Not in the mood to check out amusement parks? Want a more laid back day or just something different? Here are some day trips you can take that are not too far away from Orlando and definitely worth checking out.
1. 801 E. Main, Lakeland (1 hour)
Home of The Poor Porker, Bearcat Big 6 and Calexico. This is one of our favorite hidden gems in Florida owned by the talented and creative Robyn Wilson. Her creation at 801 E. Main is absolutely amazing! Enjoy homemade beignets, Campfire Coffee (the best iced coffee), vintage shopping and live shows.
4. Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg (1 hour, 45 minutes)
On the coast of St. Petersburg, Florida is the beautiful Vinoy Park with tall banyan trees, lively outdoor cafes, iconic museums and the historic Vinoy hotel overlooking Tampa Bay.
5. Sarasota (2 hours)
Sarasota is the home of #1 beaches and the beautiful Ringling Museum. Enjoy the pristine beaches and the art sculptures all around the city. Shopping and eating at St. Armands Circle is also a delight.
6. Fort De Soto Park and Egmont Key (2 hours)
Fort De Soto Park is located in St. Petersburg, Florida and has three miles of gorgeous white sand beaches that are ranked among the best of Florida’s beaches. It was officially a subpost of Fort Dade, located on Egmont Key, where you can take a ferry to the island to see the remnants of the fort.
7. Dunedin and Honeymoon Island (2 hours)
Clearwater Beach has lots of activities and is considered one of the best beaches in Florida. Make sure to stay until sundown as they are known for their gorgeous sunsets.
Now get on the road and enjoy your day trip!