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This fall, stay an extra day to see the secret side of Florida


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida, famous for its beaches, sunshine and theme parks, has a secret. Actually, thousands of secrets.

Ghost orchids. Whitewater rapids. Tupelo honey.

Conch villages. Bat caves. America’s oldest city.

VISIT FLORIDA invites travelers to experience not only the Sunshine State’s headliner destinations but also its secret side. Stay an extra day and find something new to fall for: maybe Florida’s caverns, its sponge divers or its local oyster bars.

To make a longer stay more affordable this fall, destinations around Florida are offering special deals for the season.

Fall weather and fall deals plus wonders waiting to be discovered. Think about it. There’s . . . 


The awesome you know: 

Florida’s 825 miles of beaches.

The awesome you don’t know:
Some Florida beaches are undeveloped, and a few are unreachable except by boat or seaplane. Discover wild south Florida beaches.

The awesome you know:
Art Basel Miami Beach, the annual, jet-set pilgrimage for the international art world, in December.

The awesome you don’t know:
From Nov. 8 to Feb. 16, masterpieces by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali can be viewed side by side in St. Petersburg at the Dali Museum

The awesome you know:
Palm Beach and polo.

The awesome you don’t know:
On beaches around Florida, riders can thunder through the shallow waves or enjoy a gentle ride on the sand at sunset. Here’s just one:  Horseback riding in Cape San Blas

The awesome you know:
Miami Beach’s Art Deco architecture.

The awesome you don’t know:
The largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed structures in the world is in Lakeland at Florida Southern College.  A 13th structure, the Usonian House, was recently built using a 1941 Wright design.

The awesome you know:
Fresh Florida seafood.

The awesome you don’t know:
Florida has more than 100 craft breweries. St. Petersburg and Jacksonville have established craft beer trails.

The awesome you know:
Orlando theme parks.

The awesome you don’t know:
Less than an hour away, visitors can relax on the 24 wild miles of Canaveral National Seashore and watch a rocket launch from Kennedy Space Center.

More ways to explore Florida:

Florida Beach Finder

Fall deals in Florida

VISITFLORIDA.com

 

Media contact:

Laura Cassels, lcassels@VISITFLORIDA.org
(850) 205-3839.  @CasselsVFR

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