Nestled on the barrier Gulf Coast, St. George Island boasts 22 miles of tranquil beaches and unblemished wildlife sanctuaries. Your relaxing stint in the sand begins at one of Tip Top Vacation Spot's furnished rental properties, outfitted for every family, couple, or couple of families looking to take bets on their children’s beach volleyball games. Rates start as low as $485 (standard fees not included) for a three-night stay in a quaint, two-bedroom villa during the low, summer season, and range upward of $3,600 for a week-long, mid-season stay at a five-bedroom house equipped to corral larger herds of vacationers.
• For $49, you get three laser hair-removal treatments for the bikini line (a $525 value) or underarms (a $450 value). • For $75, you get three laser hair-removal treatments for a full Brazilian (a $600 value) or upper lip and chin (a $750 value).
The chefs at Red Snapper Seafood & More are fearless when it comes to trying new things: oysters, crabs, gator tails, catfish. They create dishes with them all, but there are also a few unexpected items in their repertoire?namely several traditional Vietnamese dishes, several of which are lower in calories. They cook stir-fry and fill bowls to the brim with pho, in which thin slices of medium-rare beef marinate in a rich broth. Popular dishes include vermicelli noodles and the salad bowl. Bubble tea makes the perfect complement to all the different meals.
Founded and operated by students and recent graduates, WOW Tours Inc. has been ferrying college kids from across the country to Panama City Beach since 2009. For weeks on end, DJs spin booming dance music at massive parties that sprawl across 27 miles of sparkling white sand. Besides providing transportation and accommodations for a weeklong stay, WOW Tours puts together party packages to ensure that there’s something to do every night so its guests won’t need to resort to learning anything.
For 35 years, Tallahassee’s premier spook masters have concocted the scares behind the city's longest-running haunted attraction. Tyler Telander, Tom Tiernan, and Jefferson Slosek populate the dense forest with witches, skeletons, and ghouls, as well as more unconventional sights such as a Star Trek Borg, a gigantic Shrek head, and a homemade, fully functional Stargate. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales goes to support UNICEF.
Giant oak trees and old-growth flowering camellias surround The Daffodale Estate, a grand Victorian home built in 1897. Those trees create an aura of mystery that matches the puzzling rumors and ghost stories associated with the property. Ghost-hunting teams have visited in the past, documenting paranormal activity with cameras and motion detectors. One of the teams sensed the presence of a ghostly family with a young child. There's also a Civil War?era slave cemetery nearby, and an Indian mound said to date back more than 1,000 years.
Despite its paranormal reputation, the manor is home to more than just ghosts. The spirit of hospitality also permeates the stately house, which hosts outdoor weddings and parties that spread out across three acres of manicured garden space. Inside, a Victorian dining room filled with period furnishings frequently fills with the friendly din of conversation during the house's lively luncheons and tea parties.