Non-Theme Park Day Trips You Can Take From Orlando

Odds are you’re planning or thinking about a trip to Orlando. The most visited tourist destination in America draws 75 million people a year. 

So whether you’re completely over theme parks or looking to add variety to your next Orlando vacation, consider one of these 25 day trips to Florida’s beaches, parks, and historical sites.

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

A unique and bucket-worthy experience is visiting the Crystal River National Refuge, especially during the winter months.

De Leon Springs

Cool off in clear waters or roam through the lush trails within De Leon Springs. Located between Orlando and Daytona Beach.

Weeki Wachee Springs

Weeki Wachee Springs famously features underwater performances by live “mermaids.” The natural spring is also home to the deepest freshwater cave system in the entire country.

Wekiwa Springs State Park

Wekiwa Springs State Park is less than one hour drive from Orlando. Wekiwa provides some of the best hiking in Orlando, with over twenty miles of trails.

Bioluminescent Kayaking at Cape Canaveral

Something you may not have considered on a day trip from Orlando is taking a bioluminescent tour along Florida’s beaches.

Snorkeling at Devil’s Den

This privately owned scuba diving training center is one of Florida’s premier pre-historic springs.

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