Re: VA to Florida (I-95) - any place to see along the way
Date: April 01, 2009 03:33PM
I-95 to Florida from VA really sucks, there's about 2 1/2 hours each of VA and NC about 3 hours of SC 1 1/2 of GA and then you are in North Florida which is pretty much like GA until about a hundered miles or so in.SOmeone is going to say "South of the Border", don't listen...
IF you have the time (it's about an extra 2-3 hours) shoot east in NC and hit US 17. You can get it around VA Beach also, but it'll add more time.
Now it's a US Highway with a traffic light and a podunk town here and there, but it is absolutely beautiful at this time of year. WHile we're just getting a trace of Spring here, you'll feel like you're in the Wizard of Oz and everything is in color when you get toward the coast. Everything is in full bloom.
You can also hit WIlmington NC, Charleston or Myrtle Beach SC on US 17. The first two are nice little towns, the latter has some fun stuff for kids, like Ocean City with palmettos.
If you're really looking for some fun along the way, I've never found much off the 95 route, just set the cruise at 73 and jam for a day, then spend the next day in the pool recovering.