Source: Florida Back Roads Travel

One tank trips Florida residents and tourists can enjoy are the best way to see the Old Florida that still remains on the back roads. 

It’s also a good way to protect yourself against the rising cost of gas.  You can plan Florida day trips that can be handled on one tank of gas.

One tank trips Florida style on our website are designed to show you the lesser known Florida from the back roads, yet still give you plenty of things to do.

For example, in the early days of Florida – before the railroads came – most transportation was on Florida’s many rivers and lake chains along with the shallow lagoons behind the barrier islands on both coasts.

Most of these waterways have roads alongside them with plenty of scenic views and lots of interesting old water oriented towns to explore on one tank trips Florida wide.

The one tank trips Florida and day trip section of our website is organized around the 8 geographical regions of the state.

Just click on the links below:

Northwest Florida including Pensacola Day Trips

Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Grayton Beach, Gulf Breeze, Pensacola, Seaside

North Central Florida including Tallahassee Day Trips

Apalachicola, Archer, Bronson, Carabelle, Cedar Key, Cross Creek, Gainesville, Greenville, Island Grove, Madison, Micanopy, Monticello, Otter Creek, Port St. Joe, Quincy, Tallahassee

Northeast Florida including Jacksonville Day Trips

Amelia Island, Crescent Beach, Crescent City, Fernandina Beach, Flagler Beach, Green Cove Springs, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Korona, Lake Como, Mandarin, Marineland, Mayport, Orange Park, Ormond Beach, Palatka, Ponte Vedra Beach, Spuds, St. Augustine, St. Augustine Beach, Vilano Beach

Central East Florida

Bonaventure, Cocoa, Cocoa Village, Daytona Beach, Edgewater, Fort Pierce, Georgiana, Indialantic, Jensen Beach, Johns Island, Merritt Island, New Smyrna Beach, Oak Hill, Rockledge, Sebastian Inlet, Shiloh, Titusville, Vero Beach, Wabasso

Central Florida including Orlando Day Trips

Apopka, Avon Park, Auburndale, Babson Park, Bartow, Bowling Green, Clermont, Groveland, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Haines City, Highland Park, Howey In The Hills, Indian Lake Estates, Lake Buena Vista, Lake Placid, Lake Wales, Maitland, Mount Dora, Polk City, Oakland Park, Ocala, Orlando, Sebring, Tavares, Wauchula, Windermere, Winter Haven, Winter Park

Central West Florida including Tampa Day Trips

Aripeka, Brooksville, Bushnell, Clearwater, Crystal River, Dunedin, Floral City, Hernando Beach, Holiday, Hudson, Inverness, Istachatta, Juneau, Lecanto, Nobleton, Ozona, Palm Harbor, Tampa, Tarpon Springs

Southwest Florida

Alva, Ave Maria, Boca Grande, Bokeelia, Cape Coral, Chokoloskee, Everglades, Fort Myers, Immokalee, Iona, LaBelle, Naples, Old Naples, Pine Island, Port Charlotte, Port Royal, St. James City

Southeast Florida including Miami Day Trips

Bal Harbour, Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Clewiston, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Florida City, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Goulds, Hallandale Beach, Haulover Beach, Hobe Sound, Hollywood, Homestead, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Jupiter Island, Key Biscayne, Key Largo, Key West, Lakeport, Miami, Miami Beach, Moore Haven, North Palm Beach, Okeechobee, Pahokee, Palm Beach, Pompano Beach, Surfside, West Palm Beach

You can also go to our Florida Town page, click on any of the towns shown there and access Florida Day Trips for that region.

All of our recommended one tank trips Florida style are designed to keep you on paved roads and never too far away from restaurants and gas stations.

Another thing to remember about our state is that no matter where you are in Florida you are never more than 60 miles from salt water.

You can visit most any beach in Florida on a tank full of gas.

We also try to keep you away from the interstate highways where the majority of Florida residents and tourists quite often turn the major roads into massive slow crawling parking lots.

It’s so much more fun and relaxing to tool along leisurely on many of our rural two lane tree canopied roads.

Each Florida day trip section has clearly marked road maps showing the recommended route so that you can plan your trip in confidence.

We mark the routes out on standard Google maps, and they are easy for you to print out and use on your trip.

Florida has a wonderful state park system. Camping is only one of many attractions these parks offer. Canoeing, kayaking, nature trails, picnicking and nature presentations are just a few of the things you can enjoy.

Florida day trips and one tank trips can be key ingredients that make cheap vacations in Florida entirely possible.



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