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Fun Day Trip Destinations to Enjoy in Florida

AquariumFlorida's Suncoast offers a relaxing lifestyle with white sandy beaches, warm winters and beautiful homes. Bordered by the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, you can enjoy year-round outdoor activities and exciting day trips to some of Florida's most popular places.

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Living at The Islands, a gated waterfront community located on the Manatee River, offers beautiful homes with private boat docks and luxurious amenities. There's easy access to great restaurants, shopping, entertainment and popular day trip destinations in Sarasota and nearby cities. Conveniently located near Sarasota, you can visit the Ringling Museum of Art where you can experience the history of the circus, or head to St. Armands Circle for a day of great shopping with family and friends.

Just an hour drive north on I-75, Tampa is home to Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium, Adventure Island and the Lowry Park Zoo, voted the #1 family-friendly zoo in the country. At Busch Gardens, one of Florida's most popular theme parks, you can enjoy roller coaster rides, world-class stage productions, and wonderful animal habitats that house over 12,000 animal species. The kids will love the Florida Aquarium filled with interactive exhibits like the Penguin Pass and the Dolphin Cruise, and Adventure Island, one of Florida's largest water parks.

Just an hour east of Tampa, you can spend the day at Walt Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios in Orlando. For a fun-filled day, Disney World offers something for everyone with four theme parks that include exciting rides, musical stage shows, great restaurants and a variety of shops. It's a busy day, but one that the entire family will remember. Sea World offers great outdoor animal shows for the family, and you can enjoy roller coasters and themed rides like Harry Potter World at Universal Studios.

If you're looking for a more relaxing day, visit Siesta Key, one of the world's best white sand beaches. It's a beautiful barrier island eight miles long just offshore of Sarasota where you'll find tropical atmosphere, charming hideaways, and warm breezes. Separated from the mainland by two easy-access bridges, Siesta Key provides day trip destinations in a quiet, natural paradise.

Ready to start living near all of these great destinations? Contact The Islands today to schedule a tour and see how our community is right for you. 

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