See Beautiful Florala!

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See Beautiful Florala!

Great Places to Explore & Shop In Florala!
We love our beautiful small town! There are great places to eat and shop, and the lake is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon. Here are our top recommendations!
Fabulous antique and gift store with something for everyone.
Jackson's Corner
23289 5th Ave
Fabulous antique and gift store with something for everyone.
Pharmacy & gift shop, open for over 100 years on Main Street! Their slogan is “Drugs, Guns & Gifts,” a store that could only be found in Southern Alabama! Stop in just to be a tourist and take photos of the 1930s gas station as well!
Florala Pharmacy
23355 Fifth Ave
Pharmacy & gift shop, open for over 100 years on Main Street! Their slogan is “Drugs, Guns & Gifts,” a store that could only be found in Southern Alabama! Stop in just to be a tourist and take photos of the 1930s gas station as well!
Old-time hardware store that has been open for more than 100 years on Main St., still in their original location! It’s worth a look around.
Cox Hardware Co
23232 Fifth Ave
Old-time hardware store that has been open for more than 100 years on Main St., still in their original location! It’s worth a look around.
Beasley Park (my favorite with easy, free parking, clean restrooms, and nice beaches. It is owned by the county. Get there early to get parking!).
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John Beasley Park
1550 Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast
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Beasley Park (my favorite with easy, free parking, clean restrooms, and nice beaches. It is owned by the county. Get there early to get parking!).
Alabama’s largest natural lake is just steps from The Lake House at Camellia Palms. Beautiful, clear water and soft sand bottom, it’s a wonderful place to swim. The lake is quite popular for relaxing and boating on the weekends. There is a boat launch on the west side of the lake. There are several swimming areas along the lake. Parking has a suggested use fee ($2.00) and you can pay at several drop boxes in the park. There is a walking/running trail that runs both east and west along the lake. If you go west from the house past the boat launch, the trail turns into a really interesting boardwalk through the marsh. If you go east, you can follow the shaded trail all the way to Florida.
Lake Jackson
Alabama’s largest natural lake is just steps from The Lake House at Camellia Palms. Beautiful, clear water and soft sand bottom, it’s a wonderful place to swim. The lake is quite popular for relaxing and boating on the weekends. There is a boat launch on the west side of the lake. There are several swimming areas along the lake. Parking has a suggested use fee ($2.00) and you can pay at several drop boxes in the park. There is a walking/running trail that runs both east and west along the lake. If you go west from the house past the boat launch, the trail turns into a really interesting boardwalk through the marsh. If you go east, you can follow the shaded trail all the way to Florida.
Lots of shopping & restaurants along the marina!
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Destin Harbor Boardwalk
102 Harbor Boulevard
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Lots of shopping & restaurants along the marina!
Most unique beach activity in Destin! Rent a pontoon boat (even if you're a first time boat driver, it's simple and fun) and go hang out on the Crab Island sandbar with floating restaurants and activities.
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Crab Island Cruises
770 Harbor Blvd
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Most unique beach activity in Destin! Rent a pontoon boat (even if you're a first time boat driver, it's simple and fun) and go hang out on the Crab Island sandbar with floating restaurants and activities.
Food scene
Excellent Southern Cuisine in Restored 1920s Train Depot! You can walk here from The Lake House.
The Depot Restaurant Catering and Venue
1109 5th St
Excellent Southern Cuisine in Restored 1920s Train Depot! You can walk here from The Lake House.
Love their americanos and the Wildcat Latte!
The Crafty Bean
23228 Fifth Ave
Love their americanos and the Wildcat Latte!
Excellent, fresh Mexican food, and a local favorite. It can be busy on Friday & Saturday nights! Try the tamales with chili con carne or the vegetarian chile relleno! They also have great margaritas.
Monterrey's Mexican Restaurant
24497 Fifth Ave
Excellent, fresh Mexican food, and a local favorite. It can be busy on Friday & Saturday nights! Try the tamales with chili con carne or the vegetarian chile relleno! They also have great margaritas.
The best (and only) pizza in town :) Locals love their wings & sandwiches! Fast, easy pizza place with delicious food. You can order your pizza and dine in or get it to go and enjoy it at the lake.
Pizza Express
23307 Fifth Ave
The best (and only) pizza in town :) Locals love their wings & sandwiches! Fast, easy pizza place with delicious food. You can order your pizza and dine in or get it to go and enjoy it at the lake.
Breakfast diner you can walk to from our place!
Hardee's
1113 Fifth Ave
Breakfast diner you can walk to from our place!
THE local diner with great food and a Bluebell ice cream bar!
Ranch House Kitchen
23214 Fifth Ave
THE local diner with great food and a Bluebell ice cream bar!
Sightseeing
Beautiful national forest area with hiking trails and picnic spots.
Conecuh National Forest Open Pond Recreation Area
Beautiful national forest area with hiking trails and picnic spots.
Natural blue springs that is a MUST SEE if you're spending a few days in the area. The water is cold but beautiful! If this is your first time to the Gulf Coast, visit this free park for a true "Old Florida" experience.
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Morrison Springs County Park
874 Morrison Springs Rd
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Natural blue springs that is a MUST SEE if you're spending a few days in the area. The water is cold but beautiful! If this is your first time to the Gulf Coast, visit this free park for a true "Old Florida" experience.
Clean, family-friendly state park with a pool that encloses a natural spring. Picnic areas, bathrooms, and parking!
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Ponce De Leon Springs State Park
2860 Ponce De Leon Springs Rd
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Clean, family-friendly state park with a pool that encloses a natural spring. Picnic areas, bathrooms, and parking!

Consejos para los viajeros

Frases útiles
How to say "Florala" like a local!
The name Florala is a combination of Florida & Alabama because our town is located on the state line. You would think it would be easy to pronounce but locals will know you're a visitor if you say "flor-ala" or "flor-all-ah" so know before you come that the pronunciation of the town's name is "flor-ella."
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Grocery shop in Crestview or Andalusia!
We only have one small grocery store in Florala with limited options, so stop at the Walmart or Winn Dixie on your way in Andalusia (if you're coming from the north) or in Crestview (if you're coming from the south) at the Publix, Winn Dixie, or Walmart. If you need a Sam's Club, Whole Foods, or Trader Joes, your closest options are in Destin and Ft. Walton Beach.
Costumbres y cultura
Wave as you pass other cars!
In the South, we usually give a two or three-fingered wave to a passing driver on a small street.
Desplazamientos
Pedestrians do not have the right of way in Alabama!
Main St. is a state highway and can sometimes be very busy! In Alabama, cars do not have to stop for pedestrians, so be careful when crossing Main Street if you're shopping downtown.
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Don't feed the gators!
Just kidding! No alligators have been seen in Lake Jackson for several years but if you do see one, stay several hundred feet away, DO NOT feed them, and do no throw things at them.
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Take a selfie with "The Gas Bass"
It's a thing. Get a photo with the giant green fish statue at the Cenergy gas station on the corner of Highway 85 and 5th Ave. Tag us on instagram with the hashtag #floralagasbass
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Visit Longleaf Yellow Pine Park for local history!
Lockhard is a historic milling town just around the corner from Florala. The park is located at 1548 Chippeway Street Lockhart, Alabama. This memorial park has a short "photo trail," where you can see old photos of the townsite and mill as you walk around the park. It's got several covered places for picnics and a cute antique gazebo for pictures.
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Get an ice cream cone at Ranch House Kitchen!
Enjoy an old-fashioned ice cream bar at the diner and then walk around downtown!
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The 1920s restored gas station is really cool!
Ed Smith's Filling Station, on Main Street, is a must-see. It's owned and maintained by the Florala Pharmacy next door where you can also find gifts and snacks.