The Lower Gulf Coast Travel Guide
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Fodor's South Florida 2014
Plan Your The Lower Gulf Coast Vacation
With its subtropical climate and beckoning family-friendly beaches known for their powdery sand, calm surf, and nary a freighter in sight, the Lower Gulf Coast, also referred to as the state's southwestern region, is a favorite vacation spot of Florida residents as well as visitors. Vacationers tend to spend most of their time outdoors—swimming, sunning, shelling, fishing, boating, and playing tennis or golf.
Lodging in Fort Myers, the islands, and Naples can be pricey, but there are affordable options even during the busy winter season. If these destinations...read more
In this part of Florida fresh seafood reigns supreme. Succulent native stone-crab claws, a particularly tasty treat, in season from mid-October through...read more
Things To Do in The Lower Gulf Coast
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Heavenly beaches: Whether you go to the beach to sun, swim, gather shells, or watch the sunset, the region's Gulf of Mexico beaches rank among... Read more
So they won't win any beauty contests. Florida's West Indian manatees, also known as sea cows, are enormous aquatic mammals. The average adult... Read more
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