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Old 12-04-2017, 05:08 PM
 
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First, I feel bad procrastinating till now before asking so I want that out of the way.
Anyway, First vacation in about 4 of years and I want to go somewhere warm.
I'll be driving down from Savannah, GA and don't mind staying in two different places heading south and west to escape the upcoming cold front later this week.
I'm an outdoor person but also like exploring cultural/historic places as well as eating local foods.
I confess to being a thrifty vacationer and don't want to pay for 5 star type places that I will mostly just spend time to sleep and rest.
I also don't want to be somewhere like Atlanta where your stuck in commute traffic...not my idea of relaxing or enjoying myself.
I am curious about the gulf side of Florida for a couple of nights then perhaps stopping in Mississippi near Biloxi.
Thanks for any suggestions where to go and where to avoid.
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Old 12-04-2017, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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better head down south of Tampa this week, colder weather (highs 60s) headed our way
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:38 AM
 
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St Petersburg would be a good option if you like culture/history, good food and warmer weather although it'll be chillier here too...though a good bit warmer than what you'll leave behind.
Arts Districts - St. Petersburg

You can stay right on St Pete Beach and be near lots to do with a decently priced room (in-season) for $114 a night which is very reasonable for time of year with a beachfront room at the Howard Johnson's Resort. https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/hojo/s...&iata=00065402
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:19 AM
 
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St Petersburg would be a good option if you like culture/history, good food and warmer weather although it'll be chillier here too...though a good bit warmer than what you'll leave behind.
Arts Districts - St. Petersburg

You can stay right on St Pete Beach and be near lots to do with a decently priced room (in-season) for $114 a night which is very reasonable for time of year with a beachfront room at the Howard Johnson's Resort. https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/hojo/s...&iata=00065402
I agree with this ^^. And if there is time, head a bit further south to Sarasota, for more culture, history, good food and some of the best beaches in the country! (and they are free!)
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:25 AM
 
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Stop by St Augustine on the way. Historic city and lots of Christmas lights this time of year.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:08 AM
 
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Stop by St Augustine on the way. Historic city and lots of Christmas lights this time of year.
Been to St Augustine before so probably just keep heading south.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:09 AM
 
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Thanks to all for the suggestions.
Will the areas be congested by flocks of 'snow birds' from the North?
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:30 AM
 
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Drive floridas east coast (A1A) with Key West as the destination then drive back on Floridas west coast (41,then I-275 over the Bay then US19.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Thanks to all for the suggestions.
Will the areas be congested by flocks of 'snow birds' from the North?
Sarasota maybe. St-Pete, not so much.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:57 AM
 
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First, I feel bad procrastinating till now before asking so I want that out of the way.
Anyway, First vacation in about 4 of years and I want to go somewhere warm.
I'll be driving down from Savannah, GA and don't mind staying in two different places heading south and west to escape the upcoming cold front later this week.
I'm an outdoor person but also like exploring cultural/historic places as well as eating local foods.
I confess to being a thrifty vacationer and don't want to pay for 5 star type places that I will mostly just spend time to sleep and rest.
I also don't want to be somewhere like Atlanta where your stuck in commute traffic...not my idea of relaxing or enjoying myself.
I am curious about the gulf side of Florida for a couple of nights then perhaps stopping in Mississippi near Biloxi.
Thanks for any suggestions where to go and where to avoid.
The front is going through even as far as Miami. Saturday is expected in the 60's and it will be cloudy rainy. The front is coming through Daytona on Thursday with temps dropping into the 60's. Biloxi will be in the 40's from Thursday on.
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