Tips for Florida

Kennedy Space Center - Tours. See launch schedule also.
Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge (canoe)
Ron Jon's Surf Shop
Grimaldi's Chocolate Store
Sebastian Inlet (surf, fish, picnic)
Boardwalk at beach
Riverside cafes and bars.
Riverside drives.
Fish (surf, river, deep sea party-boats or charters, bass)
Dive, windsurf, waterski, airboat rides, horseback riding.

Disney, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Universal, Sea World, MGM, Wet'n'Wild (skip WaterMania), Medieval Times, Church Street Station, Winter Park, Mt. Dora, Outlet Malls, Bok Tower, Lake Wales Mystery Hill, Disney's Westside, Disney's Marketplace, La Nouba Cirque de Soleil, Pleasure Island, Universal's Islands of Adventure, Universal's City Walk, International Drive, Pointe Orlando, Mercado, Titanic Museum, Pirate's Dinner Theatre, King Henry's Feast, Wild Bill's dinner theatre, Rivership Romance in Sanford.

Speedway, Daytona 500 Museum (volunteer to be in the pit-stop contest), drive the beach, go to Ponce Inlet.

Dali, Bern's Steakhouse, Busch Gardens.

West Palm Beach
Dive. Lion Country Safari.
Loxahatchee River canoe: 9a-5p 5-mile trip, 10-mile round-trip (561)746-1466 takes you to Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 16450 SE Federal Hwy Hobe Sound Park (N and W of Jupiter )opens at 8am. $16 per person for a 2-person canoe.

Fort Lauderdale
Beach and Las Olas at night, Bahia Cabana, Dirty Ernie's, Carlos and Pepes, IMAX, Theater, jetties, Swap Shop, water tours, water taxi, airboat rides, Dania antiques, Davie Rodeo (3rd or 4th Fri and Sat at 8pm), Seminole Indians, dog and horse races, Chili Fest in Feb, Las Olas Art Fest in March, Cajun in May, Boat Show in late Oct to early Nov.

South Beach. Lincoln Mall, Coral Gables on Sunday morning, Coconut Grove (ArtFest in mid-Feb), Vizcaya, Science Museum, Miami Dolphins, Marlins, Heat, Panthers, dive Biscayne National Park or Pennekamp, MetroZoo, dog and horse races, SeaAquarium, Jai-Alai, Miccosukee Indians, Keys, Key West (5+ hr drive), airboats in Everglades, Food: stone crabs, Cuban sandwhich, cafe con leche.

Florida Museum has a good exhibit on the steamboat era, including a replica with two levels that you can walk through. Havana is a town to the NW that is famous for antiques. FSU. Excellent Sikh Punjabi Indian restaurant -- Samrat, 2 miles E of the Capitol Bldg, on the S side of Apalachee Pkwy.

Marc Brosius
Melbourne, Florida
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