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Things to do in North Florida?

We're planning our escape from the likely miserable weather in the UK next February and Florida is our first choice. We've done Miami and Key West in the past so are keen to explore the north. I'd definitely like to visit the Space Centre but wondered what else is worth a look. Not really interested in the Disney type attractions, more wildlife or natural beauty.
We plan to spend about three weeks so there should be plenty of time to see lots.
Is it worth hiring a camper van or best to just get a car and stay in hotels or perhaps rent an apartment and travel out from there?
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We're planning our escape from the likely miserable weather in the UK next February and Florida is our first choice. We've done Miami and Key West in the past so are keen to explore the north. I'd definitely like to visit the Space Centre but wondered what else is worth a look. Not really interested in the Disney type attractions, more wildlife or natural beauty.
We plan to spend about three weeks so there should be plenty of time to see lots.
Is it worth hiring a camper van or best to just get a car and stay in hotels or perhaps rent an apartment and travel out from there?
Any suggestions would be gratefully received.
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I would rent a car and stay in B&B's or hotels. I'll compile a list of links with some nice places to see. The natural beauty of Florida is amazing. We would enjoy a short meet for coffee/drinks when you're here!

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You could challenge Jbanks to a Drag Race on the Strip. The Looser has to wash the Winners Car. I be sure you could find a Rental Car that you would like to Drive like it is Stolen.

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I would rent a car and stay in B&B's or hotels. I'll compile a list of links with some nice places to see. The natural beauty of Florida is amazing. We would enjoy a short meet for coffee/drinks when you're here!

That list would be great, many thanks.
Also, more than happy to meet up for a beer or two!
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I thought in Florida you get your SLK with a gun in hand from the previous owner, hoping they don't produce a bigger gun.
LOL it's not THAT bad, yet, but wherever I go my Sig is with me at all times!


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Here is a list of some places that may interest you in north and central Florida. Will send more soon, but thought this was a good start!

The Rainbow River, Dunnellon Florida
Welcome to Florida State Parks

WeekiWachee.com - Home

Excellent historical sites:

North Florida Attractions travel - TouristFlorida.com

We had a meet here:

Farm Tours of Ocala
https://www.slkworld.com/u-s-florida/...gathering.html

We had a meet here:

https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/
https://www.slkworld.com/u-s-florida/...ce-center.html

Welcome - National Naval Aviation Museum

Welcome to Amelia Island - Amelia Island, Florida

©Cedar Key FL Travel Guide: Cedar Key Lodging, Rentals, Events - Cedar Key's Real Eco-Tourism Guide!
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and late march?

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The space center is definitely worth it, especially now that the shuttle is there on display.
That's more "central Florida" to us locals, though.

If you're into any shopping, Orlando's outlet malls are a big attraction to tourists. And if you miss being so close to Sweeden while you're over here, there's an IKEA there as well.

St. Augustine is a nice town to go and walk around - it's historic and has a lighthouse, some old forts, etc. Good restaurants and such. There's also a pirate ship there for some reason... I forget why.

If you're into nature, you may want to check out the Ocala National Forest and do some camping there. I'm sure you can rent camping tents and supplies somewhere and make a few days out of it.

Other than that, I would drive up the coastline and find a vacation rental on the beach for a week - that may be fun. Look at Ormond Beach and Ormond by the Sea if you plan on going that route.

Just rambling off the top of my head, I hope this helps.

I may just ask you the same when I visit England for the first time (hopefully this summer)
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really Jae?
and find a vacation renal on the beach for a week - that may be fun.

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Sorry I meant to say "rectal"
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you mean 'rental'. We both in trouble with MK now!!
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You should visit Cleveland, OH. I understand it looks a lot like parts of England.
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The Muscle Car museum (dedicated only to GM) in Punta Gorda (north of Fort Myers on the West Coast) is definitely worth a look. One of the best car museums in the US.

Rick Treworgy's Muscle Car City Museum

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Hooking onto this thread for ideas..

8 of us will be going to Florida in Sept 15'... 1 week in Orlando. 1 week driving to Miami and the Keys, then a final week in Orlando to mop up the bits we didn't do in the first week
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