Visit Natural North Florida consists of 12 counties encompassing approximately 7,900 square miles/20,460 square kilometers and includes the Florida Big Bend coastal area which spans Sopchoppy (yes, Sopchoppy!) to the west down to Cedar Key to the south, east to Gainesville, and north to the Florida-Georgia state line. We are located approximately 75 miles/120 kilometers west of Jacksonville and approximately 50 miles/80 kilometers east of Tallahassee. Tampa and Orlando are approximately 100 miles/160 kilometers to the south while Atlanta, Georgia is approximately 300 miles/480 kilometers to the north.
How to Get Here
The area can be reached by automobile from Tallahassee by Interstate Highway 10 or U.S. Highway 19/98 in one hour, from Jacksonville by Interstate Highway 10 in one and one-half hours, from Tampa by Interstate Highway 75 in three hours, Orlando by the Florida Turnpike and Interstate Highway 75 in two and one-half hours and from Atlanta by Interstate Highway 75 in five hours.
We are served by Gainesville Regional Airport, with daily flights to and from Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Miami, Florida. The Tallahassee Regional Airport has daily flights to and from Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; Miami, Florida; and Orlando, Florida. The area is also served by the nearby Jacksonville International Airport which has daily connecting flights from most major U.S. cities. International visitors can reach the area from the Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Miami, Orlando and Tampa international airports.