Discover the Family Adventure of a Lifetime in Gulf County, Florida + $50 AMEX Card Giveaway #GCFLnofilter

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

discover-family-adventure-lifetime-gulf-county-florida Looking for an amazing vacation destination where you can have the family adventure of a lifetime? Head down to Gulf County, Florida! You won’t believe all the spectacular things there are to do there. With 244 miles of coastline stretching along the Florida panhandle and an incredibly diverse ecosystem, you could have a new adventure every day. Gulf County is a stunning place for nature-lovers. The entire region was designed by nature and no one is more committed to keeping it that way than the residents of the community. Let’s check out a few of the wonderful things you can do there on your family vacation!

Gulf County: Your Adventure Awaits!

No matter what type of adventure your family craves, you’ll find it in Gulf County. One thing that makes it so different from other family vacation destinations is the easy access to all different types of water. From the impressive Gulf of Mexico to the saltwater of St. Joseph Bay to biologically diverse swamps and freshwater lakes, the region offers your family the chance to explore the diversity of nature. Not sure what to do once you get there? Ask a local! The residents of Gulf County are incredibly passionate about all the adventures in their home and they’re happy to share their tips with you! While you’re visiting, you’ll get a taste of the small-town life of an old mill town. GCFL residents love being outside and it shows. Now is the perfect time to visit this gorgeous area on a family vacation! While other areas are winding down after summer, GCFL is getting ready for their prime time! Visit between mid-August through mid-March for  some of the best adventures! Every time I check out the Gulf County Adventure Guide, I find something new that I want to try!

More Wonder, More Surprise, Fresh Adventure in Gulf County, Florida

There are so many things I want to do in Gulf County, it’s hard to narrow it down to just a few! Of course, I could do the same thing several times and always get a different experience. Remember, GCFL is all about nature, and the landscape is constantly changing. One day you might head out on a kayak and see one type of bird, and the next you could discover a stunning school of fish hanging out! This is what’s on my current Adventure list.

Kayak on the Dead Lakes

I am fascinated by the Dead Lakes in Wewahitchka, FL! I’d love to take one of the “Off the Map Expeditions” through them. They have guided kayak tours that take you and your family through the incredible, mysterious water. It would be so cool to see all the reptiles and fish that call the lake home. I love that this type of expedition is tailored for my family’s needs and wants.

Watch the Sunset Over the Cape

Honestly, I’d be happy just to stand on a beach and catch one of these glorious sunsets, but can you imagine seeing it from a boat? You could take a sunset cruise! I can’t think of a better place to watch the sky light up in shades or orange and red than in Gulf County. You’ll be treated to completely unobstructed views of our brightest star lowering over the Gulf.

Visit Constitution Convention Museum State Park


If your family loves history as much as mine does, a visit to the Constitution Convention Museum State Park is a must! Did you know that Florida’s first constitution was drafted in St. Joseph? The view leading up to the museum is just stunning. Spend the day outdoors enjoying the fresh air, then head inside for a self-guided tour of all the exhibits and learn more about the history of Florida! Of course, there are tons of other fabulous activities for your family vacation in Gulf County. From fishing and scalloping to swimming and biking, you’ll never run out of adventures. When you’re ready to relax, you’ll find plenty of ways to do that, too! Everything is at your pace, so you never have to feel rushed!

Still not sure what you want to do? The Gulf County Concierge Program that makes it even easier to plan my trip.  Want to check out what’s on my latest itinerary? Just fill out the form and a GCFL resident will help you plan your vacation. You’ll get an inside look at the ideas on your list from a local who knows all the best spots to go. Ready to get this adventure started? Enter the Never Have I Ever Contest for a chance to win a week-long getaway to Gulf County, FL

$50 AMEX Sweepstakes

Contest is now over. Congratulations to Pam W.! 

Want a chance to win a $50 AMEX gift card? It’s super easy, I promise. Just tell me in the comment section which of the adventures in the Adventure Guide  you or your family would enjoy taking part in? And why? That’s it!  Giveaway ends on August 29th. Read on for the official rules. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. One winner, chosen at random from all eligible entries received, will receive a $50 AmEx gift card, and will be announced on or about 10 days after end of entry period.  Entrants may enter within 21 days of this post going live. Must be a resident of one of the 48 contiguous United States (excl. PR, HI, AK) the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction at time of entry. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Sweepstakes is sponsored by Gulf County. What adventures would you love to try with your family? Don’t forget to tell us why you picked it!

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73 thoughts on “Discover the Family Adventure of a Lifetime in Gulf County, Florida + $50 AMEX Card Giveaway #GCFLnofilter”

  1. I went to Gulf County last year with my friends and had an amazing time. We didn’t get to do any of the things on the Adventure Guide but the next time I go, I will definitely be trying the “Adventure Off the Beaten Path.”

  2. I’d really love to explore Joseph Bay. I’ve never been kayak fishing so I think that would be really cool. I love the idea of pedaling instead of paddling :)

  3. I’m going to Florida for Spring Break next year so I loved reading the Adventure Guide!! The Adventure off the Beaten Path sounds so like me!! I love the fact that there’s a lake and that you can see all of the wildlife!

  4. St. Joseph Bay. The Heartbeat of Gulf County like to go kayak fishing and it would be fun i mean like real close up

  5. The eco-adventure with the bio expert sounds awesome for our family. We’re very big on nature and animals and would love exploring it with such a laid-back approach


  6. We would love to take part in the turtle treasure hunt in Cape San Blas! That sounds like such a good, fun time for the whole family.

  7. I’d love to go horseback riding on the beach, because it looks beautiful and I haven’t been riding in a long time.

  8. Christina Aliperti

    I have always loved Florida, but haven’t been there in a while. this sounds like the perfect family vacation with tons to do.

  9. It is so gorgeous! I would love to kayak or just sit back to enjoy the gorgeous views. Looks like there are so many ways to unwind.

  10. It would be a toss up but either the Constitution Convention Museum State Park or go Kayaking on the Dead Lakes. We went to a few state parks in Florida on our last trip there and loved them. Each one is so unique and different. A great way to see Florida… head to the parks and nature areas.

  11. We would love to go to the Port St. Joe Marina and would love to take a sunset cruise or go snorkeling through one of the guided tours. It would be a great adventure and lots of fun.

  12. Lake Wimico sounds good to me. Our family would like it because it’s off the beaten path, it always feels more authentic when we add such aspects to our vacay time.

  13. I would love to do a lot of these things, but I think I would enjoy the guided kayak tours the most, Gulf County Florida looks so beautiful, I think I need to plan a visit!

  14. We would love to go on the ecotour! I like that you get to see wildlife and marine life on her tours! That’s something all of us would enjoy!

  15. We’ve only done the theme parks in Florida, but I would love to return and see more of the state. Gulf County seems to have a lot to offer visitors, so we’ll have to add it to our travel bucket list.

  16. I live in Louisiana so this would be an easy trip to take the family on. I’m sure the kids would have a blast!

  17. I love to go to Florida for vacations. We go a few times a year. I will have to check out Gulf County on our next trip.

  18. My family would love the to explore the dead lakes by kayak. We love to find ways to observe nature and experience something we can’t do at home!

  19. The hiking adventure on the Bayview Trail sounds like a lot of fun. Walking along the beach and hunting for seashells would be something our whole family could enjoy together.

  20. It all looks beautiful but i think snorkeling and paddelboarding would be a blast! An evening bomfire on the beach… Man id give anything?!?!?!

  21. These pictures are all really neat places. If we ever go back down to Florida on a trip these are some stops we wouldn’t want to miss.

  22. I’ve never even been to Florida before. That looks so beautiful! I really hope to be able to go there someday. Florida is one of my first choices of a place I’d love to travel.

  23. I’d love the Adventure off the Bean Path! I’ve been to Florida a few times, but mostly the “beaten path.” I liked it , and I’m wondering about all the places that are nice to see that you wouldn’t know about unless you have a trip like this!

  24. My family would love the St. Joseph Bay adventure, because it’s all about fishing with my husband and 3 sons.

  25. My family would enjoy St. Joseph Bay because it looks like a beautiful area to explore. My family would enjoy it and would especially love the kayaks with pedals!

  26. I would like to go to Lake Wimico. I have heard great things about it and we would have a lot of fun there.

  27. Stephanie Phelps

    Oh wow that was hard so many wonderful adventures out there but I think I would really like to do the Taste GCFL. #baytotable

  28. We would enjoy the Bay at St Joseph Peninsula State Park, looks like a great place to visit. Thanks for the chance :)
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