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Offbeat Oddities

Offbeat Oddities

Regular price $65 USD
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One trip is required per group.

* "PDF Instant Download" means the trip will be sent by email as a PDF document, and not by mail (the email is sent immediately after completing your purchase)

WHAT TO EXPECT

The quirkiest road trip in central Florida! Historic homes with peculiar stories, off-the- beaten-path eateries, and funky trails & ruins will keep you on your toes throughout the day.

Trip Highlights

  • One of the most haunted destinations in Florida
  • A waterside restaurant with an interesting view
  • Feel like Indiana Jones on a unique trail
  • Roadside ruins from the 1800s
  • Enjoy a glass of local wine

AVAILABLE TO DEPART

This trip is best done Wednesday - Sunday throughout the year.

SUGGESTED FOR

  • Paranormal enthusiasts
  • Families with older kids
  • Outdoor adventurers

Itinerary

STOP 1

Start your day by visiting one of the most historic towns in Florida. Whether you opt to walk the grounds or brave going inside ($) the stories here are hauntingly interesting. Drive time to the second stop is 10-20 minutes.

STOP 2

Enjoy a glass of wine with a picturesque view, head to another historic house (weekends only) or explore a unique cave trail. Drive time to the third stop is 20 minutes.

STOP 3

Make friends with a manatee before heading to one of our lunch recommendations. They're equally as quirky! Drive time to the fourth stop is 10 minutes.

STOP 4

Head out on a hike, learn the importance of a historic Indigenous site, grab an ice cream or shop 'till you drop on your way home!

Region

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Can depart from

Tampa Area, Orlando Area, Lakeland Area, Gainesville Area

Before you go

What You'll Need to Bring

  • Camera
  • Reusable Shopping Bags
  • Walking Shoes
  • Water
  • Sunscreen (lots of easy outdoor activities)
  • Bug Spray

Additional Details

  • Kid-Friendly

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We're here to help!

From Tampa:

2 hours and 55 minutes / 166 miles

From Orlando:

3 hours and 50 minutes / 190 miles

From Lakeland:

3 hours and 55 minutes / 172 miles

From Gainesville:

3 hours and 35 minutes / 194 miles

This trip is best done between Wednesday - Sunday throughout the year. Our featured option on the first stop is open Tuesday - Saturday, but the grounds can still be explored on Sunday.

Our first stop has a super cool historic (and haunted) house tour that is totally worth doing! Tours start at 11 am, and the drive is ~ 1 hour from Tampa, ~1 hour and 15 minutes from Lakeland, and ~1.5 hours from Orlando. Please plan your departure time accordingly to get there early and grab a coffee first.

This trip is somewhat dog-friendly. There will be something on each stop for you to do, however it may stop you from exploring to the fullest if your pet comes with you.

We recommended bringing up to 5 people on your surprise road trip.

If you're bringing a larger group, we highly recommend having one person in charge of booking reservations at restaurants and attractions in advance. Please see the previous page for a copy of the digital itinerary.

First Stop: Our featured stop tour has a fee ($) or you can explore the grounds for free. We’ve provided other free alternatives.

Second Stop: Our featured stop is free. One optional Saturday & Sunday suggestion has an entrance fee.

Third Stop: Our featured stop requires an admission fee ($). We’ve provided free alternatives.

Fourth Stop: Our featured stop requires a small admission fee ($). We’ve provided free alternatives.

*Please note: parking, gas, tolls, and food may be additional costs.

After booking your trip, we'll send you a confirmation email with a few recommended accommodation options.

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Unique Adventure with many options

Jam packed with lots of unique and interesting finds in old Florida. So much to see - so little time. Watch how much time you spend at each stop or you may run out off daylight. Enjoyed every minute of day.