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VA to Florida (I-95) - any place to see along the way
Posted by: reston ()
Date: April 01, 2009 03:18PM

Can you suggest some places to stop along the way from VA to Florida, not too far off the highway?

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Re: VA to Florida (I-95) - any place to see along the way
Posted by: ToFrie ()
Date: April 01, 2009 03:25PM

Cafe Risque and South of the Border in SC.

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Re: VA to Florida (I-95) - any place to see along the way
Posted by: Guy ()
Date: April 01, 2009 03:25PM

reston Wrote:
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> Can you suggest some places to stop along the way
> from VA to Florida, not too far off the highway?

I've done this drive twice to Miami round trip.

South of the Border on the SC-NC border
Count the Number of South of the Border Signs
Truck Stops
Caffeine

Both times i did this drive, i left at 10pm and got to miami around noon-1pm the next day. This to me is the best time to drive.

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Re: VA to Florida (I-95) - any place to see along the way
Posted by: WingNut ()
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.

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Re: VA to Florida (I-95) - any place to see along the way
Posted by: Sgt. Rock ()
Date: April 01, 2009 03:36PM

The 82nd Airborne Museum at Ft. Bragg (Fayetteville) is incredible.
Well worth the very short drive off I-95.

http://www.bragg.army.mil/18abn/museums.htm

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Re: VA to Florida (I-95) - any place to see along the way
Posted by: reston ()
Date: April 01, 2009 03:44PM

Where is Cafe Risque?

ToFrie Wrote:
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> Cafe Risque and South of the Border in SC.

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Re: VA to Florida (I-95) - any place to see along the way
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: April 01, 2009 05:47PM

Take the Auto Train

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Re: VA to Florida (I-95) - any place to see along the way
Posted by: ferfux