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Originally posted by ohioriver
I wouldn't recommend Florida or the coast as vacation destination. Not even before the oil spill. Go at least a couple states in for a better flavor of American Culture. Florida is for tourists.(or was)
Originally posted by Merigold
I gew up in Florida, Tampa area. Lived there most of my life.
My friends here are always saying how lucky I am and how they wish they had grown up in Florida, blah blah blah. I then proceed to encourage them to skip the whole Disney thing and see some of the other stuff Florida has to offer.
I encourage them to go to the Everglades.
I encourage them to go to the Ocala Forest.
I encourage them to go to St Augustine.
They never do though. It's all about the parks and the all you can eat buffets. Too bad really. Florida has some of the most beautiful places I have ever seen, and I've travelled quite a bit.
As for the whole Florida is dead BS floating around ATS, well..I'm not saying it won't happen, but let's just say I wouldn't be changing my holiday plans.
I highly recommend a visit to the Ocala area, it's not an impossible drive form Orlando.