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When the sun and surf of the Florida panhandle beckons you, the best place to head to is beautiful Mary Esther, Florida. This charming coastal town will place you in the heart of the action in the panhandle, providing you with many fun-filled and sun-kissed days to enjoy with family and friends. When you make the decision to head to the area for a vacation, be sure to book a Mary Esther vacation condo to enjoy all that the area has to offer more fully. With your vacation condo, you can expect to find comforts such as a large balcony, beach access or views, a full kitchen, separate and private bedrooms and much more.
A trip to the sunny Florida Panhandle area would not be complete without spending time on the beach, and you will have plenty of stunningly gorgeous beaches to enjoy on your trip. Mary Esther is located on the mainland next to Fort Walton Beach, Shalimar and Navarre. These beautiful areas with sugary white sand beaches and clear, turquoise waters beckon you to splash and play. Other beaches in the area include those in Gulf Breeze, Pensacola, Destin, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach and others.
When you stay in a Portofino or Mary Esther vacation condo, you may have plans to spend most of your days at the beach. However, when you need a break from the sun and surf, you will have plenty of attractions to enjoy exploring throughout the area. Some of the top-rated attractions that may be worth your time include the Air Force Armament Museum, the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, the Okaloosa Island Pier, the Indian Temple Mound and Museum, the Emerald Coast Science Center and more.
Throughout Mary Esther and Okaloosa County, you will find a number of delicious restaurants where you can enjoy delectable dishes while on vacation. These give you a great break from the kitchen on your vacation. Some of the top restaurants to consider heading to include the High Tide Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Stewby's Seafood Shanty, The Black Pearl, Pandora's Steak House, the Crab Trap at Boardwalk and many more.
As you prepare to make your way to the beautiful Mary Esther area, you may wonder what you need to pack in your suitcase. The weather conditions in the area relatively mild to warm throughout the year thanks to the humid subtropical climate. Rainfall is typical throughout much of the year because of the coastal location, but the wettest months coincide with the end of summer and early fall. This is also hurricane season, and tropical storms are common in the panhandle region. Average highs during the summer months may reach the 90s, and average lows may be in the 60s or 70s. Average highs during the winter months are often in the 70s, and average lows are often in the 50s or 60s.
If you are ready to make your way into the Mary Esther area to enjoy your amazing beach vacation on the Florida coast, you may be wondering how to get here. This area is located close to the Pensacola metropolitan area, and this means that you can drive your own car into the area. You can also fly to the Pensacola International Airport or take a bus, and you can sign up for a rental car once you reach the area. From Pensacola, travel east along Interstate 10 until you reach Highway 87. Follow Highway 87 south until you reach Highway 98. Take Highway 98 east until you reach Mary Esther.