Florida June 21, 2018
10 Reasons Everyone Wants To Visit This Florida Town… And You Should Too
This small, utopian beach town in Florida seems to get overlooked by many, especially when it comes to planning a summer trip. Yet, filled with coastal charm and a warm, welcoming community, it is a wonder why this place would not be added to every “best of” list. There are plenty of reasons why exploring this tiny town is worth the trek, and it all starts with the pristine beautiful beaches…
1. Gasparilla Island State Park
With Florida charm in abundance in Boca Grande, one of the top places to feel like you're in the tropics is Gasparilla Island State Park. This is a fan-favorite beach for residents and visitors alike and you'll absolutely see why once you visit.
2. Gasparilla Inn & Club
Built in 1911 and still in operation to this day, many guests visit Boca Grande just to stay at this beautiful hotel. The well-maintained grounds and the pockets of nostalgia throughout make this a perfect place to lay your head during your visit.
3. Port Boca Grande Lighthouse
This stunning lighthouse is an important part of the history of this small town. Officially being put into service in 1890, the lighthouse is a popular place for visitors to poke around and see the inner workings of such an appreciated fixture.
4. The Pink Elephant
Another reason to visit Boca Grande is for the delicious dining options. The Pink Elephant is one of the top restaurants in town, combining craft cocktails, plates of truffle fries, piled high brisket sandwiches and more. A perfect place to spend an evening after a day in the sun.
5. Cayo Costa State Park
One of the most secluded beaches in Florida is none other than Cayo Costa State Park. Known for beautiful stretches of sand and ocean, visitors to Cayo Costa State Park can only get there by boat. However, taking a full day trip by boat is a worthwhile adventure.
6. Boca Grande Beach
It can’t really be a sleepy beach town without a sleepy beach, right? The thing about Boca Grande Beach is that it is a simple scene that is a bit off-the-beaten-path, but seemingly never crowded. Take some time to get away from it all and enjoy a day on the south end of town.
7. The Outlet at the Inlet Restaurant
It’s always a good idea to find a worthwhile breakfast place for every weekend getaway. The Outlet at the Inlet Restaurant is that place in Boca Grande. With plates of food that will make your mouth water, plus waterside dining, this restaurant is reason enough to pay a visit to this small town.
8. Fishing Tours
One of the top reasons visitors come to Boca Grande is for the endless opportunities to cast a line. There are plenty of fishing tours offered in this ocean town, allowing guests to take to the water for an entire afternoon and test their skill in the open ocean.
9. Temptation Restaurant
Every quiet beach town has that one restaurant that might not look like much on the outside, but the experience is well worth the visit. Temptation Restaurant is that place in Boca Grande. An intimate restaurant brimming with unique wines and tasty plates this is one meal not to miss.
10. Boca Grande Bike Trail
For bikers in Florida there is a trail in Boca Grande that is more than worth the trip to visit. The Boca Grande Bike Trail stretches around the island and is entirely paved, which makes it simple and straightforward even for beginners. But perhaps it’s the views that come with the bike trail that make for a perfect way to spend an afternoon.
What do you think? Do you have more reasons why visiting Boca Grande, Florida should be on your summer radar? Share in the comments section!
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