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Travelling from New Orleans to Florida

We are travelling from New Orleans down to Florida over a week, what is the best places to stop and visit and also for eating especially as one of our party has a dietary need

New Orleans (Louisiana)   Florida (FL)

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I assume you will travel along the coast.  DestinWatercolor BeachPanama City Beach are very nice.  There are many things to do.  They are touristy with many restaurants to choose from.

If you want something a bit less touristy, then continue east to Cape San BlasPort Saint JoeApalachicola, and Saint George Island .  This is a very rural part of Florida.  There are no shopping malls and few if any chain restaurants.  That’s why they call it the Forgotten Coast.

Cape San Blas has the best sunsets in the panhandle.  You can walk your dog with no restrictions.  You can build camp fires on the beach.  You can find secluded areas of the beach where you will be completely alone. There are always dolphins swimming about.

Apalachicola reminds of Key West forty years ago.  It has an edgy artist community.  If you like beer, there are some nice hole in the wall bars.  The seafood in this area is always fresh.  You can buy right on the dock.  

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Claudia from New York City

Hi Julie,

We drove from Tampa to New Orleans twice and stopped in different places. You didn't mention where in Florida and the dietary need, so I'm listing where we stopped:

1. Mobile, AL

2. Tallahassee, FL

3. Ocala, FL

Try using 's calculators to help with halfway points, distance and to search for hotels.

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