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Hidden Florida: The 10 Best-Kept Secrets

Orlando, Florida
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February vacation and spring break are rapidly approaching, and with them come the promise of sun, R&R, and a break from winter weather. Florida proves to be a great destination this year—it’s easy to reach, with plenty of flights; no passport is required; and great values are available across the board. Even better, there are plenty of “hidden” spots across the Sunshine State, places where you can dip your toes in the ocean, take a long horseback ride, or explore a state park, without any theme parks or beach-going crowds in sight. So, for tropical paradise without a long flight or bloated budget, consider these under-the-radar Florida spots.

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