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City Articles Summer 2010 
 Fort Walton Beach

These infamous beaches resign supreme after receiving the coveted ranking of "Best Beach Town" as ranked by southern living in the Best of the South Readers' Choice Awards. Earning the title for 12 consecutive years, the destination has held the number one spot in this category since the Readers' Choice Awards began in 1995. Every year, vacationers flock the sparkling shores to enjoy spirited seaside celebrations, links of great championship golf and undeniably fresh seafood.  

Gainesville staus as a top town for baby boomers starts with the youthful, urbane vibe of the University of Florida, but that's only the preface of the story. Crack the cover of this classic vacation destination , and you'll find an action-packed introduction to what can heppen when arts, culture and intellect combine in a stunning natural environment.
Amelia Island

Want good food? Come and get it! Shrimp is on the menu's here, cooked all kinds of way along with good ole southern style meals. Need some peace and quiet? Take a barefoot stroll along our seashore finding shraks teeth and sea shells on the beach can keep you busy for hours. Don't miss one of Amelia's beautiful sunrises over the Atlantic.
Daytona Beach

The area's 23 miles of beaches are up to 500 feet wide at low tide, which make them perfect for sand castle building, cycling, jogging, fishing or just relaxing in the sun. While at the beach, watersports enthusiasts can grab a surfboard, launch a boat or head out for a parasailing adventure. The choice i yours! While driving is permitted on 11 miles of the 23-mile long beach area, four pedestrian-only zones are found at various intervals. The most central predestrian beach zone is found north and south of the historic Daytona Beach Pier at the intersection of Main St. and International Speedway Blvd.
Lake Placid

Several mural have sound. Look for our one-of-a-kind trash containers, all in different shapes and sizes. Put some trash in our little yellow car, and hear the engine rev, then breaks queal, and there is a terrible crash. Cheack out our stream engine trash container, and listen to the train coming into the station. You will find a fishing shack, turpentine stump, bear container, and many more, 17 in all. Each container is a companion piece to a mural. Fifty birds painted on the walls of the business sction, 27 clown cutouts, and two clown benches round out some of the exciting pieces of art awaiting your enjoyment in our unique town.
Anna Maria Island

Take time to explore Longboat Key, Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, and Anna Maria Island, a living tribute to a time in Florida's past when small beach towns were the rule, not the rare exception. With an annual average temperature of 75 degrees, Florida's Gulf Islands keeps a warm, year-round feeling of summer seclusion. A brilliant and fragrant floral parade of passion flowers, hibiscus, striking bougainvillea, cheery alamanda, and jasmine color the inland landscape. And a seven-mile streach of powder-soft sandy beaches, dotted with wipsy sea oats and scrubby Australian pines, lines a shimmering expanse of emerald gulf waters.
To quote writer Meghan McEwen from The NEw York Times February 3, 2006 Escapes section, "This city- nmaed after the one in Italy because of its beautiful bay- is most widely known for its sugar-sand beaches, warm winter weather and gated communities that attract, older, well-off snowbirds who live to golf but go to bed early. Now Naples is staring to draw a younger, more dynamic crowd attracted to outdoorsy pursuits off the course, high-end shopping and late-night noshing all in a laid-back, upscale setting with enough cultural interest to support more than 130 art galleries and a symphony orchestra.
Fort Lauderdale

Beyond the beach, you'll find a water culture that spans more than 300 miles, top shopping, award-winning cuisine, cultural options, vibrant nightlife and the Everglades, a one-of-a-kind eco-system where natural wonders abound.


Known as the Sport-Fishing Capital of the World, Islamorada is where backcountry sport fishing and saewater fly fishing were pioneered. It's where legendary fishing guides Jimmy Albright, Cecil Keith and Stu Apte plied their tarde. Islamorada's unique location, lying between Florida Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, provides an unrivaled diversity of fishing opportunities. The Gulf Stream flows past the islands form 10 to 20 miles offshore, bringing seasonal vistors like sailfish and marlin, kingfish and wahoo, dolphin and tuna close enough to shore to be targeted by small-boat anglers.