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Summer Lives on in Florida

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Summer lives on in Florida. Indeed, Florida is one of the only places in the country right now that feels summery. We’ve had our cold snap, thank you, and now we’re all relishing the warmer temperatures.

Vacation Key West, Florida

This could be you, happy in Florida.

You want to be warm, too. You know you do. Cold weather is lovely, especially when it comes with snow and crackling fires. But at present, much of the country is without snow. If you’re there, and not here, you know that chilly temperatures without snow get on a person’s nerves. The solution? Find a Florida Bed and Breakfast to your liking, grab your sweetie, and come on down.

Florida has so much to offer. You can wiggle your toes in sun-kissed sand. You can paddle along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, and stroll through the historic town of St. Augustine. You can charter a boat and fish off of Key West, or search for shells on Sanibel Island. Float side by side on the surf. Swim laps in an outdoor pool. Have breakfast, lunch, and dinner out-of-doors. Wear summer dresses and shorts. Leave your sweaters at home.

Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Don’t hesitate. Come to Florida now.

 

Visit Naples, Florida

Friday, April 8th, 2011
Tropical Bar on the beach - Naples, Florida

Cool off with a drink at this tropical, beachfront café in Naples, Florida.

Naples is one of Southwest Florida’s gems. It boasts superlative beaches and many beautiful, challenging golf courses. It is widely recognized for its world-class shopping and abundant restaurants. Opportunities for outdoor recreation are numerous and varied: salt-water and fresh-water fishing, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, bird watching, and more.

Explore the nearby Florida Everglades or take a manatee sightseeing tour. Enjoy a Champagne Sunset Cruise aboard a Catamaran, or look for alligators and panthers during a wilderness adventure tour. Kayak into the backwaters of the Everglades, or learn to sail. The possibilities may not be endless, but they are numerous enough to keep guests of Southwest Florida Bed and Breakfasts happy for weeks.

In addition to outdoor activities, Naples is home to several fine art galleries and museums. The Naples Museum of Art displays sculptures, paintings and drawings by acclaimed artists from around the world. Its permanent collection continues to grow and includes French Protest Posters from May 1968 and Masters of Miniature; current visiting exhibitions include Modern Mexican Masters and Leaders in American Modernism.

Other draws of Naples Florida include the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra - considered one of the top regional orchestras in the country – and a variety of festivals that take place throughout the year. Book a room in a Southwest Florida Bed and Breakfast in April during the Venetian Carnival. Visit in May for the Outstanding Artists of Florida Exhibition and the Kayak Fishing Classic, or come in June for the Festival of Great Organ Music.

Couples will find Naples, Florida, ideal for romantic getaways. It is a place made for long walks on sugary beaches and cool drinks at sidewalk cafés. There is fine dining in Naples, Florida, as well as plenty of casual places to enjoy a meal. Seafood is of course a specialty here, but guests of Southwest Florida Bed and Breakfasts will also find a wide variety of cuisines such as Thai, Caribbean, French and Irish.

Naples is less than 30 minutes from the Florida, Everglades and an hour south of Sanibel Island. It’s a wonderful addition to any SW Florida Bed and Breakfast vacation.

Sanibel Island

Thursday, October 21st, 2010
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Seek shells on Sanibel Island

On Sanibel Island, the most difficult choice you’ll have to make is deciding which direction to walk on the beach, and how big a pail to bring for shells. It is, in other words, an ideal destination for a relaxing holiday. Travel to a  Sanibel FL bed and breakfast is best when you are determined to leave all work at home.

Sanibel is considered to be one of the Top 10 North American Islands (Conde Nast Traveler). It’s sugar white sandy beaches are a magnet for shells, due to the east-west orientation of this barrier island (most of the barrier islands run north-south). Be sure to incorporate yoga – or at the very least a lengthy swim and nap on the beach – into a daily routine while on Sanibel, for scanning the beaches for sea shells inevitably leads to the Sanibel Stoop. (more…)

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