FLORIDA DAY TRIPS
And One Tank Trips

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:

  • Keeping you away from congested roads, whether in the country or in the cities.

  • Routing you through interesting and scenic areas with old towns, historic buildings and sites, tree canopied roads, forests and farms.

  • Showing you areas of Florida that haven't changed as much in the past 50 years as most of the state has.

  • Never letting your Florida day trips get too far from restaurants, restrooms and gas stations.

  • Keeping you on paved or well maintained roads so that a regular passenger car or motorcycle can make the trip.

  • Keeping you off the Interstate Highways as much as possible. They are no place to relax. You will have more fun on the back roads.

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.


NORTHWEST FLORIDA

Bristol, Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Grayton Beach, Gulf Breeze, Marianna, Panama City, 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

NORTHEAST FLORIDA

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

CENTRAL FLORIDA

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

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

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

SOUTHEAST FLORIDA

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.

Riverside Drive Rockledge Florida Old Postcard

GOOGLE MAPS DIRECTIONS FEATURE

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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