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    Greetings From Authentic Florida

Let's Shellebrate Summer in Southwest Florida!

Category: Where to Go
Region: Southwest Florida

In celebration of National Seashell Day & the First Day of Summer, Authentic Florida travels back in time to our sensational Southwest Florida shelling adventure with "shellebrity" Pam Rambo. Under her guidance, we discovered some of the world's best areas for shelling.

We also share a few shelling tips as well as some of our favorite spots to visit in this stunning part of the Sunshine State.

Our 15 Favorite Freshwater Florida Springs

Category: Where to Go
Region: Central East Florida

Florida is blessed with more than 700 springs, the largest collection on earth. From deep within the underground aquifer eight billion gallons of water flow from Florida’s springs each day at a constant, 72-degrees.

So when you're looking for ways to cool down this summer, we suggest visiting one of our 15 favorite freshwater Florida Springs ... especially if you can visit on a weekday when they typically aren't as crowded. 

Authentic Florida Promise

Welcome to Authentic Florida, devoted to the unique treasures of Florida living with a splash of kitsch. We are passionate about "real" Florida and the endless variety of fun things to do – whether exploring new places, revisiting roadside attractions or dining out.  Each destination is personally experienced - ensuring an "authentic" journey for you.

We have been honored to win several awards including the Sunshine Award for "Favorite Travel Blogger" multiple times. We appreciate everyone's support and love our #AuthenticFloridian community.

 

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Adventures in Awesome, Authentic Miami

Category: Where to Go
Region: Southeast Florida

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Seven Reasons to Fall in Love with Winter Park

Category: Things To Do
Region: Central Florida

Step Back in Time in Charming St. Augustine

Category: Where to Go
Region: Northeast Florida

Meet this Dynamic Duo: Brendan and Nicole Coudal

Category: Things To Do
Region: Southwest Florida

Observe Magnificent Manatees in the Wild Year-Round

Category: Where to Go
Region: Central West Florida

Enjoy Outdoor Fun with these 12 Ocala Adventures

Category: Where to Go
Region: Central Florida

Experience 10 Authentic Things To Do in Sarasota

Category: Things To Do
Region: Southwest Florida

Enjoy a Fun-Filled Weekend In Authentic Key West

Category: Where to Go
Region: Southeast Florida

Discover Florida's Authentic Adventure Coast

Category: Where to Go
Region: Central West Florida

Get Authentic on Anna Maria Island & Cortez Village

Category: Things to Do
Region: Southwest Florida

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Find Florida Shells with an Authentic Shellebrity

Category: Things To Do
Type: Southwest Florida

Visit Florida's Sanctuary: Bok Tower Gardens

Category: Where to Go
Region: Central Florida

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January 2020: Dade City's 23rd Annual Kumquat Festival

Category: Things to Do
Type: Festivals and Events

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