You come to Florida for the sun, right? Of course you do! So why not hedge your bets and book a trip to one of the sunniest spots in the Sunshine State? All of these places boast great weather, beautiful beaches, fun activities and great restaurants. Here are our top picks for your next trip!

Florida’s Top 5 Sunniest Cities

Originally Published: December 26, 2020

Bonita Springs

Sunny, friendly Bonita Springs is a smart choice for those who want a quiet escape away from the hustle and bustle of the major Florida hot spots. The location between Fort Myers and Naples is perfect, so you won’t have to drive too far for baseball and beaches. Bonita Springs enjoys a tropical climate, which means the area is almost always warm and humid. There is no “good time” to visit, since it’s a perfect fit for any season! 

Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers is a favorite for snowbirds, families and pretty much all types of travelers. They have an average of 271 sunny days a year and for the most part the weather is always optimal. There is so much to do and explore here! You can shop, go to the beach, eat at fantastic restaurants. The options are endless! Pack your sunblock and get ready for a fabulous time! 

Marco Island

Grab your beach chair, your sunblock, and your volleyball set and come to Marco Island. For those who love the sand and the sun, while also staying out of the craziness of Florida’s “traditional” locales, Marco Island can’t be beat. Luxury resorts, beautiful beaches, outstanding restaurants and 350 sunny days a year! 


This upscale destination has it all. If you love great beaches, shopping and high-end restaurants then this is the perfect scene for you. Shoppers delight in searching for antiques, home furnishings, clothes and jewelry. With its beautiful neighborhoods and grand architecture, the atmosphere is elegant, yet relaxing. Beach lovers also flock to Naples as it boasts over 350 sunny days per year! What are you waiting for? Plan your trip today! 

Punta Gorda

This adorable small town is known as a hidden treasure of Florida thanks to plenty of natural attractions and friendly locals. This spot is old world Florida and is unbeatable when it comes to weather! The beaches are beautiful and the sun blazes hot most days of the year. If you are looking to sunbathe the day away then look no further! 


Hi, I'm Jen and I love to travel, go to the beach and write about all the places I have visited. I also have a bucket list of places I can't wait to try! I've visited Cape Cod every summer since I was a kid and now enjoy traveling to all great beach destinations, including Florida! I have worked in the travel industry for all of my career. I love sharing my experiences of different restaurants and places and helping travelers find the best fit for them!