Explorer's Guide South Florida (Paperback)

Includes Sarasota, Naples, Miami & the Florida Keys (Explorer's Complete)

By Sandra Friend, Trish Riley, Kathy Wolf

Countryman Press, 9780881508703, 528pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2010

List Price: 24.95*
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This completely revised second edition of the definitive South Florida guidebook offers coverage of Tampa, the Gulf Coast, South Beach, Miami, and the Keys.

In diverse, exciting South Florida you might catch a glimpse of an endangered Florida panther in a nature preserve in the morning and visit a four-star restaurant and world-class nightclub that evening. This rich destination welcomes visitors from all over the world with its vibrant arts communities and multicultural historic sites, luxurious seaside resorts and lush forests, and some of the best fishing and diving in the United States. With cattle ranches and citrus groves all the way down to the mighty swamps of the Everglades and Big Cypress there are endless opportunities for exploration and discovery for singles, couples, and families.

From eco-friendly establishments and environmental information about the region to its trendy nightlife, out-of-the-way attractions, and best beach hotels, Explorer’s Guide South Florida is a thorough introduction to an alluring place that tourists as well as locals simply shouldn’t miss.

Detailed maps, an index, an alphabetical “What’s Where” subject guide, and helpful icons that highlight places that offer special value, are pet-, gay-, and family-friendly, and are wheelchair accessible round out this incredible resource, your perfect travel companion.

About the Author

Sandra Friend is a freelance writer and photographer whose work has appeared in Blue Ridge Country, Appalachian Trailway News, Florida Hiker, and Backpacker. She participates in the Florida Trail Association as an activity leader, a trail maintainer, and a volunteer with organization publications. She is also the author of Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Central Florida; Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in North Florida; Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in South Florida; Florida in the Civil War: A State in Turmoil, and Sinkholes. She lives in Ocala, Florida.

Trish Riley lives on Florida’s Gold Coast and has written about the region for 20 years. An award-winning investigative and environmental journalist, Riley is the author of Explorer's Guide Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami & the Florida Keys: A Great Destination and co-author of Explorer's Guide South Florida.

Kathy Wolf has lived in Florida for over twenty years and is the co-author of several Florida Explorer’s Guides.

Praise For Explorer's Guide South Florida: Includes Sarasota, Naples, Miami & the Florida Keys (Explorer's Complete)

A classy series with encyclopedic coverage.