Day Trips

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
Sarasota Day Trips Bok Tower Gardens. Explore 50 acres of meandering pathways and gardens, listen to the beautiful bells of the Singing Tower carillon, and stroll through a Mediterranean-style mansion. Plan your visit. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

Sarasota, Florida Day Trip to Bok Tower Gardens

By Laurén Ettinger Located just two hours from Sarasota, Florida, Bok Tower Gardens transports visitors into a tranquil respite. Guests can wander through 50 acres of meandering pathways and gardens, listen to the... Read more
A must-see for residents and visitors to Southwest Florida is the manatee and Lee County Manatee Park is a great spot to see them. Read on to learn the best time to visit. Must Do Visitor Guides

Manatee Park in Fort Myers is a Great Place to See Manatees

One of the must-see animals for residents and visitors to Southwest Florida is the manatee and Lee County Manatee Park has a great viewing area for spotting them. Also known as “sea cows” due... Read more
Safari Wilderness in Lakeland, Florida is an easy day trip from Sarasota. What to expect when you visit. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com

Sarasota Day Trip to Safari Wilderness

By: Vanessa Caceres You don’t need to travel overseas to go on a safari. Your wilderness journey is less than two hours away from Sarasota to visit Safari Wilderness in Lakeland, Florida. Safari Wilderness—a working,... Read more
How to Travel With Your Kids and Enjoy it. Practical tips and advice for traveling with kids. Must Do Visitor Guides Southwest Florida travel planning.

How to Travel With Your Kids and Enjoy it

By: Susan Finch You’ve been planning your Florida family vacation for months and are ready to hit the road. But then the reality sits in during a long day battling the airport, sitting in... Read more
5 Tips For Budgeting Travel With a Family. Must Do Visitor Guides.

5 Tips For Budgeting Travel With a Family

By: Susan Finch If the rising cost of a family vacation feels out of reach, you’re not alone. According to American Express the average cost of a vacation runs $4,580 for a family... Read more
Skip the fast food, here is a list of delicious, filling, nutritious foods that are easy to pack in your car for a road trip to Florida. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com.

Healthy Road Trip Snacks

By: Susan Finch Remember the last time you took a long road trip? Did you end up indulging in fast food and sugary treats to stay full and alert? Chances are you ended... Read more
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