Gulf County Florida Travel Tips

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Gulf County Florida Travel Tips - Experience a family adventure vacation on the Florida panhandle and enjoy great local food!

As we leave winter behind and head into the early days of spring, my mind naturally turns to the outdoors and travel. Those of us in the Northeast get through winter by dreaming up trips to Florida and other warm weather destinations. It’s what we do to keep sane.

This is why I love the GCFL Adventure Guide on Gulf County Florida’s travel website. There are so many different types of adventures to enjoy in this region. I’ve never been to Gulf County, but after exploring all the fun outdoor family activities my family could enjoy here, it’s definitely on my list.

Fishing in Gulf County, Florida

We have two middle school aged children, so when my family travels, adventure is always on the agenda. We all love to go out on the water in kayaks and canoes, and my son is a budding fisherman. Hiking and biking are favorites of ours, too.

Gulf County is a unique area in the Florida panhandle that boasts easy access to water of all kinds along 43 miles of coastline. Nature is undisturbed by development here, so it’s a great location for an outdoor adventure vacation. No matter where you find yourself in the county, you’re within 15 minutes of water sports, hiking, biking, snorkeling, bird watching, and ecotouring. And every trip is a little different because you never know what forms of wildlife or other surprises you’ll encounter on any given day.

Biking in Gulf County Florida

Find Your Adventure Scavenger Hunt

Visit Gulf County wants people from all over to experience the natural wonders of this unique destination. They’re offering multiple ways to win adventure prizes, including gift cards as well as a week-long trip to Gulf County!

First, Visit Gulf County will give one lucky reader of Real Food Real Deals a $100 gift card to Sierra Trading Post. This is a great opportunity to outfit yourself for your next adventure. To enter this giveaway, you’ll need to answer my special scavenger hunt question.

Gulf County Florida seafood

While I love exploring the outdoors, another focus for me during any vacation is a quest for the best local food. I always want to know what specialties I can enjoy in a particular area. And in Gulf County, seafood fresh from the Gulf is a delicacy that’s central to this region.

But there’s another special food in this region, too. I was surprised to learn that it comes from here, and it’s the focus of my scavenger hunt question for you:


Enter to win a $100 gift card to Sierra Trading Post by finding the answer to my scavenger hunt question and commenting with the answer below. To find the correct answer, use the search box at GCFL Adventure Guide. Share your comment below telling me what this special food item is and how you like to enjoy this food in your kitchen. One winner will be randomly selected on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

Find Your Adventure Sweepstakes

Wouldn’t you love to plan a week-long adventure in Gulf County, Florida? Well, you may be in luck! They’re giving away an adventure package including a one week rental with Serenity Beach Rentals (September to May), a 3-day double kayak and paddleboard rental from Daly’s Watersports, a $200 American Express gift card for travel expenses, and a $250 Sierra Trading Post gift card to outfit your adventure. Subscribe to Visit Gulf County below to be entered for a chance to win this amazing vacation package.

If you do visit Gulf County, be sure to check out the Salt Air Farmer’s Market for lots of local food and products. And don’t miss out on the seafood that’s as fresh as it gets. They serve it just about everywhere in Gulf County!

Note: All images are courtesy of Visit Gulf County.


  1. Tupelo honey! I’ve been using honey in my smoothies and on top of cereal. I love to put it on top of biscuits as well.

  2. Tupelo Honey. My son likes it to calm his sore throat, my wife likes it in tea. I’ll eat it straight…. 🙂

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