#7. Sanibel Island, FL (8 of 11)
#7. Sanibel Island, FL:
From the laid back vibe to the great shelling opportunities and calm beach, Sanibel is a perfect and surprisingly affordable family destination.
The Sanibel scoop keeps the beach calm and serene, and the local shopping area, called the Periwinkle Way has a distinct laid back and shabby chic vibe.
One thing to note is that all the beaches have metered parking, so it’s a good idea to book near enough to walk.