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Sports in Florida

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Tallahassee, Florida, USA –  From our professional teams to our thrilling events, Florida sporting events always hit it out of the park. Don’t get caught on the sidelines this season and get the whole family in the game. Florida offers a plethora of sports for everyone to enjoy. With anything from auto racing to basketball, make this year’s vacation a slam-dunk.   Football: For more than 90 years, Florida has been the home of The East-West Shrine Game. Widely known as the nation’s first of its kind, this annual event features a college football all-star game in support of Shriners Hospitals for Children held at the Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg. Admire America’s football finest while showing your support for a very worthy cause. Florida is home of three National Football League (NFL) teams, making it the second-largest football state. Seasonal games are held at their respective home fields for all to experience and enjoy. Florida’s NFL line-up includes: Miami Dolphins : Home Field – Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Home Field – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Jacksonville Jaguars: Home Field – EverBank Field, Jacksonville College football has a large presence in Florida as well as professional. Home to two Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) teams, one Southeastern Conference (SEC) team, and two American Athletic Conference (AAC) teams, Florida’s top collegiate football teams include: Florida State Seminoles (ACC): Home Field – Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee Miami Hurricanes (ACC): Home Field – Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens Florida Gators (SEC): Home Field – Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville South Florida Bulls (AAC): Home Field – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa UCF Knights (NCAA): Home Field – Bright House Networks Stadium, Orlando Florida is the proud host of 8 NCAA Football Bowl Games each year. These bowl games are located in different locations throughout the Sunshine State for you to visit and enjoy. The bowl games we annually host include: Capital One Orange Bowl– Held at: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens Outback Bowl – Held at: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa TaxSlayer Bowl – Held at: EverBank Field, Jacksonville Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl – Held at: Camping World Stadium, Orlando Russell Athletic Bowl – Held at: Camping World Stadium, Orlando Miami Beach Bowl – Held at: Marlins Park, Miami Boca Raton Bowl – Held at: FAU Stadium, Boca Raton St. Petersburg Bowl – Held at: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg   Baseball: Home to not one, but two Major League Baseball teams, Florida offers a baseball experience in the Southern and Central parts of the state. Florida’s MLB teams include: Miami Marlins: Home Field – Marlins Park, Miami Tampa Bay Rays: Home Field – Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg Traditionally, Florida is home to many MLB teams during their spring training season, this is widely known as the Florida Grapefruit League. Nearly all the greats – Ruth, Hornsby, Mays and Clemente to name a few have practiced and played the fields of St. Petersburg, Bradenton and destinations south and north in the state. Teams that participate in this famous league include: Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Miami Marlins, Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Saint Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays and Washington Nationals. Some interesting facts highlighting Florida’s Spring Training Games are: 2013 marked 125 Years of Major League Baseball Spring Training in Florida. Over 25 million fans from all over the world have attended Florida Spring Training Games since 2000. In 2015 alone, over 1.5 million fans visited Florida for Spring Training Games. 2015 holds the record for...

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Adventures in Florida

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Tallahassee, Florida, USA – Adventure awaits in Florida, where the water is always cool and the sun is always shining. Outside and inside adventure are our specialties and for good reason too. If you’re looking for an action-packed, exhilarating vacation, look no further than the Sunshine State. We’ve got every level and type of thrill-seeker covered. Water Adventure: With over 1,000 miles of coastline, water adventure isn’t hard to find in Florida. From airboat rides to swimming alongside the endangered Florida manatee, water exploration is our specialty. –          In northern Florida, Jackson County is home to over 70 springs that include Spring Creek and the Chipola River, a fantastic place to search for sharks teeth and arrowheads from centuries past. Bring the whole family to take a relaxing kayak, canoe or even tubing trip at Spring Creek Park. –          Bradenton area visitors can fulfill their vacation fantasies by riding horseback along the shores. You can even try out the area’s creation of Horsesurfing. This interesting activity invites visitors to test their balance while riding the waves on top of a horse all while gliding through the Gulf waters. –          Another exciting Bradenton area activity is known as Flyboarding. Fly up to 20 feet in the air, strapped to a jet propulsion pack, allowing you to hover, spin and even dive like a dolphin. –          Let your workout take you somewhere at RUN/SUP in Santa Rosa Beach. Founded by runners and paddlers in search of a way to combine the two, RUN/SUP offers a cross-training interval style workout that brings about a new and exciting way to exercise. –          From the end of May to early September, Ichetucknee Springs in Fort White is the perfect place to experience Florida’s natural wetlands. Float down six miles of crystalline water with shaded hammocks and wildlife viewing opportunities. In addition to tubing, the springs also offer picnic areas as well as snorkeling, canoeing and hiking opportunities. –          Home to the United States’ only natural living coral reef, The Florida Keys has an underwater adventure all its own. The John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park has over 200 miles of underwater paradise that has been protected since 1960. From shallow reefs for snorkeling to deep dives and ship-wrecks for the more experienced diver, Florida’s Dive Capital of the World offers a tropical aquatic adventure that will provide vacation memories that last a lifetime. –          Speaking of Capitals, Florida is the proud home to yet another one. Known as the Manatee Capital of the World, Crystal River was deemed this title due to the large number of manatee populations that concentrate in the area from January to March each year. Experience an up-close animal encounter in their natural habitat at locations such as The Plantation on Crystal River. –          If underwater adventure isn’t what you are looking for, try an airboat adventure tour. Glide over miles of natural Florida wetlands and feel the wind in your hair as you enjoy observing Florida’s exotic wildlife. Places such as Capt. Bob’s Airboat Adventure Tours in Indian River County are great for a one-of-a-kind airboat experience. –          With every kind water body you can think of – salt, fresh and brackish – there is always something biting in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach and Charlotte Harbor. Adding yet another Florida capital, this location is often referred to as the Tarpon Capital of the World. This destination provides a variety of ways to fish these waters including inshore and back bay, offshore (deep sea), freshwater and fly fishing. –          A lot of sea creatures are much more active in the...

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Home to the Nation’s Largest Number of Golf Courses, the Grass is Always Greener in Florida

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Tallahassee, Florida, USA – They say the grass isn’t always greener on the other side, but here in Florida the grass is always green on our 1,000-plus golf courses. The Pros visit Florida more than any other state and for good reason. Clocking in at number one in the nation for number of courses, come golf in paradise, because the grass really IS greener here in Florida. Northwest Florida: Located in Panama City Beach, Camp Creek Golf Club is home to several US Open Qualifiers. With nearly 7,200 yards of rolling fairways and greens as well as driveable bunkers, it’s easy to see why. After sundown, relax and enjoy yourself at the many New Orleans-style seafood restaurants and live music at places like the Funky Blues Shack located in Destin. Whatever your persona, Florida has a course to accommodate your style and outing. Northeast Florida: Home to some of golf’s most famous venues, Northeast Florida has it all. From where it all began at The World of Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, to the annual PGA PLAYERS Championship held at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Verda Beach, this region of Florida is a must see for the golf enthusiast. If the challenge of the open sea excites you, visit the Hammock Dunes Club located in Palm Coast for the ultimate test provided by the Atlantic Ocean. With 3 holes located along the Atlantic, its Links Course offers a beautiful yet stimulating location to play. Florida is the perfect place for golfing at every level and for every budget. Central Florida: The PGA Tour makes five trips to Florida each year and Central Florida is home to two of them. Both held each March, Palm Harbor’s Innisbrook Resortis the home of the Valspar Championship and Orlando’s Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club is home to the Arnold Palmer Invitational. With more than 170 courses to pick from, Orlando can satisfy family golfers, guy getaways, and the most discerning enthusiasts. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club offers children and young adults up to age 17 a complimentary round with an adult. Travel west and the topography changes. Pine trees line the length of Brooksville’s World Woods Golf Club. Ranked by Golf Week as one of “America’s Best Modern Courses,” this location is quite a site to see. South Florida: The birthplace of Florida golf is the Breakers Ocean Course. Henry Flagler, railroad tycoon and the “Father of Florida Tourism,” opened the Breakers hotel in 1896. More than 100 years later, Palm Beach stills calls itself Florida’s Golf Capital. From that first 9-hole course, Palm Beach County’s golf menu has expanded to 160 public and private courses. The Tom Fazio-designed Emerald Dunes is one of Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play.” An additional annual PGA Tour trip is the Palm Beach Garden’s PGA National Resort & Spa which takes on hosting the Honda Classic beginning each February. For photos, please contact Summer Gonzalez at...

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Find your Sunshine State of Zen

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Tallahassee, Florida, USA – Florida is best known for its sandy, white beaches and exciting attractions. Although packed with adventure and exploration, Florida has a tamer side that appeals to the tranquil traveler. With its numerous spa and wellness offerings across the state, Florida is the perfect place to sit back and relax.   Northern Florida: Rejuvenate and renew with Florida’s unique tropical treatments, guaranteed to make you feel relaxed and restored. Many spas offer body treatments featuring a soothing blend of fruit extracts to enrich your Florida spa experience. At the Spa at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, they offer a de-aging tropical body wrap, complete with a full-body scrub consisting of a papaya, pineapple and pomegranate extracts for your skin to relish in. Another popular island ingredient used at Salon Baliage & Spa, is coconut. Here you can unwind and enjoy a coconut lime massage or even a coconut grapefruit facial. With visitors such as the First Lady, Serenity Spa at Sheraton Bay Point Resort provides a spa experience like no other. Serenity Spa features soothing facials, manicures, pedicures and Swedish massages. To ensure a peaceful yet invigorating experience, amenities such as a steam room, sauna, whirlpool, serene spa lounge and a beautiful Reflection’s zero-entry pool are readily available for all guests to enjoy. Serenity by the sea Spa at Hilton Sandestin Beach is washing away your worries with their all-new HydraFacial. This treatment is a non-invasive procedure often described as “a cool paintbrush moving over the face.” The HydraFacial creates immediate renewal of the skin cells, leaving you fresh and rejuvenated during your vacation stay.   Central Florida: Men in the group don’t have to miss out on the tranquility of a Florida spa vacation because Spa Evangeline at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa has created a spa menu just for them. Fit with services created by men for men, some of the treatments offered are the Fine as Wine men’s facial and Bern’s Bourbon on the Rocks pedicure. There is even a Hot Whiskey Scour massage, served with a shot of whiskey at the end. To further enhance your body, mind and soul, The Spa at Venetian Bay in New Smyrna Beach offers a unique Himalayan salt room (inspired by bath houses in Europe), a salt water pool in the shape of a nautilus shell, stone loungers and copper foot baths. Few luxury spas can claim that they use homegrown treatments, but The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Spa prides itself on exactly that. Herbs are grown straight from the resort’s own garden, citrus fruit is plucked from local orchards and honey is produced by its resident bees to give you an all-natural luxurious escape. The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Spa also features a “zero-gravity” massage that is performed as you are rocked gently in a peaceful hammock. Another unique Orlando spa experience is hosted at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort. This is a marvelous moment for the whole family to enjoy. The resort’s Princess and Queen Treatment features a glamorous blow out and style of choice, a manicure and designer crystal hair accessory for Mom and a magical princess or prince makeover for a child. This 13,000 square foot sanctuary is fit to make anyone’s dreams come true. If on vacation, you often find yourself having to choose between a soothing day at the spa or a peaceful day on the green, the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Habor offers a package that lets you have it your way, every day. This three day, two night package includes your choice of a 50 minute massage at...

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