Florida day trips, also known as one tank trips, are an interesting way to get around the state and see what's out there on the back roads.
The Florida day trips and one tank trips on Florida Backroads Travel are designed with these goals in mind:
I have divided Florida into 8 regions, and each regional web page has a listing of recommended day trips. Each regional web page also has it's own Google Florida state map focused on the region.
Just click on the link to go to the Florida region you are interested in. You will see how many places you can go in Florida on a tankful.
Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Grayton Beach, Gulf Breeze, Pensacola, Seaside
Special Feature: PENSACOLA DAY TRIPS
North Central Florida
Apalachicola, Archer, Bronson, Carabelle, Cedar Key, Cross Creek, Gainesville, Greenville, Island Grove, Madison, Micanopy, Monticello, Otter Creek, Port St. Joe, Quincy, Tallahassee
Special Feature: TALLAHASSEE DAY TRIPS
Amelia Island, Crescent Beach, Crescent City, Fernandina Beach, Flagler Beach, Green Cove Springs, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Korona, Lake Como, Mandarin, Marineland, Mayport, Orange Park, Ormond Beach, Palatka, Ponte Vedra Beach, Spuds, St. Augustine, St. Augustine Beach, Vilano Beach
Special Feature: JACKSONVILLE DAY TRIPS
Central East Florida
Bonaventure, Cocoa, Cocoa Village, Daytona Beach, Edgewater, Fort Pierce, Georgiana, Indialantic, Jensen Beach, Johns Island, Merritt Island, New Smyrna Beach, Oak Hill, Rockledge, Sebastian Inlet, Shiloh, Titusville, Vero Beach, Wabasso
Apopka, Avon Park, Auburndale, Babson Park, Bartow, Bowling Green, Clermont, Groveland, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Haines City, Highland Park, Howey In The Hills, Indian Lake Estates, Lake Buena Vista, Lake Placid, Lake Wales, Maitland, Mount Dora, Polk City, Oakland Park, Ocala, Orlando, Sebring, Tavares, The Villages, Wauchula, Windermere, Winter Haven, Winter Park
Special Feature: ORLANDO DAY TRIPS
Special Feature: THE VILLAGES DAY TRIPS
Central West Florida
Aripeka, Brooksville, Bushnell, Clearwater, Crystal River, Dunedin, Floral City, Hernando Beach, Holiday, Hudson, Inverness, Istachatta, Juneau, Lecanto, Nobleton, Ozona, Palm Harbor, Tampa, Tarpon Springs
Special Feature: TAMPA DAY TRIPS
Alva, Ave Maria, Boca Grande, Bokeelia, Cape Coral, Chokoloskee, Everglades, Fort Myers, Immokalee, Iona, LaBelle, Naples, Old Naples, Pine Island, Port Charlotte, Port Royal, St. James City
Bal Harbour, Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Clewiston, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Florida City, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Goulds, Hallandale Beach, Haulover Beach, Hobe Sound, Hollywood, Homestead, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Jupiter Island, Key Biscayne, Key Largo, Key West, Lakeport, Miami, Miami Beach, Moore Haven, North Palm Beach, Okeechobee, Pahokee, Palm Beach, Pompano Beach, Surfside, West Palm Beach
Special Feature: MIAMI DAY TRIPS
Believe it or not, there are still many roads in Florida that haven't changed that much from the old days. If anything, they've been widened and paved for your traveling pleasure.
The road you see in the photo below is in Central East Florida south of Rockledge on the west side of the Indian River Lagoon. You would recognize the scene today if you drove that road.
One of the great features of Google maps is their "directions" feature. This is great fun for planning your Florida day trips.
Just enter your current location and where you want to go. Then click on the "options" tab and check off "no highways" and "no tolls".
You will be give a step by step route that is direct but takes you to your destination the old way, the way that existed maybe 50 years ago before the advent of superhighways and toll roads.
Here is a Google Florida road map you can use for planning your Florida day trips. Try it; you will like it.
Just as an example, enter Ocala as your location and put in Lake City as your destination. Most tourists would just take I-75 to make that trip. Google will show you the more scenic way via US-27 and US-441.
Florida Backroads Travel will introduce you to some of the best one tank trips and Florida day trips. One of the great things about Florida is that you are never more than 60 miles from a salt water beach. Salt water can always be part of Florida on a tankful.
A beach visit is always a one tank trip in Florida no matter what kind of gas guzzler you might drive.
Florida day trips and one tank trips can be key ingredients that make cheap vacations in Florida entirely possible.
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