Florida’s alluring West Coast consists of a stretch of 300 miles of glitzy holiday resorts, tranquil fishing villages and vibrant towns between the Panhandle and the state’s southern tip. With swampy marshlands and golden beaches, the terrain is as varied as the entertainment options which are available.
In the West Coast’s major city of Tampa, visitors can explore the colourful Cuban enclave of Ybor City, whilst the energetic downtown nightlife and the exciting Busch Gardens theme park make ‘the Big Guava’ an essential stop on any West Coast itinerary.
Beach lovers are spoilt for choice by the array of sublime stretches of golden sands that line the West Florida coastline. From the gorgeous Anna Maria Island to the long stretches of unspoilt beach around St Petersburg, the Sunshine State is perfect for a relaxing holiday. Meanwhile, resort towns of Sarasota and Fort Myers offer handy conveniences and are worthy of exploring in their own right.