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Florida Central Gulf Vacations   by Jennifer Weiss

Come to Florida's Central Gulf Coast if you are looking for a sun-filled vacation that involves plenty of water and numerous activities. This area of Florida is located along the Gulf of Mexico, providing easy access to any individual who wants to fill their time with water sports and adventure. If you prefer the land, there are numerous attractions to meet your needs in addition to the gorgeous beaches that border the coastline. For everything you are looking for in a Florida vacation, visit the cities of the Florida Gulf Coast and you will not be disappointed.

Clearwater is an amazing vacation destination if you are looking for outdoor activities that will test your strength and abilities. Fishing is popular with visitors since the Gulf is home to more than 300 varieties of fish, such as snapper, king-fish, mackerel, tarpon, red fish, and sailfish. If you prefer to head out to sea rather than fish off the pier, you are likely to find a charter that can accommodate your needs since the Clearwater Marina is home to the largest fishing fleet on the Gulf Coast. For a personal adventure, find a captain who can take you to a private island where you can snorkel or collect shells. No matter what water activity you plan to partake in, Clearwater is sure to be an accommodating host.

If you prefer to spend your vacation all over the city, head to St. Petersburg for pristine beaches, water activities, and land sports that will leave you breathless. St. Petersburg and the barrier island of St. Pete Beach are known for their long, sparkling white sand beaches that glow under the sun. Spend your day relaxing to the sound of the waves, or get out in the water and go snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, or jet skiing. If you are looking for exercise on land, seek out one of the numerous tennis courses or hit the championship links at the Mangrove Bay golf course.

Madeira Beach is the perfect destination if you are looking for a low key beach experience combined with a gorgeous sunset. The area is quaint, it is located near an old fishing village, yet you can still find all the beach activities you could desire. There are deep sea fishing boats, dolphin-watching cruises, and entertainment boats that leave from this area, so be sure not to miss out on all the fun. If you are walking along the beach, however, be careful since there is a large quantity of sea shells.

Tampa Florida is a great destination if you need an action-packed, rather than the sit by the water, vacation. The biggest draw in this city is Busch Gardens, an entertainment park that combines the intrigue of a zoo with the thrill of roller coasters. For a more informative attraction, head to the Florida Aquarium. Here you can catch sight of sharks, stingrays, and schools of fish that are native to the state or participate in the Dive with the Sharks program. After the museums have closed, head to historic Ybor City to experience the center of Tampa's lively nightlife. This area has been rehabilitated and turned into a National Historic Landmark District, contributing to the recovery of Tampa's tourism.

With the multitude and diversity of cities along Florida's Central Gulf Coast, it can be difficult to determine where you want to stay. However, since each location is supremely unique from the others, deciding what you want to do during your vacation will make your decision an easy one. After you determine what you want out of your trip, look into lodging that accommodates your desires. A Central Gulf vacation rental can put the water in your backyard or situate you in the middle of the city you decide to visit. Whatever you are looking for, there is a Florida Central Gulf Coast vacation rental that will meet all of your needs. Visit GreatRentals.com to find the Tampa, St. Petersburg, or Clearwater vacation rental that puts all the action you are looking for within reach.

About the Author

HomeAway.com has the most comprehensive selection of vacation rental homes on the Internet. For an alternative lodging option, look into a Central Gulf Condo for your next trip to Florida