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Road trip New Orleans to Miami on the back roads

Karlstad, Sweden
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Road trip New Orleans to Miami on the back roads

Hi!

We are a Swedish couple that will do a road trip from New Orleans to Orlando and then to Miami in mid of June.

Our plan is to go the coast way starting with route 90 until we

can turn of to 188 and follow that to 193 and then down to the ferry to Fort Morgan.

And after the ferry follow 180, 182 and 292 to Pensacola.

Is it worth going these back roads or should we follow 90 to 98 via Mobile to Pensacola?

Is there anything to see on these back roads except the scenic sea view?

After Pensacola we will follow the 98 down to Brooksvill and then go the 50 to Orlando.

Our plan is to do this in 2-3 days. Is that enough?

After a couple of days in Orlando we will go down to Miami.

What is the best way if we want to see any intresting things?

Going the west coast of Florida down to Everglade and over to Miami?

Or just follow the east coast down?

Our plan is that the trip from Orlando to Miami will take two days. Is that enough?

Is there any landmarks that we shouldn’t miss/must see on this road trip?

Any suggestions on good restaurants and hotels on the way?

Tyler, Texas
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1. Re: Road trip New Orleans to Miami on the back roads

Should be fun. Bay St Louis and Ocean Springs are good stops. Walter Anderson (artist) in OC. Shaggies on the water in Pass Christian is a good hamburger stop

The ferry is interesting but not reliable I would call that morning and check it out.

http://www.mobilebayferry.com/

Be sure to do Gulf Shores to Pensacola on the water. The Naval Aviation Museum is on your way and is free

http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/

Be sure to leave 98 and do 30A in Fl. Grayton beach is a MUST stop,eating at the Red Bar Grill, then a stop at Seaside. Plan on some time at Apalachicola

I have done every piece of your trip to Tampa but not at once..many pieces more than once

30A and the beaches is almost my favorite place in US http://30a.com/

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2. Re: Road trip New Orleans to Miami on the back roads

The Florabama is an infamous bar in Orange Beach

There is a recently opened road FL 399s from Pensacola Beach to Navarre Beach that should be magnificent but looks to be closed again. Check at the last moment.

Crystal River would be a stop

Google says 13 hours of driving so you need 2 nights /3 days at least to Orlando

Edited: 16 May 2013, 15:28
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3. Re: Road trip New Orleans to Miami on the back roads

I sure hope you are spending a few days in New Orleans!!!! We recently spent a night there in this B&B with grandchildren http://www.gentryhouse.com/

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4. Re: Road trip New Orleans to Miami on the back roads

Not familiar with east coast of FL. Spent some time last january around Sarasota, Venice ,Port Charlotte and love each of those towns. I think you must see the Everglades Do you have time to do Key West? A must see city.

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5. Re: Road trip New Orleans to Miami on the back roads

Hi Tyler!

Thank's for the hints, much appreciated.

Any other forum readers that have some good suggestions?

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6. Re: Road trip New Orleans to Miami on the back roads

The "Road Trips" forum is very good

tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g1-i12567-Road_Tri…

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