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August 30, 2019

Where's good for a quick solo vacation near Gainesville?

Looks like I may be going to Gainesville on business in October and I might be able to tack on a couple extra days of personal vacay. I like water in all forms and quiet. I can rent a car but don't really want to drive more than 90 min. Where should I go?
posted by soren_lorensen around Florida at 3:52 PM - 12 answers

August 12, 2019

What to do in Orlando?

I'm in Orlando for a week in October. I detest theme parks. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by pdb around Orlando, FL at 9:02 AM - 12 answers has best

June 10, 2019

How safe is Orlando (North Mills Avenue and East Colonial Drive)?

I'm thinking about visiting Colonial Photo and Hobby in Orlando, which is at the intersection of North Mills Avenue and East Colonial Drive with my 16 year old step-daughter. As well as visiting the store we might go to the Starbucks a couple of blocks south of and maybe explore a bit - is this a terrible idea? Are there any areas in walking distance that we should particularly avoid? Bonus points for geeky or cool things to do/visit/see within walking distance of Colonial Photo and Hobby. TIA!
posted by Chairboy around Orlando, FL at 8:38 PM - 4 answers has best

May 25, 2019

Orlando Adjacent Beach Recommendations

Mr. Wasp and I are flying into Orlando next month. We're planning to immediately get out of the city and enjoy several days relaxing near/on the beach; we also like the idea of staying in a low-key, unique location. Google/travel site searches feel overwhelming and inconclusive. We're planning to visit Kennedy Space Center one day, but other than that, have a wide open schedule. Thank you!
posted by WaspEnterprises around Orlando, FL at 11:24 PM - 5 answers has best

April 4, 2019

Time to kill in Miami, what to do for 5ish hours?

So I'm in Miami for a friend's party but things don't really kick off until 4pm or so. I've already landed and have a rental car. Anything worth checking out on a first rainy trip to the area? [more inside]
posted by Carillon around Miami, FL at 7:31 AM - 9 answers has best

April 3, 2019

Where to stay in Key West in early May?

Two adult women (mother and daughter) planning a 5 day getaway, May 6 through 10. We would like to be walking distance to eateries and sightseeing. [more inside]
posted by LaBellaStella around Key West, FL at 4:21 PM - 7 answers has best

February 20, 2019

One Evening in Jacksonville, FL

I'll be arriving in Jacksonville, FL on Sunday (2/24) around 4PM and I'm looking for something to do for the evening. Ideally this something would include art or music, and maybe something to eat while looking at the ocean. [more inside]
posted by sacrifix around Jacksonville, FL at 8:22 AM - 3 answers has best

January 2, 2019

Unfried Sanibel Seafood?

My wife, a shrimp-loving celiac sufferer (say that three times fast) is taking a last-minute trip to Sanibel Island next month. She is a bit discouraged that the local restaurants seem to be all about the breading and seeks places that are serious about eliminating cross-contamination. [more inside]
posted by Gilgamesh's Chauffeur around Florida at 9:49 AM - 5 answers has best

November 18, 2018

Family-friendly hotel/resort in Miami

Our family (two parents, one nearly-2-year-old) wants to plan a relaxing week-long Miami vacation in late January or early February. We're looking for recommendations of low-key baby-friendly hotels or resorts to stay at, where we can have a decent trip just hanging near the hotel with our kid. [more inside]
posted by teditrix around Miami, FL at 9:24 AM - 4 answers

October 6, 2018

Nightlife around Disney World?

I have to go Disney World with a bunch of families. I don’t have any interest. What bars are outside the Disney World complex that are reasonable to get to by Uber? Bonus if there’s a indie/cool whatever district in Orlando (I am sure there is!). There’s got to be a place the staff themselves unwind close by though. I’m open to other adult things to do besides bars, I just don’t like having to sit in a theme bar and order a Mickeytini or whatever.
posted by geoff. around Orlando, FL at 9:46 AM - 13 answers

August 4, 2018

Hotel recommendations in Miami/Miami Beach

Hive mind: what are your favorite boutique hotels or places to stay in Miami/Miami Beach? [more inside]
posted by specialk420 around Miami, FL at 8:44 AM - 4 answers

June 18, 2018

Roughly 24 hours in Miami (or South Beach?) - Help me decide?

We will be taking a cruise that departs from the port of Miami in the spring, to celebrate a big wedding anniversary. The cruise line recommends two hotels, a Marriott in South Beach or the Four Seasons downtown, for pre/post cruise stays. We'll be flying in the day before the cruise (early morning) and will have roughly 24 hours in town before we board the ship. I see us having two paths - which would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by librarianamy around Miami, FL at 11:18 AM - 5 answers

April 23, 2018

Extended stay at the Space Coast

I'm going to be working down in the Space Coast area for an extended period, and I'm looking for food and relaxation recommendations to maintain sanity. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot around Cocoa Beach, FL at 7:12 AM - 8 answers

February 21, 2018

East coast of Florida in mid-March?

Expanding on this question , we decided to head down to Florida in mid-March. We'll be flying into Jacksonville, renting a car, and driving South. What can we see and what should we avoid? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff around Florida at 7:03 AM - 19 answers has best

February 19, 2018

Adult Fun In Downtown Orlando

Mrs Ashtray Elvis and myself have some time to spend in Downtown ourselves. We need a place to stay, cool paces to eat and stuff to do. We have 48 hours, no car and would preferably like to walk where possible but are open to stuff further afield. There seems to be some information out there but most centers around the theme parks.
posted by ashtray elvis around Orlando, FL at 4:46 PM - 6 answers has best

December 26, 2017

if you can think of a good place let minnow

Looking for places to rent poles and go fishing in or around Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Florida! [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels around Jacksonville, FL at 8:25 AM - 2 answers

December 15, 2017

Best way to do Universal Studios Orlando in one day?

We're going to Universal Studios in Orlando but only for one day. We have tickets for both parks, but are not planning to spring for the line-skipping passes (money is tight). It will be on a non-"seasonal" day, not expected to be peak attendance, so we're hoping that won't be too big a deal - 45 mins at worst? What is the best way to navigate both parks so we can get the most out of our day? We are two adults and a 9 year old boy, none of us likes big coasters. [more inside]
posted by Mchelly around Orlando, FL at 6:29 AM - 7 answers

December 12, 2017

Winter Fun in Florida

My parents moved to Florida a few months ago and I'm going to visit them for a week at the end of the month. What are your favorite things to do/see/eat in the Sarasota area? [more inside]
posted by helloimjennsco around Sarasota, FL at 6:37 AM - 13 answers

December 11, 2017

Restaurant options for vegetarians withing 30 minutes of St. Augustine?

Two vegetarians and two non-vegetarians will be in St. Augustine, Florida, in late December. The non-vegetarians (parents) want a really good meal for the holidays, and they want the vegetarians to have a nice time with them. Where can they eat without driving an hour to Jacksonville? [more inside]
posted by amtho around St. Augustine, FL at 10:58 PM - 5 answers has best

October 2, 2017

What should I do around St Petersburg, FL?

I'm going to St Petersburg, FL in November and can stay as long as I want to. What is there to do? [more inside]
posted by ramenopres around Saint Petersburg, FL at 6:18 PM - 8 answers