Central Florida's Top 10 Weekend Glamping Getaways
Whether you are a resident, a student, or a visitor to Tampa or Orlando, getting out from the major metropolis to get some fresh air, a new perspective, and a change of scenery is sometimes necessary. We've put up a list of 10 must-try weekend getaways for you to refer to the next time you're stuck or want to try something new.
In Ocala, you can go glamping.
Enjoy the glamping attractions of Ocala's Enchanted Oaks and immerse yourself in nature without the roughness of Florida camping. Comfort, lakeside life, and bohemian atmosphere are all provided by the air-conditioned compact cottages.
In Ocala, you may go horseback riding.
What better way to re-establish a connection with nature than to be surrounded by animals? Take a horseback tour of the area to view the best of Ocala's farms and animals in the world's horse capital.
St Augustine's Old Town is a must-see.
St. Augustine is America's oldest city, making it ideal for history buffs. The town offers a range of activities without the stress and turmoil of Florida's larger cities, with restaurants, shops, and historic monuments like the fort and art museum. Also, stay for the evening to witness the city come alive at night.
Go to the stars.
See the scientific and technological triumphs of space travel at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Real space shuttles and rockets are on display for visitors. There are also interactive simulations and live shows to offer visitors a taste of what it's like to travel to space.
At Coco Beach, catch some waves.
Enjoy the water, sun, and surf waves at Coco Beach while visiting the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex listed above. This beach has the ability to fill a weekend with alfresco dining and entertainment on the pier. There are also kayak cruises nearby that take guests through the maze of Mangrove Tunnels, where they may see manatees and dolphins.
Amelia Island is a small island off the coast of Florida
This uncrowded location is a great get-away from the metropolis. This tranquil island immerses guests in nature and has a long list of good eating alternatives, with a beautiful beach, fishing, and historic sights like the Fernandina Plaza.
Islands of Sanibel and Captiva
These islands provide snorkeling and scuba diving, as well as bird watching, outdoor yoga, and watersports, with over 15 miles of beaches. On a weekend getaway, visit the nature and science centers, go on a nature boat excursion, visit the shell museum, or dine at one of the islands' famed restaurants.
Weki Wachee Springs State Park is located in Weki Wachee, Florida.
The deepest freshwater cave system in the country can be found in this Old Florida park. In addition to its protected fauna, the park hosts underwater mermaid shows with that wildlife, maintaining a tradition that dates back to the 1940s.
Daytona Beach, dubbed "the world's most renowned beach," is home to miles of trails and parks, golf courses, waterfront restaurants, rides, beaches and piers, and the Daytona 500, among other attractions. With so much to do in a town known for sporting events like the NCA College Cheerleading Nationals, this beach allows tourists to be as active as they want or simply kick back and enjoy.
Cedar Key is a small island off the coast of
Cedar Key is a small, calm island off the coast of Florida that is known for its seafood. The island, which has a population of only 800 people, is a calm, modest, and cozy destination for a relaxing weekend escape. The island creates a sense that is unlike any city, with no high-rises and a panorama of modest homes.