This post is sponsored by Gulf County, Florida. All opinions are 100% mine.
We are long overdue for a vacation. One of favorite places to vacation has always been Florida – we were even married there in a destination wedding. My kids have never been to Gulf County, Florida and I think it would be the perfect place for a relaxing beach vacation. If you’ve never heard of Gulf County, it is in Northwest Florida and boasts 43 miles of natural shoreline. You are going to want to Come visit GCFL!
This is truly the place to go if you are looking to get away from it all and connect with loved ones. You won’t find high rises or busy freeways, but what you will find are seaside bike trails, kayaking and snorkeling. Gulf County would make a great destination for any family. I think my kids would love all the outdoor activities such as freshwater fishing and camping, not to mention the biking trails. Mom and Dad can enjoy activities like diving, paddle boarding and horseback riding. I think my kids would most enjoy Port St. Joe because of the number of parks and playgrounds. There are also boat rentals which I think would make for fun family day on the water.
- With two time zones, only two stoplights and spotty Wi-Fi, the beautiful beaches truly let you unplug and connect with the most important thing – your family.
- The authentic and legendary Tupelo Honey is farmed in Gulf County. The harvest begins soon – late April or early May. In fact, the 24th Annual Tupelo Honey Festival is held on May 17 on the beautiful banks of Lake Alice in Wewahitchka.
- Cape San Blas, the white sand peninsula, has amazing westward-facing beaches, so the sunsets are spectacular. In fact, GCFL is known as the #championofsunsets
- Beaches in GCFL are consistently ranked in the top ten US beaches to bring your pets on vacation. Leashed pets are welcome on the beach at all times and most rental homes will throw out the red carpet for your furry friends!
If your are fortunate enough to visit Gulf County then you must visit one of their beaches. Whenever my family hits the beach, we go on a hunt for shells. There are a variety of shells found on Gulf County beaches from Sand Dollars to Tulip Shells. Kids love looking for and finding these natural beauties and here is a fun way to enjoy your shells long after your trip is over.
You will need:
- Liquid Watercolors
- Small paintbrush
- Clean shells
Squeeze a few drops of liquid food coloring into a cup and add some water to dilute it a bit. Do this with as many colors as you wish. We used four colors. Provide your child with a smock or old tee shirt, paintbrush, shells and cups of watercolors and let them get creative. If you don’t have liquid watercolors, try using traditional watercolor paints.
I just love the eye catching results, don’t you?