Postcard Style PhotoNortheast Florida, known as “Florida’s First Coast,” combines America’s oldest European settlement with one of the nation’s leading modern seaports, with a collection of small up-and-coming towns adding to the local color and natural beauty. Encompassing Atlantic beaches as far south as Flagler County and inland rural communities west to Palatka, the region offers travelers timeless adventures through mysterious 17th-century forts, vast prairie lands and wide beaches lined with sand dunes.

Off the state’s northeastern-most corner, Amelia Island provides a refreshing change of pace. On this small island, families will find blocks of old mansions, miles of beaches and lots of seafood. Fernandina Beach, the island’s only town, showcases more than 50 blocks of restored Victorian neighborhoods, including a collection of grand, sherbet-hued mansions, called the “Silk Stocking District.”

One of the nation’s fastest growing and most modern cities, Jacksonville is situated along the banks of the state’s longest river, the St. Johns River.

To the south lies the oldest, continuously occupied European settlement in the continental United States — St. Augustine. Founded in 1565, 42 years before the English colonized Jamestown, St. Augustine has diligently preserved much of its rich heritage along a 144-block downtown historic district that offers a history lesson with proven kid appeal. Regardless of their age, visitors are bound to feel young again as they stroll narrow brick streets to discover the Oldest House, Oldest Jail, Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse and Oldest Store Museum.

Southwest of St. Augustine, along the banks of the St. Johns River, Putnam County offers quiet, unassuming historic sites which tell the story of Putnam County, including the impact of the Civil War, the advent of steamboat travel along the St. Johns River and the gilded age of the Flagler Railroad.

When traveling to the northeast you will find a Florida Bed and Breakfast Inn nearby.

Heavenly High Springs

Thursday, June 17th, 2010
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Cool off tubing near High Springs in Northeast Florida.

High Springs is in Northeast Florida, midway between Gainesville and Lake City. Time spent in High Springs bed and breakfasts would do anyone good; the town is peaceful, the land around it stunningly beautiful, and the people friendly.

Visit River Rise Preserve State Park, just out of town. The Santa Fe River re-emerges here in a quiet, circular pool after a brief hiatus underground. This is an ideal place to escape summer heat – the trees are huge and the shade is deep. Anglers, spend a day fishing the Santa Fe River here. Hikers, choose from over 20 miles of trails. Birdwatchers, bring your binoculars.

A bit farther from town is Ichetucknee Springs State Park, where the Ichetucknee River passes through wetlands and shaded hammocks before joining the Santa Fe River. At this time of year, you’ll want to stop outside the park and rent tubes and snorkeling equipment, for tubing is extremely popular and fun. Come on – live a little! (more…)

Gushing Over Gainesville

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

There is so much to do, see and experience in Gainesville Florida, it’s hard to know where to begin. Rich cultural offerings, fantastic freshwater fishing, and must-see museums are just a few reasons to stay at a Gainesville FL bed and breakfast for a weekend or a week.

You've never seen anything like it...

You've never seen anything like it...

The Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville is the largest of its kind in the state. Perhaps one of the most impressive features of the museum is the Butterfly Rainforest: four stories of lush tropical gardens, cascading waterfalls, and hundreds of butterflies make this a magical place, indeed.

There are ample opportunities to get out in nature in and around Gainesville. Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park and Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve are just south of town. There are miles of hiking, biking and riding trails, including the Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail – 16 miles of paved trail running through Gainesville, the Paynes Prairie, and Lochloosa Wildlife Management Area.

Imagine yourself floating downriver in a canoe or kayak. Near Gainesville are the Santa Fe, Ichetucknee and Suwannee Rivers, where recreation abounds. Swim, float or fish in these waters. Look for Poe Springs, which pours millions of gallons of fresh water into the Santa Fe River as it makes it way to the Gulf of Mexico.

Be sure to stroll through the historic district of Gainesville, poke around in shops, and enjoy some of the excellent restaurants while in town. There are many excellent bed and breakfasts Gainesville FL. Select one where you will feel quite at home, and take your time exploring this rich area of Northeast Florida.

Surprise Your Valentine with a Florida Vacation

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Chocolates are delicious. Flowers are lovely. Romantic getaways to Florida b&bs are unforgettable.

In a few weeks it will be Valentine’s Day. Surprise your Valentine with dinner in Florida followed by a cuddly weekend in the Sunshine State. This is a large, diverse state with something for everyone.

If your sweetie loves the city, head to an international city with fantastic restaurants, museums, music and more. Whether you are hungering for Dim Sum or Argentine steak, Creole seafood or sweet crepes, you can find a good restaurant in or near Miami to satisfy you. Ask the innkeepers of your Miami b&b for recommendations – sometimes the best places are the ones known only to locals – and have fun exploring this dynamic city together.

If your sweetie loves small, peaceful towns and miles of virtually untouched beaches, head to Northwest Florida. Or wander through historic seaports in Northeast Florida and learn about some of the nations first coastal towns.

No matter what you do, you can’t go wrong with a romantic getaway in Florida. It is a lovely way to express your love for your Valentine. Be sure to browse our specials – you may find the perfect deal is waiting for you.

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