Posts Tagged ‘Manatee Springs State Park’

A Perfect Day in Gainesville

Monday, June 13th, 2011
Manatee Springs State Park: Spring Head

Manatee Springs State Park

Summers can be warm in Florida, which is of course why many people like to travel here. The tropical conditions give rise to opulent flowers and perfumed air. Travelers find themselves wanting to rise early, take a mid-day siesta, and stay up late. Florida Bed and Breakfasts are an ideal lodging choice for just such a vacation.

Rise with the sun and get in a few rounds of golf at one of the four courses on the outskirts of town. The tree-lined fairways, hills, and running streams of Meadowbrook Golf Course will have you using every club in the bag. Clumps of old, large pine trees and numerous lakes dot Ironwood Golf Course, (more…)

A Quiet Weekend in Cedar Key

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Cedar Key is a tranquil island on the Gulf Coast of Central West Florida. In 2009, Cedar Key received two great honors: it was named the USDA Rural Community for 2009, and was voted the “Best Weekend Getaway” in Florida Monthly Magazine’s Best of Florida competition. Seems like the kind of place you ought to visit, doesn’t it? Cedar Key bed and breakfasts innkeepers are ready to welcome you.
“Key” is derived from the Spanish “Cayo”, meaning small island. Cedar Key is nestled among many such small islands, some of which are uninhabited. Rent a canoe or kayak (or skip the exercise and choose a motorboat) and head out to explore these little treasures. Swimming beaches are scattered here and there on the islands, where picnics can be spread out upon white sands. It’s the perfect activity for a warm, lazy day. (more…)

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