Expert Travel Advice to Florida

Top Answers To Florida Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user asked:
    Alistair answered:
    Just so happens that someone has done a lot of the research for you -- namely, the author Jamie Jensen and his excellent guidebook, "Road Trip USA." Call me a Luddite, but I have the fifth edition of this guide sitting on my desk and would pack this over any app for my next road trip (funnily enough, there's no app for this great road-tripping resource -- yet!). The book includes a 2,000-mile route from Massachusetts to Key West, Florida, and which keeps you on two-lane highways and away from tedious interstates like I-95. It'll take you down Maryland's Eastern Shore through pretty coastal area like Lewes and Cape Henlopen; down through the Outer Banks and onward to US-17 through South Carolina; finally, you'll end up on Florida's Hwy-A1A or US-1 as you route through or past Amelia Island, St. Augustine, and Cape Canaveral. Anyway, I can't do all there is to see and do justice here. Get a taste at the RoadTripUSA.com website (http://www.roadtripusa.com/routes/atlanticcoast/atlanticcoast.html), then buy yourself a hard copy on Amazon.com for the drive!
  • Anonymous user answered:
    I'd recommend Pompano Beach for a quieter scene than nearby Fort Lauderdale or Miami. Nice spot for families.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    All things being equal, it'll certainly feel warmer than Buffalo in late January! While temps may feel a little brisk on the odd day and in the evenings, you should be just fine laying out in the sun. Besides, my guess is that most hotels will have heated pools for those months when the sun doesn't heat the water up quite enough for swimming.
  • 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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