4 Best Day Trips from Tampa

4 Best Day Trips from Tampa | Tampa, FL
4 Best Day Trips from Tampa | Tampa, FL

Are you looking for somewhere new to explore with your new Buick or GMC from Rivard Buick GMC? Here are some of our favorite day trips from Tampa:

  1. Pete: St. Petersburg is right outside Tampa and has plenty to fill several day trips. Spend some time on the beach, go shopping and dining downtown, or do a little of both. A visit is not complete without a trip to the Dali Museum and Sunken Gardens.
  2. Siesta Key Beach: About an hour south of Tampa, just outside Sarasota, is Siesta Key Beach, regularly considered one of the top beaches in the state. For some real fun, rent a jet ski or take a dolphin tour on the water.
  3. Myakka River State Park: If you are the outdoorsy type, consider what is one of Florida’s oldest and largest parks, with beautiful prairies and wetlands to explore on foot, by bike, or by boat. Consider fishing and camping overnight if you are feeling really adventurous.
  4. Walt Disney World: Just an hour northeast of Tampa is the happiest place on earth. You can easily spend weeks at Disney World and not see it all, but given our close location, it also makes for several great day trips, so you don’t have to pay to stay overnight.

What are your favorite day trips from Tampa?

Florida Theme Parks to Explore

Disney WorldFlorida is fortunate enough to be blessed with warm weather throughout the year. That means even though summer is over, there is still plenty of time to visit some awesome theme parks. Here are some Florida theme parks to explore.

Disney World

Disney World is the happiest place on earth, so of course it would be on this list. With four unique theme parks, two water parks, and more mouse-related memorabilia than anywhere else on the planet, Disney World is where dreams become realities!

Universal Studios

Universal Studios is made up of two theme parks that both bring the magic of movies to life. Whether you take a drive with the Transformers or explore the wizarding world of Harry Potter, there is plenty to do at Universal Studios for everyone to enjoy.


LEGOLAND is a child’s fantasy come to life. Constructed with Legos and featuring some truly amazing attractions, everything really is awesome at LEGOLAND!

Busch Gardens

Part theme park, part zoo, Busch Gardens, located right here in Tampa, brings the wonderful world of the animal kingdom to life with exhibits and exhilarating thrill rides.