NORTHWEST NUANCES Wide soft-sand beaches, sprawling green forest and friendly small towns mix nature and nurture in the Sunshine State’s northwestern quarters. Trade fuss and bother for endless beaches, charming chapels and nature-based activities like paddling down a pretty river.
Florida’s Playground Historic Milton and Navarre Beach is the Florida you rarely hear about, the hidden haven where you can have a wedding and honeymoon the way you really want it. Located in between northwest Florida’s Pensacola and Destin, Florida’s Playground is a dreamy collection of beauty and friendliness. Say your vows indoors or out, surrounded by sand and sea, or by the pews of a petite or grand chapel, or maybe in your own rental condo, cottage, beach house, hotel suite, inn or cabin.
Wedding planners will be happy to help with the details. Then enjoy the historic treasures of Milton. Take a honeymoon stroll that lasts for miles along the serene Gulf Islands National Seashore. Soak in the rays away from the crowds at Navarre Beach. Rent a canoe for two and leisurely work your way down the river of Blackwater River State Park, known as the Canoe Capital of Florida. Your guests will fi nd their own delights maybe a butterfl y garden, pier fi shing or zoo. floridasplayground.com