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Hey there, fellow classic car fans! If you’re anything like me, there’s nothing quite like hitting the open road in a vintage vehicle and exploring new horizons, especially with your best friend by your side. And when it comes to epic road trips, Florida offers a treasure trove of scenic routes and hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. So, buckle up and join me (and Lindsay and Darth!) as we explore the best road trips in the Sunshine State for classic car enthusiasts.


Picture this: cruising down a sun-drenched highway, the wind in your hair, and the purr of your classic car’s engine as your soundtrack. Florida’s sunshine and mild winters make it the perfect playground for classic car owners. Whether you’re drawn to the glittering coastline or the charming towns steeped in history, Florida has it all.


Coastal Cruise from Miami to Key West

This iconic route takes you along the stunning Overseas Highway, offering breathtaking views of the ocean and numerous opportunities to stop and soak in the beauty of the Florida Keys. Don’t miss the chance to visit the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West.


Panhandle Pleasures from Pensacola to Apalachicola

Explore the charming towns and pristine beaches of the Florida Panhandle on this scenic drive. Stop by Fort Pickens in Pensacola and indulge in fresh seafood in Apalachicola, known for its oysters.


Central Florida Circuit from Orlando to Ocala

Discover the heart of Florida with a drive from Orlando to Ocala. Along the way, visit the world’s best theme parks, such as Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, and take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the state’s famous natural springs.


Gulf Coast Getaway from Tampa to Naples

Experience the beauty of Florida’s Gulf Coast on this gorgeous drive. Explore the historic sites of Fort Myers, including the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, and relax on the white sandy beaches of Naples.


Pit Stops and Hidden Gems Along the Way

No road trip is complete without a few pit stops to refuel and recharge. Classic car-friendly diners and cafes line many of Florida’s highways, offering a taste of nostalgia along with a great meal. Be sure to also seek out hidden gems like scenic overlooks and roadside attractions for a truly memorable experience.


With its scenic routes, rich history, and endless opportunities for adventure, Florida is a classic car enthusiast’s dream destination. So, pack your bags, rev up your engine, and embark on an unforgettable road trip through the Sunshine State. The open road awaits!


If you have any favorite road trips or tips for fellow enthusiasts, feel free to share them in the comments below.


Until next time, happy cruising!


Patrick James

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