My southern travels a few weeks back led me to the extravagant and pastel colored scenic highway wrapping along the Gulf of Mexico through Seaside, Florida. This beach town is located between stunning Panama City Beach and Destin. From enormous mansions home to several celebrities, to rows of airstream food trucks, ocean bluffs and gorgeous blue and green hued water, this drive could be comparable to California's Highway One. Subtract the roaring cliffs and substitute long stretches of bright white sand and you've got quite the highway. The town of Seaside, Florida offers a centralized town square with shops, a brewery, ice cream parlors and a huge variety of restaurants (many of which provide an excellent view of the water). This sleepier style beach town is a great place to rent a condo or even a house for an active but quiet getaway. Ride beach cruisers here, visit the Eden Garden, play a round of gold, rent a stand up paddle board to roam the warm waters or even take a stroll in the lush greenery of this area. If you're feeling like good ol' fashioned sun bathing, well yes...they have that too! Don't miss the Saturday morning farmers markets or Bud & Alley's on the beach.