Going Coastal

Sea Turtle Inc.

Sea Turtle, Inc., Sea Turtles Never Had It So Good in South Padre Island


No trip to South Padre Island is complete without a visit to the world-renowned Sea Turtle Inc. Founded in 1977 by Ila Loetscher, better known as “The Turtle Lady,” the organization has dedicated itself to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sea turtles. Sea Turtle Inc. is instrumental in bringing back the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle from the brink of extinction.

Audubon Nature Institute

Audubon Nature Institute, A Nature Center Oasis in a Big City


The Audubon Nature Institute is a family of museums and parks on 58 acres based in New Orleans dedicated to nature.


Ready for Nature (and Golf)?

The Wharf, Alabama

 The Wharf, All Inclusive Community


The Wharf is an all-inclusive community on Alabama’s Gulf Coast developed where the new Foley Beach Express bridge crosses the Intracoastal Waterway into Orange Beach.

Shell Factory & Nature Park

Shell Factory & Nature Park

18 Acres of Family Entertainment in North Fort Myers


Tom and Pam Cronin, owners of the Shell Factory & Nature Park, have created a masterful palate of activities for the whole family.  Adults, children and dogs (yes, a doggy park is on property) can spend a whole day enjoying these 20 opportunities. 

Mixon Fruite Farms

Mixon Fruit Farms is a unique, family owned business for 76 years, voted Florida's number one orange grove attraction. Tram tours travel through the orange grove and wildlife preserve exposing visitors to:


  • Old and new farm equipment in a working citrus grove
  • “Amazing Play Place” with your kids
  • Citrus health benefits, recipes and menu planner