Florida's Backroads - Rt. 98 Fun Florida Road Trip
Yes, we know gas is expensive. Most cars average 20 miles to the gallon or better. If you take a 150-mile road trip, 300 miles total, you will spend about $80 in a six-hour road trip in Florida. Pack a picnic lunch and have a fun day for two people (or more) for under $100 in the backroads of Florida and Rt. 98 is a fun Florida road trip.
To put a Florida road trip in perspective, an all-day ticket to Disney World for two will cost $218 for basic admission. You don’t want to know the cost of your lunch and the cost to get there!
The backroads of Florida can be as entertaining as Mickey and friends. We guarantee sights you have never seen, history you have only read about, and views worthy of the most experienced photographer.
Even more interesting can be the different cultures we have in the state of Florida. From the Cuban heritage of Miami to the plantations of old north Florida. The state is large, from Pensacola to Key West is over 12.5 hours and more than 800 miles.
Follow along on one of our favorite backroads of Florida road trips.
Rt. 98 from Perry to Apalachicola on the Backroads of Florida
We break down our backroads of Florida road trip into two legs.
The First Leg of Your Florida Road Trip
Many Possible Stops Along Second Leg of Florida’s Backroads
You may want to consider the story behind Tate’s Hell State Forest you will be passing through. We suggest you learn how this state preserve got its name – we won’t spoil it here, but it’s a great story about a settler, his Native American wife and finding food.
Another option is when you reach Eastpoint, Florida, you can take the bridge to St. George Island. We have written about this popular island on several occasions. If fact, the beach at St. George Island is one of the top ten beaches in Florida.
This is an excellent place to remember along this back road of Florida if you want relaxation and simple beach pleasures. The island is famous for its long stretch of white sandy beach. A perfect place for a beach chair to just stare at the water and the birds along the shore.
That’s a pretty full Florida road trip. Add a couple of the recommended stops and you can turn this into an overnight weekend trip.
As you leave Apalachicola, about 5 or 6 miles down the road to the west is another backroad of Florida that features some of the most beautiful beaches and colorful communities in Florida, Rt. 30A we highlight below.
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