Explore Gulf County, Florida ~ #InGulf

The groundhog saw his shadow, proclaiming six more weeks of winter, and that means I’m dreaming of a getaway to somewhere warm! What better place than Gulf County, Florida, where there really are adventures for everyone, from romantic couples’ excursions, peaceful opportunities for self-care, to fun family outings?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County Florida. All opinions are 100% mine.


Better yet, why not head there for FREE when you win a 7-day vacation of your own, by posting a picture on Instagram showing how you #InGulf in adventure?! It’s easy: just snap a picture of your family in the great outdoors (hiking, biking, camping, or doing whatever it is you enjoy) and post it to Instagram using the hashtag #InGulf and be sure to tag @gulfcountyfl.


The winner of the contest will get a 7-day stay in “Sol Mate,” a luxurious, 5-bedroom home that sleeps 12 people, provided by Gulf Sun Vacation Rentals. It’s steps away from the waters of Cape San Blas, and is a short walk to St. Joseph Penninsula State Park (the perfect spot for swimming, kayaking, and more). The winner will also get a guided canoe tour of St. Joe Bay, a $200 gift card to KrazyFish Grille, and a $100 gift card to Duren’s Piggly Wiggly (to stock the vacation rental with groceries while on vacation). Read more about the contest and enter for your chance to win.


How would you spend those 7 days in paradise? Right about now, I’d be content to lounge beachside with a cocktail in my hand, but I know that my animal-loving daughter would get a kick out of accompanying Gulf County’s turtle patrol at dawn, searching for new Loggerhead Sea Turtle nests to protect. (Gulf County is the largest nesting place for sea turtles in Northwest Florida. Every spring, these turtles lay eggs in the sand, and those tiny hatchlings make their way to the sea two months later.) Later in the day, my whole family would love to go snorkeling in St. Joseph’s Bay, cooling off after time spent under the blazing Florida sun, and collecting shells to remember our vacation by. From driftwoods carved by nature, to bi-valves, urchins and mollusk shells, seashell collectors never come back empty-handed after a day exploring Gulf County’s shorelines. (You can even download Gulf County’s shell guide beforehand.)


Make sure you don’t miss out on a thing by contacting Gulf County’s Concierge Program ahead of time. This unique (and free) service pairs visitors with the perfect adventures to make their vacations memorable. Is your family into fishing and hunting? Does sailing or paddle boarding sound blissful to you? Maybe taking an eco-tour or catching a spectacular Florida sunset is more your family’s style. Whatever you’re into, simply send VisitGulf.com an email here, and the experts will contact you for a 20-minute chat, pairing you with the perfect activities for your vacation based on the interests you share with them.


Show Gulf County Florida how you #InGulf in adventure for your chance to win a week in paradise!

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