Florida Filled with Art, Culture, Festivals and History

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Summer Getaways Feature a Variety of Activities for Family Fun

Tallahassee, FL (August 17, 2018) – Vibrant arts and cultural scene coupled with family-friendly hidden gems are amongst some of many aspects that make Florida a unique destination to take the family on a summer getaway before the school year begins.

Canadians can create lasting memories in Florida through new and immersive experiences, many of which are undiscovered or off the beaten path.

Unparalleled experiences awaiting travellers in Florida include:

Northwest Florida, located in the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast, is a stretch of paradise made up of Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island. The area boasts a vibrant arts and culture scene with rich maritime history. Families can also enjoy sugar-white sand and emerald-green water while indulging in fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico while vacationing here.

For families looking to immerse themselves in a creative, laid back culture, explore the local beach community of South Walton, which offers one of Florida’s most diverse art scenes. From fine painters and crafters to local sculptors and live musical talent, South Walton is an ideal place for vacationers to experience an artistic journey. Additionally, Fired Up in Seaside offers a fun, hands-on art adventure for travelers of all ages. The paint-your-own-pottery studio allows its guests to create their own masterpiece in a fun yet relaxing environment, containing more than 400 pottery options to choose from.

If old-Florida charm is of interest, visit the historic town of Brooksville on Florida’s Adventure Coast. An hour drive away from Tampa and Orlando, this off the beaten path destination features brick streets lined by shady oak trees along with numerous downtown shops and eateries, as well as has hand-painted murals on historic buildings depicting people and scenes from the town’s rich history. Local artists’ work is displayed and available for purchase at the Uptown Gallery in City Hall and The Bistro on Main Street, and stories from the past are shared at the May-Stringer House and the 1885 Train Depot Museum. For a full calendar of events including live music and more historic sites on Florida’s Adventure Coast, visit www.FloridasAdventureCoast.com.

Another destination that offers equal parts family fun and cultural experiences is the Bradenton Area, made up of Bradenton, Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key all along Florida’s west coast. Stop in and visit the South Florida Museum, the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast that is home to fossil evidence of Florida’s earliest mammals and marine species, the Montague Tallant collection of prehistoric and early post-contact archeological artifacts and the Bishop Planetarium. The destination is also home to The Gamble Plantation Historic State Park, the last standing antebellum plantation house in South Florida available for guided tours up to six times a day.

For more information on where to experience Florida’s array of art, culture and history and book a Florida getaway, visit VISIT FLORIDA’s website www.VISITFLORIDA.com. To access/download images, please click here.



Sana Keller
Canadian PR Representative
(416) 578-0247



As the Sunshine State’s No. 1 industry, tourism was responsible for welcoming 116.5 million visitors in 2017 who spent $112 billion, supporting 1.4 million Florida jobs. According to the Office of Economic and Demographic Research, for every $1 the state invests in VISIT FLORIDA – the official tourism marketing corporation for the State of Florida – $2.15 in tax revenue is generated. VISIT FLORIDA promotes tourism to Florida through sales, advertising, promotions, public relations and visitor services programs.