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July 15

Help me waste a day in central east Florida.

I'll be at Cape Canaveral an extra day and my initial plan of an introductory scuba dive (or just doing snuba) is not working out. I've already toured Kennedy Space Center and I'm looking for something scientific/geeky/bizarre to follow it up with. A little help?
posted by Tell Me No Lies around Florida at 8:46 PM - 6 answers has best

April 28

Michigan girl freaking out about travel to & staying on Florida Island

Flying out to Florida at the end of May to stay on an island resort. Yay sounds exciting, right? Well, I've never flown before. I've never been to Florida before. I've never stayed on an island before. I've never stayed in a 4-star hotel before. I don't know what I don't know to ask what I should know! Please hope me. [more inside]
posted by royalsong around Amelia Island, FL at 8:39 AM - 37 answers

March 26

Day trip near Marco Island

I'll be staying on Marco Island in Southwest Florida in a couple weeks. Although lounging around on the beach doing nothing is definitely a priority, I would like to find one outdoorsy day trip. Looking for something I can complete, including transportation to and from, in 10 hours or less. Could be kayaking, hiking or biking (I am not an experienced mountain biker or kayaker, but would be into trying anything basic, especially if rental equipment is easily obtained). [more inside]
posted by latkes around Marco Island, FL at 8:17 AM - 6 answers

March 25

Southern Florida beach town recommendations

Some friends and I are in the early planning stages of a long weekend trip to Florida, and I have this idea in my head of a nice condo on the beach, walking to restaurants in the evening, maybe a boardwalk to wander along. But it is looking like we are going to be flying into Ft. Lauderdale and that part of Florida seems to be mostly resorts and highways. [more inside]
posted by Sabby around Florida at 12:57 PM - 4 answers

March 2

Conference in Miami in November: where do I even start?

I'd like to attend the ATA Conference in Miami this November (I live in CA.) I've never planned a trip of this scale by myself, and I'd like some help! Special snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna around Miami, FL at 8:46 PM - 9 answers

February 9

Long weekend in Miami - recommendations

Wife and I will be spending an upcoming long weekend on Miami beach. Looking for some really good restaurant recommendations, specifically Cuban/Spanish and any other "must sees" while there.
posted by tgrundke around Miami, FL at 5:35 AM - 2 answers

February 3

Miami for these nerdy brooklynites!

My husband and I want to go on vacation this spring. We're thinking Miami! We'll spend about a week, probably in mid-march. We'd love your opinion on all things miami. Where to go, where to stay, and are we going to be able to do this when we don't drive a lick? We've never been to south florida. What should we do?! [more inside]
posted by Blisterlips around Miami, FL at 12:39 PM - 12 answers

December 8, 2014

What city in Southwest Florida is the best place to live?

I'll be finishing a masters degree in school counseling and have given some thought to moving from Idaho to Florida. Big jump, I know. So far Tallahassee, Gainesville, and Southwest Florida appeal to me the most. I'd like some info and advice on SW Florida. [more inside]
posted by madmartigan3454 around West Palm Beach, FL at 12:14 PM - 11 answers

December 7, 2014

Anybody used Lyft in Orlando (from the airport and back)?

I am thinking about using lyft to get to and from the Orlando airport to my Disney world resort. Usually it's $70 by cab but lyft gives an estimate in the 30s, so it's tempting. My flight gets in at 11pm however so I am worried there won't be any availibily then. Also when taking it back to the airport I obviously need it to reliably pick me up. A couple questions: 1) anybody ever done this and what was the experience? 2) what is the wait time for pick up? 3) what was the cost?
posted by gwen1234 around Orlando, FL at 7:23 AM - 6 answers has best

December 6, 2014

Short-term rental in Florida

A friend of mine and a friend of hers would like to spend 6-8 or 10 weeks in Florida, starting in mid-January until some point in March. Any resources for a relatively cheap stay in/around Orlando or WPB/Ft. Lauderdale? Budget ~$1500 USD per month, total. [more inside]
posted by juliebug around Florida at 8:56 PM - 2 answers

December 1, 2014

Sarasota downtown or "nice walks" lodging with kitchen-type facilities?

Sarasota Where-To-Stay: We want to stay in Sarasota, Florida, USA, Dec. 27-30 to visit with my dude's parents. Can anybody recommend a nice place to stay with kitchenette-type facilities (i.e., at least refrigerator/microwave - or maybe a friendly BNB) with _somewhere_ nice to walk, i.e., not located on a high-traffic road with nothing nearby but uninteresting industrial stuff, nail salons, or chain stores? I'm working with a travel agent, and have looked around a bit myself, so this is a long shot. [more inside]
posted by amtho around Sarasota, FL at 7:37 PM - 3 answers

November 18, 2014

How do I find out if this craigslist-posted vacation rental is a scam?

We are trying to reserve a vacation rental in Key West FL that has set off some red flags as to its legitimacy. What question can we ask the contact person to help figure out if this is a legitimate rental or a scam? [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool around Key West, FL at 12:39 PM - 14 answers has best

November 7, 2014

Disney World / Orlando Studios / Quiet-ish Beach vacation advice

I'm super bad at planning travel stuff and I'm trying to take a vacation with my girlfriend at the end of December. We'd like to do 3 nights at a quiet-ish beach within reasonable driving distance of Disney World and Universal Studios (because Harry Potter) in Orlando, and 4 nights doing both of those theme parks. First time Disney planner here, and I don't know anything about Florida beaches really. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong around Orlando, FL at 1:46 PM - 11 answers

November 6, 2014

The air/sea interface for a Miami/Nassau cruise ship passenger.

I'm going with some family on a 4 day 3 night cruise from Miami to Nassau and back. Yay! I've got the flying part and the sitting on a boat sipping umbrella drinks part down, but I have questions about some of the interstitial parts of the trip. [more inside]
posted by rmd1023 around Miami, FL at 12:18 PM - 5 answers has best

September 20, 2014

I took the road less traveled... to Destin?

Where are the fun things to do in Destin? Or on the way to/from Destin from Tampa? [more inside]
posted by honeybee413 around Destin, FL at 7:20 PM - 2 answers has best

September 16, 2014

Destin area property management recommendations

Can anyone recommend a reputable property management company? [more inside]
posted by mamaquita around Destin, FL at 8:56 AM - 2 answers

September 12, 2014

Tallahassee, Carless Tallahassee

Hello! I have to go to Tallahassee for a weekend event in November. I don't drive. Help me have a fun time! [more inside]
posted by jennybento around Tallahassee, FL at 1:05 PM - 10 answers

June 26, 2014

Visiting The Most Confusing... er, Happiest Place On Earth

Help two (practically) first-time adult visitors plan a trip to Walt Disney World / the Wizarding World of Harry Potter next January. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna around Orlando, FL at 12:34 PM - 24 answers

June 25, 2014

Longer FLL layover

23 hours in Fort Lauderdale! Where to stay, what to do? [more inside]
posted by superfish around Florida at 1:05 AM - 3 answers

June 13, 2014

Help me find a low-key party location in Orlando

I'm planning an alumni party for my workplace's residents and fellows who will be at the national annual meeting for our specialty. The conference is at the Orange County Convention Center. I'm looking for a place within walking distance of the conference, with good food (doesn't have to be fine dining, or anything, but needs to be tasty) and a pleasant ambiance where our doctors can catch up on what they've been up to for the past year. It'll be a Tuesday night in September. [more inside]
posted by joannemerriam around Orlando, FL at 7:28 AM - 3 answers has best