Not enough fun activities in South Florida? Many destinations are just a short drive away- Naples, Key West, and Tampa/ St Petersburg are within a short drive.
Florida beaches, shopping, dining and entertainment are accessible to South Florida residents.
The Naples area is only about 2 hours from Palm Beach/Broward county residents. Drive to beautiful Naples and visit the premium shops on 5th Avenue, the fine dining, and the art galleries. Looking for something more casual, there’s plenty of great restaurants in the area. Stay on the beach, or a little more inland to save some money. All parts of town can get you to the Naples beaches fast. Enjoy the Southwest Florida white sand- you’ll be amazed at the size of the beaches. Other activities in town include the Naples Zoo. Check out other local areas like Fort Myers, Marco Island, and Bonita Springs.
Key West’s laid back vibe makes it tough for anyone to want to leave. A 3 hour drive from South Florida through the islands facing water on both sides of the road (the Atlantic Ocean on one side, and the Gulf of Mexico on the other) is breathtaking. Key West bike rentals are affordable or rent a jeep or golf cart. Enjoy Key West restaurants that include casual or upscale, but remember- the Key West lifestyle is laid back!. Visit the Hemmingway House, Butterfly Conservatory and Mallory Square for street performances and incredible sunset views. Take a picture at the USAs most Southern point! Stay at a charming bed and breakfast or other Key West style hotel. You can also find some chain hotels and Key West VRBO or Key West AirBNB.
Tampa and St Petersburg (as well as Sarasota and Clearwater) make for a great long weekend from South Florida. Enjoy their vast white sand beaches that are easily accessible from local hotels. Great restaurants can be found in the area as well as entertainment. Whether it’s an event at the Amalie Arena or a day at Busch Gardens, show at the Ruth Eckerd Hall, schedule your getaway around a major event. Aquariums interest you? Check out the world-famous Clearwater Aquarium.
South Florida living doesn’t have to mean staying at home. Florida has so much more to offer, locations that residents can enjoy all year round.