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which Florida beach for girls getaway

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which Florida beach for girls getaway

hi, we are looking for a girls getaway from May 21-25 for 4 girls. We are good with minimum of 2 bedrooms and would prefer an area that is more geared to adults. Not really necessary to be able to cook. We do love good/quality cusine although it does not have to be fancy. (we don't eat fast food and prefer fresh fare). Looking for a place that we can enjoy a relaxing day on the beach without a mob of people and then have some options for some night time entertainment all preferably accessible on foot, bike or cab. Don't have a budget set yet - not looking for the Ritz but something nice, very clean and not super loud. We dont get a chance to get away without kids very much so its about being able to indulge in the things for US! We are even open to some day trips, Keys, Naples, depending on where we end up as a home base. Love the vibe of Mexican resort without having to cross the border. Did i leave anything out?

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1. Re: which Florida beach for girls getaway

Yes, if you will have a car or not. And what airport is your preference.

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We could do a car. Haven't booked a flight yet was waiting to see what locations and then book it. Coming from Dfw so lots of direct flights.

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Ages? Interests? High rise high life or low rise low ley?

Gulf coast- many resorts are casual. Except maybe Naples.

East coast, you can find a more cosmopolitan atmosphere.

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We could do a car. Haven't booked a flight yet was waiting to see what locations and then book it. Coming from Dfw so lots of direct flights. We are all 40 ish and like the spa, great simple not fussy places to eat, like the laid back beach vibe but also would like to go out a couple nights hang out at beach bar or go dancing or both. Could do parasailing, snorkeling, and hang out on beautiful beach

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We could do a car. Haven't booked a flight yet was waiting to see what locations and then book it. Coming from Dfw so lots of direct flights. We are all 40 ish and like the spa, great simple not fussy places to eat, like the laid back beach vibe but also would like to go out a couple nights hang out at beach bar or go dancing or both. Could do parasailing, snorkeling, and hang out on beautiful beach Prefer gulf coast non high rise

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6. Re: which Florida beach for girls getaway

DFW offers flights to almost everywhere (and with American, especially Miami). I'd look at the larger airports, including (perhaps) Jacksonville, Orlando (primarily MCO; I doubt there'll be anything to Orlando Sanford), Tampa, Palm Beach International, Fort Lauderdale, maybe Sarasota, Ft. Myers, Naples, Daytona Beach. Or one of the NW Florida airports for the Panhandle beaches.

One note about the Atlantic beaches. Average surf is highest from about the Daytona Beach area south to the southern boundary of Brevard County (Sebastian Inlet, a popular state park). From there south, shallow nearshore water including rock reefs mostly limit surf until you get to Palm Beach County. There, the Bahamas intercept many swells from the open Atlantic, but there's almost no Continental Shelf from here to Miami Beach, so waves that aren't blocked by the Bahamas will hit the beaches full force. On (extremely rare) occasions, southeast Florida will have enormous waves. Check YouTube for hurricane Sandy in Florida.

If you rent a car, a number of beaches on the Atlantic coast will be accessible from Orlando. New Smyrna is a popular resort for Orlando residents and has a low-key main street, Flagler Avenue. Good restaurants seem in good supply. The town has an ample supply of live oaks, if you like greenery.

The Brevard County beaches (Cocoa Beach, Satellite Beach, the Melbourne beaches) are not exactly resorts. Cocoa Beach gets lots of weekend visitors from Orlando and overnight stays from people boarding or ending cruises from the busy port. Otherwise, it and the other Brevard beaches are mostly residential and mostly desirable places to live, albeit a lot of housing is fairly modest. Melbourne Beach (entirely residential, with one modest shopping street and a supermarket) is the most upscale. There are reasonably good food and entertainment options (ask in a local forum).

My town, Vero Beach, is nearly 2 hours from Orlando International and has an upscale pedestrian beachside retail and restaurant district that caters largely to retirees, but the Flight Safety Academy brings students from as far as Australia, and we get some young European tourists. South Beach Park typically has a relatively young crowd. Farther south, Jensen Beach seems somewhat similar.

If going to Palm Beach International, you might get summer rates in the Town of Palm Beach or Singer Island. The latter has reefs at its beaches that invite snorkeling.

I'm not expert on the Ft Lauderdale beaches, but they have lots of sand and urban amenities. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea has restricted development and retains a smaller-town feel.

Miami Beach is a nice place to visit. It's by far the most urbane destination in the state, a good place to check out new architecture, big-city retailers, etc.

There's a plethora of beaches on the Gulf coast from Clearwater to Marco Island, with good choices accessible from each airport. Naples is wealthy, as are parts of the Sarasota area (which has an unusual heritage of 1950s modern beach houses). Possibly the best place for nature is Sanibel-Captiva.

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Look at Clearwater Beach, and maybe SPB (TPA for these) and Fort Myers Beach (RSW) on the gulf. Laid back, casual but live music in some places.

In the East, Ft Lauderdale might suit.

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