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Florida is considered a hotbed of tourism for both overseas travelers and locals because of several reasons, from its 8,436 miles of coastline, the Gulf of Mexico, Orlandos theme park, the rich history of Tampa Bay and St. Augustine, farmland, citrus groves, and so many others.

For your vacation that will be filled with sun and laughter, here are some of Floridas best kept secrets that you can consider as you plan your trip.

Among the most popular best kept secret in Florida is the unique and non-beachy coastal towns in Tampa Bay called Historic Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs where you will be transported to the 1900s as you go to Tarpon Sponge Docks where settlers are the Greek sponge divers, and if you happen to be in January, you will be witnessing the celebrations of the Epiphany.
The Clearwater Beach is another best kept secret in the Gulf coast of Florida, where you will run into as you head south for 20 miles. Caladesi Island is a hotspot for tourist which you can go by taking a short ferry ride into the Gulf of Mexico, of if you are at the southern tip of Clearwater Beach, you can take a walk all the way out to Caladesi Island State Park.

Next best kept secret is the Bahia Honda State Park which will give you a nice break, aside from the Margaritaville and Hemingways estate of the Florida Keys. There are plenty of water activities in this park like snorkeling and kayaking, plus you can explore the 500 acres where campgrounds and cabins are for rent that will give you time to go boating and explore the Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary.

Taking a seaplane or boat will take you to another best kept secret in the Keys which is the Dry Tortugas National Park comprising of seven remote islands with unique history for your learning. You will find this park a haven of marine life, coral reefs, tropical birds and breathtaking aqua water, with stories about pirate shipwrecks and buried treasures.

Another best kept secrets on the Keys and the entire eastern seaboard is the city of St. Augustine, filled with centuries old Spanish colonial architecture, the historic Castillo de san Marcos, the Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, and the restaurants and quaint shops on Saint George street.

The next best kept secret is in Central Florida where you will find Mount Dora, about 30 miles northwest of Orlando, where this eclectic town is known for its museums, antique shops, festivals, cafes, parks, gardens and its crowning glory the Lake Dora. In order to get good deals and avoid scams, you can check out floridatix reviews when buying ahead your theme park tickets.

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