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Pass-a-Grille: The Original Tampa Bay Beach Town

PASS-A-GRILLE BEACH, the Southernmost of Pinellas County’s barrier beaches, was the first beach community on the Gulf of Mexico to develop as a weekend residential spot for successful Tampa and St. Petersburg residents. Originally, home to fishermen, homesteaders, and lumber men like Zephaniah Phillips, the island … Continue reading

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WINTER PARK: CITY OF LAKES AND FIRST COLLEGE

Winter Park is identified across Central Florida as an upscale community filled with a downtown of attractive stores and restaurants along Park Avenue, glamorous lakeside estates, and Florida’s first four-year college, ROLLINS COLLEGE. Winter Park has lots of sightseeing options; this town … Continue reading

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Quincy: Center of Florida’s Old Tobacco Kingdom

QUINCY, capital of Gadsden County is today a quiet, somewhat laid-back Panhandle town, although the existence of beautiful antebellum mansions, large warehouses and packing houses, and an interesting downtown hint at the town’s status when it was the center of … Continue reading

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Christmas Tours in Florida: Pinewood Estate at Bok Tower

Christmas in Florida is a wonderful time to visit your favorite vacation spots and this is particularly true at Bok Gardens in Lake Wales. The spectacular gardens are filled with Christmas ornamentation all the way up the hill to the … Continue reading

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