15 Relaxing Staycation Ideas in Florida

Florida is a top tourist destination and attracts visitors from all over the world with Tampa Bay being one of the most sought after vacation regions in the state. Boasting award-winning beaches, cultural opportunities, sporting events, nature trails, water sports, and a buzzing nightlife, there is always something to do. This eclectic mix of things to do makes a staycation easy for Florida residents. Skip the crazy airports and enjoy a staycation by exploring what other people spend thousands of dollars to travel to and experience. Here are our top 15 staycation ideas:


  1. Visit a new beach – Longboat Key has the softest, sugar sands for toes to sink your toes into and is only a short drive from Tampa.
  2. Take a nature walk through a Florida trail – Myakka River has an observation tower, shady oaks and plenty of gator spotting.
  3. Book a boat ride – Dolphin watching, airboats, or fishing charters are available for ocean, Bay or river rides.
  4. Take an art stroll – St. Pete and Tampa both have an abundance of murals, plot out a map of public art to view and take a bike ride exploring the art sights.
  5. Go bird watching.
  6. Find a sporting event – Not does Tampa Bay host pro teams, but there are also minor leagues and collegiate teams in every sport. Ever see a University of Tampa lacrosse game?
  7. Take a road trip to a bucket list adventure – With one of the seven natural wonders of the US at the base of the state, a trip to the Everglades is well worth the drive.
  8. Kayak, paddleboard or rent a jet ski – Mangrove trails and waterways make it easy to see the area from a different perspective.
  9. Theme parks – A day at Disney, Universal or Busch Gardens is easy for Florida residents and as a huge bonus, at the end of an exhausting day, you can sleep in your own bed.
  10. Explore a new town – Gulfport is known as a quirky art town, Micanopy is referred to as a step back in time, and Venice Beach is said to be the Shark Tooth Capital of the World. Take a day trip!
  11. Pick a spring for a cool swim – Florida springs are crystal clear and average about 70-75 degrees. They are sprinkled throughout the state and are an oasis of beauty.
  12. Tubing – A relaxing day of floating downstream is perfect for a sunny day. Rainbow Springs is a Florida fave.
  13. Bike the Pinellas Trail.
  14. Enjoy a cold brew – Tampa Bay and Florida, in general, is a stand-out state in the craft brewery scene with places like Cigar City Brewing and Coppertail Brewing getting national attention for their craft beers.
  15. Watch the sunset from a rooftop bar – Tampa, St Pete, St. Pete Beach, and Dunedin all have posh bars where you can sit back and watch the clouds light up in vibrant pink and purples shades.


Posted on November 14, 2019 at 7:33 am
Aimee Albright | Category: Company News

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