Cassadaga

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Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp is the oldest active community of mediums in the Southeastern United States. People come from across the country and throughout the world for readings and séances and to experience the healing energy touted here. Seminars, festivals, historical tours and spiritual teachings take place among the cobblestone streets and meditation gardens of this […]

Stetson Mansion

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The Stetson Mansion, built in 1886 for famed hat maker John B. Stetson, is often hailed as Florida’s first luxury estate. Lost to the public for years, the private estate has been renovated and updated and is now open for tours and festive celebrations. It’s been named “Florida’s Most Popular Attraction” and one of the […]

Skydive DeLand

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Skydive DeLand is one of the busiest drop zones in the world. Nearly 100,000 people a year take the plunge here, where outstanding year-round weather and proximity to the beach combine to add to its popularity. Tandem jumps for beginners, Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) training and advanced jumps are all part of the program offerings. […]

Old Spanish Sugar Mill/De Leon Springs State Park

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You don’t often hear “natural springs” and “pancakes” in the same sentence. Except when someone is talking about De Leon Springs State Park. The Old Spanish Sugar Mill, opened in 1961, is a restaurant housed inside the park in a100-year-old replica of the original 1830s sugar mill. A griddle sits at each table, where homemade […]

Fishing

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The St. Johns River is not only at the heart of this region, it’s a major source of recreation and for many, that means fishing! The river and its many lakes and tributaries throughout the West Volusia region are well known among fishermen far and wide. Largemouth bass and crappie get top billing, but there’s […]

Drink it Up!

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We’re not all about umbrella-topped tropical drinks here in Florida. Downtown DeLand and West Volusia are home to microbreweries, brew pubs, wine bars and even a small batch meadery. From pale ales to porters, local brewers celebrate central Florida’s people and the region with names like Dee-Land White Boy, Daytona Dirty Blonde and Sunburned Tourist; […]

Manatees at Blue Spring State Park

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Blue Spring State Park is a designated manatee refuge and the winter home to a growing population of West Indian Manatees. The park comprises more than 2,600 acres, including the largest spring on the St. John’s River. On cold days in manatee season, (mid-November through mid-March), several hundred of these amazing creatures can be seen […]

Top Rated Downtown: DeLand

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The authenticity travelers are looking for is here, in DeLand. This “real Florida” downtown has taken the top rating as best downtown outside of Orlando.  It’s a destination that combines a sense of history and a contemporary vibe. It is home to shops and boutiques, galleries and (nine!) museums as well as a slate of […]

Elevate Your Escape with a Getaway to Martin County, Florida

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Bed and breakfasts, resorts and inns offer unparalleled accommodations in a convenient destination Unplug in Martin County, Florida, an easy-to-get-to-area, encompassing the communities of Port Salerno, Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Indiantown, Jupiter Island, Hobe Sound and Hutchinson Island. This South Florida escape offers beautiful beaches and 77 parks–not to mention the most bio-diverse lagoon ecosystem […]

Summer Adventure Abounds in Martin County, Florida

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From surfing and sailing camps to me-time for mom and dad, the whole family will make memories that last with a summer getaway to this South Florida jewel This summer, turn up the heat on summer fun and plan a vacation the whole family will enjoy with options for both kids and adults in Martin County, […]

Paddle Jam Hits the Water May 5-7, 2017

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Three-Day Event Celebrates the RiverWay South Region Apalachicola, Fla–The Forgotten Coast Paddle Jam 2017 is a three-day festival to be held May 5-7 in Franklin County, Florida. Featuring a world record attempt raft-up, the festival includes music, arts and crafts exhibits and local food and celebrates the region’s culture and natural resources. Paddle Jam is […]

Have Yourself a Southern Little Christmas

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Make precious memories that last with holiday fun throughout the Southeast Get into the HO HO HOliday spirit with a tour of the South’s finest Christmas festivities. Between world-renowned twinkling lights, shopping fit for Jolly Ol’ St. Nick himself and train rides that dazzle the imagination, these Southern adventures are sure to be forever etched […]

Create a Martin County Celebration to Feed Your Soul

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Culture and cuisine combine in South Florida to make a couples holiday to remember Creating a happy holiday getaway for two is easy here in Martin County, where couples can find the perfect spot to get away from it all or a mix of just the right activities to get away to. Who wouldn’t want […]

Top Five Reasons You’ll Fall for Martin County, Florida

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Extend summer memories with fun events throughout the fall This fall, chase the last notes of summer sunshine to Martin County, Florida, home to Stuart County which was recently named America’s happiest seaside town according to Coastal Living Magazine. This easy-to-get-to area, encompassing the communities of Port Salerno, Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Indiantown, Jupiter Island, […]