The Santa Barbara of Florida -- does it exist?
March 10, 2014 9:07 PM Subscribe
Aside from Miami, does Florida have any place that has a culture not predominantly catering to retirees, families, or tourists? I'm an early thirties guy looking to spend a weekend somewhere in the state with a friend that's interesting, authentic, and youthful. Being near water is a nice to have, but not a requirement.
posted by graytona to Travel & Transportation around Florida, FL (23 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Despite my googling and searching of past Ask MeFi questions, I can't seem to find a place in Florida with the qualities I'm looking for.
-- has a unique culture, not all strip malls & chains
-- youthful, not predominantly seniors nor families
-- something to do other than golf or shop
-- fun restaurant & bar scene
-- within a few hours drive of Orlando
Open to hearing of cities/towns, areas, or even parts of Miami.
Myself and my best friend (both early 30's dudes) are looking for a place to spend a fun, relaxing weekend away from the theme parks, golf courses, and retirement homes. I know, I know, wrong state. But there's got to be a Santa Barbara like place, doesn't there?
Thanks in advance!