These useful guides are highly recommended... Library Journal. The most detailed guide to the southern Atlantic coast of the Sunshine State, a magnet for hundreds of thousands of tourists. Based on the larger Adventure Guide to Southeast Florida, this focuses on the Atlantic Coast from Miami up past Fort Lauderdale. It takes you beyond the high-rise condos and urban sprawl to find natural, beautiful South Florida at its best. As with all Adventure Guides, the emphasis is on outdoor activities kayaking, canoeing, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, turtle- and manatee-watching, and dozens of other ways to have fun. Many sidebar interviews with local experts and guides offer insights on everything from canoeing the Loxahatchee River to swimming with dolphins to seeking out great horned owls! Accommodations, restaurants and sightseeing too. Extensively researched, the focus is on outdoor activities - hiking, biking, rock climbing, horseback riding, parasailing, scuba diving, backpacking, and waterskiing, among others - and all the details you need, including prices, are included. The best local outfitters are listed, along with contact numbers, addresses and recommendations. A comprehensive introductory section provides background on history, geography, climate, culture, when to go, transportation and planning. The guide then takes a region-by-region approach, plunging into the very heart of each area and the adventures offered, giving a full range of accommodations, shopping, restaurants for every budget, and festivals.Abundant town and regional maps.