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Florida Heritage Travel, June 2018 - Scallops
June 28, 2018
July 2018 News and Events
Florida scalloping is a state tradition that goes back many years. Thousands of Floridians and northern visitors gather at various locations around the Gulf with their snorkel gear and buckets and take as many of the little clam-like creatures from the shallow Gulf bottom as the law allows.
The map above shows the scalloping seasons for the various regions of the coast.
There are several good restaurants in Crystal River. Vintage on 5th is one of the best. It is located in the historic downtown district in an old church built in 1940 that was completely renovated many years ago.
The restaurant specializes in fresh fish, and Crystal River has plenty of them in the fresh waters of the nearby river and the salty water of the Gulf of Mexico.
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July is one of our hottest months in Florida. We also see a lot of rain, if we're lucky. The snowbirds have mostly gone back North so the lines are shorter at our local restaurants.
HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING FLORIDA EVENTS FOR JULY:
FLORIDA WINERIES. Check the Florida winery nearest you. Many of them have wonderful weekend events that include music and wine tastings. Our site has information on 27 wineries scattered across the state. We plan to add even more when we have time to visit them.
FLORIDA TOURIST ATTRACTIONS. We have an extensive list of Florida Tourist Attractions. Some of them are well known; other are a wonderful step back into Old Florida.
FLORIDA FESTIVALS. There are several outside events this time of year. Among these are outdoor art festivals and folk and bluegrass music festivals.
BEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA. Almost anything you decide to do in Florida can be enhanced by spending some quality time at a great beach, and best beaches in Florida will guide you in the right direction.
FLORIDA MUSEUMS. Many Florida art and historical museums have scheduled events. Click on the links to find out what is going on.
FLORIDA THEATER. This is an active time for plays and musical events in our many Florida theaters.. Check the links to find out what might be interesting to you.
FLORIDA AUTHORS. Any time is a good time to read a book by a Florida author. Our most visited author pages are those of Randy Wayne White, the creator of adventurous marine biologist Doc Ford, Tim Dorsey and his unlikely protagonist, serial killer Serge Storms, and Robert N. Macomber, and his historical novels featuring Captain Peter Wake of the U.S. Navy.
Here is a useful link that will tell you what is going on this month virtually everywhere in Florida.
Information on the towns and places hosting these events, or near them, including lodging, can be found at Florida Towns.
A few events are cancelled on very short notice. I do my best to ensure that our information is correct and current, but I recommend you call before leaving for the event to make sure it's still on.
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