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GREETINGS and welcome to ExploreA1A.com, a site dedicated to the belief that Florida’s scenic coastal highway A1A, a road that has inspired so many artists, outdoor enthusiasts, and explorers of every kind, deserves to have a brand, a status, and a community that rivals other legendary highways such as Route 66 or California’s Route 1. Whether you live in the state or are just visiting, we invite you to join our growing community of kindred spirits who tend to enjoy the journey as much as the destination and who are similarly passionate about protecting the waters, beaches, and abundance of other natural resources that make this iconic route so special.

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From its northern tip on Amelia Island to its southern tip on Key West, join us and explore more than 600 miles of exhilarating coastline and some of the most A1A-mazing communities on the planet…

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Passport to Explore A1A – epic road trips designed to showcase the truly unique and authentic in and around Florida’s favorite coastal highway; oh the places you’ll go and stories you’ll tell…

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A1A Gear

Wear your beach memories all year long with authentic A1A gear! We’ve hand-picked a selection of must-have clothing & accessories so wherever you go, you can show a little A1A love…

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Who Cares

Focusing a little love on businesses who make a difference along the A1A corridor by leading the environmental charge and inspiring others to protect our extraordinary natural resources… Read more ↘

From its northern tip on Amelia Island to its southern tip on Key West, there are more than 600 extraordinary A1A miles to explore; some well-known, other less familiar yet equally fabulous. The seaside communities represented on the site reflect only those we’ve actually visited and with the exception of the sea turtle images or as indicated by photo credit, every photo is an original that we’ve shot along the way.

During the coming weeks, months, and years as the website evolves, we’ll continue to add more locales and through the help of our fellow explorers, expand on the ones that we do; and as we build the most fiercely loyal, inclusive travel community on the planet, we hope you’ll choose to come with us. For now, we simply want to let you know we’re glad you’re here and look forward to sharing old memories, creating new ones, and exploring A1A with you in a refreshing new way.

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The Love Trees of St. Augustine

The Love Trees of St. Augustine

From Ozy.com we discovered the “love trees” of St. Augustine — the almost magical entwining of two separate species of trees, growing in or around each other. Such trees are often deified in ancient mythology, spanning across cultures and religions, in tales like that...

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We A1A-preciate All the Love & Support

We A1A-preciate All the Love & Support

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” --John Quincy Adams To our extraordinary community of explorers, we A1A-preciate all the love and support you’ve shared; we’re thrilled to be making our way...

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Exploring North Florida: Fernandina Beach

Exploring North Florida: Fernandina Beach

Jacksonville may be Northeast Florida's largest city and St. Augustine may be the nation's oldest, but if you're willing to explore, you'll discover the First Coast is filled with many interesting communities. Named in honor of Spain's King Ferdinand VII, Fernandina...

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Florida Craft Brewery Debuts Biodegradable Beer Packaging

Florida Craft Brewery Debuts Biodegradable Beer Packaging

SaltWater Brewery of Delray Beach, Florida, is using a biodegradable and compostable six-pack ring design made from wheat and barley instead of plastic, according to Fast Company. A startup called E6PR — for "eco six-pack ring" — produced the new packaging design,...

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Cocoa Beach on a Family Budget

Cocoa Beach on a Family Budget

If you’re looking for the quintessential Florida beach vacation, look no further than Cocoa Beach to experience gators, surfing and key lime pie. Cocoa Beach is located just an hour east of Orlando’s famous theme parks and just a few miles south of the Kennedy Space...

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8 South Florida Breweries Opening in 2018

8 South Florida Breweries Opening in 2018

Sour beers brewed with live bacteria. Old World-style cask ales. Rum barrel-aged flavors. A beer named Peanut Butter and Jealous. In 2018, the state of South Florida’s craft-beer union is strong, with a bounty of experimental brews soon to be released by eight new...

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