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Destination guide

Feel old Florida in Apalachicola

Behind the rows of oyster-shucking seafood shacks and the bobbing shrimper boats of the bay, Apalachicola still ticks over to the rhythms of old Florida. It's not gone unnoticed, what with that sprawling National Historic Register district unfolding in a medley of redbrick cotton warehouses and saloons from the 1800s. That's the kernel of town, around which fascinating maritime institutions and the John Gorrie Museum spin tales of colonial traders and refrigerator inventors alike. Apalachicola vacation rentals are also a springboard to the backcountry of the Florida Panhandle, where forests of longleaf pine give way to dense hammocks and creeks.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Apalachicola

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit during your stay? Travelers enjoy fun activities like fishing and boating. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Apalachicola a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Downtown Books & Purl (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Apalachicola Chocalate Company (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Riverfront Therapy & Spirit of the River Spa (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • St Joseph Bay Golf Club (18.8 mi / 30.2 km)

Ready the bait and boating gear in Apalachicola

Away from the spring breakers of the Atlantic shores and the twirling rollercoasters of Orlando, Apalachicola can offer a more relaxed line up of things to do. There's fishing by the bucket load, whether in the hammocks of the Apalachicola National Forest or out across Apalachicola Bay. There are local seafood festivals – in November – and farmer's markets. There are chances to see whales and dolphins in the Mexican Gulf, or adrenaline-pumping airboat adventures that whisk you from you Apalachicola vacation rentals and into the sprawling Floridian swamps.


Getting the temperature right in Apalachicola

With sultry temperatures and a distinct hurricane season in the late summer and fall months of September and October, it's important to pinpoint the perfect time to bag those Apalachicola vacation rentals. Locals will often tell you that it's spring. Starting with April, that's when the mercury levels start to pick up, opening the gulf beaches and shores. And it's before most visitors come to vacation here, leaving you plenty of scope to get a bargain.

Natural features

Apalachicola spills from the Panhandle to the sea

As Apalachicola's skiff-bobbing docks and harbors give way to the choppy waters of Apalachicola Bay, they mark the point where the vast estuaries of the Apalachicola River finish and the dolphin-spotted Mexican Gulf begins. That's important because the estuaries themselves are the end of the great swamps and hammocks of the Florida Panhandle. Those are the real wildernesses here, unfolding up with the pinewoods and hardwoods of the Tate's Hell State Forest before merging into the wet prairies of the seemingly endless Apalachicola National Forest.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Apalachicola?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it wants to take a vacation. Now's the time to pack your suitcase and zip off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Apalachicola:

  • Around 6 miles from the center of Apalachicola, you'll find it hard to resist "River S Edge West - Private Balcony In The Heart Of Downtown Apalachicola". It has 1 bedroom and a range of conveniences like lowered locks and a nearby hospital.
  • Another enticing choice is "The Sand Castle The Reviews Say It All Paradise Found", which is around 45 miles from Apalachicola. Offering 3 bedrooms, free toiletries and a printer, it has everything you need to keep you happy and comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Apalachicola vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Apalachicola?

We all need some "me time" every so often. If you're eager to spend a couple of uninterrupted mornings lounging around with a coffee and the morning paper, we've got some terrific weekend getaways in and around Apalachicola. Check out some of our favorites:

  • Get comfy at "New Sgi Home, Private Pool, Steps From The Gulf". Located about 15 miles to the east of Apalachicola, this escape has all you need for a relaxed stay, including a fenced pool and a living room.
  • Otherwise, create new memories with your gang at "Beachy, Clean/fresh, Short Walk To Both Beach And Bay Gated", which is around 14 miles to the southeast of Apalachicola. Take advantage of internet services, air conditioning and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Apalachicola?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish choice, perfectly suited for traveling sweethearts or solo stays. Spend your days getting acquainted with your new surroundings and your nights resting up in your comfy hideaway. The following options in or near Apalachicola are guaranteed to please:

  • Enjoy some time out on your own or take a few friends to "River S Edge West - Private Balcony In The Heart Of Downtown Apalachicola". You'll have loads of amenities at your disposal, including internet services and spa and beauty services.
  • Another excellent option is "Luxury Condo With Views Of The Carrabelle River And Dog Island". Don't be fooled by its modest size — this cozy apartment is filled with useful amenities like a nearby beach, a garage and much more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Apalachicola?

Whether you need a small apartment for you and your other half or a townhouse big enough for the whole family, short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Apalachicola. These retreats make the perfect base for a short and sweet stay:

  • If you only need to stay a night or two, "Blue Wave Beach Front View Private Pool Most Reviews On Sgi" is a fantastic choice. It's not too far from the center of Apalachicola, so you'll be within easy reach of lots of attractions.
  • Another great option is "Come Enjoy Our Dream Vacation Home". Round up your crew and enjoy a comfortable stay close to the heart of Apalachicola.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Apalachicola?

Whether spent in a cabin, an apartment or a lodge, a romantic weekend getaway is a wonderful way to spice up your relationship. Whisk your other half away for a few days at one of these top escapes in or near Apalachicola:

  • Located around 6 miles from Apalachicola, "River S Edge West - Private Balcony In The Heart Of Downtown Apalachicola" is an ideal place for starry-eyed lovebirds. Beauty services and air conditioning are just some of the amenities you'll find here.
  • "Blue Wave Beach Front View Private Pool Most Reviews On Sgi" is another retreat that's bound to impress. It's approximately 14 miles from Apalachicola and comes with daily housekeeping services and a swimming pool.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Apalachicola?

Share your stay and multiply the fun. Whether you're organizing an adventurous escape with your besties for a family get-together, you'll have your choice of large group vacation rentals in and around Apalachicola:

  • A great range of amenities including a garden and a kitchen make "Beachfront, 5 Br, Palm - Surrounded Heated Pool" a top pick. This sizable retreat has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 guests. From the heart of Apalachicola, it's around 14 miles away to the southeast.
  • Nothing is more important than hanging out with the people you love, and "Sol Mate, 4br/4. 5ba Amazing Gulf Views" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 14 miles to the east of Apalachicola, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 4 bedrooms. A swimming pool and a kitchen are among the many amenities on offer here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Apalachicola?

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can have, a pool promises the most fun. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Apalachicola and spend your time splashing about. Just don't forget to bring your unicorn floatie:

  • Pack your swimming gear and book a few days at "Luxury Beachfront House With Arcade". There are plenty of other great amenities here, including a living room and a porch.
  • Spend leisurely vacation days splashing around or enjoying peaceful moments by the water at "Beach Front House On 1/3 Acre - Away From Crowds. Hot Tub". This vacation rental is another top choice and comes with a stereo, a fridge and more.

Apalachicola has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures fluctuating between 80 ºF and 90 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit! Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Apalachicola vacation rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Apalachicola?

Cousin Jimmy, Aunty Kim ... You can add them to your invitation list when you choose a large family vacation rental in or near Apalachicola. Get all your loved ones under the one roof at one of these spacious escapes:

  • Approximately 15 miles to the east of Apalachicola, "New Sgi Home, Private Pool, Steps From The Gulf" has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 8 guests. Top amenities here include towels and a toaster.
  • Another top option is "Luxury Beachfront House With Arcade". It's about 15 miles to the east of Apalachicola, has 3 bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 guests. Handy amenities here include a smart TV and childrens activities.

When it's time to head out and explore, there are loads of family-friendly attractions nearby to stick on your to-do list. Island View Park is an excellent place to kick things off.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Apalachicola?

Add some grandeur to your vacation by booking a place that has a private indoor pool. These amazing large houses in or near Apalachicola have a swimming space to call your own, as well as plenty of room for whoever is lucky enough to be coming along:

  • Book a stay at "Great Location Water Front, Pool" and while away your days poolside. This sprawling pad has 3 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 guests and a host of other great amenities. A swimming pool and a water view are among them.
  • Alternatively, make a booking at "My Point Of View Bayfront Home With Community Pool", which has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 guests. Along with that fabulous pool hidden away inside, a swimming pool and a garden will keep everyone comfortable and happy.

If you're curious about other options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Apalachicola vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in or near Apalachicola?

Chocolate, marshmallows, cookies and a campfire are the four things you need to make a delicious snack and wonderful vacation memories. If you like the sound of huddling around a fire pit enjoying s'mores, have a look at these retreats in or around Apalachicola:

  • "Seaview>>>luxury 5 Star 4bedroom Free Heat Pool Hottub Free Beach Gear" comes with a beach view, a firepit, and of course, a fire pit. Bust out the guitar and have a singalong, tell ghost stories or just relax with your loved ones at this popular getaway.
  • Light a blaze and then take in the relaxed atmosphere at "Scallop Season Is Here +5 Fishing Beautiful Time To Be In Paradise". This inviting escape also comes with a firepit and a water view.