For our next installment of our bucket list blog, we’re focusing on the good, old American road trip. Even though we love exploring new cultures and countries, and crossing borders, we also delight in the beauty and offerings of our own backyard. America has a plethora of scenic routes, quaint towns, and exciting cities to explore. Whether you’re riding solo, with your significant other, or hitting the road with the entire family, a good road trip is a bucket list staple. We’re highlighting Florida as the perfect option for a scenic option to enjoy. From the North to the South, Florida takes you from the deep South to the heat of Miami. Here are our recommended stops starting from the North and heading South down the peninsula.
Located in the panhandle, this quaint, capital city offers the charm of the deep South with the fun of a college town. Be sure to visit the Florida State’s Doak Campbell Stadium, home one of the nation’s most revered football dynasties. Take in a Seminoles game and experience the Florida State football traditions or have a family picnic on the University’s great lawn, Landis Green.
With over 450 years of history, Saint Augustine is one of Florida’s oldest and most historic cities. This picturesque town is paved with cobblestone streets and dotted with cute cafes and shops. If you love a good spook, check out one of the town’s famous ghost tours and be sure to check out the town’s famous haunted lighthouse.
Of course, no trip to Florida would be complete without a stop at the world’s most iconic and beloved theme parks. Stop in Orlando for a quick trip to Disney World or Universal Studios. No matter if your Team Harry or Team Mickey, Orlando is perfect for entire families and adults who know that age is only a number. Book your exchange with Zurfers in Orlando for only $81 and use the money saved on a Park Hopper pass, ensuring you beat the lines and don’t have to spend your days waiting in a queue.
As we mentioned in our GoSee Miami post, Miami is the world’s Magic City. Stop in this city on the sea and enjoy its legendary postcard views and international flair. Of course, the beaches here are a must visit, but don’t miss the city’s thriving art and culinary scenes, iconic nightlife, and family-friendly museums and attractions. For an insider tip, be sure to take a drive down the MacArthur Causeway. Lined with cruise ships, water views, the city skyline, and private islands dotted with celebrity mansions, it’s truly spectacular. Book your exchange on Zurfers and get ready to hear the famous words “Welcome to Miami.”