Staycations on Florida's Historic Coast
Just a short drive yet worlds away, the perfect staycation awaits on Florida’s Historic Coast.
Pretty soon, folks will be itching to get out and stretch their legs, enjoy the crisp, clean air and feel the warm sunshine on their backs. And what better place to indulge all the senses than Florida’s Historic Coast?
Start with an early morning stroll along the beach. There are 42 miles of pristine beaches on the Atlantic where early birds can collect seashells or shark’s teeth to their heart’s content. Little ones will enjoy learning how to fly a kite in the gentle breeze as they run along the soft, white quartz sand. Some will find solace in the sound of the waves as they practice yoga on the beach. While others will exercise their right to do nothing at all under the shade of a beach umbrella.
Campers at our state parks can enjoy sites near the beach or in shady hammocks where they can put in a kayak and explore on their own. They might come upon a curious dolphin or a friendly manatee just a paddle’s distance away. In the quiet estuaries, hungry egrets might offer clues to where the fish might be biting—a perfect cue to drop a fishing line and let nature take its course. Prefer to chart your own course? Grab a paddle board and blaze a trail on calm waters where there are no paths or boundaries.
Of course, a trip to Florida’s Historic Coast would not be complete without exploring the historic sites and taking in the architecture, charm, and culture of the ancient city. A stay at an historic inn downtown is the ideal base camp for those who prefer to experience the destination by foot, easy bike ride or trolley. Whether strolling on the bay front or riding along the brick-lined streets, visitors will be transported to another time, another era, another world. And it’s all just a short drive away.