Hit the Road: 6 of the Best Road Trips in Florida

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West Palm Beach is the ultimate destination for one of the best road trips in Florida. Perhaps you’re traveling from further south in Miami or the Florida Keys. Maybe you’re coming from up north and planning to drive through from Jacksonville or Orlando. Read on to learn more about the best ways to get here. Then, get your free copy of our Insider’s Guide for local insight regarding the best things to do around WPB. 

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6 of the Best Road Trips in Florida: Head to West Palm Beach 

Regardless of where you’re coming from, you’ll enjoy spending time here in beautiful West Palm Beach. Select Registry even named West Palm Beach one of the best destinations in the state! Here are some of the most popular cities in the state through which people are traveling.

1. Miami to West Palm Beach 

Distance: 75 miles | Estimated Driving Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Hop on I-95 and follow this iconic interstate north until you reach West Palm Beach. 

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2. Orlando to West Palm Beach 

Distance: 170 miles | Estimated Driving Time: 2 hours and 35 minutes

To get to West Palm Beach from Orlando, you should travel via the Florida Turnpike. 

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3. Tampa to West Palm Beach 

Distance: 204 miles | Estimated Driving Time: 3 hours and 20 minutes

Given that Tampa is almost directly west of West Palm Beach, you will have to travel via the FL-60E and Florida’s Turnpike to get here. 

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4. Key West to West Palm Beach

Distance: 230 miles | Estimated Driving Time: 4 hours and 20 minutes

Driving between Key West and West Palm Beach is one of the most beautiful drives in the entire country. Pass through historic beach towns, enjoy breathtaking views of the water. You’re in for a real treat when you travel via US-1! 

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5. Jacksonville to West Palm Beach 

Distance: 284 miles | Estimated Driving Time: 4 hours 

Traveling from Jacksonville to West Palm Beach is a longer trek, but it’s well worth it! Just take I-95 S to get there. 

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6.  Travel the A1A 

Embarking on a road trip on Florida’s A1A State Road is the perfect opportunity to see the most some of the most spectacular landscapes in the country. 


Not up for Driving? 

Editor’s Note: Be sure to check with the travel service provider before making plans. Some transportation services are closed due to COVID-19. 

  • The Brightline offers an alternative mode of transportation for those who aren’t up for driving. You can hop on and travel between major Florida cities such as West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami! In the future, Orlando will be another option! 
  • Virgin Trains is another rail service that allows travelers to conveniently access various cities in the state. 

Some of Our Favorite Things to Do in West Palm Beach 

There are so many wonderful ways to spend your time in West Palm Beach. Whether you’re hoping to relax or planning to get out and explore, rest assured you’ll find no shortage of exciting activities! These are a few of our favorites: 


Stay at Casa Grandview 

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Now that you know more about the best road trips in Florida, it’s time to plan your visit! Make the most of your West Palm Beach getaway when you stay with us at Casa Grandview. Choose between our beautiful bed and breakfast suites or our private vacation rentals. Our elegant property sits tucked away from the city, hidden beneath beautiful palm trees. You’ll feel as though you’re in a secret oasis. Are you ready to plan the ultimate vacation? 

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