#momhacks: Spring Break Day Trips

By Giggle Magazine

Staying local this spring break but don’t want to stay cooped up in the house? Giggle has a variety of ideas perfect for a single day adventure. Explore some options that are fun for the whole family (and won’t break the bank)!

  1. Little Talbot Island State Park – Explore pristine beaches, abundant wildlife, hiking and biking trails, kayaking and more. floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/little-talbot-island-state-park
  2. Retirement Home for Horses at Mill Creek Farm – Visit this sanctuary for retired horses for a beautiful and peaceful visit. Open Saturdays from 11am-3pm with the admission of 2 (or more) carrots. millcreekfarm.org
  3. Go antiquing in McIntosh or Micanopy – Take a step back in time and visit Micanopy or McIntosh and shop the quaint antique stores.
  4. Wild Adventures – Take a walk on the wild side and spend the day at this fun amusement park in Valdosta! Open for the 2022 season beginning March 19th. wildadventures.com
  5. Challenger Learning Center in Tallahassee – Visit this five-story planetarium along with a Space Station laboratory, mission control simulator and IMAX theater. challengertlh.com
  6. Explore Thomasville, GA – Visit a Confederate Prisoner of War Camp, Hunt the Lost Quail scavenger hunt and explore history, shopping and dining in this beautiful downtown area. thomasvillega.com
  7. Washington Oaks Garden – Enjoy a unique beachfront area and beautiful botanical gardens at Washington Oaks in Palm Coast. washingtonoaks.org
  8. Visit Monticello, FL – Among historic buildings and locally owned cafes, Monticello is a beautiful city with a bustling Saturday farmers market. Use your ghost sensors to spot the supernatural in the “most haunted small town in the U.S.” visitflorida.com/places-to-go/north-central/monticello/
  9. Swim or see manatees in Crystal River – Admire these gentle giants in the clear waters of Crystal River. discovercrystalriverfl.com
  10. Escape to Jekyll Island, GA – Golf, biking, beaches, bird watching and visiting the sea turtle center are just a few of the opportunities available at Jekyll Island. jekyllisland.com
  11. Weedon Island Preserve – This beautiful mix of aquatic and wetland ecosystems in the Tampa Bay area is a perfect place to escape the everyday.  weedonislandpreserve.org
  12. Silver Springs State Park – Take a glass bottom boat tour of the Silver River, see monkeys and explore trails in this nearby park. silversprings.com
  13. Ravine Gardens State Park – This hidden gem in Palatka offers two large ravines up to 120 feet deep with steep banks at 45 degree angles along with an amazing azalea display. floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/ravine-gardens-state-park


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