Summer is on its way and with it comes warm weather, excitement and the best time of year to get away from it all and head out on one of the best road trips you can think of. While many people road trip around their own backyard – that is to say, their own country, state or province, there’s a lot to be said for jet-setting to a new place to drive around and explore. Not convinced? Check out these hot spots you need to see on any Florida road trip!
Orlando is one of the bigger cities in Florida and is home to numerous amazing theme parks – a real dream come true for the kids. With Disney World, Discovery Cove, SeaWorld, and Universal Studios to name but a few, it’s no surprise that Orlando welcomes millions of visitors every year. You can get yourself some cheap Orlando theme park tickets online before you go, saving yourself time and money when you get to the theme park (or parks!) of your choice!
Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Centre
Anyone in the family – science enthusiast or not – will get something out of visiting both these sites. The mystery and excitement of watching humans blast off into space on various missions is something not to be missed. Plan your trip to this area accordingly to catch a rocket launch, and then head to the Kennedy Space Center to learn more about America’s Space Race and the landing of the first men on the moon. You can even view moondust-caked space suits, as well as stroll through the garden that hosts the remnants of rockets used in these first moon missions.
The Florida Keys
Looking for the ultimate in road trip getaways? Did you know that the Florida Keys are connected by a highway? Well now you do! That means that jumping from island to island to experience the beauty and relaxation of the white sand beaches and azure waters is as easy as getting behind the wheel and heading south to this pristine island chain. What better way to spend the summer than whiling away the hours on the sand and swimming in beautiful waters before beachcombing and having dinners on the sand at dusk? We think it sounds unbeatable.
So if you’ve been thinking about getting away for the summer but you aren’t sure where to, hopefully this list of the best things to see and do on a road trip through Florida will whet your appetite and get you planning the ultimate in summer getaways. Good luck and enjoy!