10 Places to Visit in South Florida for Locals

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Besides the sunny weather and beautiful beaches, there's something else that makes South Florida special: The fact that you can live here all your life, and still not experience everything there is to see. With that being said, what are the best SoFlo spots for locals? Where can you go that's underrated in Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade Counties that even South Fla. residents don't know about? What could be new to you that makes you say, "Wow, I didn't even know that existed so close to home?" Here's a list of 10 spots that fit that description:

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Traveling to South Florida: Planning Your Trip

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Thinking of a trip to South Florida? While you'll certainly enjoy your time and have plenty of fun in the sun, you will need to put some work into planning your trip. What's the weather like? What type of clothes should you bring? What are musts to bring to the beach? All of these are questions that we'll answer in this quick guide so you can make the most of your SoFlo experience.

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6 Amazing Outdoor Activities in South Florida

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Whether you live in South Florida, are visiting the area for a vacation, or are just here for a day to connect to your flight or cruise, this much is true: There's a ton of outdoor activities to enjoy. Which South Florida outdoor activities are your best bets besides the standard ones like tanning at the beach, jumping in the pool, or fishing? Let's have a look at SoFlo's best bets that will give you the most bang for your buck.

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SUP Paddling Techniques for Beginners

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Want a hobby that will get you relaxed, get you in shape, and get you in touch with the great outdoors? If so, then you won't find a more perfect hobby than stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), especially if you live in or are planning to visit the South Florida area. Worried that it looks too hard? Don't.

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Best Places in South Florida for Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

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South Florida has no shortage of hotspots, but it also has plenty of places where you can relax and enjoy nature. It just so happens that many of those relaxing places come in the form of beaches, lakes, ponds, and the like, and besides swimming, they're the perfect spots for stand-up paddleboarding. Where should you go in South Florida if you're looking for the ideal SUP experience? We'll list some of the best bets this beautiful part of the country has to offer. Enough of the intro, let's get into that list!

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Top Things to Do in Key West with the Kids

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Whether you live near Key West, hope to visit by car, or have it as part of your upcoming cruise itinerary, one thing's for sure: You'll want to bring the kids along. Why? Because Key West has a ton of kid-friendly activities that offer an enjoyable experience for the entire family. There are too many kid-friendly attractions in Key West to include in just one article, but we'll do our best to give you the best bets while you're down there with the following list:

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Top 5 Things to Do Cruising to Jamaica

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There's certainly plenty of fun to be had while on a cruise ship to Jamaica and other exotic ports of call. Whether it's fine-tuning your tan, lounging in the pool, or entertaining your kids, it's quite easy to pass the time. What's the main point of a cruise though? To see new places and get off that big boat. Jamaica is one of the most sought-after cruise destinations in the world.

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding: How to Get Started

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What is South Florida famous for? A lot of things, but if you ask most people, it's sun, sand, and lovely beaches. While some use South Florida's fantastic weather and water to tan and swim, others prefer something a bit more athletic: stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). As its name suggests, stand-up paddleboarding is where you stand at full height on a paddleboard. What's the point of this type of paddleboarding? First, it's fun. Second, it gives you a great view of what's in the water beneath you and your surroundings. Third, it's peaceful and lets you connect with nature.

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Best Cruises for Kids: Carnival or Royal Caribbean?

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Are you planning a family cruise in the near future? If so, you've probably started reading online reviews. And in your reading, you've probably noticed a trend: Tons of complaints about kids on cruise ships. Many adults are complaining that kids running wild are making cruising uncomfortable. But does this mean that you can't sail with the kiddos? Of course not. Several cruise lines are kid-friendly, and Carnival and Royal Caribbean are two of those. Which is the best for your babies?

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5 Things to Do Before You Cruise from Fort Lauderdale

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Are you getting ready to cruise from Fort Lauderdale to work on your tan and visit a ton of exotic locales? Well, before you get on that ship, know that Fort Lauderdale itself is packed with attractions to keep you and your family entertained. Here are five of the best attractions Fort Lauderdale has to offer that will surely spice up your pre or post-cruise itinerary in our list of five things to do before you cruise from FTL.

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Camping in Bahia Honda State Park

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Camping in Bahia Honda State Park is a nice alternative to all the glitzy hustle and bustle that certain SoFlo locales like South Beach have to offer. While you certainly don't need much to have fun at this beautiful state park at mile marker 37 in the Florida Keys' Big Pine Key, you should come prepared to make the most out of your trip.

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Family Friendly Events for Christmas in South Florida

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It’s that time of year again, as the holiday season kicks into high gear. With only weeks left before the "Big Day", now is a great time to squeeze in those last minute holiday festivities. With that in mind, here are some family-friendly Christmas events you and your loved ones can enjoy in the South Florida area.

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6 Things to Do Before Your Cruise Out of Miami

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When you plan for a family cruise sailing out of Miami you get the bonus of a world class city to explore. If you can afford to add a day or two to your itinerary, there are plenty of unique attractions and activities that your family will love!

Before embarking on the cruise, consider a visit to these 6 must do activities with the kids.

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Everglades Swamp Tours of Fort Lauderdale

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When most of us think of Fort Lauderdale, we often picture the famous beaches, Riverwalk, boating, shopping and local arts.  Some may see it as a great jumping off point for their next cruise ship adventure out of the Fort Lauderdale port.  Many don’t often realize that just under 40 minutes west of the city there is a wild gem to discover.  Everglades Swamp Tours of Fort Lauderdale can give your family the opportunity to see a bobcat, deer, panther or even a black bear.

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10 Reasons to Take the Family to Jupiter

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The white sand beaches of Miami, the crazy theme parks of Orlando... when it comes to attractions, Florida has an overwhelming abundance of them. It is after all, one of the most traveled-to destinations of the US, hosting a whopping 80 million tourists every year. 

However, beyond the beaten touristy path is some of the most breathtaking, picturesque towns and rural communitiesto explore. One of these is Jupiter, Florida, which has been named by Coastal Living in 2012 as the Ninth Happiest Seaside Town in America. 

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Should My Family Play Pokemon Go?

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I am not a gamer and never was but both my children LOVE LOVE LOVE video games.  They first got into Pokemon because a child down the street had a Pokemon game they enjoyed playing together.  Then that same child gave my children free cards to start their deck and the obsession began.  

 

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Discover Delray: 6 Spots for Families to Enjoy

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Delray Beach recently made itself a name as "The Most Fun Small Town in America". Many of us were not surprised because, in Delray Beach, there is literally something for everyone. Delray offers a myriad of top-rated family attractions, entertainment, and kid-friendly activities.

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Miami Indoors: Finding Fun Out of the Sun

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Located on the southeastern most part of Florida, Miami Dade is the most populous county in the state, with almost 2.5 million residents. Home to 35 incorporated cities, and several unincorporated areas, the Miami Dade County is heavily urbanized, especially along the coastline. With city of Miami as its county seat, the Miami Dade county is home to thriving and modern urban spaces, and attracts millions of tourists every year.

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Short Family Road Trips From South Florida

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Whether you live in South Florida and just want to take a quick, affordable weekend away or you are visiting South Florida from out of state and want to see more of Florida, South Florida Finds has some suggestions for short car trips (3 to 4 hours) you can take with even the littlest or oldest family members!  For each location, we have included a variety of choices to pick from to occupy your time.

Already been to Orlando 100 times?  Check out some of the alternatives to the theme parks that we recommend.  You might not have seen all that Orlando has to offer.

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