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    • Speaddy's Profile Photo

      Excellent seafood recommendation in St. Petersburg Beach area

      Florida Jun 22, 2015 at 7:10 PM

      Can anyone give me a recommendation to a great seafood restaurant in the St. Pete's Beach area for an anniversary. We're looking for excellent food but still casual attire. Thanks!

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    • Fireworks Cruise in december!

      Orlando Jun 3, 2015 at 3:45 PM

      Anyone out there already rented this cruise to watch the fireworks from the end of year the Magic Kingdom?It was good? Could share the experience please? Can you well see the fireworks and the castle? If someone has a picture that I could share love! I'm thinking of renting it with my family, but it is expensive, we would only really worth!

      Thank you!

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    • Rental Boats Sun Tracker

      Orlando Jun 3, 2015 at 3:37 PM

      Anyone out there ever rented a boat from disney to walk around the lake? I know we can rent them and walk out of three starting points, and one of these, we can walk around the Magik Kingdom! Anyone done this? as is the view of the castle? You can see well? And I saw that it costs between 30$ - 60$, but do not know if it's person or by boat ... does anyone know me answer?

      Thank You!!

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    • Supercross and Disney holiday 2016

      Florida Jun 29, 2015 at 2:39 PM

      I am looking into visiting florida but tying it in when the supercross is in daytona...I would appreciate any recommendations for hotels to stay at in daytona for 2/3 nights before we head to international drive for the rest of the holiday...we are a family of five with children aged 14, 12 and 1. Also can none suggest transport from daytona to international drive please. I am looking for cheaper but nice hotels please and if anyone can recommend hotels that offer good b &b or all inclusive at international drive. Any info on Disney tickets and other info is greatly appreciated as a holiday like this is completely new to me. Thanks

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    • Someone there already watch fireworks EVE new year from Car Park Epcot Center?

      Orlando Jun 22, 2015 at 9:22 AM

      I saw a blog on internet... A girl talking about the day (Eve new year day) at Epcot Center! She watch the fireworks (7:00pm) inside park at world showcase, and the next firework (happy new year firework 12:00AM), she watch it from Car park! Someone there did it already? she posted a picture that we can see the fireworks and the " epcot ball"...

      Can someone tell me about this experience?

      Thank You, very much!

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    • just need info in general

      Daytona Beach Jun 18, 2015 at 1:57 PM

      I have been to Orlando, done the Disney World experience and all that. I have a hotel booked in Daytona already, never been there. Am i making the right choice, or should i go with my other choice of Legoland? I have a 4 year old and a 12 year old, both boys. I also want to know if there is enough in Daytona, (or that area), to keep my kids happy and amused? Any suggestions would be great and very much helpful. OR should i go to the Orlando area where i know the kids will not be bored? I am looking for a beach area and so is my husband, but don't want to bore the kids completely. Thanks

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    • Disney to Universal shuttle

      Orlando Jun 13, 2015 at 7:29 AM

      What is the best way to go to Universal from Disney World? Would like to be there at Universal at opening time. 1 Person travelling

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    • 3 months stay at Maitland

      Maitland Jun 9, 2015 at 9:29 AM

      Hi,

      I would be travelling to Maitland for 3 months starting July first week from India. What all are the places of attraction, food and leisure for family and alone. Also, I wish to go to Niagara falls for a day. What will be the cheapest way for flights from Orlando to NY?

      Regards, Vinit

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    • How many days to stay?

      Florida Jun 30, 2015 at 3:31 PM

      I am flying into Miami on a Monday around 2pm and plan on driving to Orlando for Disney World. I am traveling with my 12 year old daughter. I am flying back home on the following Sunday. How many nights should I spend in Miami?

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      Miami International Airport to Fort Lauderdale harbor by taxi or super shuttle

      Miami Jun 29, 2015 at 11:17 AM

      Hello

      I thank the VTers who anwsered my question about this journey by UBER. I have understood It was not a good idea.

      My plan is now to reach the hotel which is in the harbor area of Fort Laudersale from Miami Airport either by taxi or by super shuttle around 5 PM.

      What is the the quickest and the cheapest ?

      Thanks for the answer.

      RAY

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    • 14 day trip

      Orlando Jun 28, 2015 at 1:15 PM

      Hi have been on before but have now finalised.trip Flying into charleston moving down to Savannah then flying back to Scotland from orlando. Initially was going to go on a 4 day Bahamas cruise but not good write ups so just want to drive down to Florida and fly back from there. How long should we stay in charleston and savanah and where else should we go in these areas and also between Savannah and Orlando have got some places from previous posts but now have more time cause no cruise. Thanks

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      Miami International Airport to Fort Lauderdale with UBER

      Miami Jun 28, 2015 at 5:24 AM

      Hello

      We will arrive in MIA a Saturday around 5PM in November and we wsant to reach Fort Lauderdale without renting a car. So we foresee to use a UBER car (or an other firm).
      How can we ask to be picked up at the airport in the avenue which is in front of the airport premises where are the buses and the taxis ?
      Must I use my smartphone before the departure or after the arrival ?
      What would be rougthly the price ?
      Does UBER allowed to provide the service in Florida or it is non admitted as in California ?

      Thanks for your advice.

      RAY

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    • How can I watch Illuminations fireworks from Epcot in Eve news years?

      Orlando Jun 21, 2015 at 6:46 PM

      I Mean, i want to reserve some restaurant but what time I reserve it in order to make good use of the fireworks at the turn of the year? and how I can get a good table? how should I prepare myself not to miss the fireworks and watch comfortably?
      thank you!

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    • First time in America

      Miami Jun 30, 2015 at 6:16 AM

      Travelling from Scotland to Miami in September for a 10 night stay with my Fiance. I am looking to stay in the South Beach are as I have heard this is the "happening" area for young tourists! Can anyone suggest points of intrest? looking to take in some history and culture at the same time. Also thought about taking a couple days and heading down to Key West is it worth my time if im staying at South beach?

      Thanks for the answer

      Dave

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      Convertible or not?

      Fort Lauderdale Jun 17, 2015 at 2:30 PM

      Is it impracticable to rent a convertible to drive around mid July while spending a week in Ft. Lauderdale area? Last time I was in Sanibel Island in July it was unbearably hot and humid the whole time. Any advice?

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    • Teenagers in Destin

      Destin Jun 15, 2015 at 2:36 PM

      We are staying in Santa Rosa Beach and have 4 teenagers. What fun things are there or in the Destin area for them to do?

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      coming from Turkey and we want to see as many as possible

      Orlando Jul 1, 2015 at 5:25 AM

      1- hi how many days for disney world for my kids 8&12 ?
      2- best way to get to Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista from the airport?
      3- besides seaworld, disneylan and universal studios any must-see attractions?
      4- any fun place to have dinner with kids?

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    • Are American Vacation Living a genuine company

      Orlando Jun 17, 2015 at 7:01 AM

      Hello,
      has anyone ever used the travel company American Vacation Living? Or has anyone heard of any reviews of this company. We are thinking of booking a villa in Orlando through them but the company does not have any reviews posted after 2013 on their website.

      Thanks in advance
      Debbie

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    • How can I be ready to boxing day in Orlando?

      Orlando Jun 3, 2015 at 1:14 PM

      Hello, Could someone help me with boxing day?
      I do not live in the United States and I need help to prepare for that day of shopping. Because in my country we do not have this event.

      I saw on the internet that the queues at best buy at 5:00 AM were already giants, is that true? If it is, someone who has had this experience could share with me and advise me, so I better take advantage of this day? I was thinking of going in the mall at millenia and bestbuy, on 26 December. It's too bad? Someone please help me, I do not know what I will face haha!
      Thank you!

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    • Transport from Everglades City to Tampa airport

      Florida Jun 25, 2015 at 5:15 PM

      Hi. Is there any public transport? Or a shuttle?

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    • International drive

      Florida Yesterday

      Can anyone recommend a nice clean modern hotel for a family of five on international drive please offering a good breakfast aswel...not too expensive either for 2016. We are looking to visit all parks at Disney...best place to buy these tickets too. Thanks in advance

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    • snorkeling or airboat rides

      by radtek65 Online Now Jul 27, 2014 at 10:54 AM

      any snorkeling co or air boat rides available in sarasota?

      1 Answer Aug 4, 2014 at 7:56 AM
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      by radtek65 Online Now Jul 27, 2014 at 10:45 AM

      any snorkeling adventures or airboat tours?

      2 Answers Aug 26, 2014 at 8:50 PM
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      by radtek65 Online Now Jul 27, 2014 at 10:44 AM

      any snorkeling adventures or airboat tours?

      2 Answers Aug 4, 2014 at 7:58 AM
    • Sarasota with pooch

      by klm2sun Online Now Feb 9, 2014 at 9:56 AM

      Can you recommend dog friendly accommodations and restaurants?

      2 Answers Feb 9, 2014 at 3:29 PM
    • IS Siesta Keys Fl Safe

      by Akerlau Online Now Nov 5, 2012 at 7:13 AM

      I am going to be taking a trip to Siesta Keys and I have very bad anxiety! I have read alot of good things about this area but one women said it was very sketchy and she did not feel safe on the main street and at night walking around? Is this indeed a unsafe area? Is there any where we should stay away from or is there alot of crime. I was very surprised when I read this. I really need some honest replies due to my anxiety. Thank you so much!!!

      6 Answers Nov 27, 2012 at 8:51 AM
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      Best beach in Sarasota or South of Sarasota

      by Paisleypaul Online Now Apr 28, 2012 at 10:20 AM

      Can anyone recommend a beach in Sarasota or down the I-75 from Sarasota to Naples, Fl ?
      We'll be driving from Orlando to Naples and want to spend the day exposing 'milk boatil' white Scottish hides to some rays. If we do all the way to Naples the day will be mostly done, so want to break the journey 2 hours or so drive from Orlando.
      Locations for handy for getting back on the I-75 with adjacent (metered) parking most welcome... Thanks for any suggestions
      Paul

      4 Answers Apr 29, 2012 at 12:42 PM
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      Ritz Carlton Sarasota etc etc

      by mickey.p Online Now Sep 23, 2010 at 5:08 PM

      Hi,

      I am a UK Travel Agent and I have been given some great rates for the Ritz Carlton in December - too good to pass up!

      I am in Florida for a month however and we are therefore on a bit of a budget (not as in back packing scrooge type budget) so we are keen not to over spend in Sarasota.

      I've stayed at the Ritz Carlton West Palm Beach and found the food and drinks were very expensive. So I presume the Sarasota property will be the same!

      Can anyone tell me if there's the normal "Florida" Restaurants close to the Ritz Carlton? Just so we have options of places to eat for less? or is it in an area with just up market eateries?

      Usually I'd just grin and bare the hotel prices but as we are away for 4 weeks we really need to be a bit more watchful on the pennies!

      6 Answers Mar 29, 2012 at 7:21 AM
    • First Visit to Sarasota

      by Pegasus-56 Online Now Aug 4, 2010 at 10:30 AM

      Can anyone from Sarasota help me with several questions.

      I am making my first ever visit to the area in August.

      I need a few tips and suggestions:

      Looking to rent a room for a short term stay, and want to know about
      the local buses.

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      Hi! Will be there July 6-16th

      by lukas_mattias Online Now Jun 22, 2010 at 8:09 PM

      Hi there, my family and I are planning on spending some time in and around Sarasota/Siesta Key this July. We have two boys aged 7 and 9 and we love the beach! Can anyone recommend a nice, clean safe place to stay that is on or very near the beach, budget 100-200 per night...also, any ideas of what to do and what not too miss while there would be much appreciated! Cheers.

    • bus from Sarasota to Orlando Airport?

      by nannygibs Online Now Jun 17, 2010 at 2:44 PM

      Hi
      Can we get to Orlando Airport from Sarasota by bus or train please?

      2 Answers Jun 19, 2010 at 4:39 AM
    • Sarasota summer

      by wautcwap Online Now Jun 17, 2010 at 10:14 AM

      Hello,
      We are traveling to Sarasota this summer to do a pre retirement check. What kind of weather can we expect? Also, we are American/Europeans and would like to find a neighborhood which is open minded and liberal, is there one in Sarasota?
      Thanks for your help.

      2 Answers Jun 17, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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      July 4th options?

      by tartanboro Online Now Feb 21, 2010 at 10:15 AM

      I'll be on holiday early July nearby Sarasota for a few days with my family and friends. Anyone got any suggestions for organised July 4th celebrations?

      2 Answers Jun 25, 2010 at 1:58 PM
    • 1st time to sarasota

      by Jinxie613 Online Now Aug 25, 2009 at 6:32 AM

      i will be coming to sarasota for the 1st time in mid september. i will be staying at lime tree resorts. what is nearby - will i need a rental car to get around - what about grocery shopping and convient stores - are they nearby... help... thanks!

      1 Answer May 10, 2013 at 7:14 AM
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      Fishing

      by cwhit21 Online Now Jul 6, 2009 at 10:30 AM

      Does anyone know of any cheap fishing trips in the Sarasota area. Either sea or lake fishing. Any tips be great. Thanks

    • Amish

      by fillyfun Online Now Jul 4, 2009 at 3:32 AM

      I am interested in the Pinecraft area. Any info would be appreciated

      1 Answer Jul 4, 2009 at 6:04 AM
    • Bus service from Sarasota airport (SRQ to Osprey)

      by indyguy Online Now May 15, 2009 at 2:07 PM

      Help! I get to fly into Sarasota Airport but need to get to Osprey to pick up a car. Shuttles and cabs are way too expensive for me. Can anyone tell me if the Sarasota bus system has service from SRQ to towns like Osprey? Thanks much.
      Wayne

      1 Answer May 15, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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      2 Questions relating to eateries and Cape canaaveral

      by dundalkspur Online Now Jul 9, 2008 at 11:04 AM

      Hi,
      We are planning to stay in the Rita Carlton for 2 weeks are there any eateries within walking distance ?
      Are there any tours I can take to Cape Canaveral from the hotel?
      Thanks for your help.

      1 Answer Jul 9, 2008 at 12:02 PM
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      TAMPA Airport to Ritz -Carlton Transfer Options

      by dundalkspur Online Now Jul 6, 2008 at 5:54 AM

      Hi , Can you please tell me what my options are to get to the hotel from TAMPA .
      Is it a TAXI job or shuttles etc ?
      I am trying not to drive coming from Ireland on the other side !

      4 Answers Dec 2, 2013 at 7:25 AM
    • waterpark

      by kjm5129 Online Now Apr 24, 2008 at 10:14 AM

      what are the opening and closing hours from now to the end of may at the waterpark?

    • Help locate store on St. Armands

      by unclebuck236 Online Now Feb 25, 2008 at 1:58 PM

      We shopped on St. Armands on 2/24/08 and had a wonderful day. Regretfully we did not purchase CMC (Not sure of brand initials) Magic Pants carried by one of your merchants.

      We would so much appreciate it if someone would identify the ladies clothing store that has long flowing hot pink sheer curtains, that hang from the ceiling for dressing rooms.

      Please reply.

      1 Answer Apr 30, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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      little help please!

      by tititoutbleu Online Now May 29, 2007 at 3:47 AM

      hi everybody!!!

      i 've just come back home from ny yesterday and i'm already depressed.........
      i love all in ny city!!!
      and i wonder how will i live without the city and the food of new york!
      yes i really love the food there.my best friend used to send me food i like in my house but now she's moved, so we are in front of the problem: can someone in ny send me some food at my adress? (like for example the tatziki of the whole food market,i know there are stores in florida !! she sent me 3 examples
      of that per month!!)
      don't be afraid,i will pay all the taxes and even more if you help me!
      that really important for me! tell me if someone can do that for me!
      thanks for all!!!

      2 Answers May 29, 2007 at 1:07 PM
    • accommodation

      by patnalan Online Now Jun 26, 2006 at 9:55 AM

      will be in siesta key / venice areas from 24 to 28 october 2006 (four nights) and need a four bed villa plus pool. unable to locate anywhere to rent for under one week. can anyone out there help us.

      thank you

      1 Answer Jul 3, 2006 at 1:10 PM
    • Relocation question

      by DUKE3100 Online Now May 23, 2006 at 6:00 PM

      I know this is a travel forum but I have been considering relocating to Sarasota on and off for some time. I can't find any other forum with people who can tell me about their area. I am a single 28 year old male with a business degree and sales/customerservice/foodservice experience. I want to move to an area that has plenty of jobs and also has a lot of females in the age range of 21-35. Sarasota seems to be up and coming but my main concern is that there is no nightlife and places to get crazy and meet women. I like dance clubs and hip hop/techno. I don't need Miami night life but It would help to know that it is easy to get a job...that the people are easy to get to know and in my age group and that there is enough nightlife to have a lot of fun on a friday or saturday night. The area use to have the reputation of having no night life and not being for single people. Is this still true or is Sarasota a good place for a single 28 year old? I am looking for a place in Flordia that is by the beach but is not out of control like Daytona or Miami...where I can have the best of both worlds....fun when I want it and some peace when I want it too.

      2 Answers Jun 11, 2006 at 12:55 PM
    • Public transportation in Sarasota

      by e_lena Online Now Apr 6, 2006 at 8:14 PM

      I am going to Sarasota for a week with my child in May. I cannot decide if I should rent a car or use public transportation. We are staying at Hyatt Hotel (1000 Bulv. of the Arts). Are there direct bus lines going to beaches (Siesta, Lido, Fort Myers)? I am also thinking about taking my child to Marie Salby Botanical Gardens, aquarium, Myakka State Park and some other attractions. I am worried that if I rent a car I will have problems to find parking. Also I don't want to go to notorious 41 highway :(

    • Public transportation in Sarasota

      by e_lena Online Now Apr 5, 2006 at 7:12 PM

      I am going to Sarasota for a week with my child in May. I cannot decide if I should rent a car or use public transportation. We are staying at Hyatt Hotel (1000 Bulv. of the Arts). Are there direct bus lines going to beaches (Siesta, Lido, Fort Myers)? I am also thinking about taking my child to Marie Salby Botanical Gardens, aquarium, Myakka State Park and some other attractions. I am worried that if I rent a car I will have problems to find parking. Also I don't want to go to notorious 41 highway :(

      3 Answers Apr 8, 2006 at 6:41 PM
    • roomate

      by vinny25 Online Now Jan 9, 2006 at 3:32 PM

      I've been trying to find a roomate here in Sarasota, but it's kind of hard to find someone. Does anyone have room for one more person??


      Thanks in advance

    • roomate

      by vinny25 Online Now Jan 9, 2006 at 3:24 PM

      I've been trying to find a roomate here in Sarasota, but it's kind of hard to find someone. Does anyone have room for one more person??

      4 Answers Jan 12, 2006 at 1:36 PM
    • cool accomodations?

      by joshandmaura Online Now Nov 20, 2005 at 4:52 PM

      We're going to be in Sarasota for a few days on business in December. I'd like to find a cool place to stay. We are twenty-somethings and would prefer a place that is different, more modern than most of the places I saw on line. In Sarasota or on Siesta Key would be ideal. Somewhere near the beach with spa treatment for my wife. (I want to take care of her since I'm dragging her along.) Price is not really a concern.
      Thank you for any input.

      1 Answer Nov 23, 2005 at 2:07 PM
    • Relocating To Sarasota

      by guitarlife Online Now Oct 23, 2005 at 7:02 AM

      Hi, My wife and I will be relocating to Sarasota within the next year
      and wanted to find out a few things from anyone who lives or has lived
      in Sarasota.

      1) Would like to find a really awesome church, great and accurate
      teaching and youthful worship.
      2) Anyone know a great guitar teacher hopefully with some schooling
      from a place like Berkeley, more rock/alternative style.
      2) Does anyone know a good commercial real estate person, will be
      relocating my business and need a cool spot.
      3) How is the jet skiing, any places to launch and are the beaches
      motorized.
      4) Best neighborhoods around?

      I really appreciate any of you giving your opinion and info. I hope to
      meet some really cool people when we move as things in Fort Lauderdale
      have not click for me. Can't wait to move out of this town and get
      back on the west coast of Florida.

      2 Answers Jan 15, 2006 at 4:58 PM
    • Diving in Sarasota?

      by team_martha Online Now Aug 5, 2005 at 7:01 PM

      My sister and I are traveling to Bradenton for a few days in October and was wondering about two things. Where is the best diving in Sarasota and where in the Sarasota area can I snorkel and hug a manatee?!

      Thanks

      1 Answer Aug 14, 2005 at 7:47 PM