Jacksonville Fl Day Trips, A visitors and new residents guide to day trips in and around the Jacksonville Florida area.
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Jacksonville Fl Day Trips
St. Augustine, FL
(30 minute drive each way)
Founded in 1565, St. Augustine is the oldest city in the nation. Ride sightseeing trains or hop aboard one of the trolleys to get a narrated overview of the area. Cruises offer a 75 minute tour of Matanzas Bay and a view of waterfront landmarks. Explore the Castillo de San Marcos, which is the last fort still standing since the city was founded. Stroll through the restored Spanish Quarter on Historic St. George Street where interesting shops and eateries abound. Enjoy a dinner cruise or take a "Ghostly Walking Tour" through the streets of St. Augustine. Spend time shopping at nearby outlet malls or visit the World Golf Village Hall of Fame Interactive Museum and IMAX Theater.
Amelia Island, FL
(45 minute drive each way)
Amelia Island is known as Florida's Golden Isle. One of a chain of barrier islands stretching from South Carolina, Amelia Island is a charming place - 13 miles long and two miles wide. Settled by the French, developed by the Spanish, named by the English and tamed by the Americans, Amelia is the only location in the United States to have been under eight different flags.
CUMBERLAND ISLAND - St. Mary's, GA
(One-hour drive each way)
Designated a national park in 1972, Cumberland Island is Georgia's largest and southernmost coastal island. The island is dotted with historic homes, ruins, live oak forests, saltwater marshes and high sand dunes. Visitors must board the Cumberland Queen to ferry across to the island. St. Mary's, Georgia, was founded in the 1700's by Jacob Weed. Today, St. Mary's is the site of Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, a home port for the U.S. Navy Trident nuclear submarines. Be sure to visit Orange Hall, one of the best examples of Greek Revival Architecture in the Coastal South.
Daytona Beach, FL
(1 1/2 hour drive each way)
Tour Daytona International Speedway, site of the prestigious Daytona 500. Check out Daytona USA, the Klassix Auto Museum or the Museum of Arts and Sciences. Don't miss a visit to the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse. The Casements, the former winter home of John D. Rockefeller, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER - Titusville, FL
(1 hour, 45-minute drive each way)
Countdown to a fun-filled day! Travel into space at the Kennedy Space Center. Visit the IMAX Theater, Space Camp and the Astronaut Hall of Fame and take a double decker bus tour of Kennedy Space Center.
Okefenokee Swamp, GA
(1-hour drive each way)
Ready for a novel experience? This one's on dry land... sort of. Deep, dark and sometimes mysterious-but far from dank and dangerous-the Okefenokee Swamp is one of nature's unusual creations. Two rivers, the Suwannee and the St. Mary's flow through the shallow, 700-square mile basin, keeping it "flushed," renewed and ever-changing.
Sites along the walking trails off Swamp Island Drive include a restored homestead originally built in the 1920's. A 3/4 mile boardwalk leads to a 50-foot observation tower. Animal life flourishes within the terrain. See why Seminole Indians bestowed upon it their word for "Land of Trembling Earth."
(2 1/2 hour drive each way)
A world of famed Orlando/Kissimmee attractions awaits visitors to Central Florida. Explore the major sites such as Universal Studios, Walt Disney World, Epcot, MGM, Sea World and Wet
n'Wild, just to name a few. Don't miss other activities such as water rafting, hiking, horseback riding, great shopping and antique hunting.
(2 1/2 hour drive each way)
Savannah, home to the renowned 2.5 square mile Historic District, Riverfront Plaza and "Low Country" islands and beaches. Stroll the 9 blocks along River Street and the waterfront and watch the huge ships come into Savannah harbor from all over the world. Visit the Savannah History Museum or Fort Jackson, the oldest remaining brickwork fort in Georgia. Other attractions include The Georgia Roundhouse Complex, Tybee Island Lighthouse, Wormsloe Plantation, to name a few. Excellent dining and shopping experiences await you in historic Savannah.
Silver Springs, FL
(2-hour drive each way)
Take a voyage into the Wild Kingdom! Unlike any voyage in the world. Chart a course for an unforgettable cruise through the world of Silver Springs. Experience close encounters with exotic animals from six different continents. See the world's largest natural spring formation from the famous glass-bottom boats.
(3-hour drive each way)
Tallahassee is Florida's Capital city, nestled between the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and the
juncture of Florida's panhandle and peninsula - an area described as the Big Bend. Discover the seat of government at the Old Capital Building and catch a glimpse of the picturesque Governor's Mansion, modeled after the plantation home of Andrew Jackson. Take a trip through time at the Museum of Florida History or an excursion through the wildlife habitat at the Tallahassee Museum. Stroll amid the lush color and greenery of Maclay Gardens or hop a glass-bottom boat at Wakula Springs.
Brunswick and The Golden
(1 hour drive each way)
The port city of Brunswick and the four islands, St. Simons, Sea Island,
Little St. Simons, and Jekyll Islands, offer rich history, beaches and
broad recreation options. Proclaimed as the Shrimp Capital of the World,
Brunswick's variety is seen on the streets with Victorian homes to its
bustling waterfront. Visit Ft. Frederica and antebellum plantations on St. Simons Island. Sea Island is known for its acclaimed resort, The Cloister, and Little St. Simons Island is visited for its natural beauty and outdoor activities. On Jekyll Island, tour the restored Historic District and see sites of what once was an exclusive winter retreat for America's wealthiest families.
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