December 1, 2023
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Places to stop on a Florida road trip

Places to stop on a Florida road trip

Florida is a popular destination for summer vacations and day trips. 

To help you plan your journey, I compiled this list of places to stop on a Florida road trip.

Did you know that there is an interactive map with hundreds of places to stop and attractions near the major highways in Florida? 

Click the “Explore” button from the main menu and watch as your map loads with points of interest!  

For more detailed information about locations, use the “Browse” tab at the top.  Go ahead, try it out!

The best part is that these points of interest are automatically incorporated into your itinerary when you’re signed in to see them on Google Maps app or Waze app.

The list below contains places that may be worth stopping on your day trip or vacation to Florida.

Where to Stop on a Florida Road Trip: The List of Places

Disney World and Orlando, FL

Miami and Miami Beach, FL

St. Augustine, FL (Oldest city in America) 

Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Ocala, and Gainesville, FL  (Home to the Florida Gators)

Bradenton and Sarasota Beaches, FL  (Home of Ringling Brothers)  (Largest Independent Airboat Fleet in U.S. and the Largest collection of reptiles in U.S.)

Sarasota, FL (Home to Ringling Brothers) 

Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL  (Rainbow over the largest fountain in the world) 

Sanibel Island, Captiva Island and Fort Meyers Beach, FL

Homestead, FL (Home to the National Hurricane Center) 

Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades City, FL (Where you can see an Alligator Farm)

Key West and Key Largo Keys, Florida Keys (Home to Ernest Hemingway’s former home…and the Key Lime Pie)

Nassau, Bahamas (Where you can visit an underwater ship wreck in Stuart Cove’s Dive Center)

Grand Bahamas Island  (Over 50 islands to choose from including Norden Island)

Bimini and Cat Cay, Bahamas  (Home to the Blue Lagoon restaurant and the famous pirate Blackbeard)

Tortola, British Virgin Islands (Where you can see a boating accident caught on video…and have a drink on a private island)

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas and St. John, U.S Virgin Islands (Home to Cruzan Rum Distillery)

Tortola, British Virgin Islands (Home of the US Virgin Islands National Park)

If you know of any additional places that you think belong on this list or want to recommend one not listed below, let me know! You can also leave comments in the comments section below… I will review them promptly and update this post accordingly.  And if you’re interested in other places we have visited so far on our journey from Minnesota to Florida… check out our Trip Reports here . 

 If you’re interested in following our journey… visit this page for daily updates!

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All places on this list are the locations of points of interest. I am not endorsing any specific business, service or product

The purpose of this post is to get people thinking about where they should stop when traveling from point A to point B. 

This post is meant as a study guide for those planning their vacation.  

I do not guarantee that any businesses discussed in this list will still be operational after the date mentioned in this article. 

Furthermore, I am not affiliated with Google or Waze in any way, nor was I paid by them to make this post.  

I am just sharing what I have learned in the hopes that others will benefit.

This map uses a custom tile style that is not available on almost all mobile devices (i.e., Android, iOS, Kindle Fire) or desktop computers (i.e., Chrome, Firefox).  

This may result in errors such as missing title, location label and a few other things I’ve run into.  I will eventually add more zoom-in/zoom-out options for those who use mobile and desktop browsers. 

Also, the “Browse” tab does not work with mobile browsers (not even Safari).  The “Explore” tab works with Android and iOs.  

The “Local Scout” feature does not work on mobile. If you’re interested in learning more or requesting a pest, please see this post .

If you experience problems with the map or do not receive an accurate location marker when clicking the marker, try reloading the page!

Additional Places to Stop on a Florida Road Trip

I am not endorsing any specific business, service or product.  This post is meant as a study guide for those planning their vacation. 

 I do not guarantee that any businesses discussed in this list will still be operational after the date mentioned in this article. 

Furthermore, I am not affiliated with Google or Waze in any way, nor was I paid by them to make this post. 

 I simply found this list of places that may be worth stopping on a Florida road trip and wanted to share it with readers of this blog. *

 Some of these locations may be difficult to reach and access in your motorhome.  

Please check with the business you wish to visit for further details.

I am not endorsing any specific business, service or product.  

This post is meant as a study guide for those planning their vacation.  

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Aaron Finch

There are many labels that could be given to describe me, but one thing’s for certain: I am an entrepreneur with passion. Whether it's building websites and social media campaigns for new businesses or traveling the world on business trips - being entrepreneurs means constantly looking at yourself in a different light so as not get bored of your own success!

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