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May 5

Need help planning a Gulf Coast Florida vacation

Looking for a recommendation for a location on the gulf coast of Florida from Clearwater south to Fort Myers for a January vacation. Two adults, one senior citizen, and two late-stage teenagers. Trying to find a location with a nice beach close by (senior citizen) and lots of things to do for the teenagers (both very active, love exploring new areas, shopping, thrift stores, probably near a mid size city best for them). [more inside]
posted by mlis around Collier County, FL at 11:11 AM - 9 answers

February 28

Logs or Cacti? What route in AZ?

Spending time in the Southwest later in March and trying to make some decisions about what to see/do in conjunction with routing options. Arches or Antelope? Saguaro or Petrified Forest? [more inside]
posted by HonoriaGlossop around Miami, FL at 9:25 AM - 11 answers

January 23

Miami Beach for grownups?

I'm headed to Miami Beach at the end of February - likely prime spring break season. I'm in my late thirties, and I'm looking to relax with my partner, not party all night. We're staying close to where 195 hits the island and will not have a car. My taste can run a little bougie but I also love a good dive, and am a big fan of reading and coffee shops. What's chill, relaxing, and for grownups in Miami Beach? [more inside]
posted by woodvine around Miami Beach, FL at 12:37 PM - 5 answers

January 3

How to see aligators with my kid in/near Miami

In miami with my 7 year old. We want to see aligators in the wild. We don't have a car, but can rent one I guess if needed. What's the best place/way? Also : Are airboat rides super-loud? My son is very sensitive to loud noises... Thanks!!
posted by ManInSuit around Miami, FL at 5:53 AM - 10 answers

July 3, 2022

South Florida road trip tips - Tampa to Key West

In July I am going to be flying into Tampa for a wedding and then treating myself to a road trip down to Miami (staying overnight) and Key West for a few days. What should I see or stop for along the drive? [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter around Florida at 9:42 AM - 7 answers

February 9, 2022

24 hours in Miami in the time of Omicron

I unexpectedly have 24 free hours in Miami on Monday. I'm boosted and have N95s but am still relatively risk averse when it comes to spending time in enclosed space with people who aren't wearing masks. What might be a good set of activities to consider? I will be by myself and not have a car. [more inside]
posted by Candleman around Miami, FL at 1:12 AM - 9 answers

December 28, 2021

2 weeks in South Florida

I am going to be working/playing in South Florida in February and March. We (two colleagues and I) are staying in Fort Lauderdale for 2 weeks, and then I am planning to stay on alone for another two weeks (2/27-3/12 ish), considering Lauderdale By The Sea, Pompano Beach and Hollywood for options. Any recommendations for a location where it’s possible to live walkable to a good beach for less than $2000 per week? I am liking the large hotel-style condo buildings with lots of amenities but the resort fees are adding up. I am checking VRBO, Air Bnb but the choices are not great. I am hoping someone has an under the radar idea. I would consider renting somewhere with a shuttle to the beach or easy public transport as well. Thanks for any ideas! [more inside]
posted by halfsorry around Florida at 4:12 AM - 3 answers

October 21, 2021

Miami Beach for people who don't like corporate things

Your nerdy, semi-jaded, politically active Asian friends who enjoy the occasional club night are in town. Where do you take them? [more inside]
posted by paimapi around Miami Beach, FL at 3:56 PM - 9 answers

August 4, 2021

Gulf vacation on short notice?

We (couple, 40s, no kids) had a vacation planned in 10 days on the gulf coast of Florida near Tampa Bay. Between the Delta situation and the red tide we're thinking about cancelling our Florida hotel and moving north to... Alabama along the gulf? Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by jabes around Collier County, FL at 1:37 PM - 10 answers has best

July 23, 2021

Frequent Tallahassee Tourist recs

It looks like I will soon be visiting the Tallahassee area about once per month for work. As long as I have to pass through, I'd like to spend some time seeing some local sights, eating some good food, etc. I have seen the previous Tallahassee questions, but they are quite old at this point. I am hoping for some more recent recommendations of places to visit. [more inside]
posted by Sparky Buttons around Tallahassee, FL at 2:29 PM - 12 answers

June 21, 2021

Looking for a good old fashioned Fish Shack in Florida.

You know the type...been around for eleventy billion years....All the fish is caught fresh that day by some dude named Hank and cooked up right then for you. We are staying in Kissimmee and then meeting someone in Daytona (midway-is between our place and Jacksonville) and then traveling south along the coast. Anywhere in those locations would be swell. Have suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Wink Ricketts around Kissimmee, FL at 11:33 AM - 7 answers has best

April 29, 2021

Advice for Florida Keys in June 2021

I'd like spend a few weeks this June in the Florida Keys. Looking for suggestions, advice and current on-the-ground information! Parameters and details under the fold. [more inside]
posted by kanuck around Florida at 12:53 PM - 3 answers

March 3, 2021

Miami spots for the most quiet/peaceful solo swimming?

Miami area swimming beaches/shores that are 1) very peaceful isolated vibe, not party vibe and 2) walkable from some lodging that's not luxe priced? Especially in lowish-season winter, such as early or mid Jan? (I see Miami's lowest sea temps are around 70F, which is fine; I'm used to wild swimming down to 58F or so, and I welcome but don't need a lifeguard.)
posted by kalapierson around Miami, FL at 8:37 AM - 3 answers

December 29, 2020

EnGulf me, please

Looking for a dog-friendly, public beach for early morning walks and possible Gulf dips near Ft. Myers, FL. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by fiery.hogue around Fort Myers, FL at 11:25 AM - 1 answer

March 25, 2020

A place in Florida to live in RV/Fifth Wheel for next few months?

I have a family member who can no longer afford their rent in South Florida. They will be moving into a Fifth-Wheel, towed by their truck. ANYWHERE in Florida near a coast is an option. Due to Covid-19, camping in state/national parks has been cancelled. This person has two large dogs. He is youngish (30-something), physically active and skilled at a variety of landscaping/logging/handyman/boarding/grooming horses type outdoor stuff. (I am including this because some people have open land with RV hookups they may trade for labor tasks on their property). Fifth wheel is about 28 feet if that matters.
posted by caveatz around Florida at 6:30 AM - 4 answers

January 27, 2020

Miami transportation on Super Bowl Sunday?

6 months ago I booked a flight and a hotel to go to Miami, and now I find out I'm landing in the middle of Super Bowl Sunday. How can I get from the airport to my hotel? [more inside]
posted by fuzz around Miami, FL at 1:16 PM - 10 answers has best

January 22, 2020

Stuff to with elderly parents in Naples, Florida?

My folks have lived in Naples for 15 years or so, so I've been to all the highlights--Billie's Swamp Safari, the botanical garden, the zoo, oh god the zoo. Are there other cool museums, tours, anything?
posted by Camofrog around Naples, FL at 7:58 PM - 5 answers

December 8, 2019

Key West, FL in February

I know precious little about Key West and the Keys in general. My friends are no help as they haven't been there, either. My spouse and I are attending a sort-of last-minute planned wedding in Key West mid-February 2020 and I know NOTHING about Key West. More specifics inside... [more inside]
posted by bz around Key West, FL at 8:13 PM - 18 answers has best

November 24, 2019

Advice for Moving on a Shoestring Budget? (Possible: FL, NY)

Should a freelancer with little money move and start over in NYC, FL (or other places -- open to suggestions) or stay in Philly, possibly? I'd love to get firsthand advice from individuals in different places, as I've seen I've learned much more about Philly by living here and asking advice. I'm moving very soon and really have no clue about what neighborhoods are affordable and ideal around Miami, Orlando, Tampa, and other cities in other states. [more inside]
posted by dancer4life around Florida at 8:21 AM - 19 answers

September 14, 2019

Maximize my chances for (watching) liftoff

Currently planing a Florida vacation for April or May of next year. I would like to view a rocket launch while there. Any hints for choosing my exact vacation date? [more inside]
posted by mirage pine around Florida at 6:12 AM - 4 answers