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60 Incredible Road Trips in Florida

Road Trip in Florida Ideas From Pensacola to Key West

If you are a resident of Florida, you know what it means to take road trips in Florida. The beautiful roadways, beaches, forests and waterfront towns are familiar sights.

Florida Travel Blog has road trip ideas in Florida throughout the state. You also get the benefit of new trips we add on a regular basis.

We have listed over 60 road trip ideas in Florida. You can skim through them or use the search function at the bottom of the page.

Remember, a road trip to Key West from Tampa is a true road trip. However, a trip to Sarasota from Tampa is considered a day trip in Florida.

It makes a difference if your location is two hours away or an all-day drive. One is a day trip and the other is a road trip.

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Road trips in Florida produce a lot of sights like this vintage gas station that still exists on US 19 north of Crystal River, Florida.

List of Road Trips in Florida Are Listed by Date

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10 Best Southwest Florida Beaches: Your Ultimate Guide

If you’re looking for some sun, sand, and relaxation, the Best Southwest Florida beaches are the perfect destination. With miles of powdery white sand coastline, these beaches offer something for everyone. Whether you’re into water sports, beachcombing, or simply soaking up the sun, you’ll find your slice of paradise here.

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10 Facts About Key West – Plus Amazing Numbers

Key West is one of the most historical cities in the United States. Second only to St. Augustine, Key West was actually a functioning Calusa stronghold long before the Spanish founded St. Augustine in 1565. The 10 Facts about Key West below give a thumbnail glance at this tropical island

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How Do You Get To Sanibel Island Florida? Paradise Awaits

Looking for paradise? If you’re dreaming of sparkling white sand, clear turquoise waters, and an escape from the everyday hustle and bustle, look no further than the island beaches of Sanibel. With its stunning coastline stretching over several miles, Sanibel Florida boasts some of the most picturesque beaches in the

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The Waterfront Inn The Villages

Hotels in The Villages Florida USA 2024

Places to Stay in The Villages Florida Hotels in The Villages FLorida are a very important component of this retirement community. Not only do protective residents need comfortable accommodations, but friends and relatives need convenient places to stay in The Villages when visiting. As regular visitors to The Villages we

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Key Largo to Key West Mile by Mile Guide John Pennekamp Park

Key Largo to Key West Florida Mile By Mile Guide

We travel quite frequently and Florida road trips are our favorite. From the far reaches of the Florida Panhandle to the Southernmost Point in the Keys, we love it all. Yet, there are few road trips we look forward to than our almost annual road trip from Key Largo to

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Captivating History of Amelia Island Florida 1500-2024

The beauty and security of the island is why the privateer, supposedly working for the Mexican government, but actually a pirate, Louis-Michel Aury ruled the island for a period in the early 1800’s until turning it over to Americans in 1817. While the newly formed country of the United States

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Beaches on the Gulf Coast of Florida

24 Florida Gulf Coast Beaches: Sun, Sand, and Serenity

Welcome to paradise! If you’re dreaming of sparkling white sand, clear turquoise waters, and an escape from the everyday hustle and bustle, look no further than the Florida Gulf Coast beaches. With its stunning coastline stretching over 1,350 miles, Florida boasts some of the most picturesque beaches in the world.

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Where is Crystal River Florida? Mother Nature’s Paradise

Directions to Crystal River Welcome to our blog post on Where is Crystal River Florida. If you’re wondering about the location of this charming destination, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll provide you with all the information you need to know about the whereabouts of Crystal

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Places to stay in Key West on the beach - The Reach

Best Places to Stay in Florida Keys on the Beach

Florida Keys Places to Stay On the Beach Welcome to the Florida Keys, where sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and stunning sunsets create the perfect setting for a beachfront getaway. From Key Largo to Key West, we have put together the best places to stay in Florida Keys on the beach.

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Naples Florida to Miami Florida – Coast to Coast 3 Ways

Welcome to the journey from Naples, Florida to Miami, Florida. This scenic route offers a delightful experience through the vibrant landscapes of southwestern Florida. As we embark on this adventure, prepare to be captivated by the natural beauty and cultural treasures that await along the way. From the peaceful shores

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Preparing for your Road Trip in Florida

Sometimes the anticipation of taking a road trip suspends your common sense. It makes no difference if you are gone a few hours or few days. Some essentials need to be in your car.

If you are heading to outdoor destinations, sunscreen, a hat and water is necessary. Heading to the Everglades, add bug repellent to the list. In some areas of north Florida and the Everglades, you want to make certain you have a full gas tank (or full charge).

If you are not familiar with rural Florida, your preparation should include carefully selecting your route of travel. There are places on the Gulf Coast that dead-end right at water’s edge. While that sounds like a rustic country trip, in the rainy season the roads can flood behind you and you could be stranded for hours.

Florida is a special state with more kinds of terrain than any other state.

Road Trip Ideas in Florida Yet to Discover

Many of the Florida road trip ideas above are also many of our Most Popular Florida Destinations. We haven’t even scratched the surface of places to go in Florida.

Others dot the state, from major cities to the backroads of Florida. Enjoy the trips, take pictures and let us know your experiences with road trips in Florida we can learn about.

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