Florida's Best $2 Bargain

Rainbow Springs State Park

Shimmering swimming pool 

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Bug Fever!

2015 Florida Lobster Season Opens

One of Florida's finest catches

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Top Ten Favorites

Perfect for the family

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The Way it Was

Caladesi Island State Park

Try a real Florida island

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Florida's Nirvana

Ichetucknee River & Springs

Let the river run through you


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Old Florida

Jungle Gardens 

Sarasota Sweetheart

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Cross Creek Homestead

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Author, "The Yearling"

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Good Family Fun

Florida Scallop Season is Open!

Catch your own dinner

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Best Florida Bargain for $2: Rainbow Springs

Since 1930, Central Florida’s Rainbow Springs State Park has enjoyed a reputation as one of the most scenic natural playgrounds with shimmering turquoise spring water creating a bubbly outdoor swimming


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Fresh Florida Roasted Corn, Tomato & Basil Salad

Looking for a refreshingly tasty and light salad? Try our Florida roasted corn, tomato & basil salad complemented with a light vinaigrette. It’s perfect for that summer picnic dish you’ve been

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