If you’re looking for a sunshine getaway for your next vacation, the Sunshine State — Florida has a lot to offer! From its 1350 miles longest shorelines of Atlantic Ocean in the east coast to Gulf-of-Mexico in the west, it will mesmerize you by its natural white sand beaches, swaying palm trees and year round the sunshine.
Most of the tourist thinks about world-renowned Miami Beach as the ultimate sunshine destination when it comes to Florida. But in reality, there are many beach cities in Florida with unparalleled luxury, culture, swaying palm trees and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets to mesmerize any soul!
Sit, relax and read about these 5 beach cities in Florida for a perfect sunshine getaway!
1) Ft. Lauderdale
Ft. Lauderdale is located on the southeastern coast of Florida and is also known as the ‘Venice of America’ because of its 300 miles of intra-coastal waterways. Ft. Lauderdale is also the mega-yacht capital of the world and home of multi-millionaires and celebrities. While cruising on the New River, you’ll see eye-popping mansions along Millionaire’s Row, the mega-yachts of the rich and famous and private islands. You can also explore museums, state parks, delicious food, sizzling nightlife as well as Ft. Lauderdale Beach featuring more than 7 miles of pristine beach with unlimited oceanfront shopping and dining experiences.
Nearest Airport: Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport
2) Key West
Key West is an island city located at the furthest point of the Florida Keys and it’s the southernmost point of the USA as well as the continent of the North America. Even though this island city is known for its pristine beaches, mystical underwater playgrounds of coral reefs and marine wildlife to explore for the outdoorsy visitors, it also has tours on land for sightseeing and history buffs.
Nearest Airports: Key West International Airport and Miami International Airport (MIA)
3) Palm Beach
Palm Beach located on the southeastern coast of Florida is blessed with few Atlantic pristine beaches, ritzy beachfront mansions, celebrity residents and shoppers paradise. Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue is one of the most beautiful upscale shopping venues located on the eastern coast of Florida. Shopping on Worth Avenue is a real exercise in itself where you’ve to find very best of the very best. Yes! this is a great place for spending money. And don’t be surprised by the number of Bentley, Jaguar, Porsche and Maserati parked around!
Nearest Airport: Palm Beach International Airport
4) Daytona Beach
The city of Daytona Beach is located in the northeast of Orlando on the east coast of Florida. It’s famous for its hard-packed sand where you can drive on the beach in the restricted areas. Daytona Beach is also a home of Daytona International Speedway as well as the headquarters for NASCAR. If you love car/motorbike racing, then you should visit on the day of races or you can also take tours to see behind the scenes action.
Nearest airports: Orlando International Airport, Daytona Beach International Airport
Clearwater city is located on the northwest of the Tampa and St. Petersburg. The Gulf-of-Mexico lies to the west and Tampa Bay lies to its southeast. It is famous for its 3-mile stretch of pristine white sand Clearwater Beach on a barrier island as well as sunsets dining cruises, restaurants, Clearwater Marine Aquarium and much more attractions to explore in Tampa Bay Area.
Nearest Airports: Tampa International Airport, St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport
Do tell us about your favorite beach city if you’ve visited Florida in the comments below? If not, which is your favorite beach city?
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