America's Gulf Coast is the ideal holiday for those who want to combine a bit of city life with remote stretches along barrier islands and white sand beaches.
Beignets, Bayous and Barrier Islands starts in buzzing New Orleans, the original home of the french pastry - the beignet. If you haven't tried one - it has to be done in New Orleans! You'll find exploring this city truly fascinating - the mix of cultures from French, Spanish, African and American has forged the history, culture and story of this place unlike any other in the USA.
From Louisiana, you'll travel through Mississippi and Alabama hugging the Gulf Coast. Once in Florida, it's all about the roads less travelled. The Barrier Islands that define Florida's panhandle are unspoiled and some feel uninhabited, though they aren't. White-sand beaches stretch for miles with unobstructed views over the Gulf of Mexico that goes for miles.
From the Barrier Islands, you'll spend a night in Crystal River which is the perfect spot to witness and swim with manatees. Then it's back to more beach time in Clearwater - with some of the most consistently lauded beaches in the USA. In Naples, it's a great combo of beach, shopping and fine dining before finishing in style in chic Miami.
Our suggested itinerary can be tailored any way you'd like - just call the friendly team at Bon Voyage to chat about your Gulf Coast Getaway.