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.
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…
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…
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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This beachfront New American restaurant is one of the last components to debut in the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort’s two-year renovation. Miami native Stephen Ullrich, who helmed celebrity chef Tom Colicchio’s now-shuttered Beachcraft in Miami Beach, is the...read more
It’s estimated that as many as 100,000 people have been lain to rest in the 19-acre Key West Cemetery, more than three times the number of living residents in the island city. The cemetery was stablished in 1847 after a hurricane washed bodies out from their previous...read more
Two new concepts from Chef Kenny Gilbert of Fernandina Beach-based Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen and Southside’s Gilbert’s Social are opening on Tuesday, Jan. 9. Gilbert’s Southern Kitchen & Bar and Gilbert’s Hot Chicken, Fish & Shrimp will be opening at the former...read more
Winter visitors flock to the Florida Keys seeking warm climes and distance runners are likely to encounter them Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3-4, during Islamorada’s third annual Half Marathon, 10k and Beach N’ Beer Mile. Whether bucket-list runners or newbies,...read more
The Town of Palm Beach is a place where the extraordinary is commonplace. It is a timeless corner of the tropics where some of America’s most influential families came to play 120 years ago. They left behind a trail of beautiful homes and impressive history that few...read more
Sending our heartfelt wishes for a New Year filled with health, love, laughter and A1A-stonishing moments that will take your breath away.read more
The Nation’s Oldest City tends to celebrate one of two histories -- the Spanish Colonial Period or the time of railroad baron Henry Flagler. But increasingly, the city has begun to honor a more recent and difficult chapter: its Civil Rights era. Whether it’s the...read more
As the new year celebration approaches, cities around the country prepare to drop their own version of the iconic New Year’s Eve ball in New York. Florida cities seem to have particularly strange things falling from the sky as soon as the clock strikes midnight. Check...read more
“KEY WEST,” the words themselves taste like salty air, cold daiquiris and sun-brilliant adventure. The Coconut Republic is one of those rare iconic destinations where the reality matches the myth. Drop whatever you are doing, and plan a vacation to Key West....read more
On a lazy stroll down Canal Street, you will find boutiques, galleries, jewelry and antiques shops, even cozy cafes with tasty pastries. But you’ll be hard-pressed to locate the actual canal that gave the downtown street its name. That’s because it’s under the...read more