Florida has been a Mecca of vacations for many, many years. Who among us has not driven for many hours in a car packed with relatives to a beach house where you proceed to consume your weight in freshly-caught shrimp and spend hours every day trying to remove sand from every crevice in your body as well as from the floor mats in your car?
Here are 5 destinations that make that weight gain and stubborn sand worth the drive.
Located on the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico—which has colours reminiscent of the Caribbean and sugar-white sand beaches—Destin is more like an island paradise than a city in Florida. There are lovely boutique hotels such as the Henderson Park Inn, as well as sprawling resorts with shops, restaurants and plenty of accommodation choices, like the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Add in plenty of beach houses available for rent, and you have a location perfect for families.
Spend that inevitable rainy day at the Silver Sands outlet mall, where you are sure to find the perfect item for every member of the family. Grab lunch at Cheeseburger in Paradise; I recommend the fish tacos! Then try dinner at Fudpuckers and let the kids feed the alligators in their private lagoon.
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