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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. Tallahassee - Capital of Florida
Tallahassee, the unsung capital of Florida, is a typical southern city with historic mansions, two capitol buildings and a host of interesting attractions.
2. Tampa Cigar City of Florida
Tampa was only incorporated as a city in 1855 but is now a busy and prosperous modern city with an interesting past. Take a walking tour around Ybor City and see what I mean!
3. 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.
4. Billie Swamp Safari – More than an Airboat Ride
A day out to Billie Swamp Safari, located between Miami and Fort Myers, is a great opportunity to enjoy an airboat ride, see Florida wildlife up-close, take a big-wheel Swamp Buggy Eco-Tour, see alligator feeding and watch Snake and Critter Shows.
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. 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…
7. Flagler’s Whitehall Mansion in Palm Beach
Whitehall was built as a magnificent winter home for railroad magnate William Flagler, who gave it to his third wife as a wedding gift. Now housing the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, visitors can enjoy a guided tour of this opulent Beaux-Arts mansion.
8. Key West - Florida's Southernmost City
Key West is a unique city at the end of the 106-mile Overseas Highway. A pleasant mix of Cuban, American and Caribbean cultures it is a haven for artists and party-lovers with plenty of attractions and activities to keep visitors happily occupied.
9. Experiencing the Everglades National Park
The Everglades National Park is undoubtedly one of the natural wonders of the world. Read on to find out the many ways you can experience this vast "River of Grass".
10. Cocoa Beach – Orlando’s Local Beach
Cocoa Beach is just 60 miles east of Orlando and is popular with surfers, sunbathers and those wanting to escape busy city life and chill-out. From eco boat safaris to sport fishing, Cocoa Beach has plenty of things to do.
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