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Spooky Halloween Trips for October 2019

Some Folks Scaring is Caring During October and Out2News has a list for you!  We have found old-fashioned mazes with a traditional sense of spook and extreme one-person experiences that are so we’re writing this in a closet with the lights off. Are these for you? Has Halloween come to this?

Number 1: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! It’s available between mid-September and early November.

Number 2: Orlando Halloween Horror Nights! Available September – November 2.

Number 3: Haunted Hotel at Aloft Tampa – Celebrates a disappearing hotel from 1905.

Number 4: Sea World Halloween Spooktacular -September 27th – October 27th.

Number 5: Mount Dora Ghost Tours – September 1- December 31

Number 6: Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream, Tampa – September – November 2.

Number 7: The Haunt at Old Town, Kissimmee – September – November 3.

Number 8: Haunt Nights at Adventure Landing, Jacksonville – October – November 2.

Number 9: Scream-A-Geddon Horror Park, Dade City – September – November 2.

Number 10: Torment Factory – Trenton, FL – October 1 – October 31.

Out2News October Destination Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an American national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site that straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain. The border between Tennessee and North Carolina runs northeast to southwest through the centerline of the park. Great Smoky Mountains is the most visited national park in the United States with over 11.3 million recreational visitors in 2016. The Appalachian Trail passes through the center of the park on its route from Maine to Georgia. The park was chartered by the United States Congress in 1934 and officially dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940.

The park encompasses 522,419 acres, making it one of the largest protected areas in the eastern United States. The main park entrances are located along U.S. Highway 441 (Newfound Gap Road) at the towns of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and Cherokee, North Carolina. Great Smoky Mountains was the first national park whose land and other costs were paid for in part with federal funds; previous parks were funded wholly with state money or private funds.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a major tourist attraction in the region. Over 11.3 million recreational visitors (tourists) and an additional 11 million non-recreational visitors traveled to, or through, the park in 2016.The recreational figure represents nearly twice as many tourists as the Grand Canyon, which received nearly 6 million visitors the same year. Surrounding towns, notably Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Townsend, Tennessee, and Cherokee, Sylva, Maggie Valley, and Bryson City, North Carolina receive a significant portion of their income from tourism associated with the park.

The two main visitors' centers inside the park are Sugarlands Visitors' Center near the Gatlinburg entrance to the park and Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee, North Carolina at the eastern entrance to the park. These ranger stations provide exhibits on wildlife, geology, and the history of the park. They also sell books, maps, and souvenirs.

Hiking and simple sightseeing, fishing (especially fly fishing) is the most popular activity in the national park. The park's waters have long had a reputation for healthy trout activity as well as challenging fishing terrain. Brook trout are native to the waters, while both brown and rainbow were introduced to the area. Partially due to the fact of recent droughts killing off the native fish, there are strict regulations regarding how fishing may be conducted. Horseback riding (offered by the national park and on limited trails), bicycling (available for rent in Cades Cove) and water tubing are all also practiced within the park.

Inventive Hotel Hacks for the Savvy Traveler

Article by: The Discoverer Blog
We can't deter chain hotels from serving sad scrambled eggs at continental breakfast or cap the amount of running kids around the fifth-floor hot tub, but we can alleviate some of the anguish. We know your king suite's not perfect. But a few weeks ago one Twitter user, Rick Klau, shared a genius hotel trick that spawned a brilliant thread of travelers sharing their best hotel tricks. Check out these eight inventive hotel hacks that won't stop trending on Twitter. You, savvy traveler, deserve only the best rest.

Keep the Curtains Closed With a Hanger

That tiny crack about a newspaper's width will make you wish you could gauge your eyes out at 3 a.m. when the cheap orange street lights are aglow beneath the same Chili's sign. @johnfein's solution is shutting the curtains with a hotel pen clip. Others chimed in sharing that binder clips, hair clips, safety pins, and clothespins do the trick too, if you can remember to bring them along. However, the two clips on the hanger in your closet will work too.

Best Fall Vacations

FDOT Treasure Coast Traffic Report October 11 through October 18, 2019

CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS MARTIN COUNTY
1. State Road 710 / Warfield Boulevard from East of Kanner Highway (State Road 76) to the Martin / Palm Beach County Line
Description: This 5.572-mile project includes reconstructing State Road 710 to a 4-lane divided roadway with a 40-foot sodded median, concrete pavement, installing a new drainage system, and constructing a new wildlife crossing west of Martin / Palm Beach County line.
Cost/Completion: $27.99 million. Completion is expected in spring 2020.
Traffic Impact:
• One lane in either direction of SR 710 may be intermittently closed Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for roadway widening. Two-way traffic will be maintained by a flag crew.
• Westbound traffic on SR 710 is shifted, utilizing the newly constructed roadway, to facilitate roadway construction through Sept. 2019. One lane of traffic is maintained in each direction.
o The speed limit at the transition area on State Road 710 just west of the Palm Beach County Line is reduced from 60 MPH to 45 MPH.
o The speed limit at the transition area on State Road 710 just east of Kanner Highway is reduced from 60 MPH to 40 MPH. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Kathleen Dempsey at 772-359-5118.

2. Kanner Highway / State Road 76 from south of Pratt Whitney Road (County Road 711) to SW Jack James Drive
Description: Kanner Highway is being widened from south of Pratt Whitney Road to SW Jack James Drive. Work on this 1.94-mile project includes: reconstructing Kanner Highway from CR 711 to Locks Road from a two-lane undivided highway to a four-lane divided highway with a raised median and curb & gutter; adding seven-foot-wide bicycle lanes from CR 711 to Locks Road; adding a 12-foot-wide shared use path on the east side of Kanner Highway from CR 711 to Locks Road; adding a six-foot-wide sidewalk on the west side of Kanner Highway from CR 711 to Locks Road; installing drainage features that will improve drainage; and resurfacing Kanner Highway from Locks Road to SW Jack James Drive. Access points and turn lanes will be provided throughout the corridor at the following locations: there will be turn lanes at the two signalized intersections CR 711 and Locks Road; full median openings will be at Mary Drive, Tropical Avenue, and SW Old Royal Drive; and a left-turn-only median opening will be located at Beverly Terrace.
Cost/Completion: $12,892,088.57. Completion is expected in summer 2021.
Traffic Impact:
• The speed limit on Kanner Highway from south of Pratt Whitney Road to SW Jack James Drive has been temporarily reduced from 50 MPH to 45 MPH. This speed limit reduction will be in place through the end of the project.
• One lane in either direction of Kanner Highway from Pratt Whitney Road to SW Jack James Drive will be closed intermittently Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for earthwork, paving, and drainage operations. For lane closures on Kanner Highway where there is only one existing lane in each direction, two-way traffic will be maintained by a flag crew.
• One lane in either direction of Pratt Whitney Road at the Kanner Highway intersection will be closed intermittently Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for earthwork, paving, and drainage operations. Two-way traffic will be maintained by a flag crew. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Kathleen Dempsey at 772-359-5118.
3. I-95 Lighting and Roadway Improvements Project
Description: The I-95 lighting and roadway improvements project runs from south of the Martin County rest area to south of State Road 714/Martin Highway. Work on this 5-mile project includes: installing lighting along I-95; lengthening the I-95 entrance ramp auxiliary lane from the Martin County northbound rest area; milling & resurfacing along northbound I-95 at the Martin County northbound rest area to tie into the reconstructed auxiliary lane; and milling & resurfacing of the existing pavement and placing overbuild along southbound I-95 where needed for cross slope corrections.
Cost/Completion: $5,985,000. Completion is expected in summer 2020.
Traffic Impact:
• Two lanes in either direction of I-95 approximately 3 miles north of High Meadow Avenue / Exit 102 at the Martin County rest area will be closed Sunday through Thursday night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for roadway construction.
• Intermittent shoulder closures along I-95 will occur in both directions Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to install highway lighting. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Kathleen Dempsey at 772-359-5118.

4. Jensen Beach Boulevard Shoulder Widening and Resurfacing Project, from U.S. 1 to Savannah Road
Description: Jensen Beach Boulevard/State Road 732 is being resurfaced and the shoulder is being widened from U.S. 1 to Savannah Road/County Road 723. The improvements include: milling and resurfacing the existing roadway; widening and restriping pavement to provide dedicated bike lanes; upgrading current drainage; installing new guardrail at NE Pinecrest Lakes Boulevard; improving sidewalks to provide American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant curb ramps; improving signing and pavement markings; replacing the existing span wire signal system at US 1 with a mast arm signal system; upgrading pedestrian signals at signalized intersections; and providing intersection lighting at the SR 732 and US 1 intersection and enhancing lighting at other signalized intersections.
Cost/Completion: $5,272,134. Completion is expected in summer 2020.
Traffic Impact:
• One lane in each direction of Jensen Beach Boulevard will be intermittently closed Sunday through Thursday night from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Sept. 2019 for roadway shoulder widening.
• One lane in each direction of Jensen Beach Boulevard will be closed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for roadway work. One lane in each direction at the intersections along Jensen Beach Boulevard may be closed Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
• Traffic on Jensen Beach Boulevard is shifted to the inside median through fall 2019 to facilitate outside widening, lighting, sidewalk, signal, and drainage work. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Kathleen Dempsey at 772-359-5118.

5. U.S. 1 Shoulder Widening and Resurfacing Project, from South of SE Heritage Boulevard to North of SE Salerno Road
Description: On Monday, September 16, 2019, the U.S. 1/State Road 5 shoulder widening and resurfacing project from south of SE Heritage Boulevard to north of SE Salerno Road will begin. The improvements include: milling and resurfacing of all travel lanes, turn lanes, and shoulders; widening the shoulders to accommodate 7-foot buffered bicycle lanes; addressing pavement failures at Cove Road and Salerno Road; upgrading sidewalk and pedestrian ramps to meet American with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards; upgrading signing and pavement markings; installing new pedestrian countdown signal heads at multiple signalized intersections; upgrading traffic controller cabinets at all signalized intersections; and installing lighting improvements at Salerno Road and Cove Road intersections.
Cost/Completion: $8,446,060. Completion is expected in spring 2021.
Traffic Impact:
• One northbound lane of U.S. 1 will be closed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for shoulder widening. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Kathleen Dempsey at 772-359-5118.

6. Kanner Highway from Cove Road to Monterey Road in Stuart
Traffic Impact:
• One northbound lane of Kanner Highway will be closed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 24 for sidewalk repairs. During this time, intermittent sidewalk closures will occur and pedestrian traffic will be detoured to the nearest signalized intersections. For more information, please contact Liz Companioni at 786-573-1872.

7. U.S. 1 from Britt Road to Jensen Beach Boulevard in Stuart
Traffic Impact:
• One northbound lane of U.S. 1 will be closed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for utility work. For more information, please contact Steve Jungjohan at 772-882-5084.

8. U.S. 1 from Jensen Beach Boulevard to just South of Lennard Road in Jensen Beach
Traffic Impact:
• One southbound lane of U.S. 1 will be closed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for utility work. For more information, please contact Steve Jungjohan at 772-882-5084.
• One lane in each direction of U.S. 1 will be closed Sunday through Thursday night from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Oct. 18 for asphalt testing. For more information, please contact Juan Valencia 786-436-6811.

9. I-95 Approximately 3 Miles North of Indiantown Road (Exit 87)
Traffic Impact:
• Advance Notice: Two southbound lanes of I-95 approximately three miles north of Indiantown Road (Exit 87) will be closed Sunday night, Oct. 6 through Tuesday night, Oct. 8 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for striping. For more information, please contact Diego Marentes at 772-215-9338.

ST. LUCIE COUNTY

10. Midway Road Widening Project, from S. 25th Street to U.S. 1
Description: This 1.8-mile project includes: reconstructing the existing two-lane Midway Road to a four-lane, divided highway with a raised median; installing a new signal at Sunrise Boulevard; constructing a new bridge over the North Fork St. Lucie River; constructing a 6-foot sidewalk on the north side and a 12-foot multi-purpose trail on the south side Midway Road; constructing 4-foot bike lanes on both sides of the roadway; reconstruction of S. 25th Street approximately 1000’ to the south & north of Midway Road; reconstruction of Sunrise Boulevard from W. 1st Street to Charlotta Street; reconstruction of Oleander Avenue from W. 2nd Street to Merritt’s Ditch; drainage improvements, including constructing 6 retention ponds at 5 locations; and signage, signalization, and lighting improvements.
Cost/Completion: $26.85 million. Completion is expected in fall 2020.
Traffic Impact:
• One lane in either direction of Midway Road between 25th Street and U.S. 1 may be closed Monday through Friday except from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. & 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for drainage activities, signalization, bridge work, and embankment/excavation. Two-way traffic will be maintained with a flag crew.
• One lane in either direction of Oleander Avenue between West 1st Street and just north of Midway Road by Merritt’s Ditch may be closed Monday through Friday except from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. & 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for drainage activities and signalization. Two-way traffic will be maintained with a flag crew.
• One lane in either direction of Sunrise Boulevard between West 1st Street and Augusta Street may be closed Monday through Friday except from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. & 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for drainage activities, embankment, and signalization. Two-way traffic will be maintained with a flag crew.
• One lane in each direction of 25th St. from 1,200’ north to 500’ south of Midway Road may have daytime and nighttime lane closures Monday through Friday except for between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. for drainage work and paving.
• One lane in either direction of Melville Road just south of Midway Road may be closed Monday through Friday except from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. & 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for drainage. A flag crew will maintain two-way traffic.
• One lane in either direction of U.S. 1 at Midway Road may be closed Monday through Friday except from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. & 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for signalization and lighting.
• Eastbound and westbound traffic on Midway Road from 25th Street to Oleander Avenue is shifted to the north on the newly constructed roadway to facilitate roadway construction to the south.
• Northbound and southbound traffic on Oleander Avenue from 2nd Street to Merritt’s Ditch is shifted to the west on the newly constructed roadway to facilitate roadway construction to the east.
• Northbound and southbound traffic on Sunrise Boulevard from 2nd Street to Charlotta Street is shifted to the west on the newly constructed roadway to facilitate roadway construction to the east.
11. Peter P. Cobb Bridge (SR A1A) Rehabilitation and Observation Walk Replacement Project
Description: The Peter P. Cobb Bridge rehabilitation and observation walk replacement project over the Intracoastal Waterway in the City of Ft. Pierce includes: replacing the existing observation walkways, installing scour countermeasures along the channel bottom under the bridge, and making repairs to deteriorated concrete on the bridge pier columns.
Cost/Completion: $9.9 million. Completion is expected in spring 2020.
Traffic Impact:
• The northwest catwalk is closed for demolition & reconstruction through the end of the project, spring 2020. During this time, the catwalk will not be accessible to the public.
• The sidewalk that runs under the west side of Peter P. Cobb Bridge is closed for repair work. Pedestrians should cross SR A1A / Seaway Drive at Indian River Drive.
• The southeast catwalk is closed for demolition & reconstruction through the end of the project, spring 2020. During this time, the catwalk will not be accessible to the public. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Kathleen Dempsey at 772-359-5118.

12. U.S. 1 Resurfacing Project
Description: U.S. 1 is being resurfaced from north of Midway Road to north of Edwards Road in the City of Ft. Pierce. Work on this 2.362-mile project includes removing old asphalt and resurfacing the existing five-lane roadway, adding sidewalks along both sides of the roadway, re-striping the existing roadway, upgrading signalization, drainage improvements, modifying the southbound right turn lane into the bus bay south of Market Avenue, upgrading the northbound bus bay south of Farmers Market Road, and adding a southbound bus bay south of Farmers Market Road.
Cost/Completion: $6,194,381.38. Completion is expected in summer 2019.
Traffic Impact:
• All lanes are open through Sept. 27. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Kathleen Dempsey at 772-359-5118.

13. Kings Highway Widening Project, from South of State Road 70 to North of the I-95 Overpass
Description: Kings Highway / State Road 713 is being widened from south of State Road 70 to north of the I-95 overpass in the City of Ft. Pierce and unincorporated St. Lucie County. The improvements on this 3.417-mile project include: reconstructing the existing two-lane undivided Kings Highway with a newly constructed four‐lane divided roadway, relocating Canal No. 40 and Canal No. 32E to accommodate widening to the west, realigning Kings Highway at the intersection with Okeechobee Road which will improve the existing connection with the Turnpike, replacing existing culverts/swales and installing a closed drainage system and retention ponds, installing a new highway lighting system, and upgrading signalization with vehicle detection devices and ITS cameras. Features of the new roadway will include: a 30‐foot wide median with Type E Curb and Gutter (22‐foot-wide raised plus two four‐foot-wide paved inside shoulders), 6.5‐foot-wide outside shoulders which will also serve as buffered bicycle lanes, a 12‐foot-wide shared use path along the west side, and a 6‐foot-wide sidewalk along the east side.
Cost/Completion: $45,221,785.65. Completion is expected in fall 2022.
Traffic Impact:
• The speed limit on Kings Highway from south of Okeechobee Road / State Road 70 to north of the I-95 overpass has been temporarily reduced from 50 MPH to 40 MPH. This speed limit reduction will be in place through the end of the project.
• One lane in either direction of Kings Highway may be intermittently closed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through fall 2022 for roadway work. Two-way traffic will be maintained by a flag crew. During this time, intermittent side street closures may occur, maintaining two-way traffic at all times.
• Full Closure: Crossroads Parkway just east of Kings Highway is closed for reconstruction of Crossroads Parkway. This full closure is anticipated to be in place through April 2020, weather permitting. During this time, motorists heading north on Kings Highway should detour via Graham Road to South Jenkins Road to Okeechobee Road. Motorists heading southbound on Kings Highway should detour via Okeechobee Road. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Kathleen Dempsey at 772-359-5118.

14. U.S. 1 from Veterans Memorial Parkway to Savanna Club Boulevard in Port St. Lucie
Traffic Impact:
• One southbound U.S. 1 to eastbound Village Green Drive left turn lane will be closed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 31 for construction activities.
• One lane in each direction of U.S. 1 from Savanna Club Boulevard to Veterans Memorial Parkway will be closed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 31 for construction activities.
• One northbound lane of U.S. 1 from Savanna Club Boulevard to Walton Road will be closed Sunday night, Sept. 22 at 9 p.m. and will remain closed for 24 hours to facilitate curb work. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Beth Zsoka at 772-834-1298.

15. Indrio Road at the Kings Highway and Indrio Road Intersection in Ft. Pierce
Traffic Impact:
• One lane in either direction at the Kings Highway & Indrio Road intersection may be closed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Sept. 2019 for roadway work. Two-way traffic will be maintained by flag crews. For more information, please contact Lisa Campbell at 772-462-1712.

16. U.S. 1 from North of Dennison Drive to Midway Road in Ft. Pierce
Traffic Impact:
• One northbound lane of U.S. 1 will be closed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 11 for utility work. For more information, please contact Max Werling at 321-412-7878.

17. Port St. Lucie Boulevard from U.S. 1 to Morningside Boulevard in Port St. Lucie
Traffic Impact:
• One westbound lane of Port St. Lucie Boulevard will be closed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for utility work. For more information, please contact Steve Jungjohan at 772-882-5084.

18. U.S. 1 from Westmoreland Boulevard to Jennings Road in Port St. Lucie
Traffic Impact:
• One southbound lane of U.S. 1 will be closed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for utility work. For more information, please contact Steve Jungjohan at 772-882-5084.

19. I-95 at Crosstown Parkway (Exit 120) in Port St. Lucie
Traffic Impact:
• On Friday night, Sept. 20, one of four lanes will be closed on the southbound and northbound I-95 exit ramps at Crosstown Parkway from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. to remove spilled paint. For more information, please contact Heath Stocton at 772-344-4239.

20. Port St. Lucie Boulevard from Airoso Boulevard to U.S. 1 in Port St. Lucie
Traffic Impact:
• One lane in each direction of Port St. Lucie Boulevard may be closed Sunday through Thursday night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Nov. 1 for drainage work. For more information, please contact Curt Maring at 561-762-1488.

Charleston South Carolina Best Fall Vacation

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Charleston, SC

Centuries-old mansions, Spanish moss-draped trees, spooky cemeteries, cobblestone walks: in a word, Charleston. As you walk the gas lamp-lit streets at night, past horse-drawn carriages and the antebellum architecture, you just might think you've traveled back in time. But just because this South Carolina city is proud to celebrate its heritage doesn't mean it's stuck in the past. Charleston boasts innovative restaurants, interesting shops, contemporary art galleries and the world-class Spoleto Festival USA. This is the place to experience the genteel South – after all, it was the home of suave "Gone with the Wind" character, Rhett Butler.

History pervades almost every aspect of the Holy City, from the majestic homes-turned-museums to the landmarks that promote the city's role in United States history. Civil War buffs should head to Fort Sumter, where the first shot of the War between the States was fired. Meanwhile, shopaholics looking for locally made goods should peruse the Charleston City Market. When you're ready for a day at the beach, the city's got you covered there, too. Several beach towns, including Sullivan's Island, Isle of Palm and Folly Beach, offer sun, sand and gentle waves.

Best Months to Visit

The best time to visit Charleston is from March to May or from September to November when temperatures are mild – but not stifling. Hotel rates, however, will be high, especially around Easter. Also, the city will be thick with crowds "ooh-ing" and "ahh-ing" at the blooming magnolia trees, the Southern fried food and their tour guide's ghost stories. Steer clear of high prices and tourist swarms by visiting in the late fall or early winter.

BLUE MARLIN COVE FISHING

19 Aug BLue marling fish

If you don’t own a boat but have always wanted to visit the Bahamas, our Captain-on-Call will whisk you away to Blue Marlin Cove on a 40-foot boat with top-of-the-line equipment. Captains Justin and Steve are experts in navigating our waters and finding the best spots for blue marlin, wahoo, and other catches.

Own your own boat? Don’t want to captain Grand Bahama’s waters yourself? Our Captain on Call is also on-hand for day sport-fishing trips.

BEST FISHING IN FLORIDA!

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Jacksonville is where you go to get Kingfish. The Mackerel grow massive here and make for a tasty meal. You don’t have to be a professional angler to catch them, but you could sure use help of a local guide to get the big ones.

Want to spend a relaxing day with your kids and avoid the choppy seas? Our advice is to stay inshore. There are plenty of fisheries near the coastline where you can get Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and Sheepshead. Backwater fishing here is legendary. You can get all the excitement within walking distance of downtown Jacksonville.

If you want to make a day of it, head offshore to snatch some Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna. These deep sea trips can end with an impressive catch. You don’t need to have the gear, nor the moves, as local charter captains will put you on fish in no time.

19 Aug Off the Water

When you’re not fishing: There’s a lot to do here besides fishing. Downtown Jacksonville is filled with shops and coffee houses. Make sure to visit Hemming Park where you can rest and savor the view. And if you like photography, the skyline will provide the perfect setting for your photos. Also, you should definitely visit the Riverwalk and enjoy the sunset.

19 Aug Random Travel Tips