7 Must-Do: Incredible Scenic Drives in Florida


Florida’s scenic routes are at the top of our US road trips. The breathtaking views throughout Florida make the Sunshine State a must-visit for nature lovers and road trip enthusiasts.

While most people visit Florida in search of a relaxing beach escape, there’s so much more to see! There’s no better way to get to know Florida than by driving across it—try taking the scenic route!

A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway

It is more enjoyable to treat it as a road trip and stop at some of the towns, landmarks, and beaches scattered along the way.  You could easily spend a week or more exploring the coast.

Ocean Islands Trail

This is the perfect scenic drive in Florida for a casual half-day or even as an activity out of Jacksonville. However, we think it’s worth spending a day or two on Amelia Island if you can!

Scenic Drive through Gainesville Springs

Your first stop is Blue Springs State Park, where you’ll find one of Florida’s most quintessential natural springs that will let you kayak your way through the water in search of manatees!

Florida Keys  (Miami to Key West)

This 113-mile road will bring you from the glitz of Miami down to the natural wonders that are the Florida Keys, passing through unobstructed views of breathtaking beaches.

Into the Florida Everglades Tamiami Trail and Loop Drive

This scenic drive in Florida boasts several worthy stops along the way. Some of these include the world’s smallest post office, Clyde Butcher’s gallery, and several picnic areas and boardwalks.

Ormond Scenic Loop

This scenic road includes spectacular ocean vistas as well as live oaks and Spanish moss forming a cathedral-like ceiling!

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