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Halloween Horrors: 4 Signs You’re Headed for a Nightmare Vacation

By Forgotten Coast Web Team | October 18, 2019

Kids on the beach with a pet

Ghosts, goblins and witches, oh my! It’s almost Halloween, and we’re gearing up for tons of fun here in Franklin County. This spooktacular season is all about scary surprises—but there’s one thing we find even more chilling than haunted houses and ghostly figures: Bad vacations. YIKES!

Unless you’re among the lucky few, you’ve probably survived a few terrifying trips and horrific holidays. Whether a destination is overly crowded, too expensive or just flat-out boring, substandard getaways can be a nightmare.

So, if you’re planning a fall getaway, beware! Here are four reasons you should be very afraid to vacation anywhere other than the Forgotten Coast this season:

#1: Creepy Crowded Beaches

There’s nothing more frightening than a jam-packed beach swarming with herds of tourists. Fortunately, you’ll never have to face this spine-tingling scene on the Forgotten Coast. That’s because Franklin County is home to the most unspoiled and uncrowded beaches in Florida. With more than 250 miles of immaculate coastline, our sugar sand beaches offer the perfectly peaceful place to relax and unwind.

From St. George Island to Carrabelle to Alligator Point, you’ll discover wide open spaces and quiet, calm coastline. No high-rise resorts or noisy crowds here. Just a laid-back attitude, breathtaking Gulf views and bountiful nature. Better yet? This time of year, our beaches are even emptier than usual!

#2: Awful Anti-Pet Policies

It can be doggone spine-tingling when you realize your vacation destination doesn’t welcome your furry friends. What will you do with Fido and Fluffy while you’re away?

Your four-legged pals have nothing fear here in Franklin County. That’s because we offer the most pet friendly vacations in all of the Sunshine State! With plenty of dog and cat friendly accommodations, beaches, restaurants, shops, activities and parks, the Forgotten Coast is a “pawesome” getaway for the entire family!

#3: Petrifying Prices

There are plenty of beautiful beach destinations across Florida—but many of them come with a hair-raising price tag. You won’t have to worry about dreadfully expensive accommodations here on the Forgotten Coast. Here in Franklin County, we serve up something for every taste and budget—from charming bed & breakfasts and luxury waterfront rentals to cost-effective hotels and inns and cozy campgrounds. Plus, during the quieter fall months, you can score special offers and packages and phenomenal discounts on local lodging.

#4: Dreadfully Dull Destinations

It can be a major downer when you reach your vacation destination and realize there’s absolutely nothing to do. You’ll never be cursed with boredom on Florida’s Forgotten Coast. From Apalachicola and St. George Island to Carrabelle, Alligator Point and Eastpoint, there are countless things to see and do across Franklin County.

We offer tons of fun for everyone, whether you prefer shopping, exploring museums, dining out or enjoying the nightlife. Looking for an outdoor adventure? You’re in luck because Franklin County offers the most thrilling fresh-air activities, from boating, paddling and fishing to hiking, golfing, birding and more.

It may be the spookiest time of year, but that’s no reason to book a frightening fall vacation. Save the tricks for Halloween! If you want a real treat this season, book your Forgotten Coast getaway today.