Florida Backroads Travel will help you discover rapidly vanishing Old Florida.  It can still be found on the back roads of the state, many of them untouched by the rampant development of modern times.

This website will show you hundreds of interesting places to visit and tell you how to get there on the less traveled Florida backroads.

The map below is organized by the 8 geographic regions of Florida

Click on the title for the region you are interested in and a new web page will open with information about that region.

You can also look for information by clicking on the subjects on the left hand navigation column, or on the Things To Do list in the right hand column of every page.

Northwest Florida Travel Guide Northeast Florida Travel Guide North Central Florida Travel Guide Central West Florida Travel Guide Central Florida Travel Guide Central East Florida Travel Guide Southwest Florida Travel Guide Southeast Florida Travel Guide Image Map

Millions of people visit Florida every year and never see it.  They focus on the major theme parks and beaches and miss the other Florida, the place of serenity, natural wonders and historic sites.

We include listings for historic hotels and inns, along with historic districts.

The site includes hundreds of photos of Old Florida as it is now and many vintage postcards of Florida as it used to be.

The back issue feature of our Florida Heritage Ezine includes reviews of many towns and restaurants preserved from this free monthly publication.  These archived Ezines go back to 2009.

We focus on scenic roads through tree canopied countryside and historic Florida towns and fishing communities. 

Many of the towns we feature are located on Florida rivers, lakes and on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.

We give you information on the history and character of old Florida towns and lesser known tourist attractions like zoos, museums, wineries, beaches and state parks.

We also include schedules of art shows, music festivals and important recurring annual events that  feature the diverse culture of Florida.  We also have contact information for hundreds of community theaters across the state.

Reading fiction, nonfiction and history about the state makes travel a lot more fun;  with this in mind, we have a section on Florida authors along with discussions about their books.  Have a kick reading a book about your destination and enjoy the trip even more.

You will learn how to do Florida without spending a fortune.  You will learn about hundreds of art and music festivals and annual events.

All of this information is supplemented by maps and destinations for fun day trips in Florida.

Florida Backroads Travel will guide you to the real Florida.


Mike Miller has lived in Florida since 1960.  He graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Florida and has lived and worked in most areas of Florida.  His projects include Walt Disney World, EPCOT, Universal Studios and hundreds of  other developments all over the state. During that time, Mike developed an understanding and  love of Old Florida that is reflected in the pages of this website.



Babcock Wilderness
Best Beaches

Big Cypress Loop Road

Bok Tower Gardens
Brevard Zoo
Calle Ocho Festival

Coral Castle
Crystal River Manatees
Dali Museum
Dinosaur World
Edison & Ford Estates
Florida Aquarium
Florida Authors
Florida Citrus Tower
Florida Art/Music Festivals
Florida Folk Festival
Florida Georgia Game

Florida Heritage Sites
Florida Historic Hotels
Fl Museum Natural History
Florida Restaurants
Florida Wineries
Fruit And Spice Park
Ginnie Springs Outdoors
Goombay Festival
Grant Seafood Festival
Hemingway Home
Jacksonville Day Trips
Jacksonville Zoo
Jungle Island
Jungle Queen Riverboat
Key West Aquarium
Kissimmee Boat-A-Cade
Leu Gardens, Orlando
Lion Country Safari
Marineland Florida
Miami Marine Stadium
Mill Creek Horse Farm
Morikami Japanese Gardens
Mug Race
Naval Aviation Museum
Okeechobee Waterway
Orlando Day Trips
Pensacola Day Trips
Rattlesnake Festival
SeaWorld Orlando
Spook Hill
St Augustine Alligator Farm
SunFest West Palm Beach
Tallahassee Day Trips
Tampa Day Trips
The Dolphin Connection
The Villages Day Trips
Universal Studios
Walt Disney World
Webster Flea Markets
Weeki Wachee Springs
Winterfest Boat Parade
Worm Gruntin Festival