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Old 04-05-2007, 08:25 PM
 
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Default Beautiful Small towns of Florida (Gems)

Hello everybody!
Can you list some of the most beautiful (off the beaten path) small Florida towns that are quaint and worth taking a look at. This would help attract tourist dollars to these small towns, too.
I will add one that I thought was cute. Sebring.

thanks...Happy Spring!
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Navarre is one that fits your definition....
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:44 PM
 
Location: On my way to FLA baby !!
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Not off the beaten path but Anna Maria Island is a treasure and a must see !
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Old 04-06-2007, 06:45 AM
 
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My town - Dade City!
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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Default That's what I was going to say . . .

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My town - Dade City!
GypsyChic beat me to it ! Yes, definitely Dade City.

I also like Gulfport and Dunedin.
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Old 04-06-2007, 01:02 PM
 
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Don't go to Florida without spending some time on Anna Maria Island. Small enough to have retained it's fishing village laid back atmosphere it is a lovely Florida tropical paradise, and with good restaurants and shopping.
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Gainesville, Fl
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I would say Delray Beach. Its far enough from Miami for a different vibe but still a short drive.
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Old 04-07-2007, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral, Florida
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Default Anna Maria Island, Bonita Springs and Sanibel

I have to say as much as Bradenton is becoming a dump, Anna Maria Island is still a beautiful city.

Down here in Lee County, Bonita Springs is nice and so is Sanibel!
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Old 04-07-2007, 04:39 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Definitely Lake Placid. It's just so cute.

Does anyone think that Tavares or Mt. Dora fit into this category? I haven't been there yet, but are they small hidden gems, too?
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Old 04-07-2007, 05:40 PM
 
Location: On my way to FLA baby !!
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Definitely Lake Placid. It's just so cute.



Does anyone think that Tavares or Mt. Dora fit into this category? I haven't been there yet, but are they small hidden gems, too?
Jammie,

Mt. Dora and Eustis ( next to each other ) and close to Tavares are older style Florida areas with allot of Florida charm, the downtown areas of them both are so cool.

Micanopy is also super..

Just too many.

Of course Mt Dora is home of one of my favs, Renninger's Antique Show !!
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