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Head to the historical Corey Avenue-centered downtown area and enjoy some fine dining, shopping, and scenery. Bring the family along and have an adventure on the pavement after one on the sand. ... more
It is believed that the Beach Drive Inn was built around 1910 by Perry Snell, one of St. Petersburg's earliest and most famous developers. In 1919, the property was purchased by Stella and Aymer Vinoy Laughner who made it their family home for many years. After a series of events, real estate promoter Gene Elliot decided a hotel should be built... more
For a western Florida history lesson, head to the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, which showcases a wide range of galleries that display the cultural and historical importance of the region. ... more
"Sarah's Seaside," as it's come to be known, was built in 1910 and remains an icon of Old Florida. Even the most modern amenities here hearken to a time before paved roads and the natural charm of wetlands, wildlife and the occasional roadside stand.... more
Tour Punta Gorda's historic mansions, rotating sculptures at Art Around Town movement, or see where Ponce de Leon is believed to have suffered a fatal arrow blow, marked by a waterfront spot now occupied by Ponce de Leon Historical Park.... more