10 Florida Towns So Charming They'll Steal Your Heart

Florida’s charming small towns are picturesque destinations beyond big cities.

It boasts red-brick buildings, oak-lined streets, and cultural hotspots like Stetson University and the Athens Theatre.

DeLand, Volusia County

Friendly atmosphere, ideal base for exploring Destin beaches, offers Turkey Creek Park and Mattie Kelly Arts Center.

Niceville, Okaloosa County

Home to the tallest lighthouse in Florida, it is known for its marinas, shipyards, and oceanfront restaurants.

Ponce Inlet, Volusia County

Known as the "Hamptons of Florida," it offers trendy bars, boutiques, restaurants, and Schacht Groves with a citrus-growing heritage.

Vero Beach, Indian River County

Popular for swimming with manatees in natural springs, the only legal place in the US to do so.

Crystal River, Citrus County

Beguiling seaside town with a colorful past, known for its 50-block historic downtown district.

Fernandina Beach, Nassau County

Old-school charm with antique stores, outdoor cafés, galleries, and historic gems like the Lakeside Inn.

Mount Dora, Lake County

"Sailfish Capital of the World," known for its fishing, performing arts center, and uncluttered downtown.

Stuart, Martin County

The northernmost and longest of the Florida Keys offers diving, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, and paddleboarding while retaining a small-town feel.

Key Largo, Monroe County