Some of the most charming and relaxing destinations in Florida are the historic small towns and fishing villages dotting the coasts. The next time you’re looking for a getaway, these places should be at the top of your list:
This fishing village in Northwest Florida is famous for some of the best seafood in the country, especially oysters. You'll fall in love with its rustic charm.
2. Cedar Key
This town near North Central Florida is a delightful slice of Old Florida. Visitors love the natural beauty and slower pace of this town. Cedar Key is famous for its clams, so make sure to try out a few local restaurants.
Steinhatchee is a true hidden gem located in Taylor County. You'll feel like you're going back in time when you drive down its country roads. There are plenty of relaxing activities, including boating, fishing and scalloping.
4. Tarpon Springs
You'll feel like you're vacationing in Europe when you enter this historic Greek town in Pinellas County. Adorable shops, Victorian homes, authentic Greek food, and the sponge docks make this one of Florida's most interesting small towns.
This historic fishing village on Sarasota Bay is as authentic as it gets. You'll love the unique charm of this coastal community.
6. St. Mark's
St. Marks is home to the Shell Island Fish Camp, the St. Marks Light, and the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.
7. Punta Gorda
This fishing town has a beautifully restored historic district full of charm as well as plenty of perfectly preserved wildlife.
This colorful strip of seafood markets and art galleries is a must visit for anyone in the Fort Myers area. It's very quirky and lots of fun.
This little town of 600 bills itself as the Bass Capital of the World. It sits on the St. Johns River, and in the 1880s its mineral springs were noted for their healing properties.
Have you been to any of these places? Do you have any other favorites to add to our list?