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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. Miami and Miami Beach - A Brief Overview
An informative overview of Miami and Miami Beach, Florida including the local landmarks and various districts of this cosmopolitan city.

2. 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.

3. Vizcaya Italianate Mansion in Miami
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a beautiful Italian style mansion and formal gardens on the shores of Biscayne Bay near Miami. Built in 1916, it has the appearance of a 15th century European villa. Take a look around...

4. 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…

5. Orchid Lovers Delight at Marie Selby Gardens
Enviably located overlooking beautiful Sarasota Bay, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a delightful 14-acre urban garden which specializes in epiphytes, including over 6,000 orchids

6. DeBary Hall Historic Home near Sanford
The plantation home and estate of DeBary Hall was built in 1871 for a wealthy New York businessman, Frederick DeBary. Discover more about this beautifully restored home with its elegant furnishings where he entertained presidents, royalty, family and friends.

7. Stilt Huts and Fishing Boats at Cedar Key Florida
Cedar Key is a great destination if you fancy a drive along the Gulf Coast of Florida. With a long history, it offers a museum, boat trips and stunning sunsets.

8. Sanibel Island is Frommers #1 Destination
Sanibel Island is a beautiful barrier island near Fort Myers, famous for its shelling beaches. Bring lunch and plan to hire a bike or canoe to explore the birds and wildlife among the protected mangroves of Ding Darling National Wildlife Reserve.

9. Delightful Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando
If you fancy an afternoon sauntering through bamboos,exotic gingers and fragrant roses then make your way to the Harry P. Leu Gardens in Winter Park, northeast Orlando. Alternatively, read on and enjoy a virtual tour of these lovely gardens!

10. Elephants at Two Tails Ranch
If you have never seen an elephant paint, or fed carrots to one of these gentle giants, you are in for a wonderful experience at Two Tails Ranch at Williston. Read on to find out what else the visit will include…

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