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Other than the hurricanes this is a great place to retire.

One of our favorite locations in Florida, is the Gulf Coast where we have settled for lodging as Snowbirds. This includes the Gulf Shores, Clearwater Beach, Clearwater , Dunedin & Safety Harbor regions, where spring training baseball is readily available. Dunedin seems to have a real small town atmosphere that makes you wish that this is where you were raised.
Florida has been our winter home for the past decade and therefore more specific links (many with video clips) have been provided in other areas like St. Petersburg where great winter attractions are available, or Key West that requires a visit if you are in the area, or Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood area that was our winter stop for the first years in the sun & fun, or Miami where night life never stops.

Check out our video clips for the Space Launch or St. Augustine . Another place you may want to visit is at Daytona where their Bike Week is known nation-wide. Flagler Beach brings you close to the Atlantic Ocean, while at Tarpon Springs has its Sponge Docks and close by is the Brooker Creek Preserve that portrays Florida as it once was.

Not only is Florida home for many of the Baseball Spring Training teams, it has two of their own. Both Miami and the Tampa Bay teams enthrall their fans during the summer months.

Florida for the bicycle enthusiast is well represented and has many throughout the State. Here are two in the Clearwater area, the Pinellas Trail and the Ream Wilson Trail in Clearwater/Safety Harbor.

Some of our Internet Links attempt to provide you with links to area highlights such as
Bushnell which was stared where with the establishment of the post office on October 28, 1885, or
Cape Canaveral where the Kennedy Space Center is now facing an uncertain future, or
Daytona Beach where the hard packed sand allows motorized vehicles to drive on the beach, or
Fort Lauderdale where it is sometimes known as the "Venice of America", or
Fort Myers where the winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are prime tourist attractions, or
Gainsville where it was the region was home to the Potano, a Timucua chiefdom, or
Jacksonville which was the site of the French colony of Fort Caroline, or
Kissammee that is near Orlando, home to Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld, or
Lake City that was a Seminole village meaning "Alligator Village", or
Lake Mary that was rated by Money magazine as the #4 best place to live in America , or
Melbourne where the city was named Melbourne in honor of its first postmaster, Cornthwaite John Hector, or
Miami where it is ranked as the richest city in the United States, or
Mount Dora that was a popular winter retreat for hunting, fishing and boating, or
Naples where the city is part of the popular vacation area known as the Paradise Coast, or
Ocala where the modern city takes its name from a historical village called "Big Hammock", or
Orlando where Orlando and Orange County originally became the center of a major citrus-growing region, or
Palm Beach where it is the seasonal home of many powerful billionaires, or
Pensacola which is a sea port on Pensacola Bay that connects to the Gulf of Mexico. or
Port Charlotte where big game such as woolly mammoth travelled during the last ice age around 10,000 BCE, or
St. Augustine where it is the oldest continuously occupied European-established city in the continental US, or
Sarasota which has several barrier islands between the bay and the Gulf of Mexico, or
Starke that has Florida's National Guard base, Florida State Prison, and many Correctional Institutions, or
Tampa Bay where a a wide mouth river connects to the Gulf of Mexico, or
Talahassee whose name is a Muskogean Indian word often translated as "old fields." or
Vero Beach where Piper Aircraft Inc. builds aircraft here.

Accommodation selections are available for Clearwater , Daytona Beach , Fort Lauderdale , Fort Myers , Fort Pierce , Gainesville , Jacksonville , Key West , Kissimmee , Miami Beach , Naples , Ocala , Orlando , Pensacola Beach , Port Charlotte , Port Saint Lucie , Saint Augustine , Saint Pete Beach , Sarasota , Tallahassee , Tampa & Venice .
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