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  1. Ak Jim

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    Hi. I have a friend who had a parent pass away in central Florida. We are going to head on down for the service. We will probably spend some extra time while we are down there. Problem is I have really never been to FL other than layovers when I was flying for the airlines. Key West sounds interesting but really looking for any decent place with maybe a beach and or pool. Any suggestions?
     
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  3. flash32

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    I really enjoyed the charm, beach and service of la playa in naples

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  4. tamiami

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    Key West wouldn’t be a good option with the hurricane getting close but Palm Beach to Miami should be okay with a diverse list activities. I’m in Vero now and it is really laid back. There is a Kimpton and Gloria Esteban owns the Costa d’Este. It really depends on what you want to do.
     
  5. ronc52

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    Naples! you won't regret it but definitely depending on the weather and the date you are going to be there
     
  6. Art138

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    Consider Marco Island about 30 minutes south of Naples. Miles of beach with few beach goers. Right now wind gusts around 20 knots with light rain, The weather should be clearing out tomorrow.
     
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  8. Cigarzman

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    Sunset Key in Key West. I was just there a month ago. It’s a private island with a 2 minute ferry ride from Key West. There is always Sarasota as well where I live. Either stay at the Ritz or Longboat Key Club. Best ,Kirk.
     
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  9. Ak Jim

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    Thanks for the info. Decided to go to Tranquility Bay Resort on Marathon. Going to be nice to get some warm weather and sun!
     
  10. jett40

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    Nice place, condos are amazing.
    Nice beach, Roped off swimming area to keep the critters out, but my daughter spotted a small shark in the roped off area. lol
    Go to the restaurant just before the 7mile bridge on the left. Sunset grille.
    enjoy.
    john
     
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  11. Jack-the-lad

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    Enjoy it. Next time,if you’re looking for a bit more solitude and quiet come to the panhandle. St. George Island State Park Beach is one of the best and most deserted in the country.
     
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  13. Jack-the-lad

    Jack-the-lad Four Time F1 World Champ
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    By the way, do you fly commercial or your own plane? We have some nice smaller airports here. In my little town it’s a former WW2 training base. The runways are huge!
     
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  14. Ak Jim

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    We flew down commercial. I’ve looked at St. George Island State Park, looks really nice. We will save that for the next time we’re in the area. I was at Tyndall for a few months and liked the area.
     
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  15. Jack-the-lad

    Jack-the-lad Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Let me know when. We live nearby and can show you around. You have two choices of airport...Panama city and Tallahassee. Tallahassee is much preferable in my opinion.
     
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  16. Texas Forever

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    St George's Island is how Pensacola Beach used to look. Believe it or not, they used to mine the sand at Pensacola.
     
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  17. Ak Jim

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    Had a great time while in Florida! Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
     

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