When you need to get away but don’t have the time or resources for a vacation, a day trip is an exciting solution. If you live in or near Lake City, Florida, these are three of the top day-trip destinations in the area.
This quaint town is our nation’s oldest city. Stroll along the brick-lined streets and get a feel for its rich history with horse-drawn carriages and centuries-old buildings. You will find a wide range of activities including history museums such as the Castillo de San Marcos; the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. Climb 219 steps to the top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse for an amazing view, and enjoy many tours around town via land, air, and sea.
This enchanted spring is the only city of live mermaids! Buccaneer Bay Waterpark, river boat cruises, wildlife shows, and their famous mermaid shows have made Weeki Wachee Springs Florida’s most unique and legendary family destination.
This city is home to the University of Florida and boasts plenty of exciting things for visitors to explore. Visit the expansive Florida Museum of Natural History and Kanapaha Botanical Gardens for an unparalleled look at the natural resources around us, and be sure to go for a swim in one of many crystal clear freshwater springs!
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