The Keys are now the playground of Florida (and much of the world). The islands offer world class fishing, the best reefs in the northern hemisphere for diving, resorts renowned for their hospitality, beaches everywhere, entertainment, and some of the most famous restaurants and bars in the world. Cruise ships arrive daily in Key West dumping thousands of world travelers for the day, and expanding the international allure of the island.
Perhaps the slightly upscale atmosphere is refreshing as compared to the laid back, more traditional seafood restaurants along the boardwalk. Boshamps has their own seafood company and boat that provides exceptionally fresh and diverse range of Gulf marine life.
We have seen claims from many small towns about being the largest, the best, the most, etc., but Arcadia lives up to the hype about being the antique capital of Florida.
I read a review of Bobby’s Bar & Restaurant that said, “Now, this IS old school!”. I second that assessment. You walk into a huge bar, rectangular in shape that seats probably two dozen people except at happy hour when the locals come strolling in barely getting in the door before someone is waving them in to eventually a standing room only crowd.
Whether you go for the fresh seafood, fishing, or white-sand beaches, a road trip to Anna Maria Island is a must. Twenty minutes from Bradenton, Anna Maria possesses a laid-back atmosphere where visitors can go to relax and unwind.
I was trying to find a reason NOT to include this restaurant/oyster bar/beach bar/tiki hut/dive bar in this book. It is certainly the largest bar we will cover, one of the most famous, one of the most ingenious operations and just a lot of fun! However, what is it the “best” of? Then it dawned on me that maybe it is the best of the biggest and most famous “dive” bars in Florida!
You found the place for chronicling the Florida life and times. Florida’s 1200 plus miles of coastline sandwiched between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean gives rise to some of the most magnificent scenery in all the world. We are here to lead you though your journeys from culinary pleasures to places tucked away behind a stand of palms.
CITRUS COUNTY has a wealth of fun travel options. Among our favorites is the Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park located about 90 minutes north of
Punta Gorda is a small town on the southern shore of Peace River and Charlotte Harbor. Some of the best sailing in Florida, good shopping at
Spend a day at three places. Start at the Florida Aquarium (https://www.flaquarium.org) and then walk about a quarter mile down Water Street to The Florida History Center.