All designated Florida Scenic Highways have beauty, and we invite you to explore the full collection if possible. Tourism is an important element of the program and each byway offers a unique byway story just waiting for exploration!
The byway organizations listed here are a great place to start for a traveler new to the Florida Scenic Highways collection because they have the most information available about tourism. Other byways may be a little more off the beaten path, but all are unique and regionally significant.
A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway
Where Pavement Meets Paradise
The first image on the left is Flagler Beach, the second image is the historic Bridge of Lions in St. Augustine, and the final image is a view from a turret at the Castillo de San Marcos. In 2021, this byway was promoted to be Florida’s second All-American Road!
Big Bend Scenic Byway
Explore Undiscovered North Florida
The image above shows Waukulla Springs on the left, egrets in flight at St. Marks Wildlife Refuge on the right, and an inset image of St. George Island Lighthouse.
- Byway Website: FloridaBigBendScenicByway.org
- Overall Byway Map: Big Bend Scenic Byway Map
- Byway Tour Information: BBSB Coastal Trail | BBSB Forest Trail
- Tour Itineraries: floridabigbendscenicbyway.org/explore-byway/tour-itineraries
- Byway Video: Belle of the Byway
- Learn More about Florida Big Bend Scenic Highway
River of Lakes Heritage Corridor
There’s More to Florida
The first image on the left is the weekly farmer’s market in historic downtown DeLand, the second photo shows DeLeon Springs State Park, and the inset image shows a pioneer re-enactor musician at the Barberville Pioneer Settlement for the Arts. In 2021, this byway was promoted to the status of National Scenic Byway!
Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway
The background image is the Canaveral National Seashore, the first inset image is an aerial of Sebastian Inlet, and the last image is a rocket launch along the Space Coast.
Florida Black Bear National Scenic Byway
Discover Wild Florida
The image above shows musicians at the Barberville Pioneer Settlement for the Arts, a turtle floating in Fern Hammock Springs (one of many amazing springs on this byway) and a glass-bottom boat gliding in Silver Springs, which until very recently was a theme park, but now is a state park.
Scenic Sumter Heritage Byway
62 Miles of Scenic Beauty
Located in the center of the state, south of Ocala and northwest of Orlando, Scenic Sumter Heritage Byway winds its way through several old Florida roadways and communities of Sumter County. Clearly off the beaten path from Florida’s surf and sand, the small towns along this byway offer a warm welcome and unique cultural experiences in the heart of Florida.
Indian River Lagoon – Treasure Coast Scenic Highway
Pristine Beaches & Great Fishing and Recreation along the stunning Indian River Lagoon
This 42-mile byway includes sections of two iconic American roadways: A1A and US1. US1 on the mainland takes the traveler through Fort Piece and Port St. Lucie. The A1A on the barrier island curves along the Atlantic Ocean. This byway is centered on beautiful Fort Pierce. This drive represents much of the beauty Florida is known for, but also has a rich history.
- Byway Website: treasurecoastscenichighway.com
- Byway Brochure: Downloadable PDF Byway Brochure
- Interactive Map: treasurecoastscenichighway.com/interactive-map/
- Byway Video: Ft. Pierce Attractions
- Learn More about Indian River Lagoon – Treasure Coast Scenic Highway
Scenic Highway 30A
Your Pathway to our Beaches, Lakes & Waterways
The image above shows (from left to right) Ed Walline Park, Draper Lake, and Choctawhatchee Bay. This stunning byway was promoted to be a National Scenic byway in 2021!
- Byway Website: friendsofscenic30a.com
- Byway Tour Information: Tour Brochure
- 30A Brand Site: 30a.com
This 30A brand is separate from the byway organization, but provides great information for travelers of Scenic 30A, including:
tours, radio station, mobile touring apps and beach cams
- Learn More about 30A Scenic Byway
Old Florida Heritage Highway
The first image on the left is a Great Egret at Payne’s Prairie, second is the Wood & Swink Country Store and US Post Office in Evinston, third is bicycle riders at Mosswood Farm Store.
J.C. Penney Memorial Scenic Highway
The Story of an American Icon
The J.C. Penney Memorial Scenic Highway located in the Town of Penney Farms recognizes the rich history of Clay County with a mission that is focused on community, education, and advocacy for a unique small-town way of life.
Broward County A1A Scenic Byway
Where the Journey is as enjoyable as the destination
The first photo on the left is by Jeff Graves, and other photos are by Art Seitz. The inset photo is the Hillsboro Lighthouse.
A1A Ocean Islands Trail Scenic Highway
First in the State
Welcome to Florida! A1A Ocean Islands Trail Scenic Highways is often referred to as “Florida’s First Coast.” This 40-mile stretch of beaches and barrier islands on Florida’s Atlantic coast is connected by the iconic Highway A1A.
WILLIAM BARTRAM SCENIC & HISTORIC HIGHWAY
Natural Beauty Mixed With Years of History
This 17-mile byway tells the story of the region’s Native Americans, European pioneers, and renowned naturalist and explorer William Bartram who wrote the first “tour guide” of Florida in the late 1700s.