Apalachicola’s name derives from Hitochi Native American words meaning “on the other side,” and “people.” But locals will tell you it means “land of the friendly people.” One of the cutest small towns in Florida, one step into Apalachicola and you’ll understand why.

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The welcoming port town radiates hometown charm, friendly neighbors, and rich maritime history. You’ll find bustling seafood houses, weather-worn fishing boats, and impressive historical buildings.

Walkthrough the town’s many parks and nature trails before taking a self-guided walking tour through the Historic District. Under the shade of lofty oak trees, you’ll see the regal homes of past sea captains and river pilots.

The 900 homes you can see date back to the 1830s and are a perfect example of Victorian architecture. You can learn more about the picturesque homes and the town’s diverse and colorful history on the city’s self-guided walking tour!

When you need to escape to the great outdoors, the Apalachicola River and Bay boast freshwater and saltwater fishing opportunities. If you’re not much of an angler, you can explore the calm waterways by kayak, riverboat, or sailboat!