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THIS HIDDEN GEM IS 20 MINS SOUTH OF DAYTONA NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FLORIDA CHRISTMAS AND WINTER EVENTS
LOOKING FOR A NEW VACATION SPOT? WE FOUND IT FOR YOU NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FLORIDA IS ONE OF OUR PICKS THIS YEAR. IT IS A SMALL COASTAL CITY LOCATED ON THE ATLANTIC COAST AND THE CLOSEST BEACH TO ALL THE THEME PARKS IN ORLANDO. IT HAS 13 MILES OF PRISTINE WHITE SANDY BEACHES THAT LEEDS INTO A NATIONAL PARK IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL WITH 25 MILES OF ADDITIONAL BEACH. A SMALL TOWN FEEL WITH RENOVATED BUILDINGS IN ALL DIFFERENT COLORS. IT WAS FILMED IN GEORGE CLOONEY'S TOMORROWLAND. THE BUILDINGS DATE BACK TO THE EARY 1900. HISTORICAL CANAL STREET HAS A SODA POP FOUNTAIN DRUG STORE TO TAKE YOU BACK TO THE FIFTIES WITH ANTIQUES CAR SHOWS EVERY SATURDAY ALONG WITH A FARMERS MARKET, FOR WINTER SEASON THE CITY OFFERS AN ARRAY OF SPECIAL EVENTS SUCH AS CHARLIE BROWNS CHRISTMAS AT THE LITTLE THEATER TILL DEC 20 THEN THE WINE WALK AND ART WALK FESTIVAL HAPPENING ON DECEMBER 26 BETWEEN 1-7 PM EXPLORE OVER 100 INTERESTING WINES INSIDE LOCAL PUBS,GALLERIESAND RESTAURANTS DURING THIS MONTHLY WINE TASTING EVENT. $25 TASTING PASSPORTS ON SALE THE DAY OF THE EVENT AT THREE LOCATIONS ALONG FLAGLER AVENUE. $20. FOR TASTING PASSPORTS WITH AN OFFICIAL GLASS FROM A PREVIOUS WINE WALK. THE ART WALK 10-5PM DOZENS OF LOCAL AND FLORIDA ARTISTS SCATTER ALONG THE AVENUE AT 12 RETAIL LOCATIONS EACH MONTH TO OFFER A UNIQUE VARIETY OF FINE ART AN CRAFTS. DECEMBER 31 IS OUR NEW YEARS EVE FIREWORKS AT 9 PM ALONG THE CORNER OF FLAGLER AND COOPER. THEN YOU CAN DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY AT 8 DIFFERENT PARTIES ALONG HISTORICAL FLAGLER AVE, THIS STREET OFFERS GREAT RESTAURANTS,SHOPS, AND NIGHT LIFE ALONG WITH ICE CREME STORES ,SURF SHOPS, CASUAL DINING OVER LOOKING THE BEACH AND OCEAN AT BREAKERS WITH THE BEST BURGERS IN TOWN. THE DOLPHIN VIEW RESTAURANT ALSO CASUAL IS WORTH THE VIEW WHERE YOU CAN ALWAYS CATCH A GLIMPSE OF A DOLPHIN, MANATEE , OR SEA TURTLES. BETHUNE BEACH OFFERS A QUIETER TYPE OF BEACH VACATION WITH A INLET ON THE LAGOON WHERE MANATEES BRING THEIR CALVES , NO HIGH RISES JUST BEAUTIFUL BEACH HOUSES ON THE OCEAN AND THE SALT RIVER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF A1A WITH CONSERVATION AREA WHERE YOU CAN VIEW ALL TYPES OF BIRDS, GO FISHING, PADDLE BOARDING, BOATING , SHELLING OR JUST RELAX ON THE BEACH. THIS IS WHERE THE FLORIDIANS VACATION A WELL KEPT SECRET!
The rafting season starts in early April and ends in the end of October so pick a date and pack your gear!
If you don’t mind getting a little wet and crave a real adventure, White Water Rafting might be your idea of an awesome vacation. The Green River in Utah is one of the top choices when it comes to water rafting. 730 miles long, it runs from the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming to Utah where it joins the Colorado River. Major John Wesley Powell explored the Green River in 1869 and you can follow in his footsteps.
Witness 40 million years of geologic history around you while you paddle through deep canyons. Surrounded by a breathtaking scenery you can observe fascinating wildlife like Mule Deers, Big Horn sheeps, coyotes, beavers, porcupines, badgers, and much more. You can choose from over 60 fun-
filled rapids. Having an average descent of one foot per mile to up to 60 feet per mile, a rush of
adrenaline is certain while speeding down in a inflatable kayak.
If you would rather go on a laid-back family trip, rent an oar boat and have a guide take you down the river and show you the remarkable wilderness around you. Or paddle in a canoe or touring kayak on some of the river’s calm water areas, like Stillwater Canyon. From one-day to weeklong trips, the choice is yours.
There are also countless other activities for spending time in Utah’s nature. Visit ancient
petroglyphs left by Native Americans, or abandoned dwellings of pioneers, or have someone tell you the stories of the outlaws of the Butch Cassidy gang and Sundance Kid who hid in the area. You can also spend time hiking, fishing, mountain biking, hunting... The choices are manifold.
Gasparilla Pirate Fest in Tampa, Florida on January 31st, 2015
Since 1904 the Gasparilla Pirate Invasion and Parade has been taking place in Florida. Be prepared for tons of fun and the sight of hundreds of pirates.
Fill your tummy with some good food at the Gasparilla Invasion Brunch at the Convention Center from where you have the best view of the Invasion of the Jose Gasparilla and enjoy great live music at the Pirate Fest Street Festival in the evening.
Plant City, February 26th – March 8th, 2015
Each spring, the Florida Strawberry Festival® rolls out the red carpet to welcome visitors from throughout the Sunshine State and the world. Guests come from near and far to enjoy exhibits of agriculture, commerce, industry, livestock, fine arts, horticulture, and crafts. The fabric of American life is woven into the Festival through social events, contests, youth developmental programs, top-name entertainment, and parades with glorious floats and high-stepping marching bands.