Charity De Souza is a Florida native and travel enthusiast. Traveling to over 50 countries abroad and residing in 6, she has a passion for exploring new cultures. While Central Florida is where she calls home, her favorite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland and watching the sunset in Morocco.
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An excellent escape from the big city worries, there is an abundance of charming getaways in Florida that allow you to escape mind-numbing traffic and enjoy life at a slower pace. Here you can hop on a beach cruiser and explore picturesque small towns lined with buzzing boardwalks, quaint eateries, and charismatic shopping boutiques. Breeze through these bike-friendly destinations that are perfect for you and your family to explore on two wheels.
Bicycling in Sanibel Island is top-notch, with 22 miles of pristine bike trails, delightful residential streets, and nearby Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge where you’ll find a 6,400-acre mangrove forest filled with over 220 species of birds.
While the retro Broadwalk of Hollywood is only 2.5 miles long, it packs a punch for its size. Here you’ll find gorgeous views of swaying palm trees and turquoise waters on one side and quirky cafes on the other. Plus, there are plenty of bike rental shops along the way.
Known for sand that is easy to bike through, cruise right along the beach at this 23-mile stretch of sand that is ideal for big tire cruisers and visitors who want to appreciate all that Daytona Beach has to offer.
Key West has a lot of character and fun activities in its four square miles, perfect for exploring on a bike. The recommended way of travel in this historical area, biking can be enjoyed through the cobblestone streets in this unique adult playground.
Port St. Joe is bike-friendly and charming, with trails that provide picturesque views of parks, lakes, the Bay. Visit nearby St. Joseph Peninsula State Park for a bike cruise alongside one of Florida’s most pristine beaches.
Cruise on brick-paved roads past charming pastel-colored houses and vibrant art communities at one of the best beach towns in the Panhandle. Known as the filming location for The Truman Show, Seaside will make you feel like you’re riding through a movie set.
With 14 miles of stunning beach and a vibrant surrounding community, cruising is king at Venice. Here you’ll find a bike-friendly town with locals that love to ride alongside the beach and explore the pleasant downtown area.
Small town biking at its finest, one of the best ways to explore Cedar Key is on two wheels. Appreciate its charming Old Florida vibes as you soak in views of historic buildings, a charming downtown district, and 13 miles of postcard-worthy Gulf shores.