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Florida Day Trips


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West Coast I
The Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay - Tampa's premier attraction features a unique blend of thrilling rides, lush gardens and free-roaming animals.

Caladesi Island State Park - Caladesi Island State Park consistently ranks among America's top beaches.

Cedar Key - Take a stroll down the boardwalk, enjoy fresh seafood or fish from the pier. If laid-back is your style, then this is your kind of place. Located on the West Coast and approximately three hours from Tampa Bay.

Edison-Ford Winter Estates - The Fort Myers winter homes of both Thomas Edison and his neighbor, Henry Ford, are open all year to visitors. Tour the homes and lush tropical gardens, as well as Edison's laboratory and artifact museum. A great way to spend part of a day if you're in the area.

Florida Aquarium - A cool way to sea life!

Gamble Plantation Historic State Park - The antebellum mansion in Ellenton is the oldest building in Manatee County and the only surviving antebellum mansion in South Florida.

Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park - Homosassa Springs is just far enough from the glitzy world of theme parks. It is a different world where you can explore the "real Florida." You'll call this a great discovery!

Honeymoon Island State Park - Barrier island beach destination that has the feeling of isolation with easy access and convenient facilities.

Lowry Park Zoo - Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is a good value when you buy an annual zoo pass, providing not only a year's worth of unlimited visits, but it is also good for free or discounted admission to over 150 zoos and aquariums nationwide.

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