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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. 

St. Augustine Lighthouse + List of Florida's Historic Lighthouses

Category: Things to Do
Type: Northeast Florida

There is something very intriguing about lighthouses. With their towering shapes, rich history, and unique stories of dedicated light keepers trudging up steep, winding steps to keep the light burning to protect/warn ships, lighthouses are aesthetically pleasing and serve a great purpose. 

In honor of National Lighthouse Day, we took a trip back to the 144-year-old St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. We also have shared a list of Florida's Historic Lighthouses.

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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