Day Trips

Mount Dora Travel Guide

Mount Dora is a little Florida town full of history, antiques, and lakeside views. The historic streets are lined with shops, foodie gems and old oak trees full of Spanish moss. You’ll immediately feel transported to old Florida. About 45 minutes northwest of Orlando, Mount Dora makes a great day trip from just about anywhere …

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Visiting the Ringling Museum and Ca’ d’Zan Mansion

Spend a day exploring the extensive Ringling Museum, a 66-acre museum complex in Sarasota, FL. You’ll find incredible examples of art, historic memorabillia and architecture at the Museum of Art, Circus Museum, Ca’ d’Zan mansion, Bayfront Gardens and more. John Ringling was one of five brothers who founded and operated the famed Ringling Bros. Circus …

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How to See Manatees in Florida

Manatees are one of Florida’s most beloved animals, and many people visit Florida hoping to see manatees during their trip. These gentle giants spend most of their lives grazing and floating around Florida’s springs and rivers. If you’re looking to catch a glimpse of our State Marine Mammal, we’ve rounded up our favorite ways to …

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Fort de Soto Park

Fort de Soto Park is on the southern tip of St. Petersburg. The park features beautiful Florida gulf coast beaches, nature trails and remains of a historic fort from the Spanish American War era. Fort De Soto park consists of 1,136 acres made up of five interconnected islands or keys. The history found in the …

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Alafia River State Park

Alafia River State Park has some of the most radical elevation changes in the state of Florida. Phosphate mining in the area formed steep ridges and pits. Over time the reclaimed land became forested and the pits filled with water, forming dozens of small lakes around the park. Because of the terrain, this park is …

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Guide to Heritage Village

Step back in time and experience what life was like for Florida families in the 1800s and early 1900s at Heritage Village in Largo, FL. Heritage Village is a collection of more than 25 historic structures and features originally built all around Pinellas County. At various times they have been relocated to the park to …

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