Florida State Road A1A is a legendary north-to-south road that goes all along the eastern coast of Florida. It goes from the tip-top of the state all the way down to Miami. This is basically the main road through most oceanfront towns on the eastern coast of Florida. If you drive all the way from the north to the south, you’ll pass through countless charming beach towns.
Originally known as Atlantic Boulevard, Florida eventually changed the name to State Road 1. However, Florida State Road 1 and US Highway 1 were really close to one another, sometimes even overlapping. It was very confusing. In 1946, Florida changed State Road 1’s name to State Road A1A.
If you’re looking to go to the beach, this is a great way to do it. If you go down this road with no plans and no preferences on where to stop, you’ll very likely find a place that speaks to you before the sun goes down. You’ve got practically 400 miles to choose from.
It’s easy to forget how huge and diverse Florida is. It’s a massive state with a population of over 20 million people, including multiple major cities like Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Orlando. It takes a massive stretch of road to capture the beating heart and soul of a place so big and so talked about.
The weather is lovely this time of year. Don’t you want to take a trip?