It is a shame that Orlando is not prevalently associated with the beautiful beaches that surround the city. Near Orlando, you can find endless tracts of some of Florida’s most pristine coastline. New Smyrna Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the area. With over 12 miles of coastline, there are plenty of places to relax in the sand in perfect seclusion, or find a more populated area of the beach where you can be a part of all the beach fun. The white sandy beaches, beautiful weather, and warm water make this the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors.
St. Augustine is oldest continually inhabited European colony in all of the United States. As such, history enthusiasts have flocked to this unique destination for countless years. It has a unique culture that is about 450 years in the making that you can see in the architecture and the people of the city. With endless historical landmarks ranging from the first Catholic church in the country to the old Spanish fort on the Matanzas River, there is so much to see and appreciate here. The only problem is you will probably want to return the next day to experience things that you just couldn’t fit in on your St. Augustine day trip.
The Everglades is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. It is extremely unique for many reasons, one of which is the fact that it is the only place where crocodiles and alligators live side by side. You can explore the endless expanses of wilderness by foot, bicycle, or by fan boat, each of which will provide you with an amazing outdoor excursion.
On your next trip to Orlando, take a break from the parks and get out and explore some of the amazing natural wonders that surround the city. With this exploration, you are sure to find your next favorite thing about day trips from Orlando, Florida.