Big Lake area residents don’t have to go far to find a theme park, beach, museum or state park.Recreational opportunities are plentiful in the Sunshine State.Florida boasts more than 1,400 golf courses. Fishing is popular year round, with Lake Okeechobee consistently listed among the nation’s top lakes for largemouth bass and speckled perch (also known as black crappie.)Many Floridians are enjoying ‘stay-cations’ combining day trips to the state’s many tourist attractions with the comfort of still sleeping in their own beds.

Source: Floridians enjoy staycations; area museums provide a cool escape from the Florida heat
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