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The Sanibel Arms Vacation Guide

Five Reasons You Need to Vacation in Florida This Year

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With over 87 million visitors each year, Florida ranks as the top travel destination in the world. You may think that beyond theme parks, Florida doesn't have much to offer, but in reality, there are far more surprises in the Sunshine State than you may think! There are countless reasons to make Florida your vacation destination this year; here are five to get you started.

Florida Sunsets
Florida has some spectacular sunsets, and if you plan a stay on the Gulf Coast, you're in for a real treat. Key West and Clearwater Beach have sunsets that are cause for celebration. Every night, people will gather on the beaches to watch the sun go down, and often plan parties to watch the beautiful sight. You can even watch the sun set from the window of one of the many vacation rentals you might pick to stay in. Talk about a view!

You may be thinking that once you've been to one beach, yo've been to all of them, but nothing could be further from the truth. Beachfront condos and oceanfront rentals are everywhere you look, and each is more scenic than the last. Florida has 663 miles of beautiful beaches, each with a different activity to offer. For example, Sanibel Island is known for the over 250 different species of shells that can be found on its pristine beaches. Shelling is also a fun family activity, especially for early risers. Not only that, but oceanfront rentals make beachcombing a breeze.

State Parks
Florida may be lacking the mountainous regions that many other state parks have to boast, but despite all of that flat land, there are new animals and ecosystems everywhere you look. Florida's State Park system offers sites of historical significance and recreational opportunities that reflect the natural beauty of Florida. Not only can you learn about the wildlife in Florida, you can learn about its rich history.

Small Towns
If you're sick and tired of all the commotion and noise at amusement parks, then maybe quieter vacation rental accommodations in a small Florida town are just right for you. The island of Sanibel can feel like Florida's best kept secret, with only 6,000 year round residents. Not only that, but Sanibel is home to the only shell museum in the United States. Small towns like this have all sorts of little secrets to offer.

The Florida Keys
If you're a fan of water sports or fishing, you need to look at oceanfront rentals in the Florida Keys. Home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, these locations boast a variety of water-based nature activities. In addition, they house the only barrier reef in the United States, which is home to almost 1,400 species of marine plants and animals, including more than 40 species of stony corals and 500 species of fish.

So take your loved ones to the hidden paradises that Florida has to offer and discover something new and exciting this year!


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