This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County, Florida. All opinions are 100% mine.
Fall is the perfect time to plan a vacation to Florida, and there is really no more exciting place for an adventure than in Gulf County! The gorgeous vacation destination is filled with white sandy beaches, mysterious bayous and wildlife encounters. With the slower pace and the “no worries, no hurries” attitude, it’s the perfect vacation destination for families. Take a look at the top five things to do in Gulf County (in my opinion!) and start planning your trip!
Fun Things to Do in Gulf County in the Fall
- Take a stroll along the sandy beaches and watch the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico. Imagine strolling along the beach with your family- including your pooch- and watching the sun set over the Gulf. Beaches are pet-friendly as long as you keep Spot on a leash.
- Enjoy local cuisine at the historical Indian Pass Raw Bar. Grab a tasty treat of local Lagoon oysters- raw, steamed or baked! It’s a family-friendly restaurant, so you don’t have to worry about losing the kids in a crowded club!
- Kayak through the Dead Lakes. This is something I’d love to do! The Dead Lakes are so mysterious and interesting. When they formed, they wiped out thousands of trees, leaving the plains empty and, well, dead. Now, though, the area is teeming with wildlife! It may be “dead” but it’s definitely not boring!
- Collect shells. I used to love doing this whenever we went to a beach. In Gulf County, you’ll find everything from pristine pink Scallop shells to sand dollars!
- Visit the SaltAir Farmer’s Market. Open every 1st and 3rd Saturday from April through November. You’ll taste all the local goodies, from fresh seafood to baked bread!
If you’re looking for more ideas on what to do in Gulf County, I highly suggest checking out their Facebook page. The locals are very active and will graciously point you in the right direction of any adventure you seek. The really want you to Come visit GCFL!
No Worries, No Hurries in Gulf County
I mentioned their philosophy earlier, but I wanted to talk more about it because it really appeals to me! This summer, I didn’t have a chance to stray too far from home. We had to make our own adventures. One of my favorite places to visit is the local water falls. We love spending the day hiking there. While it’s definitely a gorgeous site, I’m itching for an adventure someplace new! Yet at the same time, I want to visit someplace where I can truly relax!
Gulf County offers just that: a place to relax, have fun and be together as a family. Their town had only two traffic lights and spotty Wi-Fi. This means you have a real opportunity to bond with your family and with the locals. Sign up for their newsletter to keep up with all the exciting things to do in Gulf County as well as special offers and insider tips! You’ll also find loads on inspiration on their Pinterest page!
What type of adventure would you love to have with your family in Gulf County?
Gorgeous scenery! I’d love to go on a kayaking adventure.
I’ve never heard of Gulf County, when I think Florida I always only think Disney. Kayaking through the Dead lakes sounds awesome and I love Farmers Markets. Thanks for this information, I’ve been burned out on my regular places and this would be somewhere I could vacation alone and really enjoy myself!
It is always fun to try a new destination!
This sounds like a fun place to go. I want to step right into that picture!
I’ve visited Florida many times, but never Gulf County. I’d love to explore the beaches and collect shells there sometime!
We are actually going to visit my family in Florida for Thanksgiving who live nearby. I will definitely have to take the kids here and do the things you mentioned.It sounds like they would love it, especially the kayaking.
We will actually be headed to Florida… not sure when we will be going, but we are going. I haven’t been to Gulf County so it might be fun to visit there.
I would love to visit the gulf coast someday. The closest I have ever been is tampa, but we never went to the beach while we were down there.
I would love to visit the gulf coast I think I might be really lazy and just relax all the time if I was to go though. x
Those photos are beautiful. I want to go now!
I see a weekend trip in my future. this is so pretty.
Sounds like a great place to visit! Especially kayaking through the Dead Lakes (what an interesting name).
That first picture made me catch my breath – so beautiful! And I had no idea there were beaches in Florida that looked like that! I’m a bad Florida native… 🙁
I like the relaxed vibe it seems to have. Your kayak suggestion sounds fabulous!
The Gulf coast of Florida is just better! 😉 Not that I’m biased or anything… I live in the south!
I think my family and I would stick with hanging out at the beach, collecting sea shells and then eating. We are not big ones to go on adventures like kayaking.
My aunt lives near Gulf County, and there is so much to see and do. I love visiting her and going to Gulf County.
Spotty wifi can be SUCH a good thing when you just want to chill with family. I love to vacay, but I hate to go and see everyone just looking at an electronic device like the do at home. :/ Gulf Country sounds nice and refreshing/relaxing.
What a beautiful place to visit! I love to spend time away from the rat race in gorgeous locations like this one.
What beautiful photos! This would be a great vacation.
I would give anything to be on the gulf coast! I love the scenery!
Great preview of a place that appears to be great. I love to travel!
I love a town with spotty WiFi and only two traffic lights. My kind of town. The SaltAir Farmer’s Market sounds like it would be fun and I would love to see that waterfall. It looks magnificent.
I think its time I started becoming a snow bird and leaving Michigan in the winter and visiting family and friends in Florida.
Those pictures are amazing and I really want to go there. I didn’t take a real vacation this year so next year it is on!
Oh my! This place looks beautiful and I would so love to visit. Great pic too!
I would love to visit there one day. I am all about that kayaking.
Being born and raised in Bay County, Florida, I’ve been to Gulf County a time or two. It’s always a good time when we visit and I can’t wait to make memories there with my children.
What a great place to visit with family. We have probably try Kayaking so we can see the pretty scenery.
What a beautiful place to visit! kayaking is next on my list for our family trip soon.
Oh. My. The pictures you posted of this place are breathtaking. I would love to plan a trip to the Gulf County. Thank you for this!
I have heard so much about Gulf County, it’s definitely worth a look for vacation next year! I love the “No Worries, No Hurries” slogan.