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It’s Time to Explore the Sunshine State

By: The Local Palate

Welcome to Florida

For a romantic getaway or family vacation filled with outdoor adventure, look no further than Florida. The Sunshine State’s miles of pristine beaches, luxury accommodations, and centuries-old history make it a dream destination for any traveler.

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

In a world of cookie-cutter resorts, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club is like a lemon icebox pie: classic, tasteful, and possessing a rich history dating back to the 1920s. Situated on miles of sprawling beachfront in northeast Florida, this oceanfront treasure offers a world of upscale accommodations, championship golf and tennis, heated swimming pools, engaging children’s activities, and a dozen unique culinary experiences, including oceanfront dining, lounges and a majestic dining room in the historic inn.

West Volusia County

West Volusia’s eclectic mix of attractions, restaurants, and boutiques make it a spectacular spot to visit. Conveniently located between Orlando and Daytona Beach, West Volusia encompasses fourteen distinct communities. Experience West Volusia and historic downtown DeLand–voted America’s best Mainstreet–and its many delectable restaurants; take flight with the award-winning Wings of the West; or if you want a bit more adventure, head out on the St.

Johns River or explore the Blue Spring State Park. These are just a few of the many natural, cultural, and historical area attractions you’ll find in West Volusia County.

Panama City

Embraced by beautiful St. Andrews Bay, northwest Florida’s Panama City offers ideal conditions for world-class sailing, year-round in-shore and off-shore fishing, and myriad water sports. Nearby Shell Island, an uninhabited barrier island with beautiful white sand beaches, features dolphin excursions. Off the water, visitors delight in the sunny destination’s eclectic historic neighborhoods offering a thriving visual and performing arts scene, diverse shopping, a range of dining options, and the Panama City Oyster Trail.

Paradise Coast

A natural and culinary mecca tucked away in Southwest Florida, the Paradise Coast is where the Gulf of Mexico’s shimmering waters meets white sand, wild islands, and downtowns filled with artful treasures, culinary delights, and countless other discoveries. Explore Naples, Marco Island, and the Everglades for your most savory Florida experience and Vacation Well.

Okeechobee County

Okeechobee County is where natural Florida is found. At the northern-most tip of Lake Okeechobee–the second largest freshwater lake in the contiguous United States, also known as the Bass Capital of the world–this small community boasts outdoor activities at their finest. If the fishing doesn’t get you hooked, then hike and bike one of the beautiful trails where alligators and a variety of rare and common birds await.

Want to see the stars? Visit the Dark Sky-designated Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park for camping, star-gazing, horseback-riding, and connecting to nature in a place like no other. This down-home community is only two hours from either coast and a quick trip from Orlando International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport.

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