Day Trips

This page lists popular kids day trips within 100 miles from Gainesville, Florida.
Kids Gainesville: Day Trips - Fun 4 Gator Kids
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Adventure Island Water Park

Located right across the street from Busch Gardens® Tampa, Adventure Island’s® 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun feature the ultimate combinat ...

Type of Day Trip: Amusement Park, Outdoor Fun, Tourist Destinations
10001 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL, 33612
Adventure Landing

Our Flagship Park, Adventure Landing and Shipwreck Island Water Park in Jacksonville Beach, is the largest Family Entertainment Center in northeast Fl ...

Type of Day Trip: Amusement Park, Outdoor Fun, Tourist Destinations
multiple locations in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, FL
Adventure Landing Shipwreck Island Waterpark

Our summer time showcase is Shipwreck Island Water Park, featuring the Little St. Johns River, Typhoon Lagoon – a half million gallon wave pool, and 4 ...

Type of Day Trip: Amusement Park, Outdoor Fun, Tourist Destinations
Open Season: Open every day starting June 1st
1944 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250
Appleton Museum of Art

The Appleton is an award-winning contemporary interpretation of classical architecture clad in Italian travertine marble. The 81,610-square-foot museu ...

Type of Day Trip: Educational
4333 E Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL, 34470
Big Cat Rescue Sanctuary

Big Cat Rescue is one of the largest accredited sanctuaries in the world dedicated to abused and abandoned big cats. We are home to about 80+ lions, t ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Educational
12802 Easy Street, Tampa, FL, 33625
Buccaneer Bay at Weeki Wachee Springs

Buccaneer Bay Waterpark is a true piece of Roadside America. Located inside Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, it features five awesome waterslides, thr ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun, Other
6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, FL, 34606
Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa is the ultimate family adventure park, featuring an unparalleled combination of animal encounters, live entertainment and world-cl ...

Type of Day Trip: Amusement Park, Animal Encounter, Outdoor Fun, Tourist Destinations
10165 N McKinley Dr., Tampa, FL, 33612
Canyons Zip Line and Canopy Tours

Come and join our professionally certified guides as they lead you through a beautiful and remote natural area that few have ever seen. We have one ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun
8045 NW Gainesville Rd. (CR 25A), Ocala, FL, 34475
Cedar Key

Cedar Key is one of the oldest ports in the state, and when Florida's first railroad connected it to the east coast, it became a major supplier of sea ...

Type of Day Trip: Educational, Tourist Destinations, Other
Central Florida Zoo

Besides seeing over 400 animals representing over 200 species (that doesn't even include the bugs in the Insect Zoo), you can take to the sky and enjo ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Outdoor Fun
3755 NW Hwy 17-92, Sanford, FL, 32747
Chuck E. Cheese's

Chuck E. Cheese's features age appropriate games, rides, prizes, food and entertainment that children of all ages from toddlers to big kids will love. ...

Type of Day Trip: Other
3500 SW College Road, Ocala, FL, 34474
Coco Key Water Resort and Hotel

CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort-Orlando features a unique canopy-covered/outdoor water park. Our great value, family-friendly resort is near all of Or ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun
7400 International Drive, Orlando, FL, 32819
Crayola Experience

Crayola Experience is a family attraction that only Crayola can create, designed to be a full day of hands-on creative play and colorful fun! It’s whe ...

Type of Day Trip: Educational, Other
Crayola Experience 8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, Florida, 32809
Crystal River

Crystal River is known for snorkeling or swimming with the manatees, one of mother natures most amazing creatures, right here in Crystal River.  Kayak ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun, Tourist Destinations, Other
Dade City's Wild Things

Dade City’s Wild Things is not like any ZOO you have been to. You will be on an adventure with a guide that brings you closer than ever to some magnif ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter
36909 Blanton Rd, Dade City, FL, 33525
Disney's Animal KIngdom

Become immersed in a world where rare and majestic animals are around every corner and research and conservation are top priority. Home to more than ...

Type of Day Trip: Amusement Park, Animal Encounter, Educational, Outdoor Fun, Tourist Destinations
Osceola Parkway, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
Disney's Epcot

Celebrating the human spirit, Epcot has 2 distinct realms: Future World, which features technological innovations, and World Showcase, which shares wi ...

Type of Day Trip: Amusement Park, Educational, Tourist Destinations
1200 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
Disney's Hollywood Studios

Movie magic comes to life at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, awash in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Step into the action with attractio ...

Type of Day Trip: Amusement Park, Educational, Outdoor Fun, Tourist Destinations
351 South Studio Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
Disney's Magic Kingdom

Fairytale dreams come true for children of all ages at Magic Kingdom park. Delight in classic attractions, enchanting fireworks, musical parades and b ...

Type of Day Trip: Amusement Park, Educational, Outdoor Fun, Tourist Destinations
3111 World Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
Disney’s Blizzard Beach

Discover frosty fun for the whole family at Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park, a one-time ski resort that has melted into a watery wonderland.

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun, Tourist Destinations
1500 W Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

Escape to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park for a storm of fun in the sun! Snorkel with sharks, stingrays and tropical fish in the coral reef. Plunge ...

Type of Day Trip: Amusement Park, Outdoor Fun
1494 E Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Visitors can see West Indian manatees every day of the year from the park's underwater observatory in the main spring. The park showcases native Flori ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun
4150 S. Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, Florida, 34446
Flagler Beach

Flagler Beach features six miles of un-crowded, car-free shoreline.  There are five public parks in the area - Jungle Hut Road Park, Malacompra County ...

Type of Day Trip: Educational, Outdoor Fun
Florida Aquarium

Discover one of the best aquariums in the country at The Florida Aquarium in beautiful downtown Tampa. A wonderful family destination with plenty of f ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Educational, Outdoor Fun
701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602., Tampa, Florida, 33602
Gatorland

At 110- acres, Gatorland provides affordable-priced family fun with thousands of alligators & crocodiles to see, an aviary, breeding marsh with observ ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter
14501 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL, 32837
GatorWorld Parks of Florida

GatorWorld Parks of Florida Inc. offers visitors of all ages unique opportunities to drive thru a scenic trail and view alligators in their natural Fl ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter
492 W Hwy 44, Wildwood, Fl, 34785
Giraffe Ranch

Located in beautiful east Pasco County 45 minutes north of Tampa, Giraffe Ranch is on 47 acres of rolling countryside adjoining Florida's second large ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Outdoor Fun
38650 Mickler Rd, Dade City,, FL, 33523
Glazer Children's Museum

Glazer Children's Museum is a place where children and their parents can learn through play and shared discovery. Created specifically for children un ...

Type of Day Trip: Educational, Other
110 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, Florida, 33602
Hands-On Children's Museum

The Hands On Children's Museum promotes hands-on participatory learning for children of all ages. We encourage discovery through observation, inquiry ...

Type of Day Trip: Educational, Other
8580 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL, 32216
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Escape to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for the only walking safari in Northeast Florida. Discover the earth’s wildlife through interactive and edu ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Educational
370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL, 32218
Marineland

The world's first oceanarium, invites you to join us in creating your own lasting memories at the Dolphin Conservation Center, our 1.3 million gallon ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Educational, Outdoor Fun
9600 Oceanshore Blvd, St. Augustine, FL, 32080
MOSH - Museum of Science and History

Jacksonville’s Museum of Science & History makes science, history, and innovation accessible for all! Whatever your age or interest, there’s always so ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Educational
1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL, 32207
Ocala Drive In

Ocala drive-in is a Family Owned and Operated Drive-in theatre dedicated to bringing our guest only the finest in affordable family entertainment. Ope ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun, Other
4850 S. Pine Ave, Ocala, FL
Petting Zoo Ocala

Petting Zoo Ocala offers a variety of kid-friendly farm animals for viewing, petting and feeding. A stroll through the barn gives visitors an opportun ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Outdoor Fun
11150 W Hwy 40, Ocala, Florida
Puddle in the Pines Splash Park

Open seasonally during the spring, summer and fall months. Overnight temperatures must remain warm for continuous nights to ensure warm water temperat ...

Type of Day Trip: Educational, Outdoor Fun
700 Forest Drive, Inverness, FL, 34453
Ravine Gardens State Park

The park has two ravines up to 120 feet deep with steep banks at 45 degree angles. Unlike common gullies, trenches or sinkholes caused by temporary fl ...

Type of Day Trip: Educational, Outdoor Fun, Other
1600 Twigg St., Palatka, Florida, 32177
Scalloping

Take the kids scalloping on the Nature Coast! Season typically runs mid June through early September.

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun, Other
Sea World

Immerse yourself in wonder at SeaWorld® Orlando. Experience awe-inspiring shows, one-of-a-kind attractions and up-close animal interactions where the ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Educational, Outdoor Fun, Tourist Destinations
7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando, FL, 32821
Sea World - Aquatica Water Park

Aquatica, SeaWorld's waterpark, a whimsical, one-of-a-kind waterpark unlike any you've ever experienced, one only SeaWorld could create. Float through ...

Type of Day Trip: Amusement Park, Animal Encounter, Outdoor Fun, Tourist Destinations
5800 Water Play Way, Orlando, FL, 32821
Sea World - Discovery Cove

An all-inclusive day resort where you and your family will experience exciting animal encounters in a breathtaking tropical atmosphere. Swim with bot ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Outdoor Fun, Tourist Destinations
6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL, 32821
St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park

Discover a diverse collection of birds, mammals & reptiles while you explore our park. Only place in the world that you can view all 24 species of cro ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter
999 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, Florida, 32080
St. Augustine Beaches

The St. Augustine beaches boast miles of luxurious sand with beautiful weather year-round.  Barrier islands naturally create the island waterway and m ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun
St. Augustine Wild Reserve

The St. Augustine Wild Reserve offers tours on an appointment-only basis. We are not open to the public on a drop-in basis like the Jacksonville Zoo, ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter
SunWest Park

SunWest Park is a mile long white sandy beach, wrapped around a spring fed freshwater lake right off the coast. The park will be open daily for family ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun
17362 Old Dixie Hwy, Hudson, FL, 34667
Sweet Pete's Candy Factory Tour

Get the scoop on all things Sweet Pete's! A candy expert leads each tour on a sweet trip through the company's history. Learn about candy, chocolate, ...

Type of Day Trip: Educational, Tourist Destinations
400 North Hogan Street, Jacksonville, FL, 32202