Day Trips

Plan a Staycation or Getaway. Ideas for a Sarasota, Florida Vacation. Things to do on vacation, getaway, or staycation in Sarasota and Siesta Key getaway. The beach and beyond from friendly family activities to outdoor restaurants on the water, eco-tours, and parks. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com

Ideas for a Sarasota, Florida Vacation

You deserve a little down time. Here is some inspiration for ways to enjoy Sarasota, Siesta Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key, and Venice–beyond the white-sun-kissed sands and relaxing Gulf shores. Of course, you’ll... Read more
Planning a Vacation Using Pinterest. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com

How to Use Pinterest for Travel Inspiration

If you’re not familiar with Pinterest, it is a visual search engine and the perfect place for travel inspiration. Pinterest makes researching travel ideas a pleasure.  Pinterest is easy to use. Simply search for a... Read more
Southwest Florida’s Great Calusa Blueway provides paddlers with 190 miles of waymarked kayaking trails through unspoiled waterways near Fort Myers and Sanibel Florida. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com

Kayaking the Great Calusa Blueway

Southwest Florida has everything you need for the perfect kayaking trip: warm, sunny climate, equipment rentals, sheltered inland waterways, shallow waters, and lots of native wildlife. It is also home to the Great... Read more
Visiting Key West via the Key West Ferry. Departures from Fort Myers Beach and Marco Island, Florida. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com

Visiting Key West via the Key West Ferry

By Susan Finch Discovering new experiences is part of the thrill of going on a vacation and getting to your destination should be part of the fun. The Key West ferry delivers on... Read more
Planning a vacation to Sarasota, FL. All you need to know. Must Do Visitor Guides.

Planning a Vacation to Sarasota, Florida: All You Need to Know

Our website and printed Must Do Visitor Guides offer carefully curated lists of what to do, where to eat, and more. Did you know you can read the current printed edition online? Check out... Read more
Must Do Visitor Guides You Need a Vacation And Here is Why

You Need a Vacation, and Here is Why

By Susan Finch If you’re neglecting your hard-earned vacation days, you’re not alone. According to Gallup research, only six in ten Americans took a vacation, showing a drop in previous years. Deciding you need... Read more
Road Trip Checklist Infographic. Must Do Visitor Guides Southwest Florida travel tips and things to do. MustDo.com.

Road Trip Checklist

By Laurén Ettinger Creating a road trip checklist is an easy way to ensure that you do not forget any items for your upcoming vacation. Use this handy list and hit the road... Read more
Tour five top Southwest Florida historic homes located in Ellenton, Sarasota, Fort Myers, and Estero. Plan your visit. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com

Top 5 Historic Homes in Southwest Florida

There’s no better way to experience local history than by touring a historic home. Southwest Florida has its share, including the last surviving antebellum plantation home in South Florida, the Italianate Ca’ d’Zan, the... Read more
The Gamble Plantation in Ellenton is an easy day trip from Sarasota, Florida. The antebellum mansion is the only surviving plantation home in South Florida and was once the headquarters of an extensive sugar plantation. Must Do Visitor Guides

Tour Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

Florida has a relatively short settler history, but the Gamble Plantation in Ellenton, Florida packs in plenty of famous names, Civil War history, and settler lifestyle. This grand mansion is the oldest building in... Read more
Florida’s subtropical climate is ideal for showy blooms, orchids, and flowering trees. Here’s our list of the best public gardens to visit in Southwest Florida. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com

Top 5 Botanical Gardens to Visit in Southwest Florida

If you want a day filled with color, fragrance, and fresh air, why not plan to stroll around one of these top Southwest Florida gardens? The tough part will be choosing which one... Read more
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