Florida Keys Scenic Byway

Florida Byways

Florida’s Scenic Highway Program was launched in 1996 in partnership with Visit Florida.  Florida boasts 27 scenic byways that stretch over 1,500 miles and through 32 countries.  The collection of byways continues to grow, with the newest national byway designated in 2021. Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Highway was the first road to achieve scenic byway status upon the inception of the state’s program.  Florida is also home to two All-American Roads, the highest honor the FWHA bestows upon scenic byways, the Florida Keys Scenic Highway and the A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway.

Byways Provide Access to Public Lands

Florida byways provide access to the state’s most spectacular public lands, including 175 state parks and historic sites, over 660 miles of beaches, three national parks, two national preserves, and one national seashore.


About the National Scenic Byways Program

The National Scenic Byways Program, established by Congress in 1991, recognizes historic, scenic, and culturally important roads, all of which promote economic development and tourism in communities around the U.S. There are more than 1,200 byways in all 50 states.

All scenic byways exhibit one or more of six core intrinsic qualities — scenic, historic, recreational, cultural, archaeological, or natural. For a road to be named a national scenic byway, it must first be designated a state, tribal, or federal agency scenic byway. Once achieving that, a road may apply for national scenic byway designation, but its intrinsic quality must be of regional significance. All-American Roads are the very best of the national scenic byways, demonstrating at least two intrinsic qualities of national significance.