The Lighthouse Road Trip On The Florida Coast That’s Dreamily Beautiful
Lighthouses are not just historic landmarks; they provide a fun and usually inexpensive way to get the best view in town. Note: Florida has A LOT of lighthouses, so it would be impossible to include them all, but this trip would be a good way to start learning about Florida’s history and natural beauty. There’s no better place to spend a weekend than along the coast of the sunshine state, visiting the beautiful and historic side of the state with this lighthouse road trip in Florida. Fall in love with the southern edge of the United States all over again, friends.
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Are you ready to hit the road? Do you have any favorite lighthouses in Florida? You can look at the map for the Lighthouse Road Trip here.
Address: 215 O, Hagan Ln, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, USA
Address: Lighthouse Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32080, USA
Address: 4931 S Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127, USA
Address: Lighthouse Rd, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Address: Lighthouse Dr, Jupiter Inlet Colony, FL 33469, USA
Address: 907 Hillsboro Mile, Hillsboro Beach, FL 33062, USA
Address: 1200 South Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, USA
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Lighthouse road trip in Florida
April 24, 2020
What is the most famous lighthouse in Florida?
The most famous lighthouse in Florida is the St. Augustine Lighthouse, which is aptly located in St. Augustine, Florida. It was originally built in the 1870’s, and remains one of the most popular lighthouses both in the state and in the nation. It’s the oldest surviving brick structure that’s found on the northeast edge of the city and is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the state both for its views and history. The St. Augustine Lighthouse is one of the six Florida lighthouses that are open to the public, although there are 30 in total that is located across the state.
Are there any other unique road trips to take in Florida?
Florida is rife with opportunity when it comes to unique road trips and experiences across the state. You can traverse the northern edge of the state to see Florida’s biggest waterfall, or you can road trip through the central heart of the state and stop off at the theme parks and natural attractions scattered through the center of the state. Plan your own road trip and visit all of the haunted places in Florida, or perhaps meander your way through the state’s natural wonders like the coral reef, caves, and springs of the central state. Florida is a dream for locals and tourists alike, providing opportunities for fun that you didn’t even know the state had.
What else can I do along the coast in Florida?
There’s no better place for tourists in Florida than the state’s famed coast! Whether you’re wandering the hip, fun streets of Miami, or perhaps even Cocoa Beach, there’s always something fun to do in the state of Florida. We’d recommend visiting Key West for its eccentric beauty, or maybe heading to Manatee Springs in Chiefland. The Dry Tortugas are remote islands with a history of sunken treasure, and there’s even a Venetian Pool in Coral Gables that is the only swimming pool that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Don’t sleep on Florida, friends. There’s no end to the fun!