Unique Florida Gulf Coast Destinations

The Gulf coast of Florida is a paradise for visitors. Warm winter temperatures are a welcome reprieve for northerners seeking to escape snow shoveling. Lined with sandy beaches, nature preserves, vibrant communities and historic towns, there’s a variety of things to do for couples, families and solo travelers. Here are some of the most unique destinations along the Florida gulf coast!

Florida Vacation Destinations: 22 Sunny Gems

Last updated on February 12th, 2024 at 06:00 pmThe sunshine state is one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations. Orlando draws upwards of 75 million visitors per year, thanks to being the theme park capital of the world. That is more visitors than anywhere else on the planet. But Florida’s beautiful beach lined coast,…

beach chairs with the sea and blue sky in Islamorada, Florida

Tarpon Springs, Florida: A Local Guide

Just 30 miles northwest of Tampa, Tarpon Springs has the largest per capita Greek American population among USA destinations. Around 25% of over 29,000 Tarpon residents are of Greek descent. An abundance of excellent Greek restaurants, bakeries, fresh seafood, craft breweries, boutique shops, beach concerts and festivals makes Tarpon Springs a popular tourist draw – especially on weekends.

The Sponge Docks are also a great place to take a boat tour to nearby Anclote Key, for fishing, dolphin watching, or a small boat sunset cruise. This unique Florida Gulf Coast town offers a slice of the Mediterranean along Dodecanese Boulevard and Athens Street. Revitalized downtown Tarpon Springs is home to an additional wealth of excellent restaurants, a hip cocktail bar, wine bar and breweries among hip hangouts.

These are some of the best places to visit in Tarpon SPrings!

Great Day Trips from Tampa

Last updated on February 12th, 2024 at 12:26 pmFrom Ybor City night life to a parade of palm tree lined beach towns on the Gulf Coast, Tampa, Florida makes for an ideal getaway. Amusement parks like Busch Gardens offer family friendly fun for all ages. And the Tampa area’s culinary scene rocks for latin cuisine,…