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Under $100: Apalachicola, Fla.

by Monique Barrett

Oct 9, 2014

Apalachicola Bay © Leightonphotography | Dreamstime

North America

Located on the Florida Panhandle, Apalachicola is a quaint fishing town steeped in maritime history with delicious seafood, miles of pristine beaches and endless water activities.

 

Start the morning breakfast at Tamara’s Café, offering a variety of filling options from $5.50, before heading out on a kayak or canoe trip to explore the city’s historic waterfront and the scenic Apalachicola River. Half-day trips from the docks of the Apalachicola Maritime Museum start from $10. Follow up the trip with a stop in the museum to learn about Apalachicola’s fascinating maritime history.

 

Stay outside for lunch and enjoy the Florida sunshine at Up the Creek Raw Bar, serving famous Apalachicola Bay oysters as well as appetizers, sandwiches, fresh local seafood entrees and daily specials on open-air, covered decks. Prices start from $10 for a dozen half-shell raw oysters.

 

Spend the afternoon on the water with Journey’s of St. George Island paddle boarding or taking an eco-tour on Apalachicola Bay learning about the productive Apalachicola Bay estuary. Tours start from $50.

 

For dinner, experience world-famous seafood at Boss Oyster, an Apalachicola landmark. Set on the waterfront, the restaurant boasts fresh-harvested Apalachicola Bay oysters on its menu, offering guests a “harvest to belly” experience. Prices start from $7.

 

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