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 Family Farms – Home of Amazing Grace Crop Maze

Amazing Grace Crop Maze, located in Clay County, is pure Fall Family Fun on the Farm! Attractions at Amazing Grace Crop Maze include two Jump Pads, Ba ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Outdoor Fun
Open Season: Fall
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
Big Talbot Island State Park, Boneyard Beach, and Black Rock Beach

Located on one of Northeast Florida's unique sea islands, Big Talbot Island State Park is primarily a natural preserve providing a premier location fo ...

Area: Beaches/Mayport
State Road A1A North, Jacksonville, FL, 32226
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
Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Educational, Outdoor Fun
101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082
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
Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation

Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation are primarily a conservation and educational facility and we rescue exotic animals in need. They also ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Educational
Open Season: Year round
8528 E County RD 225, Gainesville, FL, 32609
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

Conner’s A-Maize-Ing Acres Corn Maze is located way out in the country at 19856 County Road, Hilliard, Fl in Nassau County on 125 acres! We are One F ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Outdoor Fun
Open Season: Fall and Spring
19856 County Road 121, Hilliard, FL, 32046
Crosby Sanctuary

Crosby Sanctuary, owned by Duval Audubon Society, is over 500 acres of swamp and oak hammock located in the heart of Clay County. Over 100 species of ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Outdoor Fun
427 Aquarius Concourse, Orange Park, FL
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
Daytona Lagoon

Daytona Lagoon is Daytona's Year Round Family Fun Center! Whether you are looking for wet or dry attractions, the Lagoon is the place to be! The we ...

Type of Day Trip: Amusement Park, Water Fun
601 Earl St., Daytona Beach, FL, 32118
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
Depot Park - Gainesville

Romp in the Playground: Climb, run, slide, spin and experience this exciting custom play area! Designed to inspire and encourage creativity, this play ...

Free: Yes
201 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, FL
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

Beaches Shell collecting is excellent on the beaches and avid shark tooth hunters will have plenty of sand to cover in their search. Bicycling Th ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun
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, ...

Georgia Sea Turtle Center

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is the State’s only sea turtle education and rehabilitation facility. The Center offers the public a chance to learn abo ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Educational
214 Stable Road, Jekyll Island, GA
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
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
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 ...

Little Talbot Island State Park

With more than five miles of beautiful, white sandy beaches, Little Talbot Island is one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier islands in Northeast ...

12157 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, FL, 32226
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