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Day Trips

Day Trips From Jacksonville

Florida is home to many fantastic destination day trips that are perfect for a fun-filled day out for the entire family. From exploring the everglades to visiting theme parks, there is something for everyone.

If you’re looking for a nature-filled adventure, consider visiting the stunning formal gardens and beachfront of the Washington Oaks Garden State Park. For those who want a taste of exploration, a visit to the charming Jekyll Island may be in store.

And, of course, no trip to Florida would be complete without visiting a waterpark for the thrilling rides and attractions.

So load up the car, pack some snacks and sunscreen, and get ready for a day trip full of excitement and unforgettable memories.

Blue Spring State Park — just about an hour and half from Jacksonville, about 15 minutes off I-4 West — is a great day trip for kids of different ages. The Main Attraction: Manatees! The main attraction there is the manatees,...
Are you looking for more educational activities to do this summer? If you or your children love animals, consider learning more about the wildlife refuge programs in our area! There are several located in and around Jacksonville that help...
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The kids are about to be "home for the holidays" and we are ready to get out and celebrate the season! But if you've hit all the great holiday events in Jax, you might be looking for other events and...
A few weeks before she started kindergarten, my 5-year-old started asking for a “real-life Barbie DreamCamper Trip.” Because this year has been a total train wreck and we all needed a little bit of fun, I happily obliged. I...
Recently my son and I had the privilege of experiencing all the nature-y goodness that is Okefenokee Swamp Park. I don’t think I’ve ever learned and heard so many facts about reptiles in my life. In fact, the highlight...
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Along Florida’s Atlantic coast between Daytona Beach and St. Augustine, you'll find a cozy beach town known for the salt life. With friendly residents, open-air restaurants, and that coquina sand between your toes, Flagler Beach makes for the perfect...

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