Florida’s Gulf Coast overflows with natural beauty. A warm climate, beautiful beaches, wetlands and nature reserves make it a great holiday destination. There’s so much variety here. The thrills of Busch Gardens, the easy-going atmosphere of St Pete’s Beach and the sophisticated charm of Naples are but a few of the many highlights.
A road trip on the Gulf Coast
Fly into Tampa, Orlando or Miami, hire a car and explore to your heart’s content. All three airports give you easy access to the Gulf Coast. Once you’re here, smooth, easy-to-drive roads connect countless beaches and tourist attractions.
The vitality and variety in Florida’s Gulf Coast cities might surprise you. Tampa’s historic Ybor City is the Latin quarter – overflowing with colour and culture. Tampa Bay offers a great choice of sporting events, shopping, beaches and the arts.
Naples is the place to experience a taste of the Floridian high-life. It boasts world-class golf, luxury shopping and sophisticated dining.
Sarasota’s many art galleries, museums and performance venues makes one of Florida’s cultural hotspots. Take in circus shows, ballet evenings and operatic performances here.
Gulf Coast breaks by the sea
The waters off Florida’s Gulf Coast are warm, clear and calm. The white-sand beaches are ideal for family holidays.
Visit Clearwater and enjoy a fishing trip, go sailing or learn to water ski. When in Longboat Key or Marco Island, head out to sea and enjoy dolphin and manatee spotting. We love the tranquility of Fort Myers and Sanibel Island, too.
We have a great choice of Gulf Coast hotels, suitable for all the family. You’ll find several hotels in beachfront locations, ideal for a relaxing holiday.
Top Gulf Coast attractions
Busch Gardens – home to many of Florida’s most thrilling rides and an African-themed wild animal park
The unspoiled, powder-sand beaches of Fort Myers, Sarasota and Longboat Key
Many Championship golf courses
Nature reserves and conservation areas on Sanibel and Captiva Islands
Caladesi Island State Park – ranked amongst the top beaches in the US.
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