Welcome to Epcot! Epcot is the biggest park of all Disney commons and is broken into two parts. Future World is full of educational attractions and futuristic and World Showcase, which is the world today. Where we will be able to visit various countries of the world and their cultures.
Let’s begin by Future World, the World of Tomorrow. Spaceship Earth. Spaceship Earth is a walkthrough of the history of mankind, since the prehistoric boy through ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire the human being and the future of HoJoe. “There’s” 16 minutes animatronics robots so it is very worthwhile to enter the magical world-wide of Disney.
Another of the attractions of key sectors, for those who have the gallantry, is the Mission Space. This attraction built by NASA manufactured me gape. Genuinely I felt like a room liftoff I seemed out of the estate and land on another planet. But be careful! This simulator is centrifugal which causes the feeling of taking off and the illusion of acceleration. Because they took freshly cafe or eat or lose strong fascinations, will be better not go up.
If you enliven rise, for me its own experience was great. This part of the common we still have other educational attractions as color mania, granting play with lighting and complexions. simulated roller coasters, which schools children about physical but they got a little old in comparison with the simulators of other ballparks. Also very popular is the Test Track attraction.
The second portion is to go World Showcase. A kind of world’s fair. It is a space for tread, sauntering and marching. Each gradation, we’ll meet with a different country. With restaurants, music, indicates, markets of each country, municipalities places, and emblematic constructs rebuilt scale. For travelers who have known these cities vain if familiarizer vain and find friendly a walk around the world in two hours or more journey. Vao congregated the Disney references in home countries, as appropriate. In China, vain meet Mulan. in France the Beautiful Beast ya, Morocco Aladdin, Mexico one of three Caballeros, in Germany Snow White and Norway popular Frozen, which lota people.
If you want to take your children watch Frozen, we recommend utilizing the Fast Pass.
We are here on Dry Tortugas, the most remote national park in the continental United States. This assembly of islands is 70 miles west of Key West, Florida. But I’m warning you, there’s no sea or electricity for campers, but if you’re up for an adventure, I promise you, this is the ultimate Florida camping experience. – When you come out just for the day, you still get to see a good deal of the interesting things. But it’s traffic jam hour for us. I entail, 150 beings on a 16 -acre island of Garden Key is pretty crowded, believe it or not. When “you’re here” after the ship buds, you have pretty much the entire island unto yourself, except for whatever other campers may be here. Maybe a few staff on hand, but some of the best available dark skies you’ll watch. Great snorkeling in the afternoon. And you really have a sense of calm and solace that you can’t find anywhere else in the Keys.
– I would say delivering a kayak. There’s really cool stuff that you can do if you are able to kayak out a half mile, or even out to Loggerhead, which is three miles across. And you can do a good deal of good snorkeling, just right here on the castle, but if you introduce a kayak with you, there are lots of hulks and events that you can do precisely offshore that are pretty cool. – And as much as is camping in Florida, it’s relatively bug-free. No mosquitoes cause there’s no fresh water. And there’s usually a breeze, so it’s been a nice camping know, more. – Be sure and diary early on the ferrying,’ lawsuit we are staying quite booked.
They only bring out eight campers and upwards of only 3 lights per stand per group. And then, really is well aware of the territory out here. I want, you’re on your own. There is no placed to buy goods out here, so you were supposed to wreaking everything this is necessary with you because formerly you’re hearing that barge leave, it’s just you and whatever you returned. – You know what the best part about tenting on Dry Tortugas is? At the end of the working day, when all the crowds have gone home, you get this whole target everyone to yourself ..
Hi welcome back to Escapades with Emma. I am Emma, as you have been able to gathered and today we’re going to talk about the Top 5 Things to do in Palm Beach County Florida. So, my parents are snowbirds and their location of preference for the winters lately has been Ocean Ridge. So, for the last three years I’ve been inspecting Palm Beach County Florida, um, once a year. I’m going to share with you my top 5 things to do! So,# 1 is the coast. Palm Beach is of course referred for the beautiful palm rowed seas but palm trees are not actually native to the United States. A Spanish send carrying a merchandise of coconuts shipwrecked near Mar-a-lago in 1878. And when the coconuts rinsed ashore the latter are embed and flourished, generating the sphere its call. Regrettably, while we were there high winds and rip-tide advice stopped us from experiencing the coast ,…. so we enjoyed the kitty instead. >> The sea is freezing if “its not” 90, 88 stage F. They keep the reserve so heated its almost like a bath, heated enough even for nighttime period swims.
>> Hello there!# 2( singing) Browse! So, I love to go shopping in this area. There is TJ Maxx, Ross Dress for Less, there’s tons of outlet stores, but the best by far is Nordstrom’s the Rack in Boca Raton. But, seeing as I haven’t frayed every segment of garment that I bought there LAST year, I judged this year to go to the markets in Delray Beach instead. >> Here we are in Delray Beach, Veteran’s Park, um for the weekly art appearance on Saturdays. You can see it is quite the situation, there’s lots of artwork on display a great deal of really talented masters …. >> After taking in the artistry testify you can walk along the famous Atlantic Avenue to the outdoor marketplace at Pineapple Grove.
>> We’re walking along Atlantic Avenue, where there’s lots of actually swanky supermarkets. Genuinely interesting places to patronize if you have a thick-witted pocketbook and um, apparently there’s so many restaurants along now that mostly you could live in Delray for an entire month, go to a different eatery everyday, and still not get to all of them. >> So, behind me is Johnny Brown’s, next to the set moves here. And when the develop come into for about 2 minutes the government had 1/2 priced hits. >> Just off Atlantic Avenue is Pineapple Grove, the skill quarter in downtown Delray Beach. This is where the winter green sell is held on Saturdays from 9am- 2pm in Old School Square Park.
It has everything from fresh regional grow, meat and fish, to artisan baked goods. It is even pet friendly! …. >> So what’s this? >> This is a Gumbo Limbo Tree. A gumbo limbo tree is sometimes called a sightseer tree because the skin on the tree is reddish like a sunburn and the surface rind off like the sightseers when they get a sunburn >> like me specifically! >> In my hour in the sunlight on a cloudy daytime …. this is what happened. I’M A GUMBO LIMBO TREE. and I reek like vinegar. Oh yeah! Good gratuity: get all the heat out with freezing drapes and then season yourself with a little white vinegar to take out the stinging. It doesn’t take it all away but it helps. >># 3 The intracoastal waterway, or to trounce around the bush a little less I’ll time announce this straight up what it is: House appearing. I don’t know….Peeping? Is that a … It performs it sound creepier to me, I don’t know … But you’re going to look at some ridiculous houses, basically.
Like, “theres” beings buying these homes, billion dollars mansions, and time slapping them down so they can develop something that they require there instead. It is absolutely Looney Tunes. In lineup to get a better idea of this we decided to make the 2 hour sightseeing sail from Delray Beach towards Boca Raton. >> For about the first hour of the sail you get a narration talking about the history of the area, some chatter, and sometimes even who bought which house and how much they paid for it. On the way back, you precisely get to enjoy the belief. You can get liquors and food on board, and they are not that expensive, and the service is fantastic.
>># 4 is the Flagler Museum. Now, I saved this one for a rainy day, unfortunately that too happened to be a weekend. >> We’re driving north on the A1A, um, to go to the Flagler museum in Palm Beach. But, seeing as it’s the weekend and Donald Trump is at Mar-a-Lago we’re probably going to have to take the long way around because insurance kind of barriers a section of the road between now and Palm Beach for security purposes.
But, you can see along the A1A there are some beautiful mansions. >> That’s right, more houses to look at. If you don’t feel like going on a sail of the intracoastal waterway then simply driving along the A1A really does envelop my# 3 nicely. >> Just a little experience. >> Hey pa ……. How joyous are you right now? This is the second bridge we’ve arrived at where the drawbridge went up. We were at the one at Lantana at 1:30 pm, and then had to go further down the roadway and over into Palm Beach in order to bridge back over the connection here , now up, to get to the Flagler museum. Um …. Thanks Donald J. Trump. This would then be like a 20 minute drive up the A1A otherwise . ……… Yup ……. >> But it was well worth the postponement. >> Whitehall was built as a winter home for Henry Flagler in 1902 and given to his third wife as a nuptial gift.
After they both passed away it was left to her niece and eventually sold to property developers who computed a 10 tale inn addition. The structure was saved from being torn down by Flagler’s granddaughter in 1959 and the addition was annihilated, and the building restored to its Gilded Age glory, and turned into a museum. >> Regrettably, I couldn’t use the footage from within of Whitehall but it is beautiful and, trust me, worth the visit.
Henry Flagler was a fascinating adult who was a co-founder, along with John D. Rockefeller of Standard OIl. In his later years he started to develop hotels in southern of Florida and facilitated develop the transportation system, namely the rail in the field, to aid bring tourists down. So he bought the railways along the eastern coast of Florida, standardised the tracks and expanded them south creating what is still known as the Florida East Coastal Railway, which kick started the development of the orbit. He even improved the Overseas Railroad all the way to Key West. Although it was known as Flagler’s Folly, it was completed in 1912 and Flagler formed the maiden voyage in his private sleeper car that you can still visit in the Pavilion behind Whitehall.
Flagler vanished the year after at the age of 83 after falling down the stairs at Whitehall. He didn’t live to see the Overseas Railroad, which was considered the 8th speculate of the world at the time, destroyed during typhoon in 1935. Fortunately, the Flagler Museum, or Whitehall, continues his gift as the father of Palm Beach and Miami Beach, alive and well. >># 5… Enjoy a little nature. We selected the Gumbo Limbo Nature Park, or Gumbo limbo sort Centre?( singing) Gumbo Limbo, Gumbo Limbo ,…. the Gumbo …… ze Limbo … okay ……… … This is all in Spanish. >> Now we are in Boca Raton at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Centre where they rescue and rehabilitate sea turtles. Let’s Go! >> This turtle we announce Blitzen because he came in on Christmas eve. A guy was glancing out his window in Jupiter in his oceanfront condo, saw something he believed that it was garbage, so he ogled through his telescope construed it was a turtle grabbed his surfboard, exited running out there and pushed sea turtles in to security on the beach. >> He hadn’t eaten for 4 or 5 months, because when you have a internal infection, which he has a blood infection, it compels internal gas.
So, you can’t swim after fish to feed yourself, so you live off your own torso fatten. You can’t get out of the sunbathe, so a lot of things grow on you. He’d been hit in the president by a dampen instrument, perhaps a billow smuggler. Blitzen’s about 20 years old, so he’s a sub-adult. He’s not an adult until they’re 25 years old. >> Somehow turtles have a special GPS, they call it the magnetized footprint, but, turtles travel around the Atlantic Ocean and by the time they gyrate 25 and wishes to mate they somehow know where they were incubated at. So, they’ll am coming to Florida, they wander the Atlantic on the gulf stream, which is a current of heated ocean that goes all around the Atlantic up to Europe, down to Africa, back to Florida and whenever they are 25 ish theyll go back to where they were hatched teammate with a bunch of various types of males, and during that season, that time, they’ll have 6 or 7 clutches of eggs. >> If we didn’t let the little turtles stroll on the sand to get to the Ocean they would not have that magnetized footprint.
It’s kind of like salmon, that “re going to have to” spawn up the river. >> Thank you so much for watching, if you enjoyed please give it a thumbs up, and satisfy subscribe for more content like this by clicking this join or the button below ..
Good morning it’s another beautiful day here on Fort Myers Beach got a bit early to get a morning Beach stroll in before we get a day started we are spending the morning at the J in Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge here on Sanibel Island it’s one of the largest in the country and it’s a place for sanctuary for wild animals and mainly birds so we are going to hop on a tram and explore the grounds I’m gonna get ready to go on an hour and a half long tour yeah take you all down wildlife drive we are going to be making one stops the mangrove overlook that is the part of the tour where we get off the bus take a short walk cross boardwalk now what it means to be a wildlife refuge is that this land is specifically set aside to act on a sanctuary for all of the native plants and animals that live in this habitat and these being estuary waters I mean there are millions of baby fish in here is the white mangrove trees it has white bark distractions on its bark and has these small rounded leaves growing up right next to the salt water line is the black mangrove tree this tree what it does get rid of the salt is it actually excretes it through the tops of its lead from this point on you only true you’re going to see is our red mangrove tree this tree likes to grow directly in the salt water and that is just four miles this wildlife review.
I do want to thank y’all so much for coming out here with me today we’re here at Ford’s garage for lunch this place is known for the burgers and craft beer and after that after they’re super super hot morning we just had I am looking forward to a cold beer we are at the Edison and Ford winter estate these are homes that Thomas Edison and Henry Ford would come to during the winter months Thomas Edison the most important inventor in US history his name is attached to over a thousand patents and we’re going to get the chance to see where he would come during the winter months and also explore his laboratory so this is considered the centerpiece of the entire Edison estate it is the largest bang and tree in continental United States and Edison was actually gifted this tree believe it or not this is one tree and it spans about 400 feet in diameter.
So we were just checking out Edison’s home now we can’t actually go right into it but we can peer through some of the windows all the furniture is original and the light fixtures that you see although we call them chandeliers Edison coin the term electoral ears because to pin chandeliers ran off of candles and his light fixtures obviously for running offices Edison light bulb coming into the laboratory now Edison’s laboratory.
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We are getting exclusive access I mean we’re alone I’m again we’re now checking out Henry Ford’s winter home and the only reason why he bought this home was that he could be close to Thomas Edison when he was here during the winter months but the funny thing is that Henry Ford would only come down for two weeks out of the year and those two weeks coincided with Edison’s birthday so it’s really cool that the guys were such good friends that Henry Ford would buy a home just to come and celebrate Edison’s birthday Bobby our guide is now going to demonstrate a photograph photograph to 1904 we’re gonna play it back this is an original record for you with this how would you control the sound alright this is too loud for you you could get different sizes for horn that would give you different sound but what a lot of people do it they take cloth ball about sticking their horn this became such a common occurrence and we get great at the phrase put a sock in it originates from butter ok so this was absolutely fantastic if you are a history buff who are going to love it if you are not a history of up you’re also gonna love it there’s so much to see here.
You can easily spend an entire day so when you’re here in the Fort Myers and Center ball island area make sure to build in some time to check out the Edison and Ford winter estate we are at nervous Nellie’s for dinner which is located under the Matanzas bridge also known as the sky bridge.
And this menu is absolutely insane I do not know what to choose because there’s way too much to choose from I think I might just like do any meenie miney little I don’t think I got a big enough drink what do you think so apparently all of my other travel mates here don’t got it because I mean this ordering and you know you’re all gonna want a piece you know it because when you’re in Florida you gotta have keylime pie big feet they’re already they’re already wanted yeah so after that epic meal definitely need to work some of that off so we are now walking through what is called Times Square here on Sanibel Island and it is this fun strip of shops very colorful a little touristy but in a really fun way that’s me the free Bob Bob my bum that’s a nice looking bummer.
Oh what do you got there Sharon this is shell art so not only can you find shelves in the beach but you can find them in the stores you will not find this in world as I say all good things must come to an end and this wraps up my time here in Fort Myers I hope you guys have enjoyed these videos not it’s as hard you guys come out and check out this area Florida I guarantee you you will not be disappointed please subscribe to my youtube channel if you haven’t yet already to stay up to date with all of my latest travel adventures thank you so much for watching we’ll see you guys on the next one you.
Take a peek around St. Augustine. It’s such a treasure! This charming city is simply full of surprises like cool concerts under the trees and breezy restaurants with sparkling lights.
Welcome to the nation’s oldest city. Sweet shops, pizza joints, and sangria bars, oh my! You can’t count the number of places for a romantic toast around here. The Castillo de San Marcos is one of the most unique monuments in our national park system. It’s the oldest masonry fort in the continental U.S. and one of only two in the world built out of an unusual form of limestone called coquina. Just over the stately Bridge of Lions, you’ll find bohemian Anastasia Island with its beautiful coastlines, expansive beaches, and rolling waves.
This castle is seriously awesome. It’s a citadel, which means it’s like a star-shaped formation. This would have been important to protect from pirates like I said. Sir Francis Drake did come here, raiding all the gold ships that came from Mexico and Panama from Peru. This would have been a really important spot pinching off those shipments of gold treasure as they were headed to the Old World. What a view. It’s so cool, honestly. As a historian and a history nerd, pretty incredible. It’s a little bit late for coffee, but, honestly, this could be the cutest coffee shop I’ve ever seen in my life.
A jaunt at the lighthouse steps, all 219 of them, is rewarded with a majestic view of both sea and shore. And the Maritime Museum down below hosts a bevy of cool archaeological finds with enough technology to keep the kids enthralled. Seafood is a staple in most restaurants here, and you can never miss with a scrumptious shrimp dish. Open air spots like Sunset Grille on A1A are favorites of both visitors and locals alike.
This beautiful and diverse area of Northeast Florida is full of personality. Plan a visit when you’re looking for history, culture, and a few days of magic.
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Augustine, Florida, is the oldest, continuously inhabited European settlement in the United States of America. It’s a beautiful place with a crazy story that goes something like this…..
As we all know, in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean. But on his second voyage, he came with a conquistador named Ponce de Leon. Ponce de Leon became the governor of Puerto Rico. The problem was that position was promised to Columbus’ son. So he set off on a quest for new lands in the name of glory, gold, and god, and supposedly the fountain of youth.
But instead of the fountain of youth, he discovered this land, which he called La Florida and well as the gulf stream, an ocean current that cut two weeks off the return voyage to Spain, making Florida crucial in protecting Spanish gold and treasure from pirates. But St Augustine wasn’t founded until 1565 when the Spanish returned only to find other Europeans, French Protestants known as Heugonots.
When they refused to convert or kneel to the Catholic king of Spain, they were slaughtered, making the blue waters run red, giving the name to the bay in front of St Augustine, La Bahia de las Matanzas, or the Bay of Slaughter. St Augustine became the capital of Spanish Florida for 200 years, during which time it was raided by the feared pirate, Sir Francis Drake, before being seceded to the English, then the Americans, making it the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the United States of America.[/expand]
Today we look at the Pirate Museum in St. Augustine and it’s a great place to visit for Pirates young and old. A super cool thing they have here at the Pirate Museum is they give you a treasure map and what you do is you look for the skull and crossbones anywhere in the museum and you could find some hidden treasure like this. Pretty cool, huh? Here they even have an original Jolly Roger Flag. I asked Executive Director Cindy Stavely what the response has been to the museum since it opened. It’s been phenomenal, not only with our visitors the locals absolutely love it we’ve been voted best local attraction for the past couple years and the school groups, we have an unbelievable turn out of the school groups that come to St. Augustine. We did a thousand school groups here last year.
WOW, that’s a lot of kids. Yes, it’s a lot of kids and we love sharing this place with those kids. So I know there’s an interesting story about how Pat got started with Pirates and his fascination for Pirates all together can you tell me that.
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One day he was sitting in the living room of his home outside of Philadelphia watching the movie Captain Blood. Ok. With his father, with Errol Flynn. Well, that movie totally fascinated him so from that point on he was fascinated and drawn into the culture and the philosophy of the life of Piracy. So he’s been into this his whole life basically? His whole life.
And it was about 30 years ago that he bought his first artifact and it’s actually a book, The Buccaneers of America. Antiques Roadshow was recently here in Jacksonville. Right. And they came to the museum to do an appraisal of that book. And it was appraised for tens of thousands of dollars.
He’s collected over 500 things, documents, weapons, swords, treasures, and then we’ve got things online from places too, not just his things, but the majority of what you see here is his personal collection that he’s been purchasing and collecting for over thirty years. Now, another thing that’s pretty cool here too is besides all the artifacts you guys are really well known for the interactive portion that you’ve created. Can you tell me more about that? Well, you’re going to hear it one second, hold on there. FIRE IN THE HOLE!
That is our interactive cannon firing, we actually have real cannons rigged up electronically so you can fire them. Shhhh, don’t wake him up. I like to let people know that when they’re coming in here what they are going to see is one of the world’s largest collections of authentic Pirate artifacts and I look at the kids and I’m like, you probably don’t know what I mean when I say that I say real things, that real Pirates and sailors used. hundreds of years ago..
Amelia Island is a place named by Conde Nast one of the world’s top 25 islands, a place where you can enjoy relaxed Florida beaches with a distinct Southern charm, and where you’ll find fascinating history, plenty of outdoor activities, and terrific shopping and dining. I’m Marieve, and welcome to beautiful Amelia Island! Amelia Island, Florida, is located just south of the Georgia/Florida border on the Atlantic Coast and is easy to get to via Jacksonville International Airport. It has a truly fascinating history and rich culture. In fact, Amelia Island is the only place in America to have been under eight different flags at various times throughout its history.
Walk or take a horse-drawn carriage around the Fernandina Beach historic district and see beautiful 19th century historical homes and public buildings, or catch a boat tour from the marina. The historic district is also home to a plethora of dining options from various cafes, to locally owned brewpubs and eateries serving up the freshest Floridian seafood, to al fresco dining venues headed by award-winning chefs. You’ll also find countless charming and eclectic boutiques and antique shops both here and further south on the island at Palmetto Walk Shopping Village.
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Of course, “island time” is synonymous with “beach time,” and Amelia Island has plenty of pristine shores to explore. One of many beach access points is located at Fort Clinch State Park, where you can even sneak in a little more history by touring the best preserved 19th-century fort in the country. Here, amongst the dunes, you’ll find gorgeous trails perfect for hiking or biking, where you can enjoy the lush native vegetation and might even catch a glimpse of some native wildlife like a heron, alligator or nesting sea turtle.
You can also try stand-up paddleboarding, do some surf fishing, or take a self-guided nature walk. You can wander one of the island’s many natural, preserved park beaches or relax on the more manicured resort beaches. There is plenty of opportunity for a romantic stroll and swim or family time collecting seashells. Whether you’re seeking an active, yet relaxed family vacation, or a luxurious couples getaway, you’ll make memories to last a lifetime here on Amelia Island…
Clearwater Beach has been voted the number one beach in America by TripAdvisor. Let’s find out why.
One of the most eclectic resort towns in the Gulf of Mexico, Clearwater Beach has become both a sexy beacon for spring breakers and a cozy retreat for couples. This town has everything. It has sugar-white sands, turquoise blue waters, and the best food and drinks in Florida. -There’s also plenty to keep you busy, fishing, boating, you even have Winter the dolphin just a few minutes away with his mechanical tail And when it comes to finishing up your memorable stay, may we suggest a stroll down Pier 60.
Clearwater is a perfect beach for who is looking for a warmer seawater. As the beach is on the west side of Orlando, the seawater is much warmer than the east side. Clearwater Beach is characterized by its white sand stretching for miles, Sunny days along the year, a warm seawater along the Gulf of Mexico, and lots of hospitality from the locals. This beach has been ranked one of the best beaches in the U.S. frequently.
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It is approximately 20 miles (30 km) from Tampa International Airport It offers lots of restaurants, shopping, and activities such as parasailing, jet ski rentals, miniature golf, even boat tours with a common sighting of dolphins! I love when I find beaches with a great sidewalk like this one! According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Clearwater holds the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, with 361 days.
The city was incorporated in 1891, The name “Clear Water” is thought to have come from a fresh water spring flowing from near where the City Hall building is located today. Now, let’s talk about restaurants! There are lots of seafood restaurants around here, but one of the best is Cooters, which is very close to the beach.
Looking for the top things to do in Orlando, Florida on your next trip? One of our travelers’ favorite attractions is Walt Disney World, which is only a short 10 to 15-minute drive from Kissimmee or Lake Buena Vista.
Whether you’re taking the kids or simply exploring the park with loved ones, it’s a fantastic stop while visiting Florida. The family can spend a whole week exploring Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
But let’s not forget all the water parks near Orlando and Kissimmee! Besides enjoying Disney’s Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon, Aquatica: SeaWorld’s Water Park has fast slides and areas for both kids and adults. SeaWorld’s Discovery Cove even offers encounters with otters and dolphins and their Freshwater Oasis is home to many colorful birds and wildlife to interact with while wading through the water. For those of you that like fishing, there are more than 21,000 acres that make up the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes to cast a line.
Many of the systems in the area are known for producing massive award-winning fish, including Lake Toho, which is one of the best spots to catch bass in the US! There are also dozens of places to golf near Kissimmee or Orlando, Florida that feature beautiful views and challenging holes. Plus, Florida is bustling with tons of shopping centers to unwind and treat yourself on your trip such as The Florida Mall or the Orlando Premium Outlets.
For this post, we start in Key Largo and make our way all the way down to Key West, as we share with you some of our greatest memories of filming in the Florida Keys. But first up, we go to Key Largo, and take you on an undersea petting zoo adventure. You are going to love it. Something we call the creature feature. One of the best dives in the area is Captain Slate’s Creature Feature. He and his underwater pets have entertained divers for over 30 years. Over the years, Captain Slate has made a name for himself by his extreme, and some would say bizarre, a method of feeding these creatures. (light music) On our descent to the bottom, I was amazed at how quickly the fish gathered once they saw Captain Slate was coming. What an experience to be so close to these spectacular fish. The main event of the creature feature would be watching Captain Slate feed Psycho the barracuda. I do want to stress not to try this on your own, as Captain Slate has been feeding in this area for over 30 years, and has developed a rapport with these creatures.
The dive lasts about 30 minutes at 40 feet down. So it’s a great experience for beginning divers.
That is because, even though the Florida Keys is technically a part of Florida, it just looks and feel like a whole other place down here. It’s an absolute Mecca for fishing, water sports, and a cool, laid-back lifestyle like nowhere else in the Sunshine State. Experiencing the Florida Keys is one of my favorite ways to do Florida.
KEY WEST TOP TEN THINGS TO DO
We are also going to reveal our top 10 things to do in Key West.
Number 10, Southernmost Point.
You know make the line, take the picture, get it out of the way. You know it’s not really the Southernmost Point, right?
Number 9, Mile Marker 0 of US-1.
Unlike Southernmost Point, this truly mile marker zero of US-1, the longest north-south road in the United States. The other end at Fort Kent, Maine, right by the border with Canada. It does get a little colder up there.
Number 8, Truman’s Little White House.
Trump has Mar-a-lago, Kennedy had his Palm Beach estate, Reagan had is ranch in Santa Barbara, and Truman, well Truman had The Little White House in Key West. Fascinating history happened in this place and don’t even thing about taking out your camera. Photography is forbidden because even to this day, it is an official presidential residence.
Number 7, Hemingway’s House. One of the first houses on the island to have indoor plumbing, a second-floor bathroom with running water, or a state of the art swimming pool, for that matter. It is also the place where the “Snows of Kilimanjaro” and “To Have and Have Not” were written. See the polydactyl cats? They’re direct descendants of Hemingway’s felines. This was the writer’s home during his 30s when he used to frequent nearby Sloppy Joe’s pretty much daily as the story goes.
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Number 6, go bar hopping in Duval Street if that is your thing. Whether it is the Bull and Whistle Bar, the clothing-optional Garden of Eden on the top floor, Sloppy Joe’s, Captain Tony’s which was the original location of Sloppy Joe’s, the Smallest Bar, well there are too many to mention here. Please drink responsibly or not.
Number 5, eat some conch and seafood.
There are a plethora of good restaurants in the Conch Republic and I’m going to recommend any in particular because honestly, most of them are really good.
Number 4, see a festival.
Be it Fantasy Fest or Lobster Fest, whatever you’re in to, it is guaranteed to be a lot of fun.
Number 3, Sunset Cruise.
It is a cliché, but it is incredibly romantic and lots of fun especially if you go on the one that has the open bar. Talking about cruising,
Number 2, visit Dry Tortugas National Park.
A hop on the ferry or take the seaplane either to see historic Fort Jefferson or snorkel around the moat wall or just to be at this beautiful, remote archipelago.
Number 1, Mallory Square Sunset Celebration.
Nothing says Key West as much as joining the crowds and street performers at this daily tradition here in the Conch Republic. While you are there, have a Mojito in my name at the outdoor bar at El Meson de Pepe, listening to salsa music as the sun sets. And that’s my top ten. I know you can also go to a beach, although none of them are great.
Do some snorkeling, boating, kayaking, but none of those things are unique to Key West. Okay, if you must go to a beach, Honorable Mention, the beach at Fort Zachary is Key West’s best-kept secret. Now, what is your top ten? Did I miss anything? Do comment below. (island music) If you have enjoyed traveling with us, make sure you’re subscribed. Check out my other videos. Also, share it with your friends, spread the word, and leave me a comment. Now, if you really, really liked it, you have a chance to show your support at patreon.com/travelingrobert. As always, thank you so much for watching and see you on the road.