| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:01 AM
There's going to be a sawgrass celebration in gator country on Sunday.
To celebrate the National Park Service's 97th birthday, Everglades National Park will offer free entrance and special savings on activities.
"Sunday is Founder's Day," says Mary...
| Jun 7, 2014
Although the signature attraction is 13 miles of white-sand beaches, a visitor can be captivated in New Smyrna Beach without putting toes in the water.
Art galleries, museums, antiques shops, history and an array of laid-back bars and eateries compete...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 10:22 AM
If you're looking for something educational to do with the kids this summer, here's a great idea.
Linda Walters, a biology professor at UCF, is looking for volunteers to help with restoration projects. She'll need help restoring local shorelines with...
| Jan 12, 2013
When it comes to bird-watching, or sighting other critters in the wild, I'm often reduced to acting like that annoying guy in the movie theater who doesn't understand what just happened in a big-budget spy thriller.
I'm the one leaning over the person...
| May 4, 2013
All that's really required for a day at the beach is a stretch of sand and surf, but there's enough of those raw materials in Florida to enjoy an experience beyond that.
For history buffs, there are beaches in the shadows of Spanish forts and Victorian-...
| May 20, 2012
| 5:44 AM
It's not a trip to the moon. It's not even manned spaceflight. But it is a rocket launch from Cape Canaveral, and it's not insignificant. So if you want a front-row seat to witness one giant leap for private business, then you'll want to make your way...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Florida's Siesta Key has landed on another best beach list for 2013.
The Gulf Coast beach, which was tops in the 2011 Dr. Beach Best Beach in the U.S. list, has once again been ranked among the best beaches in the world by TripAdvisor users in the site's...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 2:08 PM
Florida's beaches are playgrounds for tourists and residents alike, with each stretch of sand offering a unique character. It all depends on what you're looking for: peace, a party? There is a different case to be made for most of the state's natural...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:21 AM
1. Cocoa Beach, driving time: about 1 hour, 5 minutes. Read the guide.
2. Daytona Beach, driving time: about 1 hour, 7 minutes. Read the guide.
3. New Smyrna Beach, driving time: about 1 hour, 8 minutes. Read the guide.
4. Canaveral National Seashore,...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 5:14 AM
Get in free at U.S. National Parks on Saturday, Sept. 29, as part of the park system's free entrance program. The park service is waiving fees to over 100 parks around the country to celebrate National Public Lands Day.
Parks on the Florida list:...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 4:25 AM
Enjoy Everglades National Park for free on Monday, Jan. 21. The U.S. National Parks service is waiving entrance fees at parks in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. day.
There are lots of fun, free, things to do. Here are a few highlights: