December 2020 News and Events
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OLD TOWNS ON FLORIDA'S FORGOTTEN COAST
Some local chambers of commerce got together in the early 1990s and came up with a name for their lonely stretch of north Florida gulf front towns and beaches.
Forgotten Coast is a pretty good name for this section along US-98 in the Panhandle. The coast extends east from Mexico Beach to Shell Point Beach and St. Marks.
It is not nearly as crowded and busy as the beaches to the west toward Panama City and the rest of the Redneck Riviera. One of the reasons is that's is a long way south of Interstate 10 and miles west of Interstate 75.
READ MORE ABOUT THE FORGOTTEN COAST TOWNS
RECOMMENDED FORGOTTEN COAST RESTAURANT
KRAZYFISH GRILLE113 Monument AvenuePort St. Joe, Florida 32456Telephone: 850-229-7878
Locals and visitors to the Forgotten Coast have an easy time remembering Krazy Fish. They come on a regular basis not only from Port St. Joe but from the beach towns in either direction.
Krazyfish uses locally sourced fresh food and their most popular items are made daily. For a restaurant with such an extensive seafood menu, the owner, Mark Haddock, has an especially appropriate name.
READ MORE ABOUT KRAZYFISH GRILLE
NOTE: DURING THIS PERIOD OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE RESTAURANT SHOULD BE CONTACTED REGARDING ITS CURRENT STATUS.
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December is starting to cool down in Florida, but many of us are still staying home in our homes during the pandemic that still seems to hang around. Some heroic people go to their jobs every day and we appreciate them. Some restaurants are open with curbside service only or limited seating. Some are completely open
with no restrictions. Everybody is doing their best. We enjoy our solitude at home by reading and getting caught up on chores. Many restaurants are completely open now, but with reduced capacity, mask requirements, and spaced seating. Most of our snowbirds are back for the season.
HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING FLORIDA EVENTS FOR DECEMBER:
FLORIDA WINERIES. Check the Florida winery nearest you. Many of them have wonderful weekend events that include music and wine tastings. Our site has information on 27 wineries scattered across the state. We plan to add even more when we have time to visit them.
FLORIDA TOURIST ATTRACTIONS. We have an extensive list of Florida Tourist Attractions. Some of them are well known; other are a wonderful step back into Old
FLORIDA TOWNS. We have profiles and histories on hundreds of Florida towns and cities.
FLORIDA FESTIVALS. There are several outside events this time of year. Among these are outdoor art festivals and folk and bluegrass music festivals.
BEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA. Almost anything you decide to do in Florida can be enhanced by spending some quality time at a great beach, and best beaches in Florida will guide you in the right direction.
FLORIDA DAY TRIPS BY LOCATION. Hundreds of destinations within one hundred miles of eight major Florida cities.
FLORIDA DAY TRIPS BY THEME OF INTEREST. Many people like to take day trips to destinations that reflect their interests.
FLORIDA ROAD TRIPS. Hundreds of recommended road trips with maps that let you explore all regions of the state.
FLORIDA AUTHORS. Any time is a good time to read a book by a Florida author. Our most visited author pages are those of Randy Wayne White, the creator of adventurous marine biologist Doc Ford, Tim Dorsey and his unlikely protagonist, serial killer Serge Storms, and Robert N. Macomber, and his historical novels featuring Captain Peter Wake of the U.S. Navy.
Here is a useful link that will tell you what is going on this month virtually everywhere in Florida.FLORIDA FESTIVALS AND OTHER EVENTS FOR DECEMBER 2020
Information on the towns and places hosting these events, or near them, including lodging, can be found at our web page "Florida Towns."
A few events are cancelled on very short notice. I do my best to ensure that our information is correct and current, but I recommend you call before leaving for the event to make sure it's still on.
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