20 Awesome Day Trips to Take in Florida

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a long-time resident, Florida has a ton to offer.  If you need some inspiration, here are 20 awesome Florida day trips to consider.


Created from scratch in the 1980s, the town is known as the birthplace of New Urbanism, a movement that focuses on creating organic, environmentally friendly communities with walkable neighborhoods and assorted housing and business options.

Wakulla Springs

Located just a short hop, skip, and jump from Tallahassee is Wakulla Springs, a place that visitflorida.com recommends as one of the best day trips in Florida.

Walt Disney World

Indulge your inner child (or your real-life one) with a visit to Walt Disney World in Orlando. Perfect for thrill-seekers of all ages, it promises a day of thrills, spills, and high-octane adventure.


A paradise for culture-vultures, it boasts a huge assortment of artsy activities and venues, including the superb The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art and the equally visit-worthy Art Center Sarasota.

St. Petersburg

With a nickname like “The Sunshine City,” you wouldn’t expect it to be anything less than balmy, and it’s most definitely that – it even holds the Guinness World Record for the most consecutive days of sunshine.

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