We are kicking off our new seasonal series of “Where to Vacation this…”, sharing top destinations around the country. These not only make wonderful travel spots, but also great places to live!
Florida is a wonderful destination if you’re craving a vacation to escape the winter months. This state is jam-packed with beautiful beaches and family-friendly towns. Here are just a few of the beach areas that top our list.
Sanibel & Captiva Island
These beautiful beaches, not far from Fort Myers, offer a remote island feel with the nearby conveniences of a larger city. In fact, a Travel Channel article calls Sanibel an east-west orientation that differs from the typical north-south layout. This designation has also earned Sanibel its reputation as one of the “Shell Islands.”
This stretch of scenic highway is dotted with gorgeous white sand beaches. Popular spots stretch to Panama City, and include Santa Rosa Beach, and Grayton Beach. Known for its idyllic towns like Seaside and Sandestin, this area offers something for the whole family.
Clearwater/Tampa/St. Pete Beach
The Tampa area offers several sought-after beaches. This includes Clearwater Beach, one of the top beaches in the country. Positioned between the Gulf and Tampa Bay, Clearwater offers the best of both beach and city life.
If you find yourself eager to call one of these “home,” D.R. Horton has communities throughout Florida near all three of these areas.