Distance from Miami: 544.1 miles, seven-hour-and-40-minute drive
Why it made our list: We’re going to venture that you’ve never heard of Marianna, it’s cool. You’re coming here specifically to take advantage of the Florida Caverns State Park, a dry cave system including interesting science things like stalactites, stalagmites, and flowstones. Golf lovers will be happy to know that there is a decent nine-hole, New Deal-era golf course in the park, as well.
Pro tip: Located in the Panhandle (which many call the true Florida), Marianna is near tons of other little towns with a dose of Southern charm. One, called Two Egg, features its own version of Bigfoot called the Stump Jumper, and less than two hours south is Apalachicola, home to delicious oysters, Tupelo honey, Mayhaw jelly, and shrimp & grits.