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A Visit to Remarkable Rainbow Springs

Category: Where to Go
Region: Central West Florida

Since 1930, Rainbow Springs has been known as one of Florida's most scenic natural playgrounds. With shimmering turquoise waters and lots of nature-based activities, it's a true Authentic Florida treasure.

Happy Manatee Awareness Month!

Category: Things to Do
Type: Outdoors

As manatees seek warm water sites during the cooler winter season, residents, visitors, and the boating community are reminded to help safeguard them as they freely move about Florida’s shallow, slow-moving rivers, bays, estuaries, and coastal water ecosystems.

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 traveling, cooking, exploring or dining out.  Each destination is personally experienced and every recipe tested - ensuring an "authentic" journey for you.

We have won the Sunshine Award for Favorite Travel Blog multiple times, including in 2018. We appreciate everyone's support.

 

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Step Back in Time in Charming St. Augustine

Category: Where to Go
Region: Northeast Florida

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Delight in a Weekend Escape to Stuart in Martin County

Category: Where to Go
Region: Central East Florida

Explore Open Spaces and Vibrant Places in Pasco County

Category: Where to Go
Region: Central West 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 Awesome Things To Do in Sarasota County

Category: Things To Do
Region: Southwest Florida

Launch Your Trip to Florida's Space Coast

Catagory: Where to Go
Region: Central East Florida

Discover Florida's Authentic Adventure Coast

Category: Where to Go
Region: Central West Florida

Check Out Charming Lodging on the East Coast

Category: Where to Go
Region: Florida East Coast

Purchase a Limited Edition Authentic Florida Poster

Category: Things to Do
Region: Central Florida

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Visit Florida's Sanctuary: Bok Tower Gardens

Category: Where to Go
Region: Central Florida

Visit Dade City, Home of the Kumquat Festival

Category: Things to Do
Type: Festivals and Events

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A Walking App that Makes Florida Adventures Amazing!

Category: Things to Do
Type: All Florida

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