Car-Free Vacations in Florida

Car-Free Vacations in Florida

While travel demand is still high, an AAA study found travelers are adjusting their vacation plans to compensate for rising gas prices. Many travelers are choosing to vacation to destinations where they can leave the car parked once they arrive. Here are Florida destinations where you can enjoy a carefree, car-free vacation.

Sandestin, FL 

Sandestin Golf and Beach is an ecotourism utopia. Once guests arrive at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, they can automatically reduce their carbon footprint. This is where the care-free, car-free motto comes to life. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a walk and bike-friendly resort with everything in close proximity, from dining to activities to hotels and vacation rentals. Most travelers get around by golf cart, bicycle or by the shuttle that can take them anywhere within Sandestin. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a mecca for outdoor recreation and ecotourism with nature trails, kayaking, paddle boarding, tennis, golf, fishing, bonfires and much more! At Hotel Effie Sandestin, guests can relax and recenter at Spa Lilliana, a luxury spa that only uses clean and sustainably made products, such as Osea and Biologique Recherche. Hotel Effie guests have access to all Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort amenities.

Key West

Key West is perfect for those who are seeking a car-free destination as the Old Town is incredibly walkable. The city is also filled with electric rental cars, mopeds, pedi-cabs, city buses, trolleys, and hotel shuttles that can take travelers from one hot-spot to another. Looking to stay in the middle of it all? The Marker Key West Harbor Resort is located on the hearth of Key West Harbor with easy access to all  water sports activities and local restaurants/bars. Many travelers also choose to explore Key West via bicycle, which is a scenic way to explore the city.

Miami

While flashy cars like limos and Lamborghinis are synonymous with Miami, the ‘Magic City’ is surprisingly easy to get around without a vehicle. In fact, it ranks in the best 15 cities in the USA for public transportation—and what’s more, most of it is free. The Gabriel Miami and Gabriel South Beach run luxury shuttles from downtown to Miami beach, making it easy for travelers to get from one place to another without having to drive or spend money on gas. Looking to walk around, The Shelborne South Beach and Balfour Hotel are perfectly placed along some of the city’s most desired attractions. Most hotels offer bicycle rentals. To escape the hustle bustle, head to Coral Gables and stay at THesis Hotel, which offers bicycle rentals and shuttle services to nearby attractions.

Hillsboro, FL 

Hillsboro Beach Resort, known for exclusivity and privacy, is the only resort located on exclusive Hillsboro Mile in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Guests can grab resort bicycles for a ride down “Millionaire’s Mile” for a sustainable, relaxing means to sightsee, and even venture to the historic Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse. Guests can enjoy ocean views and birdwatching from the resort pool or new restaurant Roí and even immerse themselves in the property’s eco-adventures. Tucked away in a tranquil area among luxury residences, its private beach is lightly traveled and perfect for sea turtle walks with a local guide during nesting season this spring. Guests are invited to hop on kayaks or paddle boards for a fun day out in the water.