We know many of you are limiting travel during these uncertain times.  Although we continue to feature trips and places to visit, we are not encouraging you to visit them until it is safe.  We want to support Florida's attractions and businesses during this situation, and hope you will plan to visit them when things get better.  In the meantime, enjoy them virtually from the comfort of your home. 

One tank trips Florida residents and tourists can afford and enjoy are the best way to see the Old Florida that still remains on the back roads. 

Micanopy, FloridaMicanopy, Florida

It's also a good way to protect yourself against the rising cost of gas.  You can plan Florida day trips that can be handled on one tank of gas.

One tank trips Florida style on our website are designed to show you the lesser known Florida from the back roads, yet still give you plenty of things to do.

For example, in the early days of Florida - before the railroads came - most transportation was on Florida's many rivers and lake chains along with the shallow lagoons behind the barrier islands on both coasts.

Riverboat in Sanford, FloridaRiverboat in Sanford, Florida

Most of these waterways have roads alongside them with plenty of scenic views and lots of interesting old water oriented towns to explore on one tank trips Florida wide.

The one tank trips Florida and day trip section of our website is organized around the 8 geographical regions of the state.

Just click on the links below:

Northwest Florida including Pensacola Day Trips

Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Grayton Beach, Gulf Breeze, Pensacola, Seaside

North Central Florida including Tallahassee Day Trips

Apalachicola, Archer, Bronson, Carabelle, Cedar Key, Cross Creek, Gainesville, Greenville, Island Grove, Madison, Micanopy, Monticello, Otter Creek, Port St. Joe, Quincy, Tallahassee

Northeast Florida including Jacksonville 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

Viewing a Rocket Launch from Beach in Cape CanaveralViewing a Rocket Launch from Beach in Cape Canaveral

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 including Orlando Day Trips

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, Wauchula, Windermere, Winter Haven, Winter Park

Central West Florida including Tampa 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

Ave Maria, FloridaAve Maria, Florida

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 including Miami Day Trips

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

You can also go to our Florida Town page, click on any of the towns shown there and access Florida Day Trips for that region.

All of our recommended one tank trips Florida style are designed to keep you on paved roads and never too far away from restaurants and gas stations.

Playalinda Beach at Canaveral National SeashorePlayalinda Beach at Canaveral National Seashore

Another thing to remember about our state is that no matter where you are in Florida you are never more than 60 miles from salt water.

You can visit most any beach in Florida on a tank full of gas.

We also try to keep you away from the interstate highways where the majority of Florida residents and tourists quite often turn the major roads into massive slow crawling parking lots.

It's so much more fun and relaxing to tool along leisurely on many of our rural two lane tree canopied roads.

Each Florida day trip section has clearly marked road maps showing the recommended route so that you can plan your trip in confidence.

We mark the routes out on standard Google maps, and they are easy for you to print out and use on your trip.

Camping in a Florida ParkCamping in a Florida Park

Florida has a wonderful state park system. Camping is only one of many attractions these parks offer. Canoeing, kayaking, nature trails, picnicking and nature presentations are just a few of the things you can enjoy.

Florida day trips and one tank trips can be key ingredients that make affordable vacations in Florida entirely possible.



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Central East



Central West



If you are interested in particular themes, there are many places to  enjoy in and out of the 100 mile radius.  Examples of themes are "beaches", "seashells", "zoos" "historic buildings", "rockets", "lighthouses", and at least 20 others.  Click below to learn more.


Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables

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Mike Miller has written a book titled Florida Day Trips that will be published by Adventure Keen Publications in October 2019.

The book is organized around themes of interest.  If you are interested in a particular subject, it will probably be covered in this book.

Click on the cover for more information about this book on Amazon.

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