Get there and back in one day: South Florida Day Trips

(travel times vary depending on starting point)

Cocoa Beach – 2 hours and 15 minutes each way

  • beaches
  • Patrick Air Force Base
  • Ron Jons Surf Shop
  • surfing and surfing competitions

Coconut Grove – 1 hour 45 minutes each way

  • Villa Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
  • Museum of Science and Planetarium

Coral Gables : 1 hour 15 minutes each way

  • Biltmore Hotel and Pool
  • Fairchild Gardens
  • Miracle Mile shopping and dining
  • University of Miami

Delray Beach

  • Delray Tennis Center
  • Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Everglades and Alligator Alley – 1 hour each way

  • Everglades National Park tours, boat rides

Florida Keys: Northern – 2 hours each way

  • Key Largo
  • Islamorada

Ft Lauderdale – 35 minutes each way

  • Bonnet House
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame
  • NSU Museum of Art
  • river boat tours of the New River
  • Los Olas shopping and dining
  • Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall – 1 hour each way

Marco Island – 2 hours each way

  • wildlife and fishing tours
  • kayaking, canoeing, water sports

Miami – 1 hour each way

  • American Airlines Arena: Miami Heat, concerts,
  • Jungle Island
  • Little Havana
  • Seaquarium
  • Sun Life Stadium: Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes, Orange Bowl, soccer, concerts
  • Zoo Miami

Naples, Florida – 2 hours each way

  • 5th Ave shopping and dining
  • Tin City shops, restaurants and boating

Palm Beach – 35 minutes each way

  • Breakers Hotel and Resort
  • Flager Museum
  • Palm Beach Opera
  • Worth Avenue shopping and dining

South Beach – 1 hour each way

  • beaches and restaurants on Ocean Ave
  • Lincoln Road Mall

West Palm Beach – 30 minutes each way

  • City Place shopping, dining and entertainment center
  • Lion Country Safari
  • South Florida State Fair Grounds – expos, shows, festivals and tournaments