Your first thought in January may not be winter wonderlands and snow sports. You may be one of the many winter travelers seeking out a warmer climate to satiate your vacation needs, and Florida is the perfect answer to your “where to” question.
There are many different places to visit in Florida, and some spots of the state are overrun with tourists. The good news is that winter isn’t the most popular time to travel to Florida, so you’re chances of a little seclusion are much more realistic.
Check out this brief summary, featuring some of the best Florida beaches to visit in January, and make your winter tropical vacation dreams come true.
West Palm Beach
Take I-95 South down the Florida coast, and you’ll never miss West Palm Beach. The West Palm area is a great spot for travelers seeking out a warm coastal nightlife, just make sure you’re safe on the roads in the midst of the excitement.
The beaches are covered in white sands with gentle waters lapping the shores night and day. You won’t even consider the word “disappointment” when you choose to travel to West Palm Beach.
If you’re seeking out a more laid-back place to retreat from the stresses of daily life, check out the options offered by the rest of Palm Beach County. The beaches in the area of Juniper Beach Park won’t be overcrowded with tourists, and you can bring your favorite furry friend to keep you company.
If you enjoy birdwatching, the area will also lead you to John D. MacArthur State Park where there are numerous opportunities to see colorful regional birds. The park is opened, no matter what season of the year, and parking will only set you back five bucks.
Santa Rosa Beach
If you can’t really splurge for a trip to the Bahamas, you’ll be enamored with the beauty of Santa Rosa Beach. The turquoise waters of the Emerald Coast will make you feel like you found paradise, because you did.
Enjoy the culture of the area, and visit the Gulf Place Town Center for an artistic exploration. Rosemary Beach is also a great place to visit when you’re looking to explore unique boutiques, cafes, and shops.
Lovers Key State Park
You and your partner can plan a romantic getaway in Florida this winter by visiting Lovers Key State Park. The Gulf Coast will bring the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of business and city life, while you enjoy checking out beautiful bottlenose dolphins.
Caladesi Island State Park
Head to Clearwater, Florida, and escape the crowds by taking a ferry ride to Caladesi Island State Park. This remote tropical retreat in Florida will reward you and your travel party with unbelievably breathtaking sandy stretches and the privacy you seek for your recuperation.