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Road Trips You Can Take Within The State Of Florida
Road trips are one of the safest ways to get out of town these days. Simply pack up your family, gas up your car, and hit the road for a short, or long, adventure.
Deciding where to go can sometimes be overwhelming, but we’ve got you covered. Here are a few road trip options for those who live within the state of Florida. Happy traveling, fam.
1. Orlando to Clearwater Beach
Make the less than 2-hour drive, and go from the home of Disney to of the United States’ best beaches. Clearwater is perfect for families, couples, or even solo travelers. You can spend a day getting pampered in some of the area’s resort spas, and then spend your evening checking out the action around Pier 60. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch the dolphins popping up, too. Pro Tip: Book a night at the Opal Sands Resort, trust us.
2. Fort Lauderdale to Key West
Leave the business of the city, by taking the nearly 4-hour drive to relaxed island life. Key West is the perfect place to kick back, indulge in great seafood, and simply spend your time by the water. Pro Tip: Be sure to get a photo in front of the popular monument signifying it as the ‘Southernmost point of the Continental U.S.’
3. Kissimee to Miami
Looking for some of the country’s best nightlife? Hop in the car and take the 3-hour and 15-minute ride to Miami. Drive a little further to South Beach, for the time of your dreams. Be sure to check for COVID-19 updates and closures, before making your plans. Pro Tip: Ice Cream Heaven is one of the city’s only Black-owned ice cream shops, and they have alcohol-infused options too.
4. Pensacola to Tallahassee
With just under a 3-hour drive, spend a few days in this popular college city. In addition to offering that appeal to college kids and families, you can explore the many nature-based activities as well as hunt for the murals painted all around town. Did we mention there are tons of unique local restaurants to try, as well? Pro Tip: Support some of the area’s Black-owned businesses while visiting too. Suggestions include: Smoothie Time, Pineappetit food truck, and B. Mani’s Sweets and Eats.
5. Gainsville to Daytona Beach
With only a 2-hour car ride or drive, you can be in one of the most popular spring break destinations, any time of year. The pristine beaches are perfect for simply laying out, or trying your hand at a little surfing. Pro Tip: Stop by Blue Fame and try their Intimidator cocktail for happy hour.