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A scenic drive is to be found along US 98.

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We drove this higway from Crystal Springs to Navarre and it was beautiful! It's through tall pine forests and right next to some gorgeous beaches. It makes for a cruisey... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 March 2016
Ash P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

We drove this higway from Crystal Springs to Navarre and it was beautiful! It's through tall pine forests and right next to some gorgeous beaches. It makes for a cruisey interesting drive that is not just a "get me there" highway. Especially beautiful coming into Panama City Beach at sunset!

3 Thank Ash P
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

We drove the Big Bend Scenic Byway (US Hwy 98) from Tallahassee to Apalachicola. It was a mostly two-lane road through pine forest, small towns and coastal villages, and miles of unspoiled seashore. There was very little traffic and I'm so glad we decided to take the extra time to drive this scenic route instead of the interstate. We stopped... More 

10 Thank CrankingChick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Great place ! No snow ! Here for a few months, Jan, Feb, March, until all the snow melts in the north east.

1 Thank JoAnne N
Jenks, Oklahoma
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33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Love driving this hwy, lots of cool gulf towns and beautiful views! I could just drive this hwy for days every time we visit this area!

1 Thank thunderfan2479
Mansfield, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Wow! Having vacationed in San Destin, FL a few years ago, we were curious about what we'd find if we followed the coast further east. This trip we had a chance to find out. What a treat! Along the coast we found everything from quiet fishing villages to a college in Port St. Joe. Many miles along the route were... More 

8 Thank Sheri M
Port Saint Joe, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Coming east from Panama City you drive through Tyndall AFB. Do not speed since it is a federal facility your ticket will land you in federal court.The. drive from Tyndall to Mexico Beach is well manicured with huge pine trees lining both sides of the road. If you have the time take a right turn down Research Road to a... More 

7 Thank Marcia L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

Bought a book from Barnes & Noble about driving the US via the Byways (authored by National Geographic) US98 was one & after seeking a little more info via the web off we went. We found scenic vistas, cute diners & lovely towns & people. Unfortunately we caught some howling winds & rain so didn't get the chance to have... More 

6 Thank lost_nomads
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

Recently I decided to drive to the Panhandle of FL as I've lived in Fl for over 20 years and never have been there. Driving there I was taking I-75 north from Tampa with all it's exits of fast food and gas station convenience stores (then very long boring nothingness of 10 west, then pokey 231 south) I arrived where... More 

36 Thank roparnica
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012 via mobile

While visiting Tallahassee on a statewide vacation with the kids, I came across a brochure about Florida's Big Bend Scenic Highway. I am a 44yr old native Floridian from Miami and had NEVER heard of this scenic hwy in Florida. Having driven thru such Hwys in CA and the smokies I was intrigued. With driving rain and thunder pounding Tallahassee,... More 

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