An escape to one of Sarasota’s nearby day trips provides adventures for a memorable getaway. Within easy driving distance are opportunities to visit family themed parks with thrilling rides and interactive shows, as well as world-class gardens and museums. No matter what you choose you can’t go wrong with a rewarding day trip from Sarasota.
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Travel an hour north and across the scenic Sunshine Skyway Bridge to Tampa/St. Pete. This easy one tank trip offers a myriad of adventures including Busch Gardens and the Dali Museum. Farther north is Tarpon Springs. Founded by Greek sponge fishermen, the town still boasts working sponge docks.
Just a two-hour drive from Sarasota is Orlando, the theme park capital of the world! A visit with Mickey Mouse and his friends, exciting Universal Studios, a splashing good time at SeaWorld, 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. You can even take a ferry ride to the southernmost point in the United States. Go out and explore. 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!