8 Adventurous Reasons To Visit Gulf County Florida


8 Adventurous Reasons To Visit Gulf County Florida

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We love going to Florida for vacations. However, we haven’t ventured outside of the touristy area. I remember having a conversation with my boys about exploring other vacation destinations in Florida.  In doing some research about other things to do in Florida, we came across Gulf County, Florida.  While not full of the adventures of our other Florida destinations, this location is a whole new world of amazing that we love. If you are someone who wants to find a perfect destination for fall and winter travel, Gulf County, Florida is ideal!

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8 Adventurous Reasons To Visit Gulf County Florida

Perfect warm weather fall and winter destination.  While it still cools off in the winter months, Gulf County, Florida is ideal for those of us from colder states.  Michigan is covered in snow during the winter months, and sometimes you just need a break.  Gulf County, Florida is perfect for travel during these times it is the prime season in that location. Even after the prime season is over, you will find tons of adventures still waiting to be conquered.

Coastlines for miles. Gulf County is made up of 244 miles of coastline on Florida’s panhandle. Not only do you have access to a ton of water fun, but the views and scenic photos you can capture with your family in this area are priceless.

8 Adventurous Reasons To Visit Gulf County Florida

Fall and winter temperatures make outside fun much more enjoyable.  With the reasonable weather, it is time to head out for fun nature walks, water adventures and more.  You can easily go sailing, kayaking, or even just simply enjoy an afternoon fishing.

8 Adventurous Reasons To Visit Gulf County Florida

Perfect for an outdoor adventure family.  We love exploring the outdoors, and the boys especially love fun things that they can learn and play with at the same time.  Things like fishing, hiking, snorkeling, diving, and anything to do in the water are going to appeal to them immediately.  Since going for a swim in the fall or winter in Michigan would be in freezing temperatures, they are thrilled to head south to Florida for a wintertime adventure that feels like summer. With so many things to do here, you will find a new adventure awaiting you 15 minutes in any direction. Plus, with this bucket list long of adventures, you will never experience the same thing twice!

8 Adventurous Reasons To Visit Gulf County Florida

The boys will love it! My boys are adventurous. They are willing to try something new at least once, sometimes twice, and if they love it, again and again. The Gulf County area provides adventure and more. Not only can you enjoy all of the things I listed above, but kayaking, paddleboarding (on D’s bucket list), bird watching, and playing with baby sea turtles.

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Learn more about the local environment.  Gulf County, FL boasts amazing ecological tours with experts.  You can easily take an adventure with Captain Charlene Burke and head out to learn more about the area.  Adventures change day to day but never disappoint.  Some days she shares more about the sea life of the area, and others it may be a focus on the birds or other animals that help create a wonderful environment.  No matter what, you’ll be sure to leave the area with a newfound understanding and love for how each part of the ecosystem works together to build the beautiful vacation destination.

8 Adventurous Reasons To Visit Gulf County Florida

Small town feeling.  I love, love, love small towns and their communities. Both D and I were raised in a small town. I love traveling and finding those little communities built with trust and love. We’ve vacationed in small towns before and love when we’ve stayed long enough to get those same friendly smiles and waves each morning.

8 Adventurous Reasons To Visit Gulf County Florida

Amazing food.  You know we love a great food scene, and anything by the ocean is going to include amazing seafood.  The best part of Gulf County, Florida is not just the fresh from the ocean seafood, but the fact that they add a specific southern flare to all of their food.  You’ll find amazing barbecue dishes, southern comfort food like shrimp and grits, and much more.  It is a foodie dream to visit this area!

You can easily use the Gulf County Adventure Guide to help you create and build a fantastic vacation with your family.  This is a great way to plan your trip with ease. Heading to Gulf County, Florida this fall is the perfect way to relax and unwind in a beautiful climate with tons of outdoor adventures to add to your must-do list!

Hopefully, after reading about all of the adventures you can have in Gulf County, you’re packing your bags right now!

Okay, maybe not right now, but listen to this: You can win a $50 AmEx Gift Card by just leaving a comment below letting me know which adventure from the Adventure Guide you would want to do!

Here’s what we would do:

  1. Checking out the best place to eat (naturally)
  2. Paddleboarding
  3. An Echo-Adventure
  4. Kayaking
  5. Beach fun!
  6. And of course, adventuring off the beaten path to see what we could find (maybe a few sharks, baby sea turtles?!)

Okay, I gave you more than one answer, but it’s just THAT easy to enter! Just leave a comment below letting me know what you would do off the Adventure Guide.

Giveaway: (1) $50 AmEx Gift Card

  • Must be a resident of one of the 48 contiguous United States (excl. PR, HI, AK) the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction at time of entry
  • This sweepstake is sponsored by Gulf County!
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****After you enter, you can also enter the Never Have I Ever Contest to win a week-long stay in Gulf County, Florida. {this is a separate giveaway offer}

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51 Comments

  1. This is so great for anyone who’s never been to Florida before. For the past several years, every vacation we’ve gone on in the states has been to Florida. We love it there.

  2. August 10, 2016
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    I would love to do sunsets, that is big on my list. I would also like to see the dolphin and do snorkeling.

  3. August 10, 2016
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    We live in Canada, but we still try to get down to Florida every year. We especially love Gulf County.

  4. Lisa Jones
    August 10, 2016
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    So Much To Do So Much To See Great Food & Fun I Must Visit Thank You For The Giveaway!!

  5. Angela Harris
    August 10, 2016
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    We moved to Florida about 6 years ago. Al tho I have not made any friends here yet I really do love it here.

  6. Sara
    August 10, 2016
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    I want to bring my family and do all the adventures! We have not gone on a vacation in 5 years!

  7. August 10, 2016
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    Wow, Gulf County Florida sounds like the absolute perfect place for me to vacation with my boys. They love the sea, sand, and of course, non stop adventures!

  8. adriana
    August 10, 2016
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    Gulf County is absolutely gorgeous! Everyone should visit – it’s the prettiest! I love your pictures too!

  9. Kendall
    August 10, 2016
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    I need to get to Gulf County! Absolutely stunning, the food looks so great too! I love this, thanks for sharing!

  10. Kathy
    August 11, 2016
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    I would love to visit there someday. All these photos are great! I’ve never actually been to Florida before either.

  11. August 11, 2016
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    I LOVE Florida!! I used to go to gulf country when I was a kid!

  12. August 11, 2016
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    Stunning photos! We’ve never been to Florida but visiting the place is on our bucket list. Soon…

  13. Elle
    August 11, 2016
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    We would love to go to the Port St. Joe Marina and would love to take a sunset cruise or go snorkeling through one of the guided tours. It would be a great adventure and lots of fun.

  14. August 11, 2016
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    We spent a week in Florida over the Christmas holidays and we had a wonderful time.
    Not enough to really get a chance to explore much that’s for sure.
    I would love to see gulf county. I’m betting it’s as amazing as the rest of the state.

  15. August 11, 2016
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    I haven’t been to Florida. This is one of the places I would love to visit one day.

  16. August 11, 2016
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    I bet fall in Florida is beautiful. I want to go there and see the sea turtles one day.

  17. HS
    August 11, 2016
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    We would love paddleboarding in the Bay and horseback riding on the beach!

  18. Krissie E.
    August 12, 2016
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    We would really love to do the Turtle Treasure Hunt on Cape San Blas

  19. Kristen
    August 12, 2016
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    I’d love to go horseback riding on the beach….it looks so beautiful!

  20. August 12, 2016
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    I love the weather in Florida and I wouldn’t mind living there. There are so much to see and do out there.

  21. Elena
    August 12, 2016
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    I would love to visit St. Joseph Bay

  22. Kelly D
    August 12, 2016
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    I would like to go on an Echo-Adventure.

  23. August 12, 2016
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    Love that there’s so much to do and to see! Love the food and all the fun you’ve shared!

  24. August 13, 2016
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    I haven’t been to Florida for years. I would love to take one of Captain Charlene Burke’s sea life tours.

  25. Janice
    August 13, 2016
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    We would love to take part in the turtle treasure hunt in Cape San Blas! That sounds like such a good, fun time for the whole family.

  26. August 19, 2016
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    i live in fl and i have still yet to venture out. after reading this i think thats going to change asap!! great post!

  27. Shawn Hacker
    August 19, 2016
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    Small town feel is my thing!

  28. Beth Cooley
    August 19, 2016
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    The adventures I would choose would be to try the amazing food and check out those beaches!! Love your travel guides!!

  29. Sarah S
    August 19, 2016
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    I would definitely make time to kayak!!

  30. Julie
    August 19, 2016
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    I haven’t been to Florida in a long time. I would love to try paddleboarding and who doesn’t love finding a great meal.

  31. jessica
    August 19, 2016
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    Would love to go kayaking or paddle boarding. Any adventure would be amazing!!

  32. Kristin
    August 19, 2016
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    We like outdoor adventures and small towns. I love exploring small local shops.

  33. deb kovac
    August 19, 2016
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    I would love to going shark fishing, kayaking,hiking. Really like how you describe the town. It is always nice when you are on vacation but still feel like your rigjt at home.

  34. Ashley Gildersleeve
    August 20, 2016
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    Never been its sounds absolutely beautiful and peaceful. Sunsets would be the best and of course the good and adventures!!

  35. V. Novak
    August 20, 2016
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    The one thing I would do the most of is try to just vegetate on the beautiful beaches enjoying the coastline, nature, and decompressing from the hectic lifestyles we all have. After all, that’s what vacations are for and what better place than Gulf County, Florida!!

  36. August 20, 2016
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    Eco adventure sounds like it’s a lot of fun. Not knowing what to expect would be exciting

  37. Mindy Williams
    August 20, 2016
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    I would take advantage of the sand in my toes and as many sunsets as possible. Perfect getaway!!

  38. August 20, 2016
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    My kids would love to check out the turtles and I’d love to check out the small community for places to eat and shop.

  39. Shannon
    August 21, 2016
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    I would love to try horseback riding on the beach and a dolphin activity.

  40. Danielle Parham
    August 24, 2016
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    We would love the nature walks for sure!

  41. Melissa Stone
    August 24, 2016
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    Learning about the environment 🙂 always good to learn new things!

  42. kedia baltimore
    August 25, 2016
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    i would do the Fishing Traditions Never Fade – even after 40 years! i enjoy fishing and so does my daughter

  43. Melissa
    August 25, 2016
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    We would love to do the Eco-Adventure with a Bio-Expert!

  44. Geoff
    August 25, 2016
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    I’d go for the Off the Beaten Path Adventure.

  45. donna
    August 28, 2016
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    i would absolutely love to go horseback riding on the beach

  46. julie
    August 28, 2016
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    I’m going to Florida for Spring Break next year so I loved reading the Adventure Guide!! The Adventure off the Beaten Path sounds so like me!! I love the fact that there’s a lake and that you can see all of the wildlife!

  47. michael
    August 29, 2016
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    I’d really love to explore Joseph Bay. I’ve never been kayak fishing so I think that would be really cool. I love the idea of pedaling instead of paddling 🙂

  48. linda
    August 29, 2016
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    I went to Gulf County last year with my friends and had an amazing time. We didn’t get to do any of the things on the Adventure Guide but the next time I go, I will definitely be trying the “Adventure Off the Beaten Path.”

  49. marie
    September 1, 2016
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    My daughters love wildlife so they would love St. Joseph’s bay so that they could look at the sea turtles and dolphins!

  50. Angela Saver
    September 1, 2016
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    My family would really enjoy an Eco-Adventure with a Bio-Expert because we love wildlife & would enjoy seeing wildlife, such as Dolphins, sea turtles, water birds, etc., & would enjoy learning more about them and the area! We would also love horseback riding on the beach because we love horses & it would be an awesome experience!

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  51. September 9, 2016
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    This is the best place for our christmass vacation with my family,Im so excited with it.

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