It’s easy to take a break from the sun and sand when you’re this close to some of the most exciting one-of-a-kind destinations in the country. An escape to one of Sarasota’s nearby day trip destinations provides adventures for a memorable getaway.
An hour north of Sarasota, Florida and across the scenic Sunshine Skyway Bride is Tampa/St. Pete. This easy one tank trip offers a myriad of adventures. Professional sports, thrilling amusement park rides and the works of late Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali can all be easily found there. Farther north is Tarpon Springs. Founded by Greek sponge fishermen, the town still boasts working docks.
Just two hours east of Sarasota is Orlando, the theme park capital of the world. A visit with Mickey Mouse and his friends, a splashing good time viewing marine wildlife, or a visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter are sure to please the entire family. Be adventurous with a trip to the Everglades and Everglades National Park. Or take a ferry ride to the southernmost point in the United States. Go out and explore. No matter what you choose you can’t go wrong with a rewarding day trip from Sarasota.