Grab a Bite and Beer by the Sea, at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritavilles by JD Andrews

If you're a Jimmy Buffett fan you'll probably recognize that line from the song, “I Heard I Was In Town.” 

But even if you're not a “parrot head” you’ll fall in love with these two Florida Margaritaville properties, inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett.

The Margaritaville Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach sits on more than 800 feet of gulf-front property, with an additional 800 feet overlooking the bay. This was the first Margaritaville hotel to be built in Florida, back in 2010.

The beachfront hotel features “barefoot elegance” with 162 guest rooms, including 24 Corner King Executive rooms with wrap-around balconies.
(Note: The hotel will be undergoing renovations through early spring 2017.)

Because the hotel is located in Northwest Florida, you'll see both incredible sunrises and sunsets.

When you go…
Margaritaville Beach Hotel
165 Fort Pickens Road
Pensacola Beach, FL   32561
850-916-9755

The most recent Margaritaville opened in Hollywood in November 2015.

The 349-room, 17-story destination resort is the perfect place to escape the everyday and just relax. With three pools, a full-service spa, eight restaurants, and a flowrider, there's something for everyone.

In the lobby you’ll find cabana-style seating with rattan furniture along with parrot paintings and Jimmy’s own surfboards hanging on the walls. Look up to see a huge chandelier made up of upside-down margarita glasses. And note the mysterious blue flip-flop sculpture that “blew out” after stepping on a pop-top, according to his famous song.

You'll see beautiful sunrises here, too.

When you go…
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort
1111 N Ocean Dr. Hollywood, FL  33019
954-874-4444

As Jimmy says, "It's five o’clock somewhere," so cheers to both of these amazing Florida destinations.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of VISIT FLORIDA. The opinions and text are all mine.

Exploring Florida's Blackwater River State Park by JD Andrews

Blackwater River State Park, about a half-hour drive from Pensacola, offers canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing and camping. The Blackwater's sandy bottom, white beaches and large sandbars contrast with the dark tannic water that gives the river its name. 

You'll love strolling along the nature trails through more than 600 acres of undisturbed natural beauty.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of VISIT FLORIDA. The opinions and text are all mine.

You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams... by JD Andrews