TRAVEL GUIDE TO OLD FLORIDA

Updated August 28, 2020

We know many of you are limiting travel during these uncertain times.  Although we continue to feature trips and places to visit, we are not encouraging you to visit them until it is safe.  We want to support Florida's attractions and businesses during this situation, and hope you will plan to visit them when things get better.  In the meantime, enjoy them virtually from the comfort of your home. 


I am one of thousands of Floridians who were either born in the state or have lived here for most of our lives.  The rapid population growth and unchecked development of the past half century have left us bewildered and saddened for the Florida we feel we have lost.  

Couple in 1931 Oldsmobile ConvertibleENJOY FLORIDA FROM YOUR AUTOMOBILE OR YOUR ARMCHAIR

We remember the way it was and wish it were still the same.  We know that can never be, so I created this website to help you find the places that still have that “Old Florida” feeling. 


Woman With LaptopENJOY FLORIDA FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME

You may be surprised that some of these "Old Florida" places are in large urban areas and cities.  You just have to know how to get off the beaten path and enjoy the quiet places that exist almost everywhere.

I hope our new residents and tourists will also enjoy learning about the state.  You can learn from the comfort of your home or from your favorite road vehicle.


THIS TRAVEL GUIDE TO OLD FLORIDA WILL SHOW YOU

  • Scenic drives through Old Florida towns, attractions, parks and more along the route.  Maps for each drive.

  • Thousands of photographs and vintage postcards showing historic scenes of Old Florida.

  • Florida pioneers, authors, history, culture, and Florida Cracker Restaurants and recipes.

  • Small inns and lodging that capture the essence of Old Florida.

  • Day trips to match the theme of your interest and your location.

Enjoy browsing this website by using the drop-down tabs at the top of the page, using the search bar, or going to our SITE MAP that shows all 700 plus pages and articles. I know you will find many things that interest you.


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