Florida day trips, also known as one tank trips, are a superior way to get around the state and see the real Old Florida out on the back roads.
The Florida day trips and one tank trips on Florida Backroads Travel are designed to keep you off congested highways including interstates.
We make sure, however, that your route is on paved roads not too far from restaurants, gas stations and rest rooms.
Our focus is on on tree canopied routes through historic old towns and scenic countryside.
We 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.
You can click on the map for the region you are interested in, or on the links below.
Bristol, Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Grayton Beach, Gulf Breeze, Marianna, Panama City, Pensacola, Seaside
Special Feature: PENSACOLA DAY TRIPS
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
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
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.
STATE WIDE ROAD TRIPS
Some trips cross several regions of the state and many actually go from coast to coast. These trips focus on staying on one highway - usually a lesser traveled one - and show you a part of Florida you would never see if you stay on the Interstates.
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, and a beach visit is always a one tank trip in Florida no matter what kind of gas guzzler you drive.