Three Authentic Towns 

Small, quaint, laid back

With "real" Florida charm  

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Apalachicola 

The Oyster Republic

Quaint, friendly Florida town 

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A Miami Charmer 

The Village of Coconut Grove

Shady Oaks, Cottages and Peacocks 

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A Garden Sanctuary

The Bok Tower Gardens

Between Orlando and Tampa 

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A Florida Original

Cedar Key

Enjoy the "Old Florida" charm

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Key Lime Pound Cake 

A Taste of Florida

A tart and sweet treat 

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Authentic Art

The Florida Highwaymen

Created beauty despite the times 

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Step Back in Time

Four Florida Historical Forts

Visit centuries of history 

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Three Small Authentic Florida Towns to Visit

Take the authentic road less traveled while enjoying three small quaint, southern Florida towns: Dade City, Brooksville and Inverness, all within an easy drive. Each anchored by an historical courthouse while offering 

 

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Authentic Florida Sea Grape Jelly

Sea grapes grow all along Florida’s coastline. Distinguished by large heart shaped leaves, woody stems, green and purplish berries, sea grapes are synonymous with Florida’s coastal landscape. But did you know 

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Fall is in the air. But in most areas of the country, there is an obvious change of seasons as leaves begin to change colors. In Florida, fall arrives in much more subtle, less obvious ways. You have to know what to look for to observe the seasonal change

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