When the summer starts to heat up, it’s as good a time as any to pack up your car and head out for a summer road trip. There are plenty of great trips outside of Central Florida that will let you relax and escape some of the heat, particularly if you have the perfect traveling companion sitting in your garage. With our Honda of Ocala dealership’s wide range of versatile vehicles to fit every on-the-road circumstance you might encounter, the options are endless—especially for any adventurer looking to make some travel memories without the hassle of flying. Here’s a guide to some of the most exciting possibilities that await you on the open road this summer.
The natives are getting restless. You can see that familiar look in their eyes. “We’re bored!” “There’s nothing to do!” These familiar sounds of summer reverberate through your house with the constant drumbeat of the same message: “We want to go someplace this summer!”
Lucky for you, you recently purchased a new 2016 Honda Odyssey Minivan from your favorite Ocala, FL Honda dealer, Honda of Ocala. Well, we couldn’t be happier about that. So to return the favor, we’d like to help your summer vacation planning with the following list of 7 sensational summer family road trip destinations. Some are tried and true destinations, while others are a bit off the beaten path, promising a new family adventure that has nothing to do with theme parks or (Gasp!) the beach. What a concept.
So take a deep breath, gather the gang around the dining room table, and let’s get started planning the perfect summer vacation getaway in your brand-new, well-equipped, versatile, and fuel-efficient Honda Odyssey.
Gulfside Highway 19, Homosassa, FL
Just a short drive from Ocala, the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park offers a remarkable assortment of wildlife in a breathtaking natural setting. You’ll have a chance to see black bears, gators, bobcats, West Indian Manatees, and more. No Disney-like “audio-animatronics” here. These are the real deal. You can even get up close and personal with theses gentle Manatees at Crystal River.
The Old Chimney
Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Highway
You may not think of the Florida Panhandle as a vacation destination, but it actually holds some natural treasures you shouldn’t miss. The picturesque Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Highway is one of them. Did you know that these bluffs are the highest point along the entire coastline of Florida? That means they give you spectacular views overlooking Escambia Bay. Pay a visit to the Gulf Breeze Zoo, featuring more than 900 animals and 100 unique species of plants and flowers. Continue reading