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How to get ahead in Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

 
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added on 7th of March, 2008

Population: 16 million

Major Airports: Miami International Airport - Miami (MIA), Fort Lauderdale International Airport - Forth Lauderdale (FLL), Orlando International Airport - Orlando (MCO), Palm Beach International Airport - Palm Beach (PBI), Tampa international Airport - Tampa (TPA), Jacksonville International Airport - Jacksonville (JAX), Boca Raton Airport - Boca Ration (BCT), Daytona Beach Intl. Airport - Dayton (DAB).

When to Go: Spring is the best time of the year to visit as the weather is the most consistent. Summer offers warm ocean water and scattered showers in the afternoon and occasionally electrical storms light up the sky. Fall is hurricane season and the high season come around in winter where hotel prices skyrocket, though restaurant prices remain fairly consistent. Florida is also about Walt Disney World and best times to visit are mid-December before the holidays as holiday decorations are up, the temperatures are down, as well as, smaller crowds and shorter lines.

Getting There: Almost every region of Florida is served by a major airport making it very convenient to touch down at exactly where you want to be in Florida.

Getting Around:

Miami provides visitors with the Metrorail system which links to the Metromover looping around the city making stops at major points of interest. The MetroBus is also available. If you are traveling outside of Miami city take the Tri-Rail system, which goes as far north as West Palm Beach. However, it can take you much longer by Tri-Rail then by car. So renting car is by far the fastest way to get outside of Miami to places like Boca Raton, Coral Gables or Palm Beach, but be careful, Miami's intersections have been reported to be among the most dangerous in the country.

Orlando is quite spread out, driving can be challenge due to the many one-way streets. So take advantage of your hotel shuttle services to the major attractions. Taxis are also readily available from the airport, hotel lobbies and main tourist areas.

 

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Jacksonville History

Jacksonville, FL, United StatesJacksonville, Florida’s history dates back to more than 2,000 B.C. when the native Timucua people occupied the area. The first European explorers to arrive in Jacksonville were led by Rene de Laudonniere in 1562. These Huguenot visitors sailed in the mouth of St. Johns River and they constructed Fort Caroline, which was located on the river north of present-day Jacksonville downtown.  In 1565, the Spanish forces occupied the fort resulting to a bloody massacre. In the year 1821, the Florida region became a United States territory. The years that followed lead to a sequence of wars among Great Britain, Spain and France. During that same... Read more »

 
 
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Refreshing days in Lake Forest, CA - Dec 15, 2008, by MadSuh
I used to leave in Lake Forest, and this really seemed to be one of the best places to hang out at during the weekend. There are great places to eat and drink, everything is classically elegant in the beach version of the term. The beach is... Read more »

Los Angeles experiences - Oct 9, 2008, by MadSuh
I have been lazy a bit with my journal in the past, so I'll make a few updates now. We arrived in LA on the 26th and went over straight to the car rental pick up place to get our car. Everything worked seemless. The first thing I had to do... Read more »

Trip to Los Angeles - May 15, 2010, by MadSuh
Finally, I am flying out to the US again and get to go to all my favorite spots in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco and some of the National Parks. Anyhow, this entry is really just about the trip from Frankfurt to LA as it was rather... Read more »

Vacation in LA - Dec 15, 2008, by MadSuh
Most people do not like LA much and that's why it's not really a tourist town. Having stayed there for some years I really learnt to appreciate LA and was able to find all the nice spots I liked. LA is a jungle, but it's also a place of... Read more »

Go to ski in Steamboat Springs - Dec 11, 2007, by lindamura
Steamboat Springs is a small town in Colorado of about 10,000 residents but its size does not match its importance. It is important as a historic and ranching town and it is also important as a resort, namely a skiing resort. The... Read more »

 
 

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