Day Trips

Everyone knows about the major theme parks such as Busch Gardens, Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World, and Legoland.  Here is a list of unique fun day trips for you and the kids.

Nature Day Trips

Parks are great for hiking, kayaking, picnics, and exploring nature. Here are some great parks to get the kids outdoors.

Beach Day Trips

What kid doesn’t love a day at the beach? While we have great beaches on Anna Maria Island, be adventurous and experience some of the other beaches in the area.

Museum Day Trips

Children’s museums were designed specifically for kids. These museums are generally hands-on, entertaining, and educational.

Farm Day Trips

Farms are a great place to learn about growing and harvesting fruits and vegetables. Many of them even allow the kids to pick fruits and vegetables. Some have petting areas to get up close to the animals.

Water Park Day Trips

Cool off at a water park on a hot summer day. Water parks generally have rides and activities for all ages and are a great alternative to the beach.


Many kids have only experienced animals through pictures or television. Zoos and aquariums are great places to observe and learn about animals and marine life.

These are just a few day trips you can take to explore other locations and activities. Just remember when outdoors, wear light clothing and a hat to protect yourself from the sun. Apply sunscreen to any exposed skin. If your child does experience a severe sunburn or any other heat-related illness, please contact your pediatrician immediately.