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Uncovering Florida's Quirky Accommodations

Category: Where to Go
Region: Central Florida

While looking for hotel options throughout Florida, why not select a quirky, out-of-the-box lodging experience instead? Whether you choose to stay up in a tree or underwater, the opportunities are endless.

If you're looking for a unique place to hold a family reunion or special event, there are several options for large groups in the Central Florida area that give Disney a run for the money. Some of these properties offer so many amenities, you never have to leave the premises.

Getaway to Apalachicola

Category: Where to Go
Region: Northwest Florida

Author Laura Albritton shares her recent getaway to Franklin County, where she discovered miles of unspoiled scenery, long stretches of Gulf-front beach, and historic sites.

She visited Alligator Point, St. Teresa, Dog Island, St George Island, the towns of Carrabelle and Eastpoint, and of course, beguiling Apalachicola itself.

Follow Laura's journey and get some great ideas for your next trip to Florida's Forgotten Coast. 

 

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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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Step Back in Time in Charming St. Augustine

Category: Where to Go
Region: Northeast Florida

Seven Reasons to Fall in Love with Winter Park

Category: Things To Do
Region: Central Florida

Five Ways to Befriend a Manatee in Crystal River

Category: Where to Go
Region: Central West Florida

Meet a Dynamic Duo: Brendan and Nicole Coudal

Category: Things To Do
Region: Southwest Florida

Enjoy Outdoor Fun with these 12 Ocala Adventures

Category: Where to Go
Region: Central Florida

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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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Category: Things to Do
Type: All Florida

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