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Tampa Riverwalk – Sightseeing Trips by the Water

Tampa’s Waterfront has undergone a remarkable transformation, from run-down warehouses in the 1970s to today’s modern, pedestrian-friendly boardwalk. The Riverwalk is not only perfect for a stroll by the water. It also connects Tampa’s most popular attractions, idyllic parks and top-rated restaurants. Whether you want to see marine animals at the Florida Aquarium, taste Caribbean [...]

Sharky’s On the Pier – Waterfront Dining in Venice

Sharky´s on the Pier, a true Venice original, was opened back in 1987. Since then, the restaurant with the shark emblem has been serving seafood, meat specialties, Caribbean dishes and mouthwatering desserts in a family-friendly atmosphere. No wonder that Sharky´s has earned numerous awards, among them the title “Florida’s best Beach Bar” in 2013. With [...]

Temple Street Eatery – Eastern Delights in Fort Lauderdale

Since 1996 the Temple Street Eatery has been Fort Lauderdale’s top pick for Chinese food. The restaurant not only serves traditional Sichuan Cuisine, but also boasts a colorful mix of Chinese, Vietnamese and Latin American dishes. This comes as no surprise, as the two chefs Alex Kuk and Diego Ng strive to combine old family [...]

Kennedy Space Center – reaching for the Stars in Cape Canaveral

Kennedy Space Center is widely regarded as the most important place in US space history. The first astronauts began their missions here, and even today 17.000 people are working on rockets that are shot into orbit from Cape Canaveral. Kennedy Space Center is also the perfect place for vacationers in Florida who want to delve [...]

Boat House – Tiki Bar & Grill in Cape Coral

If you want to dine with an amazing view of Cape Coral’s fishing pier and white sandy beach, the Boat House Tiki Bar & Grill is your ideal choice. This restaurant at the Caloosahatchee River catches the eye with its authentic wood design reminiscent of Hawaiian tiki huts. In the evening, colorful lights create the [...]

Hurricanes in Florida – What you should know

Florida is known as the Sunshine State for a reason. Here, vacationers enjoy pleasant temperatures and sunny days without end. In the summer months, however, true monsters are born off the Atlantic Coast. Hurricanes heading towards the Caribbean and the Southern US often leave a trail of destruction behind. Therefore, it pays to know when [...]

Florida’s Dolphins up close

In Florida, dolphins can be seen off the coast, on boat trips and in aquariums where they perform spectacular tricks. They are even used for child therapy. In short, the Sunshine State would not be the same without its dolphins, and there are many ways to encounter these playful animals. In this article, you will [...]

North Jetty Beach – hidden Gem for Beach Lovers in Venice

One of the best places for sun worshippers in Venice is the barrier island Casey Key in Nokomis. This island is home to North Jetty Beach, a paradise for swimmers, fishing fans, surfers, families with children and all those who want to soak up the rays in the South Florida. REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT [...]

Daytona Lagoon – exciting Fun on the Water and on Land in Daytona Beach

Families in Daytona who cannot decide between theme park and waterpark should visit the Daytona Lagoon near the boardwalk. Here, attractions like water slides, go-karts, laser tag and minigolf will keep little adventurers busy for hours. ATTRACTIONS AT DAYTONA LAGOON THE WATERPARK Of course, little tadpoles will want to head for the Lagoon´s waterpark. Here, [...]

Capital Grille – Premium Restaurant for Steak and Wine Lovers in Miami

Situated in Miami’s Brickell district, the Capital Grille Miami draws in guests with high-quality steaks, delicious seafood and a wine collection like no other in South Florida. Not only are the dishes aesthetically pleasing; they also combine freshest ingredients with innovative recipes. Excellent service and a truly elegant atmosphere are the icing on the cake. [...]

Babcock Ranch – in Touch eith Florida’s natural Beauty near Cape Coral & Fort Myers

If you want to explore the diverse landscapes of South Florida, see alligators up-close, visit a 200 year old ranch and learn more about the cities of tomorrow, Babcock Ranch is the perfect place for you. BABCOCK RANCH IN A NUTSHELL The Babcock Ranch was named after Edward Babcock. In 1899, this lumber baron bought [...]

Gold Rush BBQ – Grilled Specialities in Venice

Since 2001, the family-owned Gold Rush BBQ in Venice has been serving delicious grilled meat, generously topped sandwiches, fresh seafood and all-you-can-eat specials. Not only locals love to dine here. Some guests drive a whole hour for the delicacies of this “American Legend” – and for the fast and super-friendly service, that is. With its [...]

Ford´s Garage – Memories of Florida´s Roaring Twenties

When guests first step into the Ford’s Garage restaurant, they feel like traveling back in time: Wooden panels, nostalgic brick decor and the vintage car hanging over the bar bring back memories of Florida’s Roaring Twenties. Ford’s Garage might look like a diner from the past, but it features today’s amenities: The AC provides pleasant [...]

Venice Beach – watery Fun near Downtown in Venice

Vacationers in Venice do not have to stroll far to find the nearest beach. Just take a 15 minute walk from Downtown, and you will reach Venice Beach with its turquoise water, excellent cleanliness and relaxed atmosphere. WHAT MAKES VENICE BEACH SO SPECIAL? Venice Beach, also known as Venice Municipal Beach, can comfortably be reached [...]

Flights to Florida

Flying from Germany to Cape Coral is super-easy thanks to the Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers. From there, you just have to drive for 30 minutes to reach the city on the Gulf. With Air Berlin out of business, there is only one German airline with direct flights to Fort Myers: Lufthansa subsidiary [...]

Edison Mall – air-conditioned Shopping Paradise in Fort Myers

When the Edison Mall first opened in 1965, there were hardly any shops nearby. But the mall not only served as a forerunner for other businesses in the area. It has also shown a remarkable development and was renovated three times. Countless positive reviews on sites like Tripadvisor clearly show: There is more to do [...]

Shell Factory and Nature Park – Gift Shop, Zoo, Theme Park and more in Fort Myers

Florida has no shortage of gift shops, zoos, theme-parks, waterparks and family-friendly restaurants. Rarely, however, do you find all these things in one place. This makes the Shell Factory and Nature Park one of the most diverse attractions in Fort Myers. Beautifully decorated Christmas Trees in walking distance to a minigolf course, life-sized dinosaurs next [...]

Tampa – Information, Travel Tipps and Vacation Rentals

The best hotels, condos, sights, shopping opportunities, restaurants and more – learn what makes Tampa the ideal place for your next vacation. Best Sights and Attractions With a population of 385.430, Tampa is Florida’s third-largest city. In recent years it has enjoyed a rapid growth, which speaks volumes about the quality of life: Tampa attracts [...]

Chuck E Cheese – a perfect Restaurant for children

Since 1977, Chuck E Cheese has been serving delicious food in a family-friendly atmosphere. One of the chain’s many restaurants is located in Fort Myers, directly at the Highway US-41. First-timers who expect a simple fast food joint with a kid’s menu will be surprised: Chuck E Cheese restaurants are not only places to eat [...]

Alligators and Crocodiles in Florida

They are found in Florida’s rivers and swamps, sometimes even in swimming pools and on golf courses: Alligators and crocodiles are the Sunshine State’s most iconic animals. Nowhere else in the USA do you have such ample opportunity to see these giants – in Gator Parks, zoos and in the wild. But what are the best [...]

Miami Beach – Florida’s Number One Beach Resort

What comes to mind when people hear the word Miami Beach? Soft, powdery sand, turquoise water, the tanned bodies of Florida’s super-rich, boardwalks lined with palm trees, luxury boutiques and night clubs? Or the Art Deco buildings immortalized by the 80s TV series Miami Vice? Miami Beach features all those things, and much more: Scenic [...]

Las Olas Beach – Coastal Paradise with top Restaurants and Shopping in Fort Lauderdale

Las Olas Beach is located just a stone’s throw away from Fort Lauderdale International Airport and Port Everglades. Here you can pass the time sunbathing and swimming in a relaxed atmosphere before heading for a shopping trip on the Las Olas Boulevard. A multitude of restaurants and the exciting nightlife make Las Olas Beach even [...]

Coral Ridge Mall – Discount Haven in Fort Lauderdale

For the last 40 years, Fort Lauderdale’s Coral Ridge Mall has attracted locals and visitors alike. Situated just a stone’s throw from the beach, the mall is ideal for a shopping spree when you are done swimming and sunbathing. Bargain hunters reap in discounts with coupons, hungry guests get their fill at the extensive food [...]

Cape Coral – Information, Travel Tipps and Vacation Rentals

The best hotels, condos, sights, shopping opportunities, restaurants and more – learn what makes Cape Coral the ideal place for your next vacation. Tourist Spots in and around Cape Coral Whether you are looking for rest and relaxation, fun things to do with your children or exciting outdoor-activities – Cape Coral has something to offer [...]

Butterfly Estates – more than 150 Butterfly Species in Fort Myers

They are the most colorful inhabitants of Florida’s forests, meadows and parks: More than 150 butterfly species live in the Sunshine State. Protecting these important pollinators is the mission of the Florida Native Butterfly Society. This non-profit organization runs the Butterfly Estates in Downtown Fort Myers – a fun and informative place for the whole [...]

Miromar Outlets – shopping under lush palm trees in Estero

The Miromar Outlets in Estero, Florida, is perfect if you want to go shopping under lush palm trees and reap in discounts of up to 70%. No wonder that this shopping center is so popular with customers and has even been awarded the title “Best Factory Outlet Mall” in Southwest Florida. Thanks to a wide [...]

Tanger Outlets – Shopping Paradise in Daytona Beach

If you have enough of scenic beaches and NASCAR races at the Daytona International Speedway, you should visit Tanger Outlets, one of the best malls Daytona Beach has to offer: This open-air shopping arcade catches the eye with lush palm trees, beautiful mosaics and fountains. The variety of shops and special sales leaves nothing to [...]

Rumrunners – Escape, Dine & Unwind in Cape Coral

At first, owner Jeff Gately was unsure about opening a restaurant directly by the water. Today, however, the Rumrunners ranks among the most popular dining options in Cape Coral. This should come as no surprise: Where else can you enjoy local and international specialties with such a splendid view of Cape Coral’s idyllic canals? Boaters [...]

Bayside Marketplace – Shopping Haven by the Sea in Miami

At the shores of the Biscayne Bay, just 4 miles from Ocean Drive, stretches a gigantic shopping mall that even featured in the TV series Miami Vice. On two floors Bayside Marketplace houses a remarkable variety of stores, and thanks to the clever half-open design guests can shop here at any weather. Bayside Marketplace even [...]

Packing List / Travel Checklist for your relaxed Start to your Vacation

For a relaxed start to your vacation, we have created a travel checklist for you. Of course, you can add personal notes to this vacation checklist as you wish. TIP: Here you can print out our list and add what else you need to think about. {{ vc_btn: title=PACKING+LIST+%2F+TRAVEL+CHECKLIST+AS+PDF&shape=round&color=warning&align=center&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Furlaub-in-florida.net%252Fwp-content%252Fuploads%252F2019%252F09%252FReisecheckliste-Urlaubscheckliste_092019.pdf%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C }} TRAVEL CHECKLIST / VACATION CHECKLIST [...]

Coconut Point Mall – Open Air Shopping in Estero

Stretching on an area of 15 football fields, the Coconut Point Mall is an impressive shopping city, complete with a multitude of stores, restaurants, hairdressers, massage parlors and even a cinema. Here, guests can enjoy their shopping trip under the South Florida sun. Instead of sterile glass and steel interiors, the Coconut Point Mall pleases [...]

Planet Monkman – Christmas Village in Cape Coral

Some people might have trouble getting into Christmas mood with outside temperatures of 25 degrees and no snow. In Cape Coral, however, this is no hindrance. While many home-owners decorate their houses in the festive season, few of them take it as far as Neil Monkman, creator of the “Planet Monkman” Christmas Village. Most Americans [...]

Hyde Park Village – shopping and more in Tampa

Southern Tampa is home to one of the city’s most popular shopping destinations. At the Hyde Park Village, you can browse through luxury boutiques, enjoy culinary treats, join fitness classes and even craft your own gifts. A cinema and many exciting events make Hyde Park Village the perfect place for your whole family. What stores [...]

Halloween – the spooky Holiday in October

Happy Halloween! On October 31, it is time for spooky pumpkins, costume parties, horror movies and trick or treating. Then, the popular holiday is celebrated in the USA and many other countries. In this article, you will learn more about Halloween and its origins. We will also share some of the best party ideas for [...]

Publix – Supermarket with eco-friendly Choices and excellent Service

The supermarket chain Publix has been serving customers for almost 100 years, making it one of the main shopping institutions in the Southern US. A whopping 831 stores are located in Florida alone, among them branches in Miami Beach, Miami, Naples and of course, Cape Coral. The small town on the Gulf Coast houses seven [...]

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens – well-preserved Gem in Fort Lauderdale

The Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a historical estate that lets visitors experience Fort Lauderdale’s Golden Twenties in all their opulent style. The 35 Million Dollar mansion was once the winter residence of artist Frederic Clay Bartlett and his family. Bartlett’s wife donated the villa to the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation in 1983. [...]

Boats and Jet Skis in Cape Coral

With its scenic canals, little islands and untouched nature, Cape Coral is the perfect place for a trip on the water – no matter if you want to ride a boat or Jet Ski yourself or join a guided tour. In this article, you will learn everything about boats and Jet Skis in Cape Coral. [...]

Rent cheap Rental Cars in Florida

Road trips are a comfortable way to discover the Sunshine State at your own leisure. With a rental car, you can spend the morning in Cape Coral, hit the beaches of Miami in the afternoon and visit Orlando’s theme parks the next day – perfect if you want to make the most of your vacation [...]

Bowman’s Beach – secluded coastal Paradise on Sanibel Island

Scenic nature, warm water and colorful seashells galore – Bowman’s Beach in the west of Sanibel is a top destination if you want to soak up the sun in a relaxed atmosphere. WHAT MAKES BOWMAN’S BEACH SO SPECIAL? The most striking feature of Bowman’s Beach is its secluded location. Unlike at Lighthouse Beach, you will [...]

Miami Seaquarium – Dolphins, Sea Lions and More in Miami

The Miami Seaquarium is one of the oldest aquariums in the USA. A lot has happened since its humble beginnings in 1955. Today the Seaquarium is home to more than 10.000 species – from tropical fish and corals to penguins and Florida’s manatees. Dolphins, sea lions and an orca lady entertain guests every day, and [...]

Sunsplash Family Waterpark – Watery Fun in Cape Coral

Are you tired of swimming at the beach or in the pool of your vacation home? Then you should head for the Sunsplash Family Waterpark. With its exciting slides and child-friendly attractions, the park is perfectly suited for visitors of all ages. Sunsplash is located in central Cape Coral, right next to State Road 78. [...]

Miami – Information, Travel Tipps and Vacation Rentals

The best hotels, condos, sights, shopping opportunities, restaurants and more – learn what makes Miami the ideal place for your next vacation. Best Sights and Attractions Known as the “Magic City” during the construction boom in Prohibition times, Miami had a dubious reputation for a long time. During the 80s, the city was known as [...]

Sanibel Outlets – popular Place for bargain Hunters in Fort Myers

South Florida is not only known for beautiful beaches, but also for its world-class shopping opportunities. A popular place for bargain hunters is Sanibel Outlets. Thousands of positive reviews speak for themselves: This shopping complex near Fort Myers is one of the best outlets Southwest Florida has to offer. Guests who expect an anonymous concrete [...]

Lighthouse Beach – Coastal Paradise on Sanibel Island

In the south of Sanibel Island lies a beach that amazes visitors with its crystal-clear water, white sand and unspoiled surroundings. Here, you can go walking, swimming and sunbathing to your heart’s content. What is more, Sanibel’s Lighthouse Beach is also a perfect place for shelling, surfing and fishing. LIGHTHOUSE BEACH IN A NUTSHELL The [...]

Florida Aquarium – fascinating Underwater Worlds in Tampa

Since 1995, the Florida Aquarium in Tampa has been showcasing the beauty of our planet’s oceans, rivers and lakes. Here, diverse marine ecosystems are displayed behind glass walls. In addition, guests can dive with sharks, play zookeeper in the penguin habitat, enjoy family-friendly infotainment at the 4D cinema, and splash around on the water playground. [...]

Bass Pro Shop – Outdoor Wonderland

“Welcome Fishermen, Hunters, and other Liars” says the cheeky sign above the entrance of the Bass Pro Shop. Granted, many outdoorsmen like to exaggerate the size of their catch or trophy. But when they rave about this gigantic store in Fort Myers, you better believe them. There is hardly a place matching the huge product [...]

Coconuts – Haven for Fish and Meat Lovers in Fort Lauderdale

The Coconuts is one of Fort Lauderdale’s top spots to enjoy seafood, meat specialties and exquisite wines. Lush palm trees and the location near famous Las Olas Beach are almost reason enough to visit this restaurant in East Fort Lauderdale. Where else can guests dine with such an amazing view of the city’s waterways? But [...]

Bike Night – Hot Choppers under Florida’s Sun in Cape Coral

Four times a year, Cape Coral turns into an El Dorado for motorcycle fans. The Cape Coral Bike Night takes place on the second Saturday in February, April, October and December. And not only active bikers are among the 12.000 people who visit this event every year. The Bike Night is also perfect if you [...]

Venice – Information, Travel Tipps and Vacation Rentals

The best hotels, condos, sights, shopping opportunities, restaurants and more – learn what makes Venice the ideal place for your next vacation. Venice in a Nutshell Mediterranean flair under Florida’s sun - this is what awaits guests in the beach town of Venice. Situated 1.5 hours north of Cape Coral, the “City on the Gulf” [...]

USS Nemo Restaurant – fine Dining in Naples

When it comes to excellent dining options in Naples, the name USS Nemo gets dropped frequently. In this ship-themed restaurant with its bull’s eyes and atmospheric lighting guests feel like they are on a luxury cruise. The quality of the food matches the beautiful design: Fish and seafood of the highest quality, tender steaks and [...]

Disneyland Florida – Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando

Disneyland Florida is a recreational complex in Orlando that houses 4 theme parks and a whopping 23 hotels. The parks are spread out on an area of 43 square miles – the size of San Francisco. Needless to say, there is a lot to see and do in the „Happiest Place on Earth“, from exciting [...]

Little Havana – Cuban Vibes in the Heart of Miami

West of Miami’s Downtown, just a 15 minutes drive from the ocean, lies the Little Havana district. Many exiled Cubans settled here in the 1960s, bringing with them their culture, music and culinary treats. Most descendents of those immigrants have left now. Nonetheless, Little Havana with its scenic parks, authentic restaurants, street art and live [...]

Stranahan House – Journey to Fort Lauderdale’s past

Modern high rises make up the bulk of Fort Lauderdale’s riverfront. But if you look closely, you will discover a gem from the old days. Right by the water, the Stranahan House takes guests on a journey to the early 20th century, when Fort Lauderdale was still in its infancy. If you are interested in [...]

Sanibel Island – Information, Travel Tipps and Vacation Rentals

The best hotels, condos, sights, shopping opportunities, restaurants and more – learn what makes Sanibel Island the ideal place for your next vacation. Best Sights and Attractions Rest and Relaxation far from mass tourism – this is the main selling point of Sanibel, an island in Lee County. Here, regulations dictate that no building can [...]

Dolphin Mall – Discount Haven in Miami

Since its opening in 2001, the Dolphin Mall has been a paradise for shoppers in Miami: A whopping 36 million people visit the mall every year. And rightfully so: Here you can go shopping in an area of 18 football fields, choose from a wide variety of restaurants and even go to the movies. A [...]

Fort Myers – Information, Travel Tipps and Vacation Rentals

The best hotels, condos, sights, shopping opportunities, restaurants and more – learn what makes Fort Myers the ideal place for your next vacation. The Best Sights and Attractions Fort Myers, the Seat of Lee County, has long been a popular retreat for guests from the Northern US, among them important figures like Henry Ford and [...]

Antique Car Museum – Paradise for Fans of Classic Cars in Fort Lauderdale

Those who love American luxury cars will be familiar with the name Packard. From 1899 to 1954 this company in Detroit built cars for wealthy customers – among them movie stars, politicians and mobsters. In these days, if you wanted to be somebody, you had to buy a Packard. Today, no more models are produced. [...]

Brohard Paw Park – Watery Fun for Dogs and Dog Owners in Venice

Vacationers are not the only ones who love Florida’s coast. Dogs enjoy some watery fun, too. And while most beaches are off-limits for canine companions, there is one place in Venice where dogs and their owners can splash around to their hearts content. In this article, you will learn what makes Brohard Paw Park the [...]

SIM Card and Cell Phone Plans in the USA

Today’s vacationers need their mobile phones – not just for calling home, but also for browsing the internet and checking online maps. And while you can use your German SIM card in the US, this comes with high costs. In most cases, buying a prepaid card in the US is the cheaper option. In this [...]

Key West – Information, Travel Tipps and Vacation Rentals

The best hotels, condos, sights, shopping opportunities, restaurants and more – learn what makes Key West the ideal place for your next vacation. Best Sights and Attractions Key West lies on the western fringes of the Florida Keys, an archipelago in the Gulf of Mexico. Being closer to Cuba than the mainland, this island marks [...]

Outback Steakhouse – Grilled Specialties in Florida

For fans of tender steaks, giant burgers and steaming oven potatoes the Outback Steakhouse is a culinary paradise. The success story of this restaurant chain started in Tampa, Florida. Today, Outback Steakhouse restaurants can be found in many US cities such as Las Vegas, New York and Chicago, as well as 23 other countries. The [...]

South Pointe Park – Green Oasis in the South of Miami Beach

Miami Beach has no shortage of attractions - from glamorous Ocean Drive and the soft, powdery sand of South Beach to the Art Deco houses of the Historic District. But hardly any tourist knows South Pointe Park at the southern end of this coastal city. Opened in the 1980s, the park underwent a 22 Million [...]

Edison and Ford Winter Estates – famous Inventions and beautiful Gardens in Fort Myers

Thomas Edison and Henry Ford had one thing in common: They loved to spend their vacation in the Sunshine State. Today, their original homes in Fort Myers rank among the city’s most popular attractions. At the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, you cannot only tour historic houses, but also admire antique cars and groundbreaking inventions. [...]

Manatees in Florida – the Sunshine State’s gentle Grazers

Manatees are as much a part of Florida as alligators, Miami Vice and Key Lime Pie. Nowhere else in the USA can you come as close to these animals as here. But what are the best spots to observe manatees? When can you see them, and which places let you swim with manatees? We will [...]

Everglades National Park – subtropical wilderness near Miami

The term Everglades describes an area that stretches from Lake Okeechobee in North Florida to the southern coast. Between these two the aptly named “River of Grass” flows through large stretches of prairie. During rainy season the river swells dramatically, turning the Everglades into a watery world with extensive canals and deltas. This world is [...]

Clothing sizes and Dimensions

The clothing sizes and dimensions between Europe and the United States cause confusion for many people. We would like to help you buy shoes and clothes in the right size. Nevertheless, you should try the things on before buying. In many cases, the size S-XXL is often marked in addition to the US sizes. The [...]

Daytona Beach – Information, Travel Tipps and Vacation Rentals

The best hotels, condos, sights, shopping opportunities, restaurants and more – learn what makes Daytona Beach the ideal place for your next vacation. Daytona Beach in a Nutshell Relaxed beach town, home of Spring Break, Motorsports Capital of America – Daytona Beach on Florida´s east coast has many faces. Thanks to a pleasant climate and [...]

Busch Gardens – Paradise for Animal Lovers and Thrill-Seekers in Tampa

Busch Gardens Tampa was opened in 1959, making it one of the oldest theme parks in Florida. This tourist magnet has seen constant improvement and features not only an extensive zoo, but also a huge variety of rides. Whether you want to go on safari through the Serengeti, ride exciting roller coasters or cuddle with [...]

Truman little White House – hello Mr. President on Key West

History fans visiting the vacation island Key West should not miss the Truman Little White House. Here, you can learn more about famous US presidents, admire original interiors from the past and immerse yourself in over a century of American history. Exciting events make the Truman White House a perfect place for the whole family. [...]

Spring break – history and facts?

From February to April, most American college students get a well-deserved break from studying and exams. What better place to celebrate this new-found freedom than the Sunshine State with its warm climate and beautiful beaches? No wonder that Spring Break began in Florida as far back as the 1930s. Inspired by movies like “Where the [...]

Daytona International Speedway – Motorsports Paradise in Daytona Beach

Roaring V8 engines make you tremble with excitement? Drivers like Richard Petty and Jeff Gordon are your heroes, and Monster Energy is more than a soft drink to you? Then, you absolutely must visit the Daytona International Speedway. In this epicenter of American motorsports, events like the Daytona 500 attract tens of thousands of fans. [...]

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary – hidden Gem for Nature Lovers in Naples

Alligators, turtles, raccoons and a wide variety of birds – visitors in Naples who want to see Florida’s wildlife up-close will love the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. This nature preserve in the western Everglades harbors many rare species and allows a glimpse of South Florida’s unspoiled landscape. Not only nature fans with binoculars come here, though. [...]

Pine Island – Information, Travel Tipps and Vacation Rentals

The best hotels, condos, sights, shopping opportunities, restaurants and more – learn what makes Pine Island the ideal place for your next vacation. Pine Island in a Nutshell Despite being Florida’s largest island, Pine Island only has a population of 9.000 people. You will hardly find big hotels or even traffic lights here. Instead, Pine [...]

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo – Animal Encounters in Florida

Located 2 hours north of Cape Coral, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is a top-address for fans of elephants, rhinos and co. A lot has happened since its humble beginnings when the zoo was managed by the University of Tampa. Today, Lowry Park Zoo houses many species from all over the world and features family-friendly rides, [...]

Captiva Island – Information, Travel Tipps and Vacation Rentals

The best hotels, condos, sights, shopping opportunities, restaurants and more – learn what makes Captiva Island the ideal place for your next vacation. Captiva Island in a Nutshell Captiva is a small island in the Gulf of Mexico that attracts vacationers with its laid-back atmosphere and Caribbean vibes. Instead of big hotels, visitors find charming [...]

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens – rare Animals up-close

Naples Zoo can look back on a long tradition. Already in 1919, exotic plants were on display here. Today, the zoo houses 70 animal species, many of which are endangered. With more than 300.000 visitors a year, the zoo is a hugely popular tourist attraction. It has also been accredited by the AZA, an organization [...]

Palm Beach – Information, Travel Tipps and Vacation Rentals

The best hotels, condos, sights, shopping opportunities, restaurants and more – learn what makes Palm Beach the ideal place for your next vacation. Sights and Attractions Palm Beach, a small island between Lake Worth Lagoon and the Atlantic Coast, is famous for its white, sandy beaches, excellent golf courses, interesting museums and lush natural surroundings [...]

Captiva Beach – Coastal Paradise on Captiva Island

With its fine sand and colorful seashells, Captiva Island is one of the most popular attractions near Cape Coral. Whether you want to take romantic walks, explore the coast by boat or collect Sand Dollars in the surf – Captiva Beach has something to offer for everybody. It only takes one hour to drive here [...]

Crow´s Nest Restaurant & Marina – Seafood and Meat Specialities in Venice

For 43 years, the Crows´s Nest in Venice has been serving delicious fish, seafood and meat specialties directly by the water. A lot has happened since its opening in 1976 when only 45 people could sit and dine here. Today, the restaurant can accommodate 150 hungry guests on two floors. Numerous awards say it loud [...]

Naples – Information, Travel Tipps and Vacation Rentals

The best hotels, condos, sights, shopping opportunities, restaurants and more – learn what makes Naples the ideal place for your next vacation. Best Sights and Attractions Naples is known for its white, sandy beaches, scenic nature, historic architecture and family-friendly activities. Once little more than a fishing village, this town at the Gulf of Mexico [...]

Time and Time-Zones

The majority in Florida belongs to the Eastern Time Zone (EST). The difference to Central European Time (CET) is six hours back. For example, 11:00 a.m. minus 6 hours = 5:00 a.m. The north-western part of Florida belongs to the Central Time Zone (CST) and was seven hours behind Central European Time. For example, 11:00 [...]

Fisher Island – Information, Travel Tipps and Vacation Rentals

The best hotels, condos, sights, shopping opportunities, restaurants and more – learn what makes Fisher Island the ideal place for your next vacation. Fisher Island in a Nutshell Miami is widely known as a playground for Florida’s super-rich. Those who can afford it like to flaunt their mansions, sports cars and yachts. Just 3 miles [...]

La Bamba Mexican and Spanish Restaurants – El Dorado for Latin Cuisine in Fort Lauderdale

A lot has happened since the Molina Family from El Salvador opened their first restaurant in Florida. Today, there are six La Bamba Mexican and Spanish Restaurants in the Sunshine State, two of them in Fort Lauderdale alone. La Bamba is a success story par excellence that draws in guests with a wide range of [...]

Port Everglades – important Hub for Cruise Ships in Fort Lauderdale

No matter if you want to take a cruise to the Caribbean, Latin America or even around the world – Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale is your gateway to exciting destinations near and far. PORT EVERGLADES IN A NUTSHELL Port Everglades, formerly known as Lake Mabel, is located 4.3 miles from Downtown Fort Lauderdale. A [...]

Esta Application – your Entry Permit for the USA

Before you can enjoy your vacation in the USA, you have to get the entry requirements out of the way. This might not be something you look forward to, but at least you do not have to send a letter to the embassy anymore. Thanks to the introduction of ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) [...]

Sawgrass Mills – The best Shopping Outlet Mall near Miami & Fort Lauderdale

Sunrise City might only have 100.000 citizens, but it houses Florida’s second-largest mall. The shopping complex Sawgrass Mills takes up an area the size of 55 acres or 31 football fields, making it the 11th biggest mall in the United States. However, size is not everything, and shoppers in the Miami metropolitan area are demanding. [...]

Fort Lauderdale – Information, Travel Tipps and Vacation Rentals

The best hotels, condos, sights, shopping opportunities, restaurants and more – learn what makes Fort Lauderdale the ideal place for your next vacation. A Preview of what awaits you in Fort Lauderdale This coastal city in the Metro Miami area draws visitors from near and far with its beautiful beaches, luxurious hotels and relaxed, cosmopolitan [...]

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