Day Trips in Orlando

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 The warm and wonderful city of Orlando is filled with fun things to do for tourists. If you have already seen all the theme parks or just need a break from the crowds, take a day trip outside the city. Central Florida has a lot to offer.

Everglades National Park


Everglades National Park is lush and full of wild life and plants. It is only five or six hours from Orlando depending on the amount of traffic. Many tourists come here to see alligators in their natural habitat. There are always alligators but the best time to see them is when the weather is dry. This is usually in the winter. There are several ways to view the Everglades. You can drive through, but if you can get out and walk a little bit I strongly suggest it. There are also canoes available for rent and air boats for hire.

Trophy Bass Fishing


For the fishermen in the group there is world class Trophy Bass Fishing. You can go Bass fishing within twenty minutes of Orlando or make arrangements to go with a company in Kissimmee if you want to get out of town. Be prepared to pay at least $200 for one or two people for four hours. You will also need to purchase a seven day non-resident Florida fishing license that is under $20. Try to book fishing trips in advance, especially during high seasons.

St. Augustine, Florida


Historical St. Augustine is less than three hours from the city of Orlando and makes a great day trip. It does not cost anything to wander around St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. This famous city features buildings dating back to 1703. St. Augustine is quaint and cozy. It is best enjoyed on foot. There are many historical landmarks, shops, restaurants and a beach close to the center of town.

Brighthouse Baseball Field


If you are luck enough to be in Orlando during spring training, take a day trip to Clearwater, Florida. Only 2.5 hours away from Orlando is Major League Baseball heaven. Get tickets for a game and see Brighthouse Field.  If you want to get some autographs get to the game early. If you’re hungry, drop into famous Lenny’s restaurant for a bite to eat. It’s known for being a favorite with the broadcasters and the players. Also in Clearwater, Florida is a wonderful beach and The Salvador Dali Museum.
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