I love a good road trip. There is nothing like the feeling of the day in front of you with the music playing and your favorite person or people with you. Living in Orlando we are geographically limited on where we can go, but I wanted to share a few places we drove to and enjoyed. Depending on where you live they may or may not be feasible.
Savannah is one of my favorite old cities. Filled with tons of history, it also is easy to access and affordable to stay in. I’d suggest Airbnb to get the best rates on room or to rent a home in the historic district. I haven’t had the chance to Airbnb in Savannah yet but cannot wait to. I love staying in old historic homes right in the heart of the communities. While in Savannah be sure to walk the riverfront and check out the squares. This is a great city to just stroll and relax. If you’re looking to get inside check out the Telfair Museum or a nice bookstore. My favorite time to visit is in the fall or spring.
If a day on the beach is your idea of a good time, consider checking out St. Pete Beach. With beautiful white sand, beaches, for days, and lovely sunsets, it is the prefect place to relax, have a drink, or a book. Get a room on the beach and have access to the pool, ocean, and food all at once place. If you want to get out of the sun check out the Dali Museum or catch a game at Tropicana Field. If you’re thirsty check out the Florida Orange Grove Winery and take a free tour.
For our mini honeymoon Charlie and I ventured to New Orleans. It is a bit of a drive from Orlando, but was totally worth it. Like Savannah, it is an old city with tons of culture. We spent time walking the old neighborhoods and learning about the french influence at the museums. Also, the food is pretty darn good. Check your favorite reviews site for the current best picks, but know the town is full of great options including tons of seafood.