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Florida is offering its residents an opportunity to purchase storm supplies without paying state sales tax, which is 6 percent

Other sales taxes likely are also waived.

Florida’s tax-free holiday — valid for eligible items — is May 31 to June 6. Some of the merchandise must be...

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The national CityPASS program, a ticket booklet with discounts to a city’s most popular attractions, has expanded to include Tampa Bay.

You can buy a Tampa Bay CityPASS online. You can e-mail yourself a voucher, which can be redeemed at any of the included attractions, or ship the booklet to...

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Festivals that focus on vegetarian and vegan foods are popular events in Florida.

Entry for many is free.

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By Alexxis

If you want to discover how the cool, crisp taste of Yuengling is brewed and bottled, take a free tour of the Yuengling brewery in Tampa. “America’s Oldest Brewery” uses modern technology to brew fine beer in a time-honored tradition. During the tour, you’ll be able to...

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Whether you’re travelling in Florida or tooling around as a tourist in your own town, it’s nice to nab deals for local attractions.

Groupon offers deals for museums in Florida, with many representing 40% or 50% off regular fees. Information about each deal is on the link.

  • $12 for...

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In Florida, fun variations of the New Year’s Eve ball drop in New York’s Times Square include a shoe drop, a pineapple drop, an anchor drop and others.

The outdoor drops are usually free, and often include entertainment before or after, or both. Some events include early New Year’s...

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By Laura

The Central Florida Springs, Florida’s natural cooling system, is one of those must-see destinations. With water temperatures in the low 70s, a dip in the Central Florida Springs is incredibly refreshing. A day at the springs is also cheap with entry starting at $2 for a Florida State...

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Photo/Pompano Beach Boat Parade

Floating festivities are popular in the Sunshine State, especially boat parades during the winter season in Florida when yachts and other watercraft are elaborately festooned with lights and decorations.

Boat parades include:

December 1

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In Florida, we like a little snow with our sunshine. Some winter festivals include tons of snow.

West Florida

  • SnowFest  in Naples 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. December 1, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, $2 entry, free for ages 3 and younger,  239-252-4180
  • SnowFest in St. Petersburg 10 a.m. to 3...

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Oktoberfest fest festivities are plentiful in Florida.

They include

  • October 12-13 Oktoberfest, Downtown Avalon Park. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Includes Alpine dancing, food trucks, kids’ activities, German music and beer garden. Free entry
  • October 12  & 13 Oktoberfest Jacksonville...

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