Enjoy the casual and welcoming atmosphere at Fort Myers Beach

Florida’s Best Beaches

Between the peninsular coastlines, barrier islands, and the archipelago of the Florida Keys, you’re never more than a couple of hours away from an afternoon of castle-building, shell-collecting, or simply whiling away worries on the beach. Here are the best of them.

Sea turtles spend most of their lives in the ocean, only returning to land to dig into beach sand to lay their eggs, after which they immediately head back out to the ocean.

Sea Turtle Nesting and Florida Beaches

The Atlantic coast is popular for sea turtles to make their nests, and Florida is a particularly favored place. There are some 70,000 sea turtle nests made annually along the Florida coastline, and most of them are made by loggerhead turtles.

Moon Florida Road Trip

Hit the road! Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Daytona Beach, Walt Disney World, Tampa, Sarasota, Naples, the Everglades, and the Keys: see the top destinations in Florida with this book as your guide. Our detailed driving routes give you all you need, including mileage from place to place, driving times, and advice on the best places to […]

Exploring Sarasota & Naples with Jason Ferguson

Florida native Jason Ferguson has yet to find a corner of his home state that doesn’t hold some sort of surprise. In this Q&A, he advises travelers on his favorite dishes (including fried gator tail), the best time of year to visit, the many options for outdoor recreation, and more.

Moon Sarasota & Naples

Travel writer Jason Ferguson gives an inside look at Sarasota, Naples, Sanibel Island, and the Everglades, from the calming waters of Sarasota Bay to the teeming wildlife of the Everglades. Ferguson offers his expert advice on how to make the most out of a trip to the southern parts of Florida’s Gulf Coast, providing one-of-a-kind […]

Design District shopping: tile on display at Ann Sacks.
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The Best of Florida: A 9 Day Itinerary

Florida covers more than 65,000 square miles, so attempting to see it all at one time is not practical. If your time in the state is limited, here’s an itinerary that will allow you to see some of Florida’s best sights.