Gritty City Guide: Volume 9


A visit to the vibrant city of St. Pete, Florida, often comes with a few surprises to the uninitiated. In recent years the city has shed its reputation of being a sleepy Florida town, and instead developed into the ideal city for creatives, foodies, families, and anyone who enjoys an active lifestyle. Creative and outward-thinking, it is certainly not your average Florida city. 



Fabulous weather, renowned festivals, and phenomenal food are what you’ll find on a fall trip to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Considered our second summer, it’s an excellent time for a couple’s escape, girlfriends' getaway, or guys' trip. Spend a day or two relaxing on our white sand beaches, then venture out for some quality time with a charter fishing excursion, a round of golf, or a day of shopping. Walk or bike the more than 27 miles of paved paths on the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail, or paddle the waterways in search of wildlife. And don’t forget the seafood! Try one of our many new restaurants, or use our food trail itineraries as a guide to a great culinary adventure. Join us this fall and keep on summering!



Tucked away between Daytona Beach and Orlando lies West Volusia County, an eclectic mix of old Florida with a new vibe. Filled with historic landmarks, hip music venues and eateries, and lush Florida landscapes with abundant wildlife, you’ll want to pack a bag and stay awhile.