Weekend Road Trips from Miami & the Car You’ll Want for Them

Image of highway to Key West Island, Florida Keys. One of the great Weekend Road Trips from Miami.

Are you itching to get out of Miami for a weekend? With FlexWheels, it’s easy to swap out your vehicle and soak up a change of pace for a couple of days.

Treat yourself to a weekend getaway from Miami with our concierge’s recommendations below. Once you’ve chosen your dream destination for your mini vacation, let us know so we can pair you with the perfect set of wheels.

7 Quick Trips from Miami:

St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg offers a surreal escape into a cosmopolitan chill zone, just four-and-a-half hours outside of the city. Let the ocean’s breeze wash away your work stresses as you soak in crystal blues of Tampa Bay and lush greens all around you. Why not treat yourself to a trip to St. Petersburg in a Porsche Panamera or Maserati Quattroporte?

Marianna, FL

Image of a couple driving to Marianna, Florida in a Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Are you looking for more of an adventure than a getaway? Marianna isn’t one of the shortest weekend trips from Miami, but it is one of the most worthwhile. It’ll take you between seven and eight hours to arrive at Florida’s dry cave system where you can learn about and indulge in all sorts of scientific facts and findings. Take this trip in a Land Rover Discovery Sport to get the most of the experience, and book a night at one of the nearby southern towns if you’d like to dine out and sleep soundly.

St. Augustine, FL

Image of historic settlement at St. Augustine, in Florida.

St. Augustine is just a four-and-a-half hour drive from the city into the country’s oldest settlement. Traveling to the historic gem will feel like a real trip that extends beyond the weekend and back into time. We suggest hopping into a Porsche Boxster and get ready to travel back in time.

Sanibel and Captiva Islands, FL

Image of the beach at Sanibel Florida. A short weekend trip from Miami.

If you need a full break from Miami’s heat, hop in a Range Rover Sport and immerse yourself in nature as you drive through Tamiami Trail and the Everglades. Upon arrival, you’ll feel immediately at peace while you take in the island’s small-town charm and delights.

Key West, FL

Image of drive to Key West Islands in Florida.

A trip to Key West is never a bad idea, especially when driving a Porsche Macan GTS along the scenic Overseas Highway and Seven Mile Bridge. Take in the views and natural salty aromas from the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico on your way into a beach-cruising, paddle-boarding, restaurant and bar hopping weekend.

Key Largo

In just an hour, you can make the trip from Miami to the northern section of the Florida Keys. Life is slow and relaxed in the keys, so we suggest maximizing your comfort as your cruise quietly in a BMW 440i.

Caladesi Island, FL

Caladesi Island is only accessible by ferry or private boat, and its pristine coastline will transport you to another world. Be sure to plan this getaway in advance, as you need to make sure the island park hours are open. The drive is a bit longer at just over four hours, so we suggest staying comfortable in a Mercedes G550.

FlexWheels members enjoy the benefit of driving any car that suits their immediate needs, including making quick getaways from Miami. If you are already a member, book the details of your weekend trip and loop us in so we can get you in a fun, accommodating ride for the few days. If you are not yet a FlexWheels member but would like to learn more about the benefits of a flexible car membership, reach out to our friendly staff today!  

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