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2017 Travel Guide to Florida - - WELCOME TO FLORIDA -

Many beaches, parks and fes­ti­vals don’t charge an en­trance fee, or if they do, it’s only a few dol­lars. If you do run out of cash, ATMs are ev­ery­where from con­ve­nience stores to fes­ti­vals. Many stores al­low debit card users to ob­tain “cash back” above their pur­chase with­out a trans­ac­tion fee. Most banks are open Mon­day through Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM, how­ever, TD Bank has lo­ca­tions open ev­ery day, ex­cept ma­jor hol­i­days.

Banks and govern­ment of­fices, in­clud­ing the post of­fice, are closed on ma­jor US hol­i­days. Most at­trac­tions re­main open year-round. Hol­i­days are listed in the back of this guide in our Re­source Di­rec­tory.

Florida’s base sales tax on pur­chases is six per­cent, with some coun­ties adding dis­cre­tionary taxes. In ad­di­tion to pet de­posits, most ho­tels charge a “bed” tax and some will add a “re­sort or ameni­ties tax” and even park­ing fees.

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