There are plenty of places to visit around your manufactured home in Florida, year-round, whether you’re looking for a scenic weekend getaway or a quick day trip. Choosing a manufactured home over a site-built home, especially if you’re downsizing from an oversized northern home, can free up some of your budget for activities you and your family enjoy. After your exciting trip, coming back to a house you love and can live in comfortably will make it feel that much more like a home.
Read on to learn some top places and activities you should add to your list when planning a Florida day trip or staycation from your manufactured home.
Explore the Natural Attractions in Florida
Because Florida is a peninsula, it’s surrounded by beautiful beaches that are easily accessible from almost anywhere in the state. Florida beaches are known for their sunrises and sunsets, crystal blue waters, diverse wildlife. The versatile sports and activities range from surfing and paddle boarding to shelling and birding.
Along with picturesque beaches, Florida boasts a variety of state parks and national parks that contain botanical gardens, freshwater springs, vast hiking trails, historic sites, and everything in between. Some parks offer guided tours where experts offer inside knowledge into the park's wildlife and scenery, and others allow you to explore at your leisure.
Enjoy the Cities Around Your Manufactured Home
While there are plenty of noteworthy towns and cities throughout the entire state, the larger cities in Florida offer a wide variety of entertaining activities and must-see attractions.
- Tallahassee, Florida’s capital, has many museums, parks, and popular landmarks. Top places to visit include St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, the Museum of Florida History, and the Florida Historic Capitol Museum.
- Located on the northeast part of Florida, Jacksonville is a growing city full of many outdoors activities, shopping, and cultural attractions. Visit the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Big Talbot Island State Park, and the Museum of Science and History or enjoy a guided tour of the city.
- A top travel destination globally, Orlando has plenty of activities for the entire family. Here, you’ll find three very popular theme parks: Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, and Universal Studios. Orlando also has a vast entertainment industry, plenty of shopping, outdoor and wildlife attractions.
- From the beach to the city, Miami offers plenty of things to do and sights to see. Plan an outing to South Beach, the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, the Wynwood Walls, or Zoo Miami, for a day or weekend full of fun.
- Home to Busch Gardens, Bok Tower Gardens, the Florida Aquarium, and more, Tampa is a great place to visit for a day or an entire weekend. It’s also a quick drive to Clearwater or St. Petersburg, which each have their own impressive beaches, museums and parks.
- Many visit the Florida Keys for their impressive beaches and fun water sports including snorkeling, sailing, cruises, whale watching, and guided tours.
Visit Florida’s Historic Landmarks During Your Staycation
Along with the nature attractions and vibrant cities, Florida has many notable historic sites and landmarks including the oldest continuously inhabited city in the United States, St. Augustine. Explore St. Augustine through a guided tour or on your own, and visit the many shops, restaurants, and attractions including the Lightner Museum, St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, and the oldest U.S. fort known as the Castillo de San Marcos.
South Florida also has plenty of historic sights, including an Ancient Spanish Monastery, the Venetian Pool — which is the largest freshwater pool in the U.S., and more. Key West, which is home to the southernmost point of the Continental United States, also has Fort Jefferson and the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.
Make Your Home a Jacobsen Home
At Jacobsen Homes, we’ve been proudly helping families throughout Florida since 1959 create the manufactured and modular homes of their dreams. Our manufactured home communities are conveniently located throughout the state of Florida so that you can choose your location with convenience. Contact us today to get started.