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.

It is almost summertime! This means the kids are out of school, Mom is losing her mind, and the Florida heat is nothing to play with. With our kids' friends out of the classroom, and their moms likely going...
Shopping and exploring new places is always more fun with friends! Come along with us as we share about holiday road-trippin' to New Smyrna Beach. Just down the road from Jax, New Smyrna Beach is the perfect spot for...
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...
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park is located in Keystone Heights, Florida, and provides 2,400 acres of rolling sandhills for visitors to enjoy. This beautiful state park was originally created in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps,...
Calling all animal lovers! Are you wild about all the native Florida animals we have around us? I’ve rounded up some of the best family-friendly places to check out for furry, possibly scary, wet, and adorable animals in our...
Walt Disney World in Orlando is a super magical place to visit. But did you know there is a lot of fun to be had outside the parks? You could easily spend several days just hanging out, enjoying resorts,...
I was scrolling through Facebook over spring break and saw one of my friends checked in at the Florida Caverns State Park — and I found myself looking through every single photo. I’ve lived in Florida my entire life,...
Tucked away off of A1A Highway, just south of Marineland and St. Augustine is Washington Oaks Gardens State Park in beautiful Flagler County. We are lucky to live an hour away from this gem, and one morning I randomly decided...
Get ready for some good ol’ down-home fun when you visit the Showcase of Citrus in Central Florida. A scant 30-minute drive from the most magical place on earth (Disney World, obvi), the Showcase of Citrus offers monster truck...
Jekyll Island is one of those places you hear about being so cool, relaxing, and family-friendly, yet many of you have probably never been. You might be surprised to know it was only 86 miles from door to hotel...
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...
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...

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