If your looking for a unique coastal inspired gift, the small seaside towns of St. Marks, Panacea, Carrabelle, and Apalachicola offer quaint shops full of unique and eclectic gifts and home goods. Stroll the laid-back streets of the towns and enjoy a leisurely day of shopping mixed in with some beach time maybe? Or take advantage of the world class seafood restaurants, you can’t miss them, there is at least one in every town, from World Famous Angelo’s Seafood restaurant in Panacea and the Wakulla Springs Lodge in Wakulla to the Owl Café and Gibson Inn in Apalachicola. This area is famous for its seafood and you can’t go wrong at just about any of the local restaurants and shops

Looking for something a little faster paced, local businesses abound in Crawfordville, with a wide variety of shopping from your local hardware, farm and outdoors stores, to small gift shops full of locally grown and handmade products. Theres a Wal-Mart, Winn Dixie, CVS, Walgreens, Tractor Supply and several other large retailers. When it’s time to eat enjoy several sit-down full-service restaurants, fast casual dining, or your typical fast food establishments, theres something for everyone here without the drive and traffic worries.

Still not enough, Tallahassee is only a short 30 minute drive away where you can find movie theatres, sporting events, shopping malls, sporting goods, home goods, big box stores, and clothing retailers, as you would expect in the city, but Tallahassee has managed to maintain a lot of its hometown local feel and flavor and there are alot of small local businesses catering to all kinds of shopping.   When it comes to dining just about any type of cuisine your heart desires can be found in the Capital City, with several Florida Trend top 100 Restaurants in town.