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How To Fall in Love with Florida in 5 Easy Steps

| Suncoast Post Staff |

Just what you want to hear when it’s time to get away from it all in a way that will put your mind at ease and open your eyes to the wonderful sights that are ready and waiting for you to enjoy.

Head to the beach and take it all in as you get away from the hustle and bustle

There’s no shortage of beaches in a state like Florida, which makes getting away from the cities easier than you might think. Pack some drinks, some food and a few books to read and you’ll be in a state of bliss before you know it. Not only that, you’ll also get to watch the sea lapping at the shore and feel the sand between your toes as you live a couple of hours at your own pace.

Once you’re done, why not take the scenic route home and see what eateries and snacks you bump into along the way? You know you want to…

Make the most of the super friendly locals and learn something new

Floridians are known the world over for their friendly and open welcome, so make sure you really make the most of it. Whether you’re paying a visit as a tourist, or trying to break out of the cycle of living there and going through the motions, the locals are sure to welcome you with open arms.

They’ll tell you all about the standard things to do their like surfing, Disney World, and a good old hike around the coast, but they’ll also be able to introduce you to a few of the things people don’t associate with the area. The local casinos are a great option, as are outdoor cooking classes and even a game of corn hole in the backyard. And if you want to do all three, why not ask someone to teach you the rules of roulette while your friends are throwing and you’re all cooking up a storm on the grill together.

Enjoy local delicacies like a Cuban sandwich and freshly caught seafood

Florida is the place to be when you want to enjoy freshly caught and cooked food, so why risk missing out? The Cuban is a staple of everyday life down there, and the seafood is like nothing you’ll have ever tried. Add them together and you’ll have no option but to head out in the evening and sample a whole plateful of the local delicacies. Good news for those of you who want to get out and about, meet new people, and introduce yourself to a whole community of like-minded foodies.

Take in a high school football game and do some tailgating while you’re at it

Last on the list: High School football! If you want to head into the heart of the action and really get in with the locals, whether you’re already one or not, this is the place to go. Ask someone at the local store when the next game is and the chances are they’ll be so excited to talk about it that you’ll know where the best seats are and the easiest way to get tickets by the end of it. Ideal when you want to cheer on your local future standouts while having a cold drink and taking in the atmosphere. Just make sure you leave enough money in your wallet so you can buy half a dozen tickets for your friends and family so you can all really make a day of it.

There’s so much to see and do that you can’t help but fall in love with Florida

Florida is one of those places that has so much to offer, provided you know where to look. The secret is to take the time to get to know the people around you so that you never feel shy about asking them to do something, head into town, or to give you a recommendation for a bit of solo fun. If you do that, you’ll soon find this is one corner of the world that you never want to leave in a hurry!

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