We frequently get asked from our renters, "What is there to do around you?". So we have compiled some ideas of possible vacation locations that we hope will help you decide what direction to go.
Orlando! Not only is Orlando home to Disney World, Universal, and Sea World, there really is so much to explore from water parks, wax museums and the food! There is definitely something for everyone in Orlando and the close proximity areas.
Saint Augustine - The history alone is why Saint Augustine is such a great place to travel to and explore. The old fort, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, is a great place for the kids, especially if they're firing off the cannons! There's also the Fountain of Youth and many preserves to explore. This is definitely an old seaside town.
Daytona Beach - Bike Week. Need we say more? Although bike week is a once a year large event, there is still plenty to do in and around Daytona. The beaches are beautiful, there's the Daytona Speedway and loads more to explore.
Next up would be the Gulf Coast. There are far too many towns/cities to list but exploring anywhere along the Gulf Coast is great. Our biggest ones to mention would be Clearwater, which incidentally houses the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. For those of you with kids, this Aquarium is home to Winter the dolphin from the movie Dolphin Tale. During your visit, you will see many of the animals featured in the movie, as well as other wildlife they are housing or rehabilitating. Next would be Sanibel/Captiva Island. Sanibel is known for its beaches and shelling. If seashells are something you love to look for at the beach, then this is a must go place. Be sure to bring your bucket! With the Gulf Coast, it bears mentioning that Florida is the only state where you can sit at the beach early in the morning to watch the sunrise on the east coast, and then drive 3 hours and watch the sunset that same evening on the west coast.
The Florida Keys is next up on our places to explore. From where the RV is to the tip of Key West at the Southernmost Point is 278 miles. There are so many places to explore on the way down and Key West is a world unto its own. Museums, kayaking, tourist shops, food, everything.
Our last thing worth mentioning are all the springs here in Florida. Blue, Rainbow, Wekiwa, Ginny, and so many more. Most do have camping at them, but do your research before going. Also, Weeki Wachee is worth mentioning for its resident 'mermaids'.
Lastly, if you are looking for just a quick weekend getaway, and don't want to drive far, we have plenty of great campgrounds nearby. Our favorite to head to is Sebastian Long Point Park. It's close to the Sebastian Inlet and is off the beaten path. We recommend a water site if one is available. Also nearby are Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Westgate River Ranch and Sebastian Inlet Campground.
We always do our best to help our guests come up with a plan if they are not familiar with an area, so please feel free to give us a call and we will do our best to help out! Happy Camping!