Vacation Ideas for Northwest Florida
Northwest Florida is the home to some of the most beautiful and rare sands in the world which has inspired a thriving outdoor enthusiast community and a haven for nature lovers. Its quartz derived sands and emerald waters sprinkled with dolphin, sea turtles and even manatees have landed it on Good Morning America’s top ten most beautiful places in the United States in 2011. Described as "an assortment of small beach communities with big city flair," the beaches of Northwest Florida are natural gems.
Golf, Water sports and Tennis
An average of 340 sunny days per year has allowed many great American pastimes to bloom. Pristine Golf courses dot the beaches and Choctaw bay every few miles. Play Sandestin’s Raven - home to PGA tour events, Regatta Bay or Santa Rosa Golf Club to start. Clear and warm days also breathe life to an astonishing array of water sports. Try the very popular stand-up paddle boarding, Gulf kayaking or the world famous charter boat fishing. Plus, Big Kahuna’s water park and dolphin watching cruises promise memorable experiences for the photo album. Try a game of tennis amidst cooling Gulf winds at Tops’l Beach and Racquet Resort, a top-rated tennis resort featuring programs for all age groups and match setting.
Shopping, Dining and Events
Northwest Florida’s beach breezes and relaxed atmosphere have also created an ideal situation to entertain guests who want more than being a beach bum. Dine on fresh seafood at award - winning restaurants, shop hundreds of designers at Silver Sands Outlet Mall, Panama City’s Pier Park or the Destin Commons. Meander through seasonal festivals and events like Mattie Kelly’s summer concert series, the Destin Arts Festival and Sandestin’s annual wine festival.
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