We know many of you are limiting travel during these uncertain times. Although we continue to feature trips and places to visit, we are not encouraging you to visit them until it is safe. We want to support Florida's attractions and businesses during this situation, and hope you will plan to visit them when things get better. In the meantime, enjoy them virtually from the comfort of your home.
The Flora-Bama Lounge and Oyster Bar is located on Perdido Beach west of Pensacola.
It is on the Florida-Alabama state line, hence its catchy name.
The Interstate Mullet Toss is an annual event that has become one of the biggest beach parties anywhere.
Its organizers decided that tossing a mullet is as good a reason as any to have a beach party.
Contestants in this event stand in a ten foot diameter circle in the Florida beach sand and throw a dead mullet over the state line into the state of Alabama.
Whoever throws the fish the farthest wins the contest. Don't confuse the fish with the bad haircut a lot of misguided men choose to wear.
Some of the proceeds of the entrance fees go to local youth charities. Most years these contributions add up to more than $20,000.
The event is held the last full weekend of April every year.
Florida scalloping is enjoyed by thousands of Floridians and tourists each year. The season typically runs from the end of June to late September.
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