Far from just a top vacation destination over the winter months, November and December is an ideal time to visit Sanibel and Captiva. Florida’s late fall weather is spectacular: on Sanibel Island, you’ll see lows in the 60s and highs in the 70s and 80s. You won’t be able to get in the water every day and you should certainly pack a sweater for the chilly evenings, but still, you’ll find the tides are generally low (translation: good shelling conditions). Room rates are good and you don’t have the threat of a bad thunderstorm. Plus, not only are the roads are a little less traveled and the beaches a little less crowded, but another perk is also that the heart of the community comes alive during those months, giving the island a local feel.
Many others agree. Here are some nationally acclaimed sources.
- #1 in the top 4 family-friendly summer vacation destinations on The Today Show
- #9 in the “Best Beaches in the World” category within the “Best Vacations Rankings” for U.S. News
- #1 in the “FamilyFun Travel Awards” in The Top 10 Overall Winners category as well as “The Top 10 South Regional Favorites” and “The Top 10 Tourist Towns” for Parents Magazine
Once you vacation on Sanibel Island, you might find yourself wanting to stick around. It’s a wonderful place to visit, but perhaps the best way to enjoy our islands is to become a resident – whether it’s full-time or where you have a vacation home.
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