Road Trip to Miami

From Space Coast to Treasure Coast

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Created by Sam Couch - July 21st 2021

There are hundreds of miles of Floridian fun to be had on a road trip to Miami from Amelia Island on the Georgia border. There really is an endless amount of stuff to do along this route, and what attractions you hit up will depend upon what your road trip goal is. Are you on a family road trip? A girls-only getaway? A bro-cation? Or are you solo-traveling the East Coast of Florida?

Regardless of your style of tripping, here are a few of the must-stop, must-see, must-visit places down Florida’s Highway A1A, from Amelia Island to Miami. Sorry, we’re skipping I-95 and choosing the scenic route for this trip. Oh, and no golf courses or retirement villages on this trip, just old-school Floridian charm. Highway A1A is a two-lane highway that will take you along the shore most of the way.

Amelia Island, Florida 32034, USA

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46mi 00h 59m
Jacksonville Beach
4.5

1368 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL, US

Jacksonville Beach

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Starting in Ameila Island head south to Jacksonville Beach. Jacksonville is a super long beach that has fishing piers, volleyball, lots of boating and you can even see dolphins there.

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29mi 00h 45m
Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
4.0

11 Magnolia Ave, St. Augustine, FL, US

Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

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From Jacksonville hit up the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. This was where Ponce de Leon thought he had discovered the secret to immortality. He had searched all over Florida, believing that the Floridian springs and lagoons would hold the key to eternal youth.

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0mi 00h 05m
The Old Powder House Inn
4.0

38 Cordova St., St. Augustine, FL, US

The Old Powder House Inn

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Next we head to downtown St. Augustine, which is the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in America. Thus, it’s considered the oldest city in America. Having visited St. Augustine several times, I can attest to everything you’ve heard about it: It oozes historic charm, has a bar or pub on every street, and has some of the quirkiest and nicest people you’ll have the good fortune to meet. There’s loads of places to stay, including lots of bed and breakfasts, like the The Old Powder House Inn.

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0mi 00h 02m
Schooner Freedom Charters
5.0

111 Avenida Menendez Suite D/Slip 86, St. Augustine, FL, US

Schooner Freedom Charters

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And you’ll definitely want to head out on the water, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better charter boating company than Schooner Freedom Charters.

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0mi 00h 03m
Casa Monica Hotel
4.5

95 Cordova St., St. Augustine, FL, US

Casa Monica Hotel

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If you’ve got the cash, indulge yourself and stay at Casa Monica Hotel, it’s a luxury hotel where Presidents and Kings and Queens have all stayed. JP Henley's is my favorite bar to drink at.

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56mi 01h 15m
Daytona Beach
4.8

1200 main dr., Daytona Beach, FL, US

Daytona Beach

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Next head down to Daytona Beach for some people-watching, and red cup beer-drinking, and make a quick detour in Orlando, if you feel so inclined.

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Disney World is actually a pretty fun place to spend a few days.

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52mi 00h 55m
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
4.5

Kennedy Space Center, SR 405, Titusville, FL, US

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

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4mi 00h 11m
Kennedy Space Center Moon Tree
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4mi 00h 11m
Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour
4.5

SR 405, Titusville, FL, US

Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour

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16mi 00h 25m

Then head out to the Space Coast and experience the amazement that is Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. There’s so much to do here, including visiting the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex I highly recommend taking the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour and learning all about America’s spacefaring heritage.

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2mi 00h 07m
Ron Jon Surf Shop
4.5

4145 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL, US

Ron Jon Surf Shop

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Afterwards, hit the beach! I suggest Cocoa Beach and pay the obligatory visit to Ron Jon Surf Shop, which sees about 2 million visitors a year, and the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame. Warning, because Cocoa Beach is pretty popular, parking is a problem. Another great beach to hit up is Vero Beach. Vero Beach is part of Florida’s Treasure Coast. There’s also a historic downtown to visit, with lots of shops, restaurants and art galleries.

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2mi 00h 06m
Cocoa Beach
3.8

946 Santa Cruz Road, Cocoa Beach, FL, US

Cocoa Beach

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1mi 00h 05m
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5mi 00h 14m
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
3.3

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41, Titan III Rd, Cape Canaveral, FL, US

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

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59mi 01h 09m
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3mi 00h 10m
Vero Beach Museum of Art
4.5

3001 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach, FL, US

Vero Beach Museum of Art

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81mi 01h 32m
Palm Beach
5.0

501 S Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL, US

Palm Beach

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Sam Couch

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