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 ...

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 ...

multiple locations in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, FL
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

37237 Meridian Avenue, 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

14501 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL, 32837
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 ...

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 ...

110 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, Florida, 33602
Green Meadows Farm

What we offer here is a two and a half hour guided tour. Our tours are continuous, so you will be able to join the tour as soon as you arrive. Our tou ...

1368 South Poinciana Blvd, Kissimmee, FL, 34746
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

1600 Twigg St., Palatka, Florida, 32177
Scalloping

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

17362 Old Dixie Hwy, Hudson, FL, 34667
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo emphasizes endangered, threatened and vulnerable species from climates similar to that of the Tampa Bay region, with park areas ...

1101 W. Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL, 33604