Day Trips from Jacksonville: Beaches, Springs, American History

By Kevin Mims A vacation day trip from Jacksonville can mean driving south and cruising the beaches along Florida’s Atlantic Coast, going west to hike in a national forest or splash in the freshwater springs, visit historic landmarks, and so much more. Here are 10 great day trips you can make…

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Day Trips from Orlando: Rocket Launches, Psychics, Scrub Jays

By Kevin Mims Head in any direction from Orlando and you’re in for a fantastic day trip. Whether it’s history, arts, culture, sports, or nature that you seek on your Florida vacation, you can find it at one of these 10 family-friendly, day-trip destinations. Here are 10 great day trips from…

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Day Trips from Pensacola: Springs, Parks, Beaches

By Kevin Mims The hardest part about planning a day trip from Pensacola is narrowing down the choices. Surfing and snorkeling at the beach, splashing in the springs, tubing a lazy river, shopping, museums? Whether you feel like driving 10 miles or 100, a world of possibilities awaits. Here are 10…

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Day Trips from Tampa: Quick Getaways in One Day

By Kevin Mims Say you're on vacation in Tampa. That's great. There's much to do there, and you'll love it. But if you'd like to stretch your wings a bit, and add to your Florida experiences, take a day trip from Tampa. Tampa, as your base, gives you lots of day trip options. You can take in some…

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Day Trips from Tallahassee: The Blues, Springs, Caves

By Kevin Mims Tallahassee is known as the center of Florida’s government and the home of major higher learning institutions, but it also happens to perfectly situated within driving distance of many of north Florida’s outdoor, cultural, and family-friendly destinations. The Capital City is a…

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'Round the Clock in Hollywood

Historic Hollywood brims over with culture and entertainment, day and night. There are two sides to the city of Hollywood, founded by visionary planner Joseph Young in 1921: the 35-acre beachside Broadwalk Historic District with its Mediterranean Revival and Art Moderne-style architecture mixed…

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5 Day Trips from Orlando for the Family

By Dalia Colon So you're finally taking that epic family vacation to Orlando. There's plenty to do around O-town, but since you've traveled all this way, don't forget to check out a bit of what the rest of Central Florida has to offer. Here are five family-friendly day trips from Orlando, all…

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Day Trips from Miami: Dive the Florida Reef, Skim the Everglades

By Kevin Mims From tropical-fruit milkshakes to the United States’ only living coral reef to the untamed Florida Everglades, day trip destinations from Miami can be as thrilling or as laid-back as you desire. On a south Florida vacation and want even more? Here are 10 ideas for day trips that you…

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A Day in Miami, and How to Make the Most of It

By Kelly Blanco and Trevor Green Are you visiting Miami, but pressed for time? No problem — you can get a taste of the true Miami experience in less than 24 hours. VISIT FLORIDA's Kelly Blanco walks you through the beaches, restaurants, galleries and clubs that will leave your friends and family…

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A Day in Gainesville with Exotic Animals, Butterflies and Pizza

A day trip in Gainesville, including stops at Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, Butterfly Rainforest and Satchel’s Pizza, will sate both your soul and your belly. The white-handed gibbons get your attention first. Still in the parking lot, you can hear the cheerful, high-pitched whooping that…

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