Several historic Central East Florida towns are profiled including Cocoa, Daytona Beach, DeLand, Enterprise, Melbourne, New Smyrna Beach, Ponce Inlet, Satellite Beach and Vero Beach. The history of each town is discussed and photos are shown along with an antique postcard now and then. If a town has a good restaurant, the guide will mention it along with some favorite lodging choices.
Although Central East Florida is noted for its NASCAR and aerospace heritage, the area is also famous for its beautiful beaches. This guide will show you where the best ones are. You will also learn about several Florida State Parks. These parks are quiet treasures that will make your visit even more interesting. The guide doesn't focus on popular tourist attractions. The towns and places are the best attractions. It does take you, however, to the outstanding Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, one of the largest community designed and built zoos in the United States.
Florida heritage and history is an important part of the culture of Central East Florida. The guide tells you about Florida festivals, including art shows, and gives you times and places so you can enjoy them during your visit. You will also find a list of all Central East Florida heritage sites, and will learn about the interesting history of this part of Florida.
Last but not least, CENTRAL EAST FLORIDA BACKROADS TRAVEL has a section on Florida day trips. You will be given recommended driving routes along with maps to help you enjoy your wanderings around this interesting region of Florida.
The book is written by Mike Miller, a 50 plus year resident of Florida. Mike is a graduate civil engineer from the University of Florida and has traveled all over the state on both business and pleasure. He writes for and publishes his own website, Florida-Backroads-Travel.com. Much of the material from this guide is from the website.
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