The Best Ways to Spend the Labor Day Holiday on Florida's Gulf Coast


It's hard to believe that the 2014 summer season is coming to an end. Labor Day brings the symbolic end of summer but the good news is that the spirit of summer lingers on long into the year here on the Gulf Coast of Florida. You can expect gorgeous weather, sunny shores, warm Gulf of Mexico waters, pristine sands and swaying palm trees for months to come.

We know many of you want to savor the remaining summer days and spend your Labor Day holiday here with us on the Florida coast, so here are some suggestions for the best ways to spend your time over the upcoming holiday weekend. We want you to relish in the summer fun and make memories that last a lifetime. Here's what we recommend.

Spend Time at the BeachFlorida Gulf Coast Beach

This is first on our list for very obvious reasons. Our residents and visitors cherish our Gulf Coast beaches for their many appealing qualities. White sugary sand, endless coastal views, crystalline waters and a laid-back ambiance are the quintessential beach elements that our locals and vacationers love. Get your family and friends together and make a day, a week or more of fun in the Florida sun, sand and surf.

Whether you choose to stroll the shoreline, recline on your beach chair with a good read, swim in the Gulf waters, play in the sand or all of the above, do it until your heart is content. Soak up the sun, feel the sand between your toes and breathe in the salty sea air.

Visit One of Florida's Gulf Coast Attractions

There's no time like the present to visit your favorite Gulf Coast attraction or try a new one. Have you seen Winter the Dolphin? Spent the day at Busch Gardens Tampa? Explored Heritage Village? Been up close and personal with the wildlife at the Lowry Park Zoo? These are only a few of the many activities, attractions and things to do on Florida's Gulf Coast. Put one or more on your Labor Day holiday itinerary. There's something for everyone of every age and interest.

Go ShoppingJohn's Pass Village and Boardwalk

Labor Day is known for hosting summer closeout sales and shopping discounts not always found throughout other times in the year. Take advantage of what our local retail shops have to offer and stop by to see what they have in store for the holiday weekend.

John's Pass Village and Boardwalk in Madeira Beach offers more than one hundred merchants with a variety of unique shops, souvenir outlets, restaurants, water sports and other entertainment to fill your day. The quaint historic fishing village, boardwalk and harbor have plenty of family-friendly things to do and are truly a shopper's paradise. Did we mention that the views are pretty spectacular, too? They are. You can view the John's Pass merchants' map for a full listing of what's available.

Make the Most of Your Indian Rocks Beach & Indian Shores Vacation Rental

Hopefully you already have your Labor Day plans secured and you'll be enjoying the luxuries aIndian Beach and Indian Shores Condosnd amenities of an Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores vacation rental or condo. Make the most of your Gulf Coast accommodations by utilizing the amenities to the fullest. If there's a swimming pool, make time for a swim. If there's a beachfront balcony, step out onto it as much as possible and take in the expansive coastal views. Watch the sun sink into the horizon from your back deck.

Remember that Plumlee Perks give you even more opportunities to enjoy your vacation by providing extra amenities for you and your family. Pick up a free DVD and enjoy a family movie night right in the comfort of your own vacation rental. Take the family for a bike ride with free bike rentals from the Plumlee office available Monday through Friday from 10a.m. to 5p.m. Check out the full list of what Plumlee Realty has to offer.

These are a few of our favorite things. What are yours? Tell us how you to plan to spend your Labor Day holiday on the Gulf Coast. We'd love to hear about it. Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day 2014!


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