Experts ranked the U.S.’s most beautiful states—Here’s where Florida ended up

South Beach, Miami, Florida — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Mia2you Some states offer picturesque state parks, while others are made up of beautiful cityscapes. With its concrete jungles, sandy white beaches, and sky-high palm trees, Florida has truly made a name for itself as one of the most beautiful states in the country. At least, according

Miami is once again ranked America’s healthiest city

Miami, FL — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Bogdan Dyiakonovych For the third consecutive year, Mindbody has ranked Miami as America’s healthiest city, followed by Los Angeles and San Diego. Mindbody, the leading experience technology platform for the wellness industry, conducts an annual Wellness Index that aims to provide a holistic view of wellness across the U.S.

The best New Year’s Eve celebrations in Northeast Florida

New Year’s Eve Fireworks on Beach — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Orofinto 2021 is reaching its close with 2022 right around the corner, and soon it’ll be time to ring in the new year.  Here are some of the best New Year’s Eve celebrations planned in Northeast Florida: Jacksonville Jacksonville’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks

The quaint Florida town that’s a must-visit holiday destination

Christmas, Florida — Courtesy — Image by: Britt Kennerly FLORIDA TODAY Christmas only comes once a year unless you live in a small town just east of Orlando, Florida. For those who live in the village of Christmas, they get Christmas cheer every day. Christmas is a little town of just over a thousand people.

Spike in COVID-19 cases causes closures, cancellations, and long lines throughout South Florida

COVID-19 Testing — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: zstock As several South Florida counties reach a “high” risk level for COVID-19 transmission, residents are experiencing extremely long testing lines, store closures, and event cancellations. With the holidays & Christmas approaching quickly, testing sites are experiencing exceptionally long lines. Tropical Park, a 24/7 PCR testing and

New area code coming to South Florida in 2022

Aerial View of Palm Beach County (561 area code) — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: pisaphotography WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Palm Beach County will soon get a new area code. The county, which has used the 561 area code for nearly 25 years, will begin using a new code next summer, officials said. The

South Florida’s most festive food and drink for the 2021 holiday season

Veza Sur Brewing Co. brings back its seasonal holiday drink, Coquito Loquito — Courtesy: Veza Sur Brewing Co. The holidays are officially here and you know what that means… let the festivities begin! Despite being known for its tropical vibes year-round, South Florida sure knows how to deck the halls.  If you’re looking for a

Omicron Update: Tampa hospital first to report patient with new COVID-19 variant

Omicron — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Andrii Vodolazhskyi TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa Bay hospital announced its first confirmed COVID-19 omicron variant case on Tuesday. A spokesperson for James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital in Tampa confirmed the omicron case in a statement. “The patient is experiencing mild symptoms and had recently returned from international

Lockdown-free Florida receives flocks of tourists looking to getaway

Welcome to Florida — Courtesy: Shutterstock —Image by: Ingo70 Cooped-up tourists who are eager for a taste of Florida’s sandy beaches, warmer temperatures, and swaying palm trees are visiting the Sunshine State in masses, topping pre-pandemic levels in recent months. Miami is one of the top search destinations on travel websites across the state, and

Miami Beach celebrates the start of Hanukkah in true South Florida style

World’s Largest Electronic Menorah — Hanukkah Celebration — Courtesy: Paramount Miami The world’s largest electronic menorah will shine across South Florida’s skyline during the eight nights of the Jewish “Festival of Lights.” In a video provided by the Paramount Miami Worldcenter, the 60-story skyscraper’s LED-lit menorah went on display Sunday evening, the first night of