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Exploring the Extraordinary Florida Everglades

Category: Where to Go
Region: Southeast Florida

Now is the ideal time to view the wildlife and enjoy the rich mosaic of varied ecosystems of the Florida Everglades. Authentic Florida shares tips for your next trip, revealing hidden secrets for enjoying its subtle beauty. 

 

Celebrate the 67th Annual Florida Folk Festival Memorial Day Weekend

Category: Where to Go
Region: Festivals and Events

Celebrate the 2019 Florida Folk Festival Memorial Day Weekend (May 24-26) along the banks of the Suwannee River. The event features live music, dance, tall tales, and traditions. From Irish fiddle tunes, techno contra dancing and chocolate covered Key Lime pie, to the wide varieties of music brought by immigrants, the state's cultural heritage reflects the lives of generations of Florida families and communities. 

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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