Rekindle your sense of adventure with a good old-fashioned road trip. There’s freedom on the open-road and Florida’s Atlantic coast offers everything from historic Spanish architecture to modern urban centers, pristine coastlines, and spectacular National Parks. Grab your keys, pack up the RV, and go! Read on for Security Self Storage’s best route recommendation to cover the most amazing amount of Florida’s East Coast in your RV.
Osceola National Forest
Get adventurous when you start your journey with the forests and wetlands of Osceola National Forest. Be sure to check out Pinhook and Big Gum Swamps. Each offers a peek at an ecosystem that is quintessential Florida. Another spot to add to your tour is Ocean Pond, which served as the backdrop for the only major battle fought in Florida during the Civil War.
Find time to spend a day or three here. There’s plenty of activities to hold your interest and convenient RV camping is available at Ocean Pond.
St. Augustine, Florida
After spending time in nature, head over to the seashore and St. Augustine’s historic waterfront, including a tour of the national monument Castillo de San Marcos. Here you’ll see the detailed masonry of a 17th Century fort up close, explore a reconstructed section of the original wall that surrounded the city, and witness historic demonstrations of the weapons used by the Spanish in 1695. You’ll also discover why St. Augustine is considered the oldest city in the United States.
Canaveral National Seashore
Continue your journey south to the Canaveral National Seashore and snag a spot at one of the many RV campgrounds that surround Titusville, Florida. Because the Kennedy Space Center is based here, this section of Florida is known as the space coast. Here you’ll be able to visit the Apollo District Visitor Center and spend beach time on the pristine shores of Playa Linda Beach.
Pencil in a few days of your schedule to enjoy the quiet of coastal living before driving south to Fort Pierce.
Fort Pierce & Florida State Road A1A
Now is the time to slow down the pace and enjoy the expansive coastal views of Florida’s state road A1A. From Fort Pierce, jump on Seaway Drive to access Florida’s A1A coastal byway. Spend the day stopping at every viewpoint, including Blind Creek Beach, a remote stretch of sand near Hutchinson Island. For lunch, make a quick stop at Jensen Beach Park and enjoy Sand Dune Café’s eclectic menu of comfort foods and sweet treats. Feel free to take a break from the RV by renting a beach chair. Sit back, bury your feet in the sand, and wonder at the beauty of Florida’s Atlantic Coast.
When you’re ready to move along, head back inland to Stuart Beach for a night or two at Seabranch Preserve State Park.
Key Largo & the Florida Keys
Finish your RV road trip with a prolonged stay at the southern tip of Florida. Key Largo is home to coral reefs, 1700s-era British cannons, and nearby Everglades National Park. Reserve your RV space at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and explore. Travel south to Long Key State Park and the Florida Pioneer Museum. Stop by Curry Hammock State Park for an up close look at the Florida Keys ecosystem, including a tangled mangrove swamp, distinct rockland hammocks, and shallow seagrass beds full of life.
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