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Exploring the Best of Florida’s West Coast on a Day Trip

Miami, Fort Lauderdale and the Keys capture many of Florida’s tourists. But the sheer size of the state means there’s a lot more to explore than just the southeast. Here are a few of our favorite Gulf Coast things to do on a day trip from Miami.

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June 13, 2016 by
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Want to avoid crowds like these? Find off-the-beaten ideas below to avoid the tourists.

Best Spots in Miami for Avoiding Tourists

It’s difficult to find your own uncrowded slice of Miami, but here are four of the best places to avoid the flood of tourists.

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May 11, 2016 by
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A Day Trip to Dry Tortugas National Park

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As the boat pulled away from the dock and the wind blew through our hair, we watched Key West fade into the distance. We were about to head 70 miles out into the ocean to explore one of the most remote national parks in the United States, the Dry Tortugas.

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March 23, 2016 by
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4 Free Things to Do in the Florida Keys

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There’s a lot more to Florida’s southernmost island chain than you think. Here are four great free/cheap things to do in the Florida Keys.

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January 21, 2016 by
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Experience Miami on a Nighttime Air Tour

It wasn’t long after arriving in Miami by car that I started wondering what it would be like to take a sky-high spin above it. So, we opted to experience the city from a unique angle, taking in the nighttime sights from Fort Lauderdale to South Beach on this Miami air tour.

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December 10, 2015 by
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3 Can’t-Miss Fall Festivals in Miami

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South Florida hosts one-of-a-kind festivals and events year-round, but here are three great ways to experience the best of Miami this fall.

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November 19, 2015 by
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