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Free Florida Travel GuideTo Southeast Florida

Southeast FloridaFlorida Backroads Travel is your free Florida travel guide through Southeast Florida. You will be introduced to an entirely different culture than that of the northern counties that border Georgia and Alabama. As the old saying goes about Florida: north is southern; south is northern. Culturally, that is.

It is also a different culture than you will find in Florida's central and western regions.

If the north Florida regions are also known as Florabama and Florgia, then Southeast Florida could be called lower New York or northern Havana.

Modern immigrants from the New England states and Latin and Central America give the region its diverse flavor. You can enjoy a New York Pizza, an Argentinian steak, and a Jamaican beef patty and never leave the shopping center.

Coppertone GirlWithout the Standard Oil Company, Southeast Florida might not be what it is today. Henry Flagler was John D. Rockefeller's partner in the giant firm. He sold out and moved to Florida in 1885.

He was rich, but he wasn't the kind of man who considered retirement. His first Florida venture was to build the giant 540 room Ponce de Leon Hotel in St. Augustine. This magnificent building is now the home of Flagler College.

He saw the potential for a Florida travel industry before anybody else.

Southeast Florida has 5 counties: Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Dade and Monroe.

An important part of the history of Southeast Florida is the Here is a and a for your enjoyment.

These maps will be useful to you as part of your free Florida travel guide to Southeast Florida.


The following free Florida travel guide links will tell you about the many things to do in Southeast Florida.


Places to stay and places to eat can be found on the individual town pages.

The individual town pages include a brief history of the town along with my recommended motels, hotels and restaurants.

Each town page also includes a description of at least one bed and breakfast or historic hotel.

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