We're a nation of highways. Many of these roads are journeys in and of themselves - roads that reveal our history, remarkable natural beauty, and are, quite simply, fun. As Andrew Nelson wrote in National Geographic Traveler: A road is a road, but sometimes it's more.
This site is about a road that is definitely more - US 17 Coastal Highway. It stretches from downtown Winchester, Virginia south to Punta Gorda, Florida - 1,189 miles of highway, much of which runs along the Atlantic Ocean. We love this road, and our goal is to show you why.
Our motto here at US 17: Slow Down and Drive!
There are four ways to use this site:
- read posts (below) as they are posted
- click on "From VA to FL: stops you don't want to miss!"
- on the right, select a Category of interest
- use the Search function at the upper right
Please contact me at US17CoastalHighway@gmail.com about places, stories and people along Highway 17 that should be included. And send images too - I'd love to include them as a "View from your Car Window" post. I look forward to hearing from you!