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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 States In the second half of the 19th century, Jacksonville’s population increased and the tourism industry began to boom. The city prospered and grew during the 1870s, primarily due to the development of the lumber and shipping industries. As with other areas around the east Florida coast, beach communities in Jacksonville were established because of the development of railway systems around the region. Several businessmen from Jacksonville joined their forces in the construction of a railway system, which ended at a beach area east of the town. In the year 1888, along with the establishment of luxurious hotels and selling of beach properties... Read more »

 
 
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Aloha Festivals and a lot more - Mar 6, 2008, by lindamura
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Visiting the Grand Canyon - Jun 20, 2010, by MadSuh
We left Page at around 7am to be sure that we would be at the Grand Canyon early enough. The drive there takes you past some beautifuly landscapes. There are plains, the desert, some heavily eroded sandy area (kind of like the Bad Lands),... Read more »

City tour in San Francisco - Jul 22, 2008, by stef
After a long walk from downtown of SF to the North Beach on Fisherman's Wharf, we decided to take a city tour. From the plenty of opportunities we choose the most friendly one: the Mr. Toad's Tour, with an exciting american Vintage touring... Read more »

Winter sports at Aspen Snowmass, CO - Dec 11, 2007, by lindamura
One of North America’s premier resorts, Aspen Snowmass is located on one of the four renowned peaks of Aspen area, a Rocky Mountain massif with a vertical drop of 4,406 feet. Getting here is a piece of cake. If you get to Aspen... Read more »

Great events in Los Angeles - Nov 30, 2008, by MadSuh
I came out to LA again for PhoCusWright which was a 4 day dynamite event again. I think it's essential for anyone in online travel, so you got to be there. They always schedule PhoCusWright for the week before Thanksgiving, so I usually try... Read more »

 
 

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