Expert Travel Advice to Florida

Top Answers To Florida Travel Questions

  • Alistair answered:
    Hi Barb: I'd strongly recommend you pick up a copy of Jamie Jensen's "Road Trip USA" (now in its fifth edition, available on Amazon.com), which outlines a route down the Atlantic coast that'll keep you away from tedious I-95. Lots of fascinating detail and recommendations for little coastal areas including DE's Lewes and Cape Henlopen, VA's Chincoteague Island, and NC's Cape Fear and Outer Banks. Further south, highlights include Savannah and Little St. Simon's Island, both GA, and Amelia Island and St. Augustine in Florida. You don't say where in Florida you want to reach (or how long you have), but an alternative is to leave the coast for the mountains around the D.C. or Richmond area and drive southwest through the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains of Virginia and Tennessee. You could stop somewhere like Asheville, North Carolina, before making your way south through Atlanta and Gainesville. Depending on when you're planning to go, this option might be better in spring or fall for the seasonal colors and foliage.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Go to http://atvoffroadadventuretours.com/ for information on ATV tours. For ideas on beach fun, check out our Florida Beach Travel Guide at http://vacation.away.com/florida/travel-v1-cid1948-florida-cid1606-beach-vacations.html
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Amelia Island, in northeast Florida has historic town and fort, nature tours, and resorts that celebrate Thanksgiving big-time. At the Amelia Island Ritz-Carlton, Thanksgiving Package typically includes Annual Christmas Tree Lighting & Dinner, with surprise visit from Santa; Thanksgiving Day Feast; official arrival of Santa by horse-drawn carriage, Children's Story Book Tea, Santa tuck-ins, giant Gingerbread House. See the Ritz-Carlton site, or call such as comedy shows under the circus tent, a special Mini Club Med show, and Grand 904-277-1100.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    How about Delray, Florida, a low-key place between West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale? Away.com's family-travel expert Steve Jermanok blogged about Delray recently at: http://blogs.away.com/family_guide/2008/06/vintage-florida.html. Amelia Island, northeast of Jacksonville, is also a very kid-friendly.

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