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Boardwalk trail with several trees and plants lining it on Blue Spring trail
Central Florida | Florida State Parks

8 Florida State Parks Near Orlando to Visit  

Tired of the long lines at the theme parks? For something different and much more affordable, check out Florida State Parks near Orlando! I have rounded up 8 parks within a 1-hour drive of Orlando to visit. Keep reading to see which park you want to visit first!   8 Florida State Parks within 1 hour…

De Soto National Memorial entrance sign
Central Florida | National Parks

8 Things to Do at De Soto National Memorial

National Parks usually get all the hype, but in addition to the 63 national parks there are hundreds of national memorials, monuments, and seashores. Florida is home to 11 national park sites, and I recently visited De Soto National Memorial in Bradenton, Florida. I wasn’t sure what to expect or how long it would take…

Natural bridge in Bryce Canyon National Park
Beyond Florida | National Parks | Road Trip Itinerary

National Parks Near Las Vegas: Road Trip Itinerary

National Parks have become a popular traveling destination over recent years and for good reason. The national park system is incredible! One of the most accessible airports to fly into to drive to several national parks is Las Vegas. Keep reading for a road trip itinerary for national parks near Las Vegas, Nevada A Quick…

Large ancient oak tree at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
Central Florida | Florida State Parks

8 Things to Do at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park 

The perfect road trip stop between Tampa and Ocala, Florida is Dade Battlefield Historic State Park. If you’ve driven along I-75, chances are you have been closer to this park than you realize! This park was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1974. See below 8 fun things to do at Dade Battlefield Historic State…


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