From incredible palm beaches to the Art Deco buildings of Miami, to the stunning natural springs where you can even swim with manatees, there is literally something for every type of traveler in Florida. 

We would highly recommend you put these cities, springs, and beaches on your Florida bucket list for your East Coast road trip ideas to the Sunshine State! 

Key West

Despite the mass tourism brought in by cruise ships to the area, it is still a very worthwhile place to vacation in Florida due to the quirky atmosphere, quaint architecture, and abundance of interesting things to do. 


It’s one of the best places to go in Florida if you’re looking for a small fishing town with a great vibe and an abundance of cool things to do. 

Key Largo

This is one place your snorkel will come in handy as Cannon Beach (with real cannons located along the beach) and Far Beach have absolutely perfect conditions for snorkeling.

The Florida Keys

Home to the iconic Beach Boys, the Keys is one of the most picturesque places to vacation in Florida. They are essentially a string of tropical islands that span 120-miles between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. 


You can people-watch for hours in South Beach and never get bored. Some of the most flamboyant people and celebrities in the country frequent the bars and restaurants in and around South Beach.