This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County Florida. All opinions are 100% mine.
As I was writing this post and trying to remember the last time we went to the beach, I texted my husband … “When was the last time we visited Florida?” “December 2015.” he responded. “No, to the BEACH.” (I mean really, there’s more to Florida than “The Mouse” shall we say.)
While we have had a few vacations since then, I was surprised to discover that the last time we had a Florida beach vacation was in April of 2013!
I’ve been to many Florida destinations, both as a child and as an adult, but one area I haven’t hit yet is Gulf County.
Gulf County, Florida
In checking out the Gulf County, Florida Adventure Guide, I learned that not only are there gorgeous beaches in Gulf County, but many other exciting adventures for the whole family.
- Go on an Eco-Adventure with a Bio-Expert.
- Head off the beaten path by checking areas like Indian Pass Lagoon.
- Find eagles, sea turtles and more wildlife as you explore St. Joseph Bay.
- Take your pooch along in one of these pet-friendly beaches.
Gulf County is made up of 244 miles of coastline along and around the Florida panhandle. It was designed by nature, and its community is committed to keeping it that way. The destination formed organically at a “balanced” pace to preserve its cultural identity. Nature is undisturbed in Gulf County; it is allowed to flourish and grow. I love that!
While our summer may be over, prime season is kicking into gear in Gulf County, between September and May. This means quick access to all kinds of adventures such as paddleboarding, sailing, kayak fishing in the bay, eco-tour in the Indian Lagoon, just to name a few.
And just when the snowflakes start to fall in Indiana, I’ll be having warm thoughts of our next Florida beach vacation.
Plan Your Gulf County Vacation
To learn more about Gulf County, Florida, visit their photo-filled, detailed and useful online Adventure Guide that will help you in all your planning.
You can also use the Gulf County Concierge Program to connect you with the resources you need for your adventure – even horseback riding!
And because a Gulf County adventure is nature-based, you’re guaranteed a new experience every time you visit. My family would love the eco-tour, going on a turtle treasure hunt, and checking out the bay-to-table dining!
UPDATE: This contest is now over. Congrats to Donna!
To help with a little spending moolah on your next family vacation, I’ve been given a $50 AmEx gift card to give away to one lucky Chaos Is Bliss reader!
To enter to win a $50 AmEx gift card, simply leave a comment answering this question:
Which of the adventures in the Gulf County, Florida Adventure Guide would you/your family enjoy taking part in, and why?
The contest is open NOW, and ends at 11:59pm ET on September 1, 2016. Good luck!
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