Fun Florida Boating Destinations

kayakingBoating is a fun summer activity, and it just so happens to be incredibly popular in Florida. Home to more 30,000 lakes and an ocean on three sides, Florida is the premier destination for boating adventures. We here at Plaza Lincoln know a few of the best Florida boating destinations that will make your summer one to remember.

Jacksonville

Jacksonville is a city known for its spot on the water. Seven bridges stretch across the Intracoastal Waterway and St. John’s River. Boaters can dock at the Metropolitan Park Marina downtown. Visitors can then walk around downtown at their leisure.

Sailboat owners looking for more adventure will enjoy their time on the St. John’s River. The current flows north and is home to plenty of exotic animals, including alligators and osprey.

Orlando

Despite being known for amusement parks, Orlando is a top destination for boating. Disney sits right on Bay Lake and the Seven Seas Lagoon. Visitors are free to head out on the water and fish as they please.

Florida Keys

The Florida Keys offers plenty of fishing and boating opportunities to last a lifetime. Boating enthusiasts will love the 2,900-square miles of open waters. Divers can get a closer look at any of the 6,000 reefs while those who prefer to stay above the water can explore over 800 islands!

Keep Your Family Safe in the New Lincoln MKX

2017 Lincoln MKXSomething that should always be on your mind whenever you go shopping for a new car is ways to keep your family safe. The new 2017 Lincoln MKX is packed with safety features that prove it’s one of the best vehicles on the road when it comes to family-friendly safety.

Top Safety Ratings

When shopping for a family-safe vehicle, you have to do your research and look for vehicles that score top marks in crash tests. The 2017 MKX got a 5-star rating from the NHTSA, as well as the title of Top Safety Pick from the IIHS.

Innovative Prevention

Lincoln has engineered the drivetrain of the new MKX so that it helps keep the vehicle stable and safe at all times. Standard safety features like Electronic Stability Control, an Antilock Braking System, a Rollover Protection System, and Traction Control are all put in place using cutting-edge tech to keep the Lincoln MKX steady no matter the road conditions.

Driver Assist and Alert Systems

Beyond the prevention features listed above, the 2017 Lincoln MKX makes use of systems like a Blind Spot Monitor and Lane Departure Warning. These features use sensors and cameras to detect potential issues before they ever become a problem, then alert the driver so that they can avoid the hazard.

 

Use the advanced systems in the Lincoln MKX to keep your family safe on your next family outing. It has everything you need, and it can be found at Plaza Lincoln.

How to Plan the Perfect Summer Party

Plan the Perfect Summer Party

Summer is right around the corner, which means now is the perfect time to start planning the ideal party. There are three key parts to throwing the greatest party of the season. Here are a few tips from us here at Plaza Lincoln to help you plan the perfect summer party.

Food

A perfect summer party calls for festive, seasonal ingredients that make the mouth water. Visit a local farmer’s market for some of the freshest ingredient the area. Try to pick foods that can be prepared ahead of time so you don’t spend the entire party cooking.

Invitations

Letting people know just how amazing the party will be starts with the invitations. Use themed invitations to set the tone for the gathering and give people a small taste of what to expect. Bright colors, festive designs, and hand-written (but legible) details are a good start. Make sure to include all pertinent information, such as time and location.

Decorations

Setting the theme is one of the most important parts of any party. Making sure you have plenty of decorations for the entire party area is just as important as a themed invitation or delicious food. It isn’t a real party if there isn’t any décor, after all!