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5 Mistakes to Avoid on a Florida Vacation, According to Locals

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When was the last time you went on a trip to Florida?

If there was ever a state whose reputation precedes it, it might just be Florida.

And while you might think you know they’re beaches, theme parks, and all the family fun that awaits around every corner in the sunshine state, there’s always another surprise in store in this area.

Known for outdoor adventures, watery escapades, and cool little beach towns you can enjoy all year long, everyone chooses this state as the perfect vacation spot each year.

But we talked to locals, and according to them, you might not know this state as well as you think. Do you know why they shut off the lights on the beach for a few months of the year? Or where to go to paddle a kayak through a lagoon that has a blue glow at night?

And have you tried their crustacean that’s tastiest when dipped into a creamy mustard sauce? Well, you’re in luck! We’ve collected invaluable tips from real people who’ve been to Florida and got the mouse ears to prove it.

They’ve shared their mistakes, and we’ve learned from them… so you don’t have to! Keep reading to learn about the 5 mistakes Floridians say you shouldn’t make!

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4 thoughts on “5 Mistakes to Avoid on a Florida Vacation, According to Locals”

  1. Opa resturant in Orlando near the convention center , usually requires reservations, but the food is so great, be a mistake to miss.

  2. Thomas Pendleton

    We came here the first time in August 1970. WE came back in December then relocated the following year.The two best choices in my life were marrying my wife and having a family and moving to Florida! I am retired now and have been in heaven on earth most of my life!

  3. Siesta public beach on Siesta Key Sarasota is a great place to go,
    but stay away during Spring Breaks and major holidays. The traffic
    comes to a complete halt on Midnight Pass Rd and in Siesta Village.
    The Gulf water is a little too warm from June thru Sept. but very nice
    the rest of the year. The white sand on Crescent Beach is like nothing I’ve seen before. There are so many great places to see
    and restaurants to eat at in the Sarasota area you will surely enjoy
    your stay.

  4. Lois Tibbetts-Durkee

    My husband and I wintered in the Florida Keys for several years until we got too old to drive down and back from Minnesota. Make sure you go south and spend some time going through the Keys. What a beautiful trip that is!

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