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

Soaking, sunning and relaxing - that's what life's all about at Adventure Island.   A step through the entrance and you're transported straight to the ...

10001 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL, 33612
Adventure Landing Shipwreck Island

If you happen to land in Jacksonville Beach, you can find mild to wild adventure!   Adventure Landing is not just a waterpark!   Besides slippery slid ...

1944 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, FL, FL
Appleton Museum of Art

The Appleton Museum of Art is recognized throughout Florida and beyond as a vibrant cultural center because of its world class permanent collection, o ...

4333 E Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL, 34470
Aquatica Sea World's Water Park

Created by SeaWorld ®, Aquatica TM is full of amazing rides and beautiful animals.   In South Sea exotic surroundings, you can test out 36 water slide ...

5800 Water Play Way, Orlando, FL, 32821
Big Cat Rescue Sanctuary

Big Cat Rescue, a non profit educational sanctuary, is devoted to rescuing and providing a permanent home for exotic (i.e. wild, not domestic) cats wh ...

12802 Easy Street, Tampa, FL, 33625
Buccaneer Bay

Florida’s only spring fed waterpark. Enjoy our white sandy beach, thrilling flume rides, beach volleyball, Lil' Mates Cove and much more!! The water s ...

6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, FL, 34606
Busch Gardens

The ultimate family adventure park offering an array of fascinating attractions based on exotic encounters with the African continent.  A unique blend ...

10165 N McKinley Dr., Tampa, FL, 33612
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 500 animals representing 205 species (that doesn't even include the bugs in the Massey Services Insect Zoo), you can take to the s ...

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
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
Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove is a one-of-a kind experience where you can swim with bottlenose dolphins, feed tropical birds, play inches from a family of otters, an ...

6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL, 32821
Disney's Animal KIngdom

Encounter exotic animals and exciting adventures at Disney's Animal Kingdom park, one of the largest animal theme parks in the world. Home to more tha ...

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
Fanning Springs

Located on the Suwannee River, this inviting source of cool, clear water has attracted people for thousands of years. Fanning Springs now produces les ...

18020 N.W. Highway 19,, Fanning Springs, Florida, 32693
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

Come see why The Florida Aquarium is one of the top aquariums in the country! Experience sharks, alligators, lemurs, penguins and much more! Rediscove ...

701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602., Tampa, Florida
Forever Florida

Forever Florida is a unique eco-tourism attraction located in St. Cloud, Florida; just one hour southeast of Orlando. Departing from a picturesque Flo ...

4755 N. Kenansville Road, St. Cloud, FL, 34773
Gatorland

Gatorland provides affordable family fun while showcasing thousands of alligators and crocodiles including four extremely rare leucistic "white" allig ...

14501 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL, 32837
Giraffe Ranch

Have you ever fed a giraffe? Have you ever smelled their grassy breath? These are memories that will last you a lifetime. At Giraffe Ranch in Dade Cit ...

38650 Mickler Rd, Dade City,, FL, 33523
Glazer Children's Museum

The Glazer Children’s Museum promotes learning through hands-on, interactive play. The majority of the Museum’s effort is focused on visitor experienc ...

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

Our philosophy at Green Meadows Petting Farm is that learning can be fun. Hands-on learning is what's in store with plenty of activities that will del ...

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
Ichetucknee Springs

The crystalline Ichetucknee River flows six miles through shaded hammocks and wetlands before it joins the Santa Fe River. From the end of May until ...

12087 S.W. US Hwy 27, Fort White, Florida, 32038
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
Juniper Springs

Showcasing sparkling springs in a subtropical setting, Juniper Springs is one of the oldest and best known recreation areas on the East Coast. Located ...

26701 E Highway 40, Silver Springs, Florida
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the gateway to exploring, discovering and understanding our universe. New for 2015! Experience Space Sh ...

SR 405, Kennedy Space Center, FL, 32899
Lafayette Blue Springs

Visitors can take a dip in the first magnitude spring, walk across the natural limestone bridge that crosses the spring run flowing into the iconic Su ...

799 N.W. Blue Spring Road, Mayo, Florida, 32066
Legoland Florida

The only Florida interactive theme park where LEGO® comes to life and kids take control. LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is built for kids. The 150-acre inte ...

One LEGOLAND Way, Winter Haven, Florida, 33884
Manatee Springs

The first-magnitude spring at this park produces an average of 100 million gallons of clear, cool water daily. In winter, West Indian manatees swim up ...

11650 NW 115 S, Chiefland, FL, 32626
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

A visit to the Museum of Science & History offers something for everybody, from toddlers to teenagers and senior citizens! Whatever your age or intere ...

1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL, 32207
MOSI - Museum of Science and Industry

With more than 450 interactive exhibits on space and astronomy, technology, robotics, gaming and more, MOSI is a playground of fun that will make you ...

4801 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, Florida, 33617
Ocala Drive In

Open 7 Nights a week, Two Great Movies for One Low Price, Adults $6 Children (6-12) $3 Children 5 and Under FREE.

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
Poe Springs

The spring basin is accessible either from the Santa Fe River, or from a boardwalk 1,000 feet from the parking area. The basin is up to 25 feet deep. ...

28800 NW 182nd Avenue, High Springs, Fl, 32643
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
Rainbow Springs

Archaeological evidence indicates that people have been using this spring for nearly 10,000 years. Rainbow Springs is Florida's fourth largest spring ...

8 S.W. 81st Pl. Rd, Dunnellon, Florida, 34432
Rock Springs Run at Kelly Park in Apopka

Rock Springs at Kelly Park in Apopka is Central Florida's natural lazy river. Rock Springs produces 26,000 gallons of crystal clear water every minute ...

400 E Kelly Park Rd., Apopka, FL, 32712