Best Florida Weekend Getaways and Day Trips

Top Florida Weekend Getaways and Day Trips
This list represents the most popular Florida Weekend Getaways and Day Trips. Use this list to plan your next Florida vacation. Select a state and/or an activity from the pull-down lists below to find even more top getaway ideas.
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1. Bimini, Bahamas: The Complete Escape Weekend Getaway
Though you often hear the Bimini Islands called simply “Bimini,” they are really a group of several islands and cays stretching for ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Alice Town, BF - Quick Escapes: Florida

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 2. America's Oldest City: Saint Augustine & Point Vedra Beach Weekend Getaway
Visitors come back to St. Augustine time and again to try the great variety of accommodations, from lavish beach and golf resorts ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Saint Augustine, FL - Day Trips from Orlando

3. A Place for Mermaids: Brooksville & Weeki Wachee Weekend Getaway
Brooksville was a hotbed of blockade-runner activity during the Civil War, when Confederate troops counted on it to supply them with ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Weeki Wachee, FL - Day Trips from Orlando

4. Amelia Island: Northeast Florida at its Finest Weekend Getaway
In many ways, northeast Florida’s Amelia Island is more like a Georgia barrier island than a typical Florida beach destination. From ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Fernandina Beach, FL - Quick Escapes: Florida

5. Sleeping Underwater at Jules' Undersea Lodge Weekend Getaway
I climb out of the moon pool and, like every other guest, stand dripping water on the floor of one of the most unusual and exclusive ...
Published by Menasha Ridge Press Key Largo, FL - Great Adventures in Florida

6. Florida Travel Information by Rough Guides Weekend Getaway
Brochure images of tanning flesh and Mickey Mouse give an inaccurate and incomplete picture of Florida. Although the aptly nicknamed ...
Published by Rough Guides Orlando, FL - The Rough Guide to USA

7. A Land of Lakes: Polk City & Lakeland Weekend Getaway
Just barely past Orlando’s attractions area, you’ll find a cluster of small communities that offer a Mayberry-like atmosphere. Don’t ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Lakeland, FL - Day Trips from Orlando

8. Everglades National Park Scenic Drive
One may wonder how a vast area with a maximum variation in elevation of less than 25 feet can be considered scenic. But the Everglades ...
Published by Hunter Publishing Homestead, FL - Great American Wilderness: Touring America's National Parks

9. Florida Travel Guide by Fodor's Weekend Getaway
This travel guide is a chapter on Florida excerpted from the book "Fodor's USA." It covers the entire state of Florida region by region ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Tallahassee, FL - Fodor's USA

10. A Tropical Delight: Saint Petersburg - Clearwater Weekend Getaway
In the early days, the trip from Tampa all the way to St. Petersburg –Clearwater took an extra half a day after passengers got off ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Saint Petersburg, FL - Day Trips from Orlando

11. Marco Island: A Southwest Florida Island Getaway Weekend Getaway
Marco Island is the largest inhabited isle of the Ten Thousand Islands, with 3 1/2 miles of sweeping beachfront and foam-flecked turquoise ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Marco Island, FL - Quick Escapes: Florida

1 out of 5 stars1 out of 5 stars1 out of 5 stars1 out of 5 stars1 out of 5 stars 12. Canoeing the Everglades Weekend Getaway
The Wilderness Waterway skirts the western edge of the 1.4-million-acre Everglades National Park. We launched outside the park at ...
Published by Menasha Ridge Press Homestead, FL - Great Adventures in Florida

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The sleepy village of Avon Park deep in Florida’s belly hasn’t changed much in decades, which makes it a tempting day trip away from ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Sebring, FL - Day Trips from Orlando

14. Central Atlantic Coast: The Space Coast - A Galaxy of Options Weekend Getaway
From moon walks to walks on dunes, there is a galaxy of options along Florida’s Space Coast. This 72-mile stretch of Atlantic shoreline, ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Cocoa Beach, FL - Quick Escapes: Florida

15. Houseboating the Saint Johns River Weekend Getaway
The St. Johns River is unique. It is one of the few northward flowing rivers in the Western Hemisphere. It runs approximately 300 ...
Published by Menasha Ridge Press Sanford, FL - Great Adventures in Florida

16. Sleepy Little Towns: Clermont, Bushnell, & Dade City Weekend Getaway
As the sprawling shadow of Orlando spreads over it, Clermont, just west of Orlando, is quickly losing its identity as a separate community. ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Bushnell, FL - Day Trips from Orlando

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 17. South Beach: An Art Deco Getaway Weekend Getaway
Even if you live or are vacationing nearby, South Beach is still a neon-hot destination for a quick escape. With the nation’s largest ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Miami, FL - Quick Escapes: Florida

18. Boca Raton: A City in the Pink (And Mink) Weekend Getaway
To visitors and residents, Boca Raton is anything but miserly when it comes to history, tradition, and modern elegance. But this special ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Boca Raton, FL - Quick Escapes: Florida

19. Fort Lauderdale: America's Venice Weekend Getaway
Fort Lauderdale is like a much more modern Venice, thanks to the large number of waterways that interlace the city and make convenient ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Fort Lauderdale, FL - Quick Escapes: Florida

20. The Lee Island Coast (Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel): Seashells and the Seashore Weekend Getaway
Tourism officials call the The Lee Island Coast (Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel) area “Florida’s Tropical Island Getaway,” and it’s ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Sanibel, FL - Quick Escapes: Florida

 
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