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Try Something New This Thanksgiving: Visit the Forgotten Coast!

By Forgotten Coast Web Team | October 1, 2020

Thanksgiving on Florida's Forgotten Coast

Are you thinking about Thanksgiving already?

Consider celebrating your Thanksgiving Holiday on the Forgotten Coast in Franklin County, FL. You’ll save big on gorgeous vacation rentals with seasonal rates, and you won’t have to scrub and polish to get your house picture-perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday.  All you’ll need to do is relax.   Take a leisurely drive down Highway 98 to Old Florida and life in the slow lane.

When it comes to Thanksgiving, we hold our laid-back, low-key, and lack of commercialism style as a point of pride.  If you are itching to get up at the crack of dawn to shop or do anything but watch the sunrise, you might be disappointed.


Our stores carry everything you need for your Thanksgiving feast.  And, if you want a coastal meal, our seafood markets are happy to provide a Gulf’s Harvest for a low-country boil or an oyster roast.

Forgotten Coast Friday

There is no such thing as “Black Friday Shopping” in Franklin County.  Instead, try a shell hunt on one of our chalky-white beaches or take a bicycle ride around St. George Island.  You might do a walking tour through historical Apalachicola and see Santa arrive on a shrimp boat.  Climb the Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle for a dazzling bird’s eye view or just bask in the mild temperatures and beautiful weather.

Shop Local Saturday

Saturday, our community shops and restaurants open for Small Business Saturday.  You can find local, unique holiday gifts for everyone on your list without the crowds or traffic.

Whether you are interested in a tranquil romantic holiday or a fun-filled time with the whole family, the Forgotten Coast is the perfect place to be this Thanksgiving.  Investigate for yourself the beautiful places to stay on the Forgotten Coast.