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Adventures in Gulf County Florida + $50 AMEX Giveaway

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As the summer begins to wind down, we might all be thinking our beach tours and vacations have to be ending but that is not the case.  There are plenty of areas in the US that us landlocked folks forget about - Gulf County Florida is one of those areas.  

What is Gulf Country?

Gulf County is made up of 244 miles of coastline along and around the Florida panhandle so you have access to kayaking, fishing, hiking, biking, bird watching, snorkeling, diving, paddle boarding, eco-touring and boating no more than 15 minutes from any given point in the area.  


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Family vacations are so important, most of my summertime memories involve those great getaways.  I hope that our kids feel the same way.  Since having children, our idea of a good vacation spot has changed.  When traveling with kids you want to find a place with plenty to do in a good location.  Gulf County is just perfect for that ideal family getaway.  With so many great activities every family member will find joy and memories.  Plus with all of those great amenities and activities so close a family wouldn't feel like most of their vacation was spent traveling to the activities.  Love that.  

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Using the Gulf County Florida Adventure Guide allows all of us planners out there feel comfortable in planning with ease.  Time to play and enjoy these trips and let the guide do the work for you.  It's okay, you can let go - I know that feeling, LET GO of the planning and PLAY! You can also enter to win an exclusive 1-week Gulf Florida family vacation in the Never Have I Ever Contest

Below are a few activities that I know my whole family would enjoy:

A Turtle Walk About - yes you read that right!  Oh man, my whole family would love this experience.  We are a turtle loving family so to be able to see some turtles in their own habitat would be amazing. Gulf County in general, is a huge hot spot for turtles – especially loggerheads. This area has the highest density-nesting beach in North Florida.  So cool.  This walk about would show us how they keep the nests safe on the beach.  

A Ride On The Beach - no cars here friends.  Who doesn't love those beautiful beach scenes with horses?  Imagine being that scene!  The kids enjoy riding horses on my aunt's ranch in Colorado so I can only imagine their excitement as they ride on the beach with these amazing animals. 
Beach Fun - hi we are from a landlocked area, give us beach time.  Taking time to explore a "nature" that we are not used to seeing daily is part of the fun when going on vacations.  I just know that the kiddos would love a few days at the beach.  And for us adults, a lovely walk at sunset.  Time for a little R&R. 

Fishing please?  My kids do not like sitting and waiting for a fish all the often but my husband would enjoy that time to teach them all about the different types of fish that Florida has compared to Colorado.  

Dolphin sighting - I have always wanted to see the dolphins. Knowing that I could walk out of my room to the ocean and see them swimming near me is simply amazing.  I would turn into a child at the sight of these creatures.  They have always been one of my favorite!  

And let's not forget all of the daily activities the families love to do while visiting the Gulf County area.  Kayaking, hiking, biking, bird watching, snorkeling, diving, paddle boarding, eco-touring and boating.  So many new things for us to try!

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I am so ready to think about a winter vacation to Gulf County.  Bring on the adventure!


Enter the Visit Gulf County Sweepstakes:

Ready to get planning your next family adventure with Gulf County?  Let us help you with your next trip by entering this sweepstakes.

Comment on this post and answer this question - 

Which of the adventures in the Adventure Guide would you know you and your family would love?


Sweepstakes info:
  • 1 Winner will receive: $50 AMEX gift card
  • Giveaway Open to: 48 contiguous United States (exl. PR, HI, AK)
  • Ends: August 29, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST

The fine print: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. One winner, chosen at random from all eligible entries received, will receive a $50 AmEx gift card, and will be announced on or about 10 days after end of entry period. Entrants may enter within 21 days of this post going live. Must be a resident of one of the 48 contiguous United States (excl. PR, HI, AK) the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction at time of entry. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Sweepstakes is sponsored by Gulf County. 

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46 comments:

  1. The beach is my favorite place to be, so I would love to visit Gulf County any time of the year. Watching dolphins is always fun and long walks on the beach is my favorite way to exercise.

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  2. The Bay at St Joseph Peninsula State Park looks like a great place to visit. Thanks for the chance.
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  3. Adventure Off the Beaten Path. Thank you for the giveaway!

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

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  4. Dolphin sighting would be fun

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  5. We love to spend time at the beach. This is a great list of activities. I'm betting my family would also enjoy them.

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  6. Some of my favorite beaches are in Gulf County, Florida. It's a beautiful place to visit. There's a lot to see and do.

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  7. Never been to Florida myself but it looks like such a beautiful place. These photos make me want to get on the next plane! Would love to visit a Florida beach at some point in my life! - Jeanine

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  8. This looks like such a beautiful place to visit. I love the picturesof the beach- the water looks so peaceful and serene! Thanks for sharing this giveaway, too!

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  9. It would be great to see dolphins!

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  10. The turtle walk about sounds fun!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  11. I’d love to go Hiking on the Bayview Trail – I love walking on the beach, and it would be exciting to see deer and mullets and birds wading in the water – wow!

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  12. I would love to go out on the About Fun Charters!!

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  13. I would love to visit Florida!!! I love going to the beach I know my kids would to visit Florida and see everything there.

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  14. We've always wanted to see Dolphins!

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  15. Golf County Florida sounds like a great place to vacation with the whole family. The Gulf County Adventure Guide would be what we would use for this vacation. We would love to the Dolphin Sighting and the Fishing as well. Thanks for sharing the contest and the information.

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  16. We would be most excited about riding horses on the beach! That sounds amazing.

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  17. Our family would love to see the dolphins!
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  18. I love going to beach! There is something peaceful about being around the ocean and seeing its endless horizon. I have never thought about riding a horse on the beach but I guess it could be fun.

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  19. I would like the Turtle Treasure Hunt in Cape San Blas.

    Kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  20. We would all love the Our version of your local zoo. We love animals so much!

    mysticbutterfly37 at yahoo.com

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  21. My family would definitely enjoy going on a Turtle Treasure Hunt in Cape San Blas, Gulf County. What a wonderful way to spend time with family while making sightings of Turtle Eggs - this would make great family memories to share for years to come.

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  22. Looks like such a fun time in the Gulf! I love the giveaway too, thanks for sharing!

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  23. Lake Wimico boat trip to see the wildlife.

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  24. We love fishing but would love to do dolphin sighting as well. What a great post and giveaway.

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  25. I love Gulf County! I've seen tons of dolphins there, it's gorgeous! And so is that sunset picture, amazing! -Kendall

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  26. As a family we would love Dolphin sighting but I would also love to ride on the beach. The youngest might be afraid though.

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  27. The adventure in the Adventure Guide I know my family and I would love is bird watching at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park.

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  28. Adventure Off the Beaten Path is best.

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  29. This sounds like so much fun. My family just loves heading to the beach every summer.

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  30. Hiking on the bayview trail....
    yes.4eva.r(atgmaildotcom)

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  31. I have been in Florida for a couple of times and love the weather there. Your photos makes me want to go there again.

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  32. It's a tie between ride on the beach on horseback and dolphin sightings

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  33. We would love to go to the Port St. Joe Marina and would love to take a sunset cruise or go snorkeling through one of the guided tours.

    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

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  34. I find turtles fascinating, so I would have to say A Turtle Walk About!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  35. Oh I would love to go on the Dolphin sighting! They are so beautiful!!! Would be so fun to add to our vacation this fall!
    landfjacobson @ charter .net

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  36. I would love to do the Eco Tours, sounds fascinating!

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  37. Learning how to paddleboard would be up there on my list. It has been something that I have wanted to do with my son. Daly's Water Sports teaches it at the Bay.

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  38. We would love horseback riding on the beach.

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  39. We'd love to go kayaking in St Joseph Bay.

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  41. I know we would love the dolphin sighting and the turtle treasure hunt in Cape San Blas.
    cbythesea5@gmail dot com

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  42. We would love to go to Cape San Blas and search for turtles. We love animals and that would be such a cool experience to share with my son.

    Kristin G
    marleykristin@hotmail.com

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  43. My daughter and I would love the beach horse back riding

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  44. CONGRATULATIONS!!

    Winner is number 42.

    Name - Kristen

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