The Lower Gulf Coast Travel Guide

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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.

Hotels

The Lower Gulf Coast Hotels

Lodging in Fort Myers, the islands, and Naples can be pricey, but there are affordable options even during the busy winter... read more

Restaurants

The Lower Gulf Coast Restaurants

In this part of Florida fresh seafood reigns supreme. Succulent native stone-crab claws, a particularly tasty treat, in... read more

Hotels

The Lower Gulf Coast Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Heavenly beaches: Whether you go to the beach to sun, swim, gather shells, or watch the sunset, the region's Gulf of Mexico beaches... Read more

  • West Indian Manatee

    So they won't win any beauty contests. Florida's West Indian manatees, also known as sea cows, are enormous aquatic mammals. The average... Read more

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