Pine Island: A Florida Getaway From Florida Getaways

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On April 2, 2021, the CDC released a statement saying that those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may resume domestic travel. In the months following, mask mandates and other guidelines ended, leading the nation to experience a shortage in rental cars and an increase in gas prices And, once again, flights were filled to the max. It’s okay to feel travel anxiety brought on by pandemic burnout, and we invite you to consider a different way to leave home without overwhelming yourself: Pine Island, Florida.

We’ve seen clips of Spring Breakers gone wild since the pandemic’s onset. Florida, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States, lessened their guidelines to not-so-stellar results. If waiting in a long line for the teacups at your favorite amusement park while unmasked families walk by induces a hint of unease, you may need to explore a road less traveled.

While the Keys and places like Palm Beach or Ft. Lauderdale are often touted as places to go in Florida for more relaxation than adventuring, those locations often get very crowded too. Pine Island offers a slice of “old Florida.” It’s not overrun with tourists the way some theme parks and beaches appear to be.  

Pine Island, Florida is one of the state’s most underrated destinations to explore and relax. In a time where much of the world has not done enough relaxation or exploration, Pine Island offers great food, a fabulous warm climate, great fishing spots and more. Whether you’re looking for a day trip or a full on getaway, Pine Island is the type of place you visit to escape it all. Don’t believe us? Read on, and Pine Island can become a leg in any future Florida trip to come your way.