Yes, you can relax. But with so much to do, who wants to? With miles of pristine beaches, golfing, birding, fishing, snorkeling, shopping, theatre, and museums, you’ll want to experience it all. And then follow up all that activity with a great, fresh, seafood meal.
A Florida Beach with a Distinctly Southern Charm
Amelia Island is a timeless destination offering much more than pristine beaches framed by picturesque dunes and live oaks. Whether seeking a romantic getaway or unique family experience, Amelia Island offers the perfect balance of natural beauty complimented with world-class services, a variety of well-appointed accommodations, and an impressive collection of independent restaurants, luxurious spas, and award-winning golf courses.
Steeped in history, visitors can explore Fort Clinch State Park, the authentic downtown area with its Victorian architecture, or watch the famous shrimp boats return with their daily catch. At just 13 miles long, the natural beauty of the barrier island is enhanced with an exceptional amount of wildlife. The island’s beaches, wide and seemingly untouched, are one of the few in the country where horseback riding is allowed, making it one of the destination’s most popular activities. The walkable downtown area leads directly to the Fernandina Harbor Marina and features independent shops and art galleries, cafes and upscale dining, and some of the island’s highly-regarded, award-winning B&B’s.
Situated between Georgia’s Golden Isles and historic St. Augustine, and just 30 minutes from Jacksonville International Airport, Amelia has long been a beloved Florida treasure.
START YOUR JOURNEY AT AMELIAISLAND.COM.
Edgewater Beach Condominium, Luxurious Yet Casual
World-class architecture and seaside charm. Edgewater Beach Condominium is the ultimate vacation playground in Destin. With a touch of the French Riviera, the resort rises majestically beside the sparkling emerald waters, pristine white sands, and fiery sunsets of Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast.
Its unique architecture is a landmark along the Emerald Coast. The resort offers luxurious yet casual one-, two- and three-bedroom condos with private balconies overlooking lushly landscaped gardens and two shimmering pools (one heated in the winter months), children’s pool and hot tub. Enjoy nearby boutique and outlet shopping, fine dining, spectacular golf and sport fishing, beautiful sunsets or just relax in the Florida sun.
Take advantage of the resort’s many amenities, including the poolside Tiki Bar, free high-speed wireless Internet, free beach set-up (not available in the winter months), free indoor and outdoor parking, free use of the state-of-the-art fitness center and children’s playground.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR TO BOOK YOUR RESERVATION, CALL TOLL FREE AT 800- 822-4929 OR GO TO EDGEWATERBEACH.COM
Family Medicine, The Florida Keys & Key West
Most people know The Florida Keys & Key West as a great getaway. By far one of the most unique places on earth. Calm. Serene. Laid back. Just the right setting to recharge your batteries and rejuvenate your spirits.
But keeping family relationships healthy doesn’t just take work, it takes a large dose of play. And here there is plenty of play. Boating. Fishing. Diving. Snorkeling. Or just enjoying the warmth of the sun. It’s what the family doctor ordered.
The Keys also mean history. Art. Theater. Museums. Shopping. Fine dining. Entertainment. Water sports. And much more. All told, 120 miles of perfect balance between natural beauty and extraordinary excitement. Between relaxation and activities. Between the quaint and the classic. Between who you are and who you want to be.
And you’ll find the accommodations just as diverse as the pleasures. From some of the best camping spots in the country to luxurious hotels. From charming bed-and-breakfasts to rustic, family-owned lodgings. In other words, there’s something for the entire family.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: 800-FLA-KEYS OR FLA-KEYS.COM.
The Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail
Just a short drive away from one another, four northwest Florida cities provide a truly unique experience. The Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail offers diving enthusiasts twelve fascinating wrecks located off the shores of Pensacola, Destin, Panama City, and Port St. Joe.
The trail’s sites include impressive structures to explore, including USS Oriskany, the world’s largest artificial reef; USS Chippewa and Black Bart resting upright on the seafloor; and the unforgettable FAMI Twin Tugs, stacked one on top of another by a storm.
As veteran divers know, structure brings sea life. So, wildlife enthusiasts can find spadefish, wahoo, stingrays, and giant schools of baitfish that can cover a wreck in a silver cloud.
After a great day of diving, don’t forget to enjoy the Gulf Coast’s legendary seafood and world-class beaches.
When you’re ready to begin your underwater experience, participating dive shops along the coast offer Trail “Passports” that can be validated for each shipwreck you dive; visit all twelve shipwrecks, and you earn an official t-shirt. So, make the Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail part of your next vacation.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT FLORIDAPANHANDLESHIPWRECKTRAIL.COM.
There is Only One Hilton Sandestin
Located on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, there is only one perfect destination for family fun—Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Here guests marvel at spectacular sunsets while also enjoying serene beaches and gentle sea breezes.
Hilton Sandestin Beach is the largest full-service beachfront resort hotel in the area, offering visitors all they can ask for and more—from beautiful Gulf-view rooms to six on-premise dining options (including a AAA Four-Diamond steakhouse), an award-winning spa and state-of-the-art fitness center, an abundance of outdoor recreational activities, nearby golf, shopping and more. From the emerald green waters to the sugar-white sand, there is only one Hilton Sandestin Beach, where your family creates lasting memories.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: 800-559-1805 OR HILTONSANDESTINBEACH.COM.
Real Family Fun at the Beach
With an average of 320 days of sunshine annually, sparkling turquoise waters and 27 miles of pristine white sand beaches, it’s no wonder Panama City Beach is knowns as America’s Real. Fun. Beach. Located in Northwest Florida, this popular, high-value vacation destination has enough amenities and attractions to create a getaway that’s as unique you are.
In addition to the beach fun you’d expect, Panama City Beach boasts legendary boating and fishing, and has been ranked as one of the best spots for scuba diving in the world. You can walk along boardwalks that cross cypress ponds, take a sunset kayaking trip, enjoy on- and off-road bike trails and even swim with dolphins. Play a round on one of the five championship golf courses that earned PCB a spot as one of America’s top three golf towns according to Golf Magazine. And, leave plenty of time for shopping in Pier Park, an open-air Simon Mall property boasting more than a million square feet of retail, restaurants, and entertainment offerings. Panama City Beach’s busy events calendar means something fun is going on throughout the year, so whenever you visit you’ll have a great time.
FOR MORE VACATION IDEAS, GO TO: VISITPANAMACITYBEACH.COM
The Beach is Calling Your Name
The secret is out—the Florida Panhandle is quickly becoming one of the hottest and most popular coastal destinations in the country. Plus, it’s easier than ever to visit paradise with direct flights from Dallas and Houston to Northwest Florida.
Located in popular South Walton is the iconic Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. This sprawling 2,400-acre resort has been rated as the #1 Resort in Destin by U.S. News and World Report and is universally recognized as the finest resort on the Emerald Coast. It seems Sandestin’s
awards stretch further than its 7.5 miles of pristine beaches and Bayfront—and with good reason—Sandestin is a four season resort for all ages.
The resort features 1,300 deluxe accommodations, championship golf courses, tennis, marina, shopping, fitness center, spa, the Village and so much more. Time spent on Sandestin’s world famous beaches with its white sand and warm emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, is priceless. And, with a full array of beach services, it’s effortless as well. Sandestin also offers complimentary entertainment all summer long. From movie nights and concerts to Tuesday night fireworks, the events are endless.
Soak up the fun in the sun this summer at Sandestin!
VISIT SANDESTIN.COM/TXMON OR CALL 855-348-1894
Find Your Perfect Beach in South Walton
Located in Northwest Florida, South Walton is continually recognized as a premier family vacation destination that boasts 26 miles of sugar-white sand, turquoise water and 16 acclaimed beachside neighborhoods, each with its own personality and style. Luxury accommodations, challenging golf, eclectic shops, unique art galleries, and award-winning dining are part of the area’s distinctive character and relaxing atmosphere.
Adventure seekers enjoy stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking or fishing on one of the area’s many waterways including 15 rare coastal dune lakes. Nature lovers hike more than 200 miles of trails through state parks and forests. From one of the nation’s largest designer outlets to a mix of chic and sophisticated boutiques and galleries, South Walton is a shoppers’ paradise. Foodies relish the fusion of flavors created by award-winning chefs using fresh-from-the-Gulf and locally sourced ingredients. Create memories that will last a
lifetime and find your perfect beach.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: 800-822-6877 OR VISITSOUTHWALTON.COM.