Things To Do in Florida

$14 for a Zoo Package, Including All-Day Monorail Pass, Two Animal Feedings, and a Cup ($28.90 Value)

Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami

$28.90 $14

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More than 2,000 animals roam exhibits, such as giraffes, parrots and rhinos that you can feed

$45 for Admission to Howl-O-Scream 2014 at Busch Gardens Tampa on October 2, 3, 9 or 10 (Up to $95.23 Value)

Busch Gardens Tampa

Busch Gardens Tampa

$95.23 $45

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Escape the curse of haunted houses and hundreds of creepy creatures as you zoom through Florida's top thrill rides in the dark

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

One-Week Boat-Skipper Course at Sea for One or Two from Blue Water Sailing School (Up to 45% Off)

Blue Water Sailing School

East Fort Lauderdale

$2,095 $1,250

Departing from Ft. Lauderdale, live on a boat for a week while learning the ropes of sailing from professional instructors

$169 for Romantic Sightseeing Flight with Champagne for Two at ATA Flight School ($389.99 Value)

ATA Flight School

North Perry Airport

$389.99 $169

Witness the sun set over the Florida Everglades from a bird’s-eye view while sipping champagne

$39 for a BYOB Mosaic or Glass-Fusing Class at MIY Ceramics ($90 Value)

MIY Ceramics

Hollywood

$90 $39

All materials provided in small-group, hands-on BYOB classes, in which students learn to make mosaic tiles or dichroic jewelry and artwork

$99 for an Introductory Flight Experience from Tampa Bay Aviation ($205 Value)

Tampa Bay Aviation

Clearwater Air Park

$205 $99

Learn basic flight maneuvers in a ground lesson before piloting a Cessna 172 plane over the coast

KISS & Def Leppard at Cruzan Amphitheatre on July 22 (Up to 42% Off)

KISS and Def Leppard

Cruzan Amphitheatre

$43 $25

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Hard rockers behind the multi-platinum albums “Destroyer” and “Hysteria” perform chart-topping hits on a major summer tour

Gun-Safety Course for One or Two at National Armory (Up to 56% Off)

National Armory

Pompano Beach

$200 $99

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Course covers topics such as proper stance, safe cleaning and storage of a firearm, basic state and federal laws, and gun-range etiquette

Classic Albums Live Presents Paul McCartney "Band on the Run" at Youkey Theatre on June 19 (Up to 50% Off)

Classic Albums Live Presents Paul McCartney Band on the Run

Youkey Theatre

$33.50 $16.75

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Veteran rockers re-create Paul McCartney and Wings's 1973 masterpiece note for note, along with other McCartney hits

$29.99 for Miami Nightclub VIP Experience for One with The Aos Group ($120 Value)

The Aos Group

Miami Beach

$120 $29.99

Sip premium cocktails poolside during a two-hour open bar before getting whisked away to a nightclub in a luxury ride; VIP entrance included

$69 for a Tandem Hang-Gliding Flight Package from Miami Hang Gliding at The Florida Ridge Air Sports Park ($184 Value)

The Florida Ridge Sports Air Park

Clewiston

$184 $69

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Bourgeoning wind riders fly more than 1,500 feet above Florida's countryside under the direction of a skilled instructor

5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Boca Raton (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Boca Raton

Boca Raton

$90 $15

Students torch calories and gain muscle tone, flexibility, and focus in high-impact kickboxing classes

Two-Hour Dolphin and Manatee Tour on the Indian River for Two or Four from DolFun Tours (Up to 68% off)

DolFun Tours

Melbourne

$48 $19

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Boat tours sail through the Indian River's estuary full of dolphins, manatees, and more than 4,000 bird and fish species

$145 for a Powered Hang-Glider Flight for One from Duckwing Triking ($260 Value)

Duckwing Triking

Palm Harbor

$260 $145

Soar above Clearwater Beach, the Gulf of Mexico, and St. Joseph Sound in an FAA-certified powered hang-glider

"Da Vinci Machines" Exhibit at The Bradenton Auditorium (Up to 50% Off)

"Da Vinci Machines" Exhibit

Bradenton Auditorium

$31.90 $15.95

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More than 60 interactive models handcrafted in Italy illustrate da Vinci's genius

Hairapalooza Feat. Winger and Great White at England Brothers Park on Saturday, July 5, at Noon (Up to 56% Off)

Hairapalooza

England Brothers Park

$35.98 $16

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Winger, Great White, Slaughter, and Stephen Pearcy of RATT join forces for a festival packed with glam metal and hard rock

Mud-Run Entry with T-shirt for One or Two to the FL.ROC Running Obstacle Challenge (Up to 58% Off)

FL.ROC Running Obstacle Challenge

Bunnell

$90 $39

Experienced race organizer hosts event where contestants race through 4 miles of obstacles including a mud pit and climbing wall

Gulf Coast Jam Plus Early Entry at Frank Brown Park on August 29–31 at 10 a.m. (Up to 30% Off)

Gulf Coast Jam

Frank Brown Park

$228.53 $159

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Carrie Underwood, Randy Houser, Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Blake Shelton, Cassadee Pope, and dozens more country acts fill the stage

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High-profile destinations often cite their high ratings on TripAdvisor, which named e2ride bike tours Jacksonville’s No. 1 attraction. However, few boast that they were highly rated by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Her iconic novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, is credited with helping to ignite the Civil War, but most of her opinions on travel have been lost to the ages—except on the company’s historical bike tour of Olde Mandarin. As the tour group winds past the lush area’s museums and public parks, the tour guide notes that Stowe dubbed the area “a tropical paradise.”

On the company’s other tours, guides offer equally juicy historical tidbits, such as that Riverside-Avondale was originally only occupied by just two homeowners or that Truman Capote vacationed in Springfield. As they learn about the past, groups cycle down present-day roads lined with homes in styles ranging from Tudor and Georgian to Star Warsian.

12001 Mandarin Road
Jacksonville,
FL
US

Property Location
With a stay at Mandarin Oriental Miami, you'll be centrally located in Miami, convenient to Bayfront Park and Port of Miami. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Mary Brickell Village and Gusman Center for the Performing Arts.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 326 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and DVD players. Rooms have private balconies. Flat-screen televisions with cable programming are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take time to pamper yourself with a visit to the full-service spa. After a day at the private beach, you can enjoy other recreational amenities including a health club and an outdoor pool. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and babysitting/childcare.

Dining
Grab a bite to eat at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and a technology helpdesk. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Limited parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

500 Brickell Key Dr
Miami,
FL
US

The Tampa Bay Seafood Festival brings together local merchants and great music for a weekend of celebration that benefits the Friends of Tampa Recreation. Refreshments scheduled to make an appearance include award-winning chowder from Chowder Heads, crab bites and fish tacos from Coastal Crab Company, and Mama Jugs' tasty iced tea. Les Dudek headlines the musical schedule on Saturday, filling the air with his original blues tunes, and the melodious four-person harmonies from Mo' Gravy kick off Sunday's festivities, followed up by The Shakes Society, The Bobby Friss Band, and Doug the reggae seagull.

600 North Ashley Drive
Tampa,
FL
US

Bored with the staid security of corporate life, Eloyne and Bradley Erickson founded Grand Central Stained Glass & Graphics in 2006, dedicating themselves to bringing their love of fine art to the community. Focusing on decorative glass, the shop sells beautiful pieces and commissioned work, intensively collaborating with customers to create unique, colorful doors, decorative windows, or whimsical alien-observation tanks. Its regular classes teach pupils how to fuse in small workshop settings, and jewelry-making sessions teach aspiring artisans how to use wire to craft custom adornments. The shop?s gicl?e printing services reproduce photos and art with an Epson Stylus Pro 9800 printer, which obsessively corrects color until clients are satisfied with each piece's final balance.

2401 Central Ave
St. Petersburg,
FL
US

Twice a month at Orlando Kart Center, drivers experience a personal rendition of the movie Speed: they zoom around the outdoor course for a full two hours, competing in an endurance competition. Each lap around the sinuous road covers .8 miles, forcing drivers to encounter bumps and stay within curbing as they accelerate up to 45 miles per hour. This event is just one of many breakneck offerings at the center, whose karts and expert staff immerse guests in an authentic racing environment.

Owner Andre Martins oversees the raceway with impressive credentials at his back. As the manager of the Tony Kart US racing team, he led drivers to multiple national championships. He has also raced alongside champions himself, traveling to countries such as Belgium, Canada, and Brazil to showcase his steering finesse and seatbelt-buckling capabilities. Today, he welcomes drivers of all experience levels to tackle Orlando Kart Center's course—including pro racecar drivers, who utilize the track for training. Drop-in customers contend against each other in 10-minute heats, companies rent out the road for forced team-building events, and kart owners can reserve hours for private practice. Online scoreboards log the fastest times by day, week, and month, compiling track records for patrons to challenge.

201 Parcel Ln
Orlando,
FL
US

Property Location
Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection is in the heart of Tallahassee, walking distance from Florida Governor's Mansion and Meginnis-Monroe House. This hotel is within close proximity of Knott House Museum and New Capitol Building.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 117 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters. Relax and take in city views from the privacy of your room. LCD televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms feature showers, makeup/shaving mirrors, and complimentary toiletries.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a 24-hour fitness facility, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Additional amenities include wedding services and a television in the lobby.

Dining
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours).

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and express check-in. Planning an event in Tallahassee? This hotel has 7500 square feet (675 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).

415 N Monroe St
Tallahassee,
FL
US

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