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Scenic Places to Drive to in Florida

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Scenic Places to Drive to in Florida

Hello! My family and I will be traveling to Longboat Key for the month of July and are looking for some beautiful hidden gems, scenic places, and points of interest that we can drive to. My dad has frontal temporal dementia so we decided to let him "retire" in Florida, a dream he's had since he was young. I hate to think about it, but this will probably be his last time going on a vacation, so we want to give him as many beautiful memories as possible on this trip. He gets stressed in crowds but loves going on drives so we're looking more for things that we can simply drive to and look at basically (stuff similar to the lookout point by House of Refuge at Gilberts Bar in Stuart, FL), preferably within an hour of Longboat Key.

If anybody could give us some suggestions that would be wonderful! Thanks!

Edited: 6:29 pm, June 10, 2018
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1. Re: Scenic Places to Drive to in Florida

Maybe something like beaches we could stop at or good places to watch the sunset (I can't figure out how to edit my original message haha)? Thanks!

Tampa, Florida
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2. Re: Scenic Places to Drive to in Florida

Every day go to one of the barrier islands - Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Lido Key, and Siesta Key - in time for the sunset.

On a Sunday, go to the Siesta Key public beach about an hour before sunset to listen to the Drum Circle. It is free.

Also there's the Myakka River State Park in the Sarasota area. Google it for details.

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