Florida s Grand Hotels from the Gilded Age

Florida s Grand Hotels from the Gilded Age

Florida s Grand Hotels from the Gilded Age

Florida in the late 1800s was a paradise waiting to be discovered. During this period, two visionary tycoons of the Gilded Age set out on separate ventures that would transform the Sunshine State from America’s last frontier into a destination for the rich and famous. The grand hotels that Henry M. Flagler and Henry B. Plant opened at their planned resort sites offered a fantasy stay surrounded by all the accoutrements expected by sophisticated, Gilded Age patrons. Florida’s Grand Hotels from the Gilded Age provides a look at these magnificent structures during their glory years, along with the fashionable entertainment and social and recreational pastimes that engaged their gilded guests.

Florida s Grand Hotels from the Gilded Age

Florida s Grand Hotels from the Gilded Age

Florida s Grand Hotels from the Gilded Age

Florida in the late 1800s was a paradise waiting to be discovered. During this period, two visionary tycoons of the Gilded Age set out on separate ventures that would transform the Sunshine State from America's last frontier into a destination for the rich and famous. The grand hotels that Henry M. Flagler and Henry B. Plant opened at their planned resort sites offered a fantasy stay surrounded by all the accoutrements expected by sophisticated, Gilded Age patrons. Florida's Grand Hotels from the Gilded Age provides a look at these magnificent structures during their glory years, along with the fashionable entertainment and social and recreational pastimes that engaged their gilded guests.

Casa Florida

Casa Florida

Casa Florida

Florida's architectural history can be traced to the Spanish colonial settlement of St Augustine in the mid-16th century. Casa Florida is an exhuberant, full-colour celebration of the enduring influence of the Spanish design upon Florida's resorts, private houses and gardens.

The Unofficial Guide to South Florida including Miami and the Keys

The Unofficial Guide to South Florida including Miami and the Keys

The Unofficial Guide to South Florida including Miami and the Keys

From the publishers of The Unofficial Guide® to Walt Disney World® "A Tourist’s Best Friend!" –Chicago Sun-Times "Indispensable" –The New York Times The Top 10 Ways The Unofficial Guide to South Florida including Miami & the Keys Can Help You Have the Perfect Trip: Candid, critical, and useful information on Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties, Southwest Florida, the Florida Keys, and Everglades National Park Helpful hints on getting the best room at the lowest possible rate–on and off the beach Detailed reviews of more than 100 restaurants The inside story on the best beaches: where to swim and sun, where to take it off, where to park, how to avoid crowds, and more A complete guide to the most interesting and exciting sights and attractions in South Florida, plus insider details on Everglades National Park The top diving outfitters, deep-sea fishing charters, where to rent jet skis, snorkel gear, and more Inside advice on the hottest nightlife: flamenco shows, live Latin music, supper clubs, happy hours, and more Where to golf, play tennis, swim, or work out The inside story on shopping–where to get the best for less Proven strategies for enjoying sunny South Florida with your kids Get the unbiased truth on hundreds of hotels, restaurants, attractions, and more in The Unofficial Guide to South Florida including Miami & the Keys–the resource that helps you save money, save time, and make your trip the best it can be.

The First Hollywood

The First Hollywood

The First Hollywood

Jacksonville, Florida was the king of the infant film industry. By 1914, 15 major companies, including Fox and Metro Pictures, had set up shop there. This book uses first-person accounts, filmmaker biographies, newspaper reports, and city and museum archives to present a little-known aspect of film history.

Grand American Hotels

Grand American Hotels

Grand American Hotels

Shows and describes great hotels in each region of North America and looks at the history of each hotel.

Florida 2004

Florida 2004

Florida 2004

Provides complete travel information on the cities, small towns, and resorts of Florida with advice on transportation, dining, sightseeing, accommodations, sports, shopping, and other attractions