Day Trips

This page lists popular kids day trips within 100 miles from Jacksonville, Florida.
Kids Jacksonville: Day Trips - Fun 4 First Coast Kids
8 Flags Playscape aka Pirate Playground

8 Flags Playscape is home to Pirate Playground!!!This playground has swings, a merry-go-round, a water and sand table and a sand box with buried treas ...

2500 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL, 32034
Amazing Grace Crop Maze

Amazing Grace Crop Maze, located in Clay County, is pure Fall Family Fun on the Farm! Open Fridays 5pm-10pm and Saturdays from 10am-10pm. Closed on S ...

2899 Wisteria Farms Road, Green Cove Springs, Florida, 32043
Amelia Island

Escape the everyday world and find inspiration in our peaceful, relaxed seaport community. Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Isl ...

Amelia River Cruises & Charters

Since 2000, Amelia River Cruises & Charters has offered narrated historic & wildlife sightseeing cruises. We share the fascinating stories of Amelia an ...

Area: Intracoastal
1 North Front Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida, 32034
Big Shoals State Lands

Big Shoals State Park features the largest whitewater rapids in Florida. Limestone bluffs, towering 80 feet above the banks of the Suwannee River, aff ...

11330 SE Co Rd 135, White Springs, FL, 32096
Bird Island Park

Bird Island Park is located at 100 Library Blvd behind the Ponte Vedra Beach Library. It is the first park travelers heading south along the Scenic A1 ...

Free: Yes
Area: Ponte Vedra Beach
101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Blue Grotto

The dive begins at the mouth of the cavern, which is 80ft wide and 20ft high. Look from topside into the sharp blue of the pool and you will understan ...

3852 N.E. 172nd Court, Williston, FL, 32696
Blue Spring State Park - Orange City

Blue Spring is the winter home to numerous endangered manatees, Blue Spring is 2,644 acres of enchantment. Temperatures in the spring run remain a con ...

2100 West French Avenue, Orange City, FL
Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention

The Cade Museum's exhibits, educational programs, and Creativity Labs encourage learners of all ages to think like an inventor, meet an inventor, and ...

Type of Day Trip: Educational
811 S Main St., Gainesville, FL, 32601
Camp Chowenwaw

Camp Chowenwaw (Cho’-wen-waw), is a beautiful 150-acre site at the mouth of Black Creek, near its confluence with the St. Johns River. The Girl Scout ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Outdoor Fun
Open Season: Pool open May - September, camping year round
1517 Ball Road, Green Cove Springs, FL, 32043
Canyons Zipline and Canopy Tours

Bring your summer plans to new heights! Kids zip free Monday-Friday and locals get $5 off! One child per paying adult. Happy Zipping!!

8045 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, FL, 34475
Clarke House and Park

Clarke House Park is home to the Clarke House, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The house was originally built in the earl ...

1039 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL, 32073
Conner's A-Maize-Ing Acres

Farmtastic Fun, Fun, Fun!!! Enjoy Conner's A-Maize-Ing Acres in the fall for corn maze season, or in spring for sunflower picking season! Here are ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Outdoor Fun
Open Season: Fall and Spring
19856 County Road 121, Hilliard, FL, 32046
Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia

Cumberland Island is Georgia's largest and southernmost barrier island. Here pristine maritime forests, undeveloped beaches and wide marshes whisper t ...

101 Wheeler Street, St Marys, GA, 31558
Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach is best know for the Daytona International Speedway, which hosts a number of high-profile racing events, most notably the world-famous D ...

Daytona International Speedway Tour

Climb aboard one of our open-air trams and you will be transported into a world unto itself: the "World Center of Racing." As you enter the "World Cen ...

1801 W International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL, 32114
Restrooms: Yes
De Leon Springs State Park

Activities: Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking/canoeing, paddleboat rentals, boat tour, fishing, hiking, boat ramp, wildlife viewing, picnic area, playgro ...

601 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, De Leon Springs, FL, 32130
Devil's Den

Visit one of North America's most prehistoric places, Devil's Den -- an underground spring inside a dry cave in central Florida. The remains of many e ...

5390 NE 180th Avenue, Williston, FL, 32696
Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park is a bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep that leads down to a miniature rain forest. Small streams trickle down ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun, Tourist Destinations
4732 Millhopper Rd., Gainesville, FL, 32653
Falling Creek Falls Suwannee River Water Management District

Falling Creek Falls is one of the Suwannee River Water Management District's gems. During normal water levels the creek roars over a 10-foot waterfall ...

Restrooms: No
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
Florida Museum of Natural History

All the permanent exhibits are kid-friendly and many have hands-on features just for kids. Check the website for information about special exhibits. ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Educational, Tourist Destinations
3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL, 32611
Fort Clinch State Park

At over 1,400 acres, Fort Clinch State Park is situated on Florida’s northernmost barrier island- Amelia Island. The park provides exceptional recrea ...

2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, FL, 32034
Fort Gates Ferry Ocala National Forest

The Fort Gates Ferry is a site of historic importance and is reached via forest roads east from Salt Springs. This site is a narrows in the St. Johns ...

229 Fort Gates Ferry Road, Crescent City, FL, 32112-4611
Fort Matanzas National Monument

Coastal Florida was a major field of conflict as European nations fought for control in the New World. As part of this struggle, Fort Matanzas guarded ...

8635 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL, 32080
Restrooms: Yes

Gainesville is best know as the home to the University of Florida. Families can explore the Butterfly Rainforest at Florida Museum of Natural History, ...

Ginnie Springs

Enjoy our seven crystal-clear, freshwater springs nestled in over 200 wooded acres along the banks of the Santa Fe River in Florida. Each day, the 7 ...

7300 NE Ginnie Springs Rd., High Springs, FL, 32643
Goldhead Branch State Park

One of Florida´s first state parks, Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park was developed on a 2,000-acre site by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) ...

6239 State Road 21, Keystone Heights, FL, 32656
Restrooms: Yes
Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve

Teeming with life, the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve is a dynamic, ever changing place with many interconnected habitats ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Educational, Outdoor Fun, Tourist Destinations
Open Season: Year round
505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

The crystalline Ichetucknee River flows six miles through shaded hammocks and wetlands before it joins the Santa Fe River. In 1972, the head spring of ...

12087 S.W. U.S. 27, Fort White, FL, 32038
Jekyll Island, Georgia

Whether you come to Jekyll Island to relax or to be active, Georgia’s coastal climate will allow you to enjoy countless activities year-round. Perfect ...

901 Downing Musgrove Causeway, Jekyll Island, GA, 31527
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 East Highway 40, Silver Springs, FL, 34488
Kulaqua River Ranch

In an effort to support the families of our community, Camp Kulaqua opens the River Ranch during specific days during the summer at a discounted rate ...

River Ranch Water Park, 23400 NW 212 Ave, High Springs, FL, 32643
Kulaqua River Ranch: Community Days

In an effort to support the families of our community, Camp Kulaqua opens the River Ranch during specific Sundays (and Memorial Day) during the summer ...

River Ranch Water Park, High Springs, FL, 32643
Lake County

Lake County Florida was named for the many lakes contained within its borders. Family activities include ride the Orange Blossom Cannonball train, lea ...

Marine Science Center Ponce Inlet

The Marine Science Center offers a wide variety of programs and activities for children and adults throughout the year. Students young and old can dis ...

100 Lighthouse Drive, Ponce Inlet, FL, 32127
Restrooms: Yes
Marineland Dolphin Adventure

Marineland opened in June of 1938 as Marine Studios – a facility designed for Hollywood film makers to create underwater footage for their movies. A v ...

9600 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine, FL, 32080
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

Visitors to this old Florida homestead can walk back in time to 1930s farm life where Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings lived and worked in the tiny community ...

18700 S. CR 325, Cross Creek, FL, 32640
Nature Coast

Nature Coast is a region of Florida named for its designated system of greenways and trails. Family activities include mermaids at Weeki Wachee Spring ...

O'Leno State Park

One of Florida's first state parks, O'Leno State Park was first developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The park is located along t ...

410 SE O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, FL, 32643

Ocala is known for it's outdoor adventures. Family activities include horseback trail riding, ziplining past cliffs, canyons and over lakes at Canyons ...

Ocala National Forest

The Ocala National Forest, located north of Orlando, is the southernmost forest in the continental United States and protects the world's largest cont ...

Pittman Visitor Center 45621 State Road 19, Altoona, FL, 32702
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

The Great Okefenokee Swamp is one of North America’s most unspoiled, fascinating and precious natural areas. It is the largest, intact, un-fragmented, ...

2700 Suwannee Canal Road, Folkston, GA, 31537
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park

Just an hour west of Jacksonville via I-10, this park commemorates the site of Florida's largest Civil War battle, which took place February 20, 1864. ...

5890 Battlefield Trail Road, Olustee, FL, 32087

Orlando is known for it's theme parks, but there is so much more to do. Additional family attractions include Crayola Experience, Orlando Science Cent ...

Osceola National Forest

The Osceola National Forest is a natural gem. These forested woodlands and swamps provide many opportunities for a wide range of visitor experiences s ...

US Highway 90 and CR 321, Olustee, FL
Poe Springs

Poe Springs is just around the corner from the lively little town of High Springs, in Alachua County, just up the road from Gainesville. Poe Springs p ...

28800 NW 182nd Avenue, High Springs, FL, 32643
Ravine Gardens State Park

Just a short drive to Palatka and you'll find a ravine that was created over thousands of years by water flowing from the sandy ridges on the shore of ...

1600 Twigg Street, Palatka, FL, 32177
River Rise State Park

The Santa Fe River goes underground in O'Leno State Park and reemerges over three miles away in River Rise Preserve State Park as a circular pool befo ...

373 Southwest US Highway 27, High Springs, FL, 32643
Rum Island Springs

River access, boat ramp, picnicking areas, and the pure, natural spring where you can snorkel, dive, swim and canoe. Take the kids exploring and you'l ...

Rum Island Springs County Park, SW Rum Island Terrace and Santa Fe River, Fort White, FL