Planning Your Next Vacation? 4 Spots On Florida's Gulf Coast That Could Be Perfect


Whatever your vacation style, you can find a multitude of ways to embrace it on the Gulf coast of Florida. Far away from the more famous destinations of Miami or the Keys, the Gulf side of the Sunshine State offers a little something for everyone. Here are 4 great ideas for your next trip, no matter how you like to vacation.

Siesta Key. Regularly placed on Top Ten lists for the best beaches in the country, Siesta Key on the Gulf shore boasts some of the finest sun bathing and sandy expanses you can find anywhere. There are lots of gulf front vacation rentals close to the ocean to help you spend even more time on the waters, and there are plenty of water sports you can try. Kayaking and paddle boarding are wildly popular choices with visitors to Siesta Key these days.

Tampa. If you have kids to entertain, the Tampa Bay area might be just what you need. Thrill them with the roller coasters of Busch Gardens or the watery rides at Adventure Island. Or plan some wildlife encounters at the Big Cat Rescue or the playful Florida Aquarium. You can still enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Gulf at top rated beaches like Clearwater Beach just a short drive away. And with lower vacation rental prices, lodging won't break the bank as it would in many other tourist friendly locations.

Cedar Key. Want to get away from it all instead? Avoid the crowds and theme parks by hopping over to Cedar Key, just a little north of Tampa. This secluded island boasts a gorgeous National Wildlife Refuge that's a haven for multitudes of dramatic bird species. You'll marvel at pelicans, egrets, spoonbills, and herons, among other sea and air creatures. The mangrove forests and unspoiled beaches provide natural habitat for mating and nesting, while the small town provides a relaxing place to rent a vacation home. 

Sanibel Island. If you're a wanderer and a beach lover, historic Sanibel Island is great for you. Its unique positioning gives it a slightly different feel than many Gulf coast vacation spots and makes it the perfect spot for finding sea shells and other beach treasures. Look for a quieter, more laid-back vacation rental market on this hidden island. And be sure to take the time to enjoy its old school charms, such as the historic lighthouse and its rustic boardwalk. 

It's obvious that the Gulf coast of Florida can be many things to many people. And with a little research, you're sure to find the perfect vacation destination for you and your family. 


29 August 2017

Planning a Fall Trip

The long, hot days of summer are almost over. Perhaps, you’re more than ready for this season to end. If fall is your favorite time of the year, consider planning a fun trip after the weather turns cooler. You might absolutely adore visiting a mountain town in order to see the beautiful fall foliage. During your stay, you may wish to rent a room in a bed and breakfast establishment. Or, you might want to reserve a room in a hotel you’re familiar with. Regardless of the type of lodging you choose, be sure to select a room with a stunning view. On this blog, I hope you will discover tips for securing the best room available for a fun fall trip. Enjoy!