Rosemary Beach Florida Is A Hidden Gem
If you are looking to stay in the United States this summer and want beautiful scenery with plenty of activities to do, then look no further than Rosemary Beach Florida, located just east of Panama City Florida.
We visited Rosemary Beach last year for a family vacation. Doing a little research while planning the trip paid huge dividends. First, we looked at places to stay, we needed a place to accommodate a large group as we brought some of our extended family also. To stay at a resort on the beach could be very pricey, however, there many websites where homeowners rent out their places to families like ours, It took a little patience but we found a diamond in the rough on Airbnb.
Rosemary Beach has a lot to offer. Obviously the beaches are beautiful and the water is a magnificent blue. We swam in the ocean and sunbathed on the white beaches. The beach was busy but it was not too crowded to get a nice spot on the sand near the water. The homes on the cliffs overlooking the beach are spectacular. The place we stayed at was not exactly on the beach but just a 5 minute walk away. The price difference from staying on the beach to just a short stroll away was substantial, We decided to stay off the beach and use the extra money to spend on dining and entertainment. I am happy we picked that option.
If you take my advice and make the trek down to sunny Florida, one thing you will remember is the fantastic seafood. We tried many different restaurants during our visit and none of them disappointed us. One of the most interesting things we were pleasantly surprised by were the healthy menus at a majority of the restaurants. There were organic and spa inspired dishes that were simply delicious. It was such a pleasure to know that we did not have to ditch healthy eating while on vacation. Many times after a vacation I will have to start a diet the following day on my return. This time was different, I came back without gaining a pound!
The nightlife in Rosemary Beach was fun but not wild and very family friendly. Restaurants and bars had live music to listen and the whole family enjoyed the tunes. We spent a few evenings at the heart of Rosemary Beach where all the shops and restaurants are located. We did also venture off a couple of evenings to Panama City Beach where there is a lot more entertainment. The kids enjoyed the the arcades and virtual reality rides and the adults visited the local shops to purchase local art and souvenirs. There are plenty of activities for everyone.
If you are looking for a great family destination this summer, Rosemary Beach is one of our top picks. This is a place where you family will feel safe, yet there are many fun activities for everyone. You can rent a bicycle and pedal on the boardwalk, swim in the beautiful gulf waters, sunbath on the white beaches, or try the fresh seafood, Rosemary Beach is a hidden gem often overlooked for its more popular neighbor; Panama City Beach.
We preferred the more laid back atmosphere at Rosemary Beach and plan on making this an annual vacation spot.