Once you have just finished your testing and have your Florida driver’s license, it might be time to go on a road trip. The good news is that Florida has a lot of fun destinations to visit. If you are finishing up your Drivers Ed classes and planning where you can take a drive to, here are six of the best places in Florida to visit.
Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society
For a truly unique animal experience, take a drive to this stop in West Palm Beach. With over 700 animals from all over the world, visitors can get an up-close view of many different habitats. Take an extra special trip on the Lion Country Safari through the African animal areas. There are also opportunities to feed giraffes and interact with animals in the petting zoo portion.
The Colonial Quarter
This living history museum is in St. Augustine. It highlights the history of the state during the 1500s to 1700s. One of the best features is the replica of a 16th-century boat. Other places to consider that are close to the Colonial Quarter are the Ximinez-Fatio House Museum, Maritime Museum, and the Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park.
Dry Tortugas National Park
Key West is written about in songs and movies because of its beaches, food, and entertainment. It is home to another great treasure though with Dry Tortugas National Park. This park is home to seven reef islands that form an archipelago. It is a great place to visit if you are interested in ocean ecology or just want to check out a cool landmark for Florida.
Known all around the world, this city is famous for the Daytona 500 Nascar Race. Whether you are a fan of racing or just want to witness the popular event, this is a fun road trip to make. The fans are always as entertaining as the race with everyone cheering for their favorite racers and all the excitement in the air. This is best for mid-level drivers because the crowds can draw a lot of traffic. Sit on the beach afterward to complete the road trip destination.
This city is iconic for culture, entertainment, and just being one of America’s hippest cities. The beaches are sandy and warm. The city center features both the old and new side of Florida. There is a wide range of restaurants that feature different levels of sophistication. Visitors can find Caribbean food, Latin flavors, southern cooking, and more.
Orlando is home to some of the best theme parks around- Disney World being the king of them all. While the ticket might be expensive, it is well worth the cost for the rides, experiences, and amazing food options in the park. This is a perfect road trip for a driver with a little more experience since there is more traffic and bigger, wider roads. What’s more is that this park caters to visitors of all ages, so it’s a great option no matter who joins you on your trip.
If you are ready to hit the road with your new Florida driver’s license, these six destinations are just the beginning. Whether you choose to visit one of the other big cities, National Parks, or attractions in Florida or venture beyond state lines, road trips are a great opportunity to get more experience driving.