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6 Spring Break Day Trips

Your spring break plans don’t have to include an extravagant week-long getaway. Consider taking an exciting day trip to one of these amazing destinations only a car ride away from Jacksonville, FL. There are plenty of options for a day trip you’ll love — just hop in your favorite Chevy and choose where. 

fort collins

Amelia Island, FL | Drive Time: 45 Minutes

From white sand beaches and lush marshland to the Fort Clinch State Park historic Civil War era fort, this 13-mile long and 4-mile wide barrier island has it all. Take in the beautiful coastal views of Fernandina Beach on the north end and choose from endless outdoor excursions. Schedule a visit to Big Talbot Island State Park for hiking and camping opportunities the whole family will love. 

New symrna beach

New Smyrna Beach, FL | Drive Time: 1 Hour, 40 Minutes

Escape to the beaches of a quaint seaside town like New Smyrna Beach for the perfect serene getaway. Just an hour and a half from Jacksonville, this surf hub is known for its mesmerizing beaches and shores. It’s perfect for drives on the beach or dolphin tours and sunset cruises on the Atlantic. Keep the family entertained and watch the surfers ride the waves in the New Smyrna Beach Inlet. 

high springs

High Springs, FL | Drive Time: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

If you’re looking for adventure, take a trip to Florida’s natural springs. Spend your day in High Springs, FL relaxing and kayaking or canoeing down the Ichetucknee River. Amp up the fun and try cave diving in Blue Springs for an experience you’ll never forget. Before you head home, end the day of fun at High Springs Brewery for snacks and happy hour. 

Gainesville, FL | Drive Time: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

Spend your day outdoors exploring the beautiful nature of Gainesville, FL. Stop by Paynes Prairie Reserve, the state of Florida’s first state preserve known for its wildlife, including wild horses, bison, and alligators. Continue the outdoor tour and visit Sweetwater Wetlands Reserve to explore the unique wetlands habitat and wildlife. End the day at Satchels Pizza, a Gainesville classic that features funky pizzas and atmosphere.  

St Augustine

St. Augustine, FL | Drive Time: 50 Minutes

Head south for some history and fun in St. Augustine, FL. Experience the beautiful beachside by horseback on an equestrian adventure or take a scenic boat tour. Don’t head home without getting a look at the legendary Fountain of Youth. Take in the city’s history and visit Castillo de San Marcos National Monument or the Lightner Museum. End the day in historic downtown with an immersive trolley tour or a refreshing popsicle at the Hyppo. 

Savannah, GA

Savannah, GA | Drive Time: 2 Hours

Cross state lines and take a quick trip to Savannah, GA for some new scenery. The city is well-known for its rich history, eerie ghost tours, and delicious southern food. Take a peaceful walk along the river or schedule a tour throughout Savannah’s historic district to get a better look at the beautiful cobbled streets and gardens. 

Visit George Moore Chevrolet

This spring break, discover more than just your hometown of Jacksonville, FL. Choose from endless drivable destinations, jump in your Chevy, and get ready for a day trip you’ll never forget. Visit George Moore Chevrolet today to work with a dealership that makes adventure happen. 

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