Summer is right around the corner, which means vacation plans are being finalized and a much-needed break from the daily grind will soon be on its way. While some local residents will surely be looking forward to visiting different parts of the country or even international locations, others prefer staying a little closer to home. Fortunately, there are options upon options just a short drive away to suit every kind of traveler. We’ve compiled a list highlighting a few of Florida’s hottest vacations spots and what to expect at each one.

 

Boca Raton

Like all tourist destinations, the second-largest and southernmost city in the Palm Beaches has faced uncertainty since the pandemic started, which is why the town has started a campaign urging visitors to “rediscover Boca Raton.” Families love the two miles of beautiful beaches and the 47 parks where any sport imaginable can be enjoyed. High-end designer boutiques can be found at Mizner Park, and in fact the entire city has a vibrant shopping and dining scene. Arts and culture are also a big part of the Boca experience, with festivals and community events taking place year-round.

Captiva Island

Located near Fort Meyers off Florida’s Gulf Coast, and the sister island to Sanibel, Captiva Island is a captivating place where it is believed that pirates once roamed, conquistadors explored and Calusa Native Americans made their home. Today it is known for beautiful beaches,