Find a wealth of goodies on a drive up Florida’s eastern coast from Coral Gables to Cocoa Beach, with a detour to theme-park land
Braking for antiques in Cocoa Village; West Palm Beach’s Objects in the Loft store; denim at Fly Boutique in South Beach.
It’s fitting that Florida looks like America’s kickstand. After all, this state is where we tend to slow down, pull over and park for a while. And that’s the best way to visit the easygoing 200-mile stretch of coastline from Coral Gables north to Cocoa Beach. Using route A1A, this slow-mo road trip offers cultural treats and roadside wonders, like pelicans soaring over tidal lagoons. But the real draw is the shopping, from Miami’s trendy boutiques to vintage glassware in Cocoa Village. From there it’s a quick swing west to the riches of Orlando’s theme parks. So hit the road for your best spring break ever.