The Art of Mastering


Florida claims to be a hotbed of tourism for both the locals and international visitors, and rightly so because the state offers many attractions, from Orlandos theme park to the Gulf of Mexico, the rich history of Tampa Bay and St. Augustine, to the farmlands, citrus groves, wild animals and so many others.

Let us present some tips you can explore in Florida which are considered as its best kept secrets that will give you a vacation filled with sunshine and laughter.

Among the most popular best kept secret in Florida is the unique and non-beachy coastal towns in Tampa Bay called Historic Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs where you will be transported to the 1900s as you go to Tarpon Sponge Docks where settlers are the Greek sponge divers, and if you happen to be in January, you will be witnessing the celebrations of the Epiphany.
The second best kept secret to be mentioned is the famous Clearwater Beach, where if you stay on Floridas Gulf coast you will be able to run into by heading 20 miles south. You can then take a short ferry ride in the Gulf of Mexico and you will be off to Caladesi Island, or even talk a walk at the southern tip of Clearwater Beach which will bring you to Caladesi Island State Park.

We are usually imagining the colorful and vibrant Florida Keys with Hemingways estate and Margaritaville, but keep in mind that there is another best kept secret called the Bahia Honda State Park that will give you a nice break. Snorkeling and kayaking are among the many water activities in this park, plus you can rent out cabins and campgrounds in the 500 acres of land, and this will give you more time to go to Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary by taking a boat.

Taking a seaplane or boat will take you to another best kept secret in the Keys which is the Dry Tortugas National Park comprising of seven remote islands with unique history for your learning. This is the park where stories of pirate shipwrecks and buried treasure would enthrall you, not to mention it as a haven of marine life, coral reefs, tropical birds and aqua water that is breathtaking.

Another best kept secrets on the Keys and the entire eastern seaboard is the city of St. Augustine, filled with centuries old Spanish colonial architecture, the historic Castillo de san Marcos, the Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, and the restaurants and quaint shops on Saint George street.

The next best kept secret is in Central Florida where you will find Mount Dora, about 30 miles northwest of Orlando, where this eclectic town is known for its museums, antique shops, festivals, cafes, parks, gardens and its crowning glory the Lake Dora. In order to get good deals and avoid scams, you can check out floridatix reviews when buying ahead your theme park tickets.