Winter is here, or is it? You’ll forget all about the snowy days, freezing cold temperatures, and cloudy skies during your Indian Rocks Beach vacation. You can enjoy the winter months in Florida in ways you can’t elsewhere in the country. If you are a big fan of abundant sunshine, bright blue skies, sparkling Gulf of Mexico water, and soft white sand—then you’ll love it here this time of year. Here are 8 of our favorite activities to get you outside in the fresh air and sunshine during the winter season. Have fun!
1. Walking on the beach
Step out of your Indian Rocks Beach rental and onto the beach anytime you want to take a stroll along the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico shoreline. Feel the sand beneath your feet, breathe in the salty air, and feel the sun on your face. Walking is so good for you, and you can’t beat the scenery that surrounds you.
2. Laying by the pool
One of the best ways to spend your vacation days is right by the pool. Soak up the rays, catch up on a good read, and get your daily dose of Vitamin D. Whether you’re staying at an Indian Rocks Beach condo complex with a heated pool or a vacation rental with its own private pool, be sure to take full advantage of this fabulous amenity during the winter months
3. Taking a bike ride
Pedal your way around with free daily bike rentals that come standard with your stay as part of your Plumlee Perks. Bike riding is a great family activity or solo activity that gets you out and about while you get some exercise in all at the same time. This is the perfect time of year to do it. The weather is fabulous for riding.
4. Exploring the parks and playgrounds
Exploring the local parks and playgrounds in Indian Rocks Beach will add some nature and exploring to your beach vacation. Enjoy the wildlife, walk the paths, take some photos, and see the diversity that the Florida landscape has to offer. Your kids will love the playgrounds and parks, too.
5. Paddling the local waters
Whether you’re paddling a kayak, canoe or paddleboard, there are plenty of reasons to get out on the water and see where your paddle takes you. From the Gulf of Mexico to the Intracoastal Waterway, there are enough on-the-water adventures for everyone to enjoy. Paddle out and explore more.
6. Playing golf, tennis & pickleball
There is arguably no better season than winter here in Florida to challenge your partner to a tennis match or gather up a foursome to go golfing. If you stay at the Reef Club condo complex in Indian Rocks Beach, the tennis courts are an amenity that is right there ready and waiting for you. Plumlee guests can rent golf clubs, including a set of child-size golf clubs. There are pickleball paddles and balls, and a metal detector for rent also.
7. Booking a sightseeing cruise, fishing charter, or boat excursion
It’s a wonderful season to enjoy a sightseeing cruise, fishing charter, or other boat excursion that gets you out seeing the sights, having fun, and basking in the Florida sun. The temperatures are ideal for just about everything you want to do outdoors and on the water. Don’t forget your sunscreen!
8. Enjoying the local events on the Florida Gulf Coast
The Florida Gulf Coast events keep on rolling all year long. The winter months are renowned for some of the most popular Florida festivals and events around. The Gasparilla Pirate Fest (and the local version the Party Pirates on the Rocks), the Firestone Grand Prix, and the Valspar Golf Championship are just a few of the many popular events in the coming months. Make you plans to be here!
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