Millions of people visit Florida every year and never really see it. They travel down to the state to Orlando or Tampa or Miami on the Interstate or Turnpike and are missing the real Florida.
What they see is a crowded multi‑lane highway slashing through the woods and swamps with billboards on both sides promoting theme parks, souvenirs and smiling lawyers.
Every interchange seems to have the same gas stations, chain restaurants and tourist traps. It all the same scenery.
These Interstate travelers miss the other Florida: the serene place of natural wonders, historic sites and towns that have somehow escaped the frantic growth.
That takes a bit more time and a handy guide such as Florida Backroads Travel.
The first Interstate highways in Florida didnʹt begin to rear their ugly heads until the early 1960s, and I was lucky to live here when all travel around the state was on the back roads.
I created Florida Backroads Travel to tell you about those roads less traveled and guide you along the way.
This website is loaded with information on day trips you will enjoy, and maps are provided with routes clearly marked for you so you can enjoy the back roads without getting lost.
You will visit small towns and hear a bit about their history and will also be told about festivals, wineries, museums, heritage sites, beaches, parks, smaller attractions and quaint local restaurants and authentic old Florida inns.
New and updated articles are added to the website every day.
The website also has a section with about 250 attractions based on themes of interest.
Examples include museums, botanical gardens, outdoor adventures, Seminole culture, and many others.
Please dig around in this website to your heart's content. You will unearth countless treasures.
Dec 13, 18 04:51 PM
The paintings of the waterwheel and restaurant at the Mathers Bridge are by Brevard County artist, Lloyd Behrendt. These paintings and others about the
Dec 13, 18 03:53 PM
A Florida road trip on the back roads is a lot more relaxing and fun than one on the interstates or turnpike. You see more and keep your stress under control. See Old Florida, not a bunch of billboard…
Dec 13, 18 03:44 PM
Old Florida towns on US-90 from Pensacola to Jacksonville Beach
Dec 13, 18 03:39 PM
These Old Florida Towns on US-17 South of I-4 make a great day trip.
Dec 13, 18 03:31 PM
Old Florida towns on the Forgotten Coast have history and great seafood.