Episode 66- Road Trip Daytona to Miami What to see

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We are back on our road trip series. This week, we road trip from Daytona to Miami. As with most of our road trip series, you will find fun and unique places to visit all along the route from Daytona to Miami and everything in between.

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Port Canaveral is a great place to start this roadtrip series. You will find Kennedy Space Center is a fun visit to get your trip off to the right start. For more on Kennedy, go back and listen to episode 15. Vero Beach is the perfect place to spend the night.

McKeegan Garden has tons to see and do. Walk the gardens, see the spectacular stickwork sculpture, visit the children’s garden. You can also check out some of the classes they offer like music, scavenger hunts, and mommy and me. Be sure to check out the Dinosaurs Around the World Exhibit.

How about a little ecological adventure? Visit Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. It is an historic refuge that offers an array of recreation opportunities for birders, nature photographers and other outdoors enthusiasts. There are two 3-mile loop trails around managed salt marsh  and mangrove habitats 

If you are looking for a little culture, you can visit the Riverside Theater. You will find a huge variety of shows, plays and comedies.

 Port St. Lucie makes great little city to stop in. Take a agrotour at Al’s Family Farm Tours or take in a romantic horseback ride on the beach.

Treasure Coast Wine and Ale Trail is a great way to take in an area you may not know anything about.

Jupiter is more than just a planet. You can learn more about Jupiter on episode 31.

If you have never done a Guided Turtle hatchling walk, it is something you shouldn’t miss.

If you want to take in some athletics, Jupiter’s Roger Dean Stadium is Spring Training home to both the Florida Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Maybe you’re looking for a trip to the beach! Ocean Cay Park features a playground, showers, pavilions and restrooms. 

Grab yourself a little adventure on a Wild and scenic loxahatchee  river guided tour. It is 11 miles of cruising the river with a guide and a group in a kayak. Keep an eye out for animals hidden in the beautiful Cypress tree forest along the route. Kayak down the Loxahatchee River through a Cypress forest canopy See a variety of plants and animals, including gators and owls Kayak rental is included for an easy day 

Fort Pierce is a city on the east coast of Florida. You will find the oceanfront National Navy SEAL Museum displays weapons, vehicles and other naval artifacts. Fort Pierce Inlet State Park has a long beach, where swimming and surfing are popular. The A.E. Backus Museum and Gallery houses paintings by the 20th-century painter, a Fort Pierce native. Heathcote Botanical Gardens features a large collection of tropical bonsai. They have a great children’s area, butterfly garden, community garden, herb garden, and a pioneer house making this a nice morning visit. Grab some lunch and have a picnic.

Hollywood is a city on Florida’s east coast, between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Palm-dotted Hollywood Beach is backed by the long Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. ArtsPark at Young Circle features an outdoor amphitheater and a striking fountain. The Anne Kolb Nature Center is a reserve with mangrove trails and an aquarium. 1,501-acre nature center became the largest in our park system, a coastal mangrove wetland rich in plant and animal life, including some threatened and endangered species.

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