A hurricane that hit North Florida, the continued spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus and a horrific massacre in Orlando haven't slowed the appeal of the Sunshine State for tourists, according to state officials.
Maybe you’re waiting until New Year’s to bust out that fancy new outfit Santa brought you and party like a jolly elf all night long. Or maybe you want to be in bed by 8 while the rest of the world cheers for a falling ball. Either way, the First Coast has a free event to help you ring in 2016. Here’s a sampling: