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Here are the top ten articles for the Florida Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Fort Myers History
Fort Myers, the gateway to southeast Florida has only existed for just over 120 years. Read about its Seminole history and how Thomas and Mina Edison left a wonderful legacy with their summer home and Queen Palms.

2. The Sponge-Diving City of Tarpon Springs
Discover a community of transplanted Greek sponge divers in Tarpon Springs near Tampa. Take a boat trip to see divers at work, visit the Spongorama Museum and dine out on authentic Greek food when you visit this delightful Florida community.

3. Things to Do in Central Florida in December
Discover some of the seasonal events and festival of lights that are available in Central Florida around St Augustine, Mount Dora and Silver Springs, Ocala.

4. The Villages - Florida's Friendliest Home Town
Checkout The Villages, America's largest and most successful retirement community located in North Central Florida and read about the hundreds of activities enjoyed in this enviable lifestyle.

5. Pinewood Estate at Lake Wales
Pinewood Estate is a historic home in the shadow of Bok Tower in Lake Wales. Built in the 1920s, it is one of the finest examples of Mediterranean style architecture in the U.S. Read on to find out who built it, and why.

6. Florida Outlet Malls
Whether you live in Florida or are just visiting, shopping is probably part of your lifestyle. The 15 Outlet Malls across Florida make a great day out and offer huge discounts on top quality branded goods. Find out about your nearest Florida outlet mall here -

7. Things to Do on Florida's Historic Coast
Known as the Historic Coast, the area around St Augustine in northeast Florida has many attractions. Take your pick from a trip on a schooner, visit an archaeological site or see maritime artifacts from local shipwrecks.

8. The Quaint Lakeside Town of Mount Dora
The small town of Mount Dora in Central Florida has a population of around 9,400 residents. It is a delightful place to spend the day, with its quaint shops, cafes, lake views, museums and many festivals.

9. See Manatees at De Leon Springs State Park
During a cold snap, manatees head inland to enjoy the warm waters of Florida’s natural thermal springs. De Leon Springs is a great place to see manatees and other wildlife. The boat tour is highly recommended – along with swimming, kayaking, hiking, and fishing. Here’s what to expect on your visit…

10. Feed giraffes at Naples Zoo!
Naples Zoo is one of the top attractions in southwest Florida. Although not extensive, the 52-acre gardens are the ideal size to explore even on the hottest day. If you want to feed a giraffe or ride a camel this is definitely the place for you!

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